Strawberry Kiwi Margaritas

Turn any party into a fiesta with these sweet and fruity Strawberry Kiwi Margaritas! They’re so easy, you’ll be making pitcher after pitcher…

strawberry kiwi margarita in a glass with straws

Greetings from the train.

I’ve been up since 4am and I need a coffee IV. Right now I’m on my way to New Haven, CT to visit Panera Bread’s test bakery. By far one of the coolest things I’ve ever done! I’m dragging Kevin along because the man loves bread and broccoli cheddar soup.

I’m personally a sucker for their apple chicken salad and their cinnamon crunch bagels. Toasted with cream cheese. How are their bagels always so perfect? I’ll ask them today.

strawberry kiwi margarita in a glass with straws

To celebrate the fun day and weekend ahead, I’m sharing a margarita recipe. Margaritas are my liquid weakness. Give me a bag of salty chips, a (very) large dish of salsa, and a cold margarita any day of the week. Pure contentment right there.

I made these strawberry kiwi margaritas on Wednesday. We paired them with cheesy taquitos and bean/corn salad. What a meal. It felt like summer despite the 35 degree temperature outside. I’ve complained enough about the cold weather, so I’ll spare you any more. I miss my flip flops.

If you’re looking for a new drink to spice up your weekends (or weeknights- no judging here), this is your recipe. Sweet, sour, ice cold lime margaritas flavored with fresh strawberries and kiwi. A whole lot of picture perfect kiwi.

sliced kiwi on a white cutting board

Kiwis don’t get enough attention. While certainly annoying to peel, their sweet interior are juicy, citrusy, and gorgeous. I personally like to add them to salads. That sounds odd, but don’t knock it ’til you try it.

My favorite use for kiwis is pairing them with strawberries to make refreshing smoothies. Some banana, some berries, splash of milk, and sliced kiwi. So good. But what’s even better is replacing the banana and milk with tequila and lime juice. Trust me on this.

These margaritas are ready in a snap. All you do it put everything into a blender with some ice. Blend until icy, fruity perfection. The hardest part is chopping the fruit, seriously.

overhead image of strawberries and kiwi in a blender

Use fresh lime juice here. It took me about 8 limes to get 1 cup.

Try to avoid using bottled lime juice – you’ll taste the difference.

lime juice in a measuring cup

To sweeten the margs, I add a little superfine sugar. Superfine sugar (also known as caster sugar) is granulated sugar that has been ground up into a finer consistency. It is not the same as confectioners’ sugar. I use superfine sugar because it blends much, much easier into the liquid margaritas than regular granulated sugar.

If you don’t mind tasting a few sugar crystals than you may use regular granulated sugar. See my notes in the recipe for making your own sugarfine sugar at home though.

I even whipped up a 2nd batch using agave instead – they tasted perfect. I do not suggest leaving out the sugar – your margaritas will taste like strawberry tequila.

strawberry kiwi margaritas in glasses with straws

Sidetone. I definitely need a set of margarita glasses – any suggestions for cute ones?

The margaritas are frozen, but aren’t thick in the slightest. Sort of in the middle of being frozen and on the rocks. They go down quite easily… I speak from experience.

I’ve made a ton of cocktails and today’s margarita has to be one of the best. I picture myself making pitcher after pitcher of these in the summertime. Which may get a little dangerous considering how easy they are!

strawberry kiwi margarita in a glass with straws


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strawberry kiwi margaritas in glasses with straws

Strawberry Kiwi Margaritas

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


Turn any party into a fiesta with these sweet and fruity strawberry kiwi margaritas! They’re so easy, you’ll be making pitcher after pitcher…


  • 3 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 810 strawberries, sliced*
  • 1/3 cup superfine sugar*
  • 1 cup lime juice (about 8 limes)
  • 6 ounces tequila
  • 4 ounces triple sec (or any orange liquor)
  • 12 cups ice cubes


  1. Place everything in a blender and blend on high until smooth. I usually start with 1 cup ice and then add more if I think it needs it.
  2. Rim the glasses with salt (or even coarse sugar) if desired. Just dip the rim into the lime juice then into the salt. Pour margarita into glasses and garnish with fruit, if desired.
  3. This recipe can be suited to your tastes. Want more tequila? Add more. Do you think it needs more lime juice? Add more. Add more/less sugar, to taste. Add more/less fruit as well.


