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Strawberry Lemonade Aperol Margarita. Mixed simply with sweet strawberries, orange liquor, tequila, and the twist on this drink – Aperol and lemon. Simply blend with ice and finish with spicy/sweet ginger beer. A refreshing summer cocktail that’s perfectly icy, sweet, spicy and so delicious! The salted Tajin-lined rim keeps everyone coming back for a second round. Make my mocktail version to serve up to family and friends who don’t drink – everyone loves strawberry margaritas!

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And we’re back! It’s the summer edition of our favorite HBH feature, Cocktail Saturday. I don’t plan to share a new cocktail every Saturday this summer, but a handful here and there for sure!

Then it will be back to regularly scheduled programming come fall with a new drink every Saturday!

For now, I’m very excited to tell you all about this fun margarita. It truly is summer in a cocktail. Such a great way to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend. Also, the colors are even a little patriotic too!

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Here are the details

You’ll need lots of fresh strawberries, a bottle of your favorite tequila, Aperol, Cointreau, and lemon and lime juice. And then top with a spicy-sweet ginger beer to sweeten things up!

The Aperol gives the margarita a special touch with its sweetness and hints of orange and vanilla. Such a unique but delicious combination with spring/summer strawberries!!

The addition of lemon adds a kick that’s unexpected yet so delicious. I love the pairing of lemon with tequila and berries.

Since fresh strawberries are at their ripest these days, I decided I’d use lots of them in this fun drink. Using fresh berries is key, but we need to muddle them down to release the sweet juice.

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Step 1 – rim your glass with Tajin

I mix Tajin spice blend with flaky sea salt, then run a lemon wedge around half of my cocktail glass and rim each glass with Tajin salt. Do not skip this. It’s so yumm!

Strawberry Lemonade Aperol Margarita | halfbakedharvest.com

Step 2 muddle the berries

Muddle the strawberries together with the tequila. This helps to infuse the tequila with great flavor all while squeezing out the juices from the berries.

Step 3 – shake and strain

Add the Aperol, Cointreau, lemon juice, and lime juice. Fill with ice and shake until combined. Then strain the drink into your prepped salty Tajin-rimmed glasses. 

Step 4 – Top it off

Finish off each margarita with ginger beer, garnish as desired, and enjoy every spicy-sweet sip!

Simple, unique, delicious, and so pretty too.

Hope you guys have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Be sure to kick off summer with a fun cocktail or mocktail in hand!

Strawberry Lemonade Aperol Margarita | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other summer drink recipes? Here are some favorites:

Frozen Aperol Peach Margarita

Salted Spicy Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

Creamy Coconut Lime Mojito

Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita

Lastly, if you make this Strawberry Lemonade Aperol Margarita, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

 

Strawberry Lemonade Aperol Margarita.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories Per Serving: 173 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Ingredients

  • Tajin for the rim
  • 4-6 strawberries, sliced
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau (orange liquor)
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) lime juice
  • 1/3 cup strong ginger beer, for topping
  • 1 slice lemon for rimming glasses

Instructions

  • 1. On a shallow plate, mix the Tajin with 2 tablespoons sea salt. Rim your glasses with the Tajin salt, then fill the glasses with ice.
    2. In a cocktail shaker or glass jar, muddle the strawberries with the tequila, squashing everything to release the juices. Add the Aperol, Cointreau, lemon juice, and lime juice. Fill with ice and shake until combined.
    3. Strain into your prepared glass. Top off with ginger beer. Garnish with strawberries and herbs. Drink and enjoy!

Notes

To Make a Mocktail: omit the tequila, Aperol, and orange liquor. Use 2 tablespoons of apple cider or sparkling apple cider and mix with 1 tablespoon of orange juice. 
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  1. 5 stars
    I fell in love with this drink last summer and I’ve been thinking about it ever since! I like to make a big batch in the blender and then strain it. I’ve found I can use less strawberries than the recipe calls for this way.

  2. Oh yum! Interesting summer in a glass. We were able to make it in a pitcher ahead of time for a dinner party; except for the ginger beer to top.

    1. Hi Adriana,
      Happy Friday!!🫐🍓 I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for your comment and making it! xT

  3. This looks great! If making a large batch ahead of time , would you recommend omitting any of the ingredients? I imagine finishing with ginger beer and not adding that to the batch is ideal. Would you recommend leaving the aperol out until finish as well?

    1. Hey Brittany,
      Yes, I would wait to add the ginger beer until you are ready to serve, the aperol should be just fine. I hope you love this recipe! Cheers! xT

    1. Hey Ali,
      You can go ahead and adjust the serving size and all of the ingredients will automatically adjust for you! Let me know if you have any other questions! Cheers! xT

    1. Hi Vanessa,
      You can go ahead and manually adjust the serving size to your liking and all of the ingredients will automatically adjust for you:) I hope this helps! Cheers! xT

    1. Thanks so much Juliyana! I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks for making it! xT

  4. 5 stars
    Wow, my new favorite, Thank you so much, I made it as a slushy and added sugar instead of salt with the tajin, for a sweet and salty taste. A hit for sure!

    1. Hi Patti,
      I am thrilled to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks a lot for making it! Have a great holiday weekend! 🇺🇸🎆 xT

  5. 5 stars
    This is so so so so good!!! Perfect for summer! I’m loving Aperol right now and this is now my go to…such a great combination of flavors ❤️

    1. Hi Sarah,
      Amazing!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:)

    1. Hey Lynn,
      Happy Friday! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a lot for making it and sharing your review!🍓🍑 xT

  6. This drink is so good! I’m always looking for something to use up my aperol because I bought it when it was at its height with aperol spritzes and I thought I was cool, but it was turns out, I don’t love aperol. BUT this drink is soooo good! I also gave it to my husband who likes it, too! Pro tip: second time I made it, I was out of strawberries, so I used strawberry jam as a replacement and it worked wonderfully!

    1. Love to hear this Dana!! Thanks so much for trying this recipe and your feedback! Have a wonderful weekend!🌈🌤️ xT