  1. Blender: Make sure you use a high-speed, powerful blender. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.
  2. Strawberries: Frozen strawberries work, just use less ice.
  3. Superfine Sugar: Superfine sugar (also known as caster sugar) is granulated sugar that has been ground up into a finer consistency. You can make your own by processing a little more granulated sugar (about 1/2 cup) for 1 minute until it reaches a very fine grain. If you don’t mind tasting a few sugar crystals than you can just use regular granulated sugar. You may also use about 1/4 cup agave instead. Add more if you want the margaritas sweeter. I do not suggest leaving out the sugar – your margaritas will taste like strawberry tequila. It’s not good!
  4. Adapted from All Recipes.

Keywords: strawberry kiwi margaritas


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  1. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    Sally, this is so pretty and so colorful! Love all the flavors! Pinned!

  2. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking says:

    That’s SO exciting about Panera!! They’re one of my favorite restaurants, and my personal favorite is their strawberry poppy seed chicken salad they offer during the summer. Strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, and pineapple with chicken and pecans. And I could literally drink that dressing! It looked like you had a fabulous time baking and taste testing — so happy for you! 🙂 And funny kiwi story… My dad was the first person to give them to me, and he was too lazy to peel them. So for years I ate the peel because I thought that was normal! Whoops…

    1. That salad is so, so good Amy! And I think I’ve eaten kiwi peel before too. Haha looks like we both have made that mistake!

  3. Layla @ Brunch Time Baker says:

    I love all the colors! it all looks so refreshing and festive. Yum!

  4. I love how bright and refreshing these look!

  5. Cate @ Chez CateyLou says:

    These look so refreshing and delicious!!! What a great recipe to have on hand for summer! Or really any time of year. Your Panera instagram pix look great – what a fun day!!

  6. Helen Boswell says:

    I can’t wait to make these and share them with my friends 🙂

  7. I was just thinking I should look up margarita recipes for the book club I’m hosting this week, so this is perfect! I don’t drink much, so I have a question: can I use orange vodka instead of the triple sec? The only bottle of alcohol in my house (other than vanilla, ha) is orange vodka and I need to use it or get rid of it before I move in July!

  8. Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen says:

    Strawberry and kiwi margaritas?! Amazing Sally! Can’t wait to try this delicious drink combo this summer 😀 Pinned!

  9. This looks beautiful Sally. And it’s so hot here in SoCal right now. 🙁 I’ll trade you some cool weather for the excess heatwaves here!

    I went to Panera Bread today and I thought of you. I had their triple berry scone and thought of you while eating it, knowing you’d love it cuz you’re a sucker for berries!

    BTW, coolest thing in the world would be is that if Panera Bread took one YOUR recipes and made it mainstream in their bakery.

    Sally you are amazing. I love ya so much! XXhugsXX

    1. That definitely would be the coolest thing!! Maybe I can pitch them the idea. 🙂 those scones are so good! I’ve had that kind before. Thanks for thinking of me!

  10. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    I love the use of kiwi here, Sally! This looks so refreshing!

  11. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    Love, love, love this Margarita, Sally! And, I love the shot of those sweet kiwis! Pinning (of course)!

  12. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says:

    Well I hope you had a lovely weekend at that test bakery, Sally! I know my weekend would’ve been better with one of these margaritas! So pretty and so tasty, I’m sure. 😀

  13. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    Oh goodness, do I need a glass of this right now! It’s been so tough leash training Butters lately (it was his 4th day out today and I swear, it’s like the previous training days have simply disappeared from his brain!) so a margarita will definitely do the trick and keep me sane!

    1. Oh Chung-Ah! I know exactly how hard it is training little puppies. I helped train my sister’s maltipoo and it was like pulling teeth. Painful. She just wouldn’t get it! It will take some time. And yeah, you’d love these margs!

  14. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says:

    You are in my head Sally! I bought mangoes and kiwis last night for some margaritas on girl’s night today but this combination looks so much better. Now I need to stop by the store for strawberries on my way home. Love the happy straws 🙂

    1. I dunno, Zainab – mango kiwi margaritas sound pretty good to me right now!

  15. marisa crean says:

    Hope you got some New Haven pizza while you were here. Mashed potato pizza at BAR is delish!!!

  16. Hi Sally, this is the first time I am visiting your web. The strawberry kiwi drink sounds too good.
    Pls can you tell me the substitute for Tequila? 
    Thanks in advance.

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