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…

Sweet and tangy Frozen Strawberry Kiwi Margaritas - they're so easy, you'll be making pitcher after pitcher!

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.

Sweet and tangy Frozen Strawberry Kiwi Margaritas - they're so easy, you'll be making pitcher after pitcher!

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.

Sweet and tangy Frozen Strawberry Kiwi Margaritas - they're so easy, you'll be making pitcher after pitcher!

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.

Sweet and tangy Frozen Strawberry Kiwi Margaritas - they're so easy, you'll be making pitcher after pitcher!

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.

Sweet and tangy Frozen Strawberry Kiwi Margaritas - they're so easy, you'll be making pitcher after pitcher!

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.

Sweet and tangy Frozen Strawberry Kiwi Margaritas - they're so easy, you'll be making pitcher after pitcher!

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!

Sweet and tangy Frozen Strawberry Kiwi Margaritas - they're so easy, you'll be making pitcher after pitcher!


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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

Sweet and tangy Frozen Strawberry Kiwi Margaritas - they're so easy, you'll be making pitcher after pitcher!


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  1. Eve @ Baking the Day says:

    Oh my god! These look so good, I love the combo of strawberry and kiwi, it reminds me of hot and tropical holidays. I am too young to drink so are there any ways to make this cocktail a mocktail?

    Thanks, Eve

    1. Hmm. I’m sure you could just leave out the alcohol and maybe add more fruit. Enjoy!

      1. Two more ounces of tequila and only a fourth cup sugar… Very good! Great! 

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    Congrats on the Panera gig! So exciting! I just discovered Panera, as we didn’t have it in Canada where we grew up. I haven’t had the bagel version, but I have had the cinnamon crunch scone…life changing! This is such a pretty drink….and it just so happens to be Friday. peeerrfect! Pinned 🙂

  3. Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker says:

    Oooh I loce me a margarita and this strawberry kiwi combo sounds perfecto. Summer in a glass!

  4. Maryea {happy healthy mama} says:

    I love a good margarita and love this fun twist. We usually use agave nectar when making homemade margaritas–solves the sugar problem and sweetens it just enough. 🙂

    1. Yes, agave works wonderfully in these margs!

  5. These are gorgeous, Sal! I just had a very unsatisfying frozen strawberry margarita at The Border Café on Wednesday night (we’re both trying to find summer that day). It was watery and way too salty and I burnt my mouth on the fresh chips 🙁 All in all a major fail. Enjoy Panera! I walk by one in Kenmore Square every day on my way to work and it smells ah-mazing!

    1. Oh there’s nothing more disappointing than a watered down margarita. How awful Julia! You’d love these, so give them a go next time you’re craving summer. And then make them all summer long too!

  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    Such a fun flavour! Love this!

  7. This looks so fresh and yummy. Perfect for summer!

    Jenna ||

  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    your margaritas will taste like strawberry tequila. <—LOL and so true.

    I cannot even tell you how dangerously close I was to posting this. I have a marg post, it's my Thurs post next week. I also have a strawberry smoothie post coming and I *almost* made it a strawberry-kiwi drink but only b/c the island has no kiwis right now, that's the only reason kiwi isn't involved. And then I almost made strawberry margs. Oh wow we are on the same wavelength again 🙂

    Anyway these look sooooo incredibly good! I spent the afternoon and night last nite, at the pool, drinking margs like it was my job. And it was awesome. I would have LOVED one of these, Sally!! pinned

    1. Haha we both must have tequila on the mind Averie. You clearly need a drink after this week! Too funny. You’d love these margs!

  9. Chelsea @ Gal on a Mission says:

    I love the addition of kiwi, Sally. Great flavor combo! Congrats with Panera Bread – that’s awesome. I love their broccoli and cheddar soup, soooo goooood!

    1. Yesssss that’s my favorite soup flavor. I also love the creamy tomato. Delicious.

  10. Leslie Buck says:

    These margaritas look delicious! My weakness is Mexican food and margs!

    Bed Bath and Beyond carries Libbey brand margarita glasses with colored stems! I have them, makes it easy to remember who’s glass is who!

    1. NICE! Thanks Leslie, those are adorable! Love the colors.

  11. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says:

    Beaaaautimus!!! Kiwi is one of my favorite fruits, but I ALWAYS forget about it. Always. This looks so refreshing Sally! Have SO much fun at the Panera kitchens!!

    1. Thanks Nicole, it was a fun day!

  12. Melanie @ Carmel Moments says:

    Totally jealous Sally! I’d love to go to Panera testing center. But they’d have to kick me because I wouldn’t want to leave.
    These drinks look amazing. So refreshing and perfect!
    Have a GOOD Friday!

    1. Melanie, they basically had to just drag me out! I ate so many sweets.Totally worth it.

  13. ashley - baker by nature says:

    Omg YES!!! I posted mango margs today – twinsies 😉 Hope you guys have the best time on your trip!!! So many exciting things happening for you, mama!!! xoxo

    1. I’m laughing so loud, Ashley. I say “twinsies” all the time. Haha. I love mango margs!

  14. Lisa @ Simple Pairings says:

    Two great flavors – strawberry and kiwi! Lovely shot of the kiwi, too!

  15. Is it too early to slurp up one of these right now? LOVE!!

    1. NEVER too early Cassie!

  16. Wait… strawberry tequila would be a bad thing?? 😉 These look so delicious, Sally! Perfectly summery, even if it’s only 35 degrees out. Have so much fun this weekend!

    1. Hahaha well, it might be like a sour strawberry tequila lol. Have a good weekend too Erin! Happy Easter.

  17. I couldn’t wait for this post after seeing your picture on IG. These look fantastic, Sally. Sugar in a margarita is key, my friend that doesn’t cook at all but makes fab cocktails taught me that. It’s a good relationship really, I cook she mixes. yes, I see these in my future!

    1. Sounds like you two make a great pair, Paula. Hope you both try these!

  18. Please keep complaining about the cold. I live right outside DC and I am very bitter about having a few warm days followed by…this.
    Margaritas are the perfect antidote for a really cold spring! That and Mexican food. We need to make this summer happen!

    1. Mir, we’re basically having the same weather this week. I was sooooo used to the 80 degree weather of last weekend. And now it’s below freezing again in the mornings. Cannot win!

  19. 3girls1apple says:

    I want one of this RIGHT NOW!!! It’s five o’clock somewhere…haha

  20. eat good 4 life says:

    This granita is totally up my alley. I am doing the plain old Moscato but this looks and I bet it tastes way way better. I need to whip some of it soon. Did you get any free bread at Panera? I love them 🙂

  21. Kate @ Diethood says:

    You’re at Panera HQ?!? LUCKY! At least I have strawberries, kiwis and tequila! 😉

  22. At least these margaritas made it feel warm inside. Heck, it snowed this past week Laura! Where is spring.

  23. Rachael Dugas says:

    Enjoy New Haven! It’s near my own stomping grounds and there are MANY excellent places to eat. Make sure you get over to Pepe’s, Sally’s, BAR, or Modern for some authentic New Haven pizza! (It’s the best pizza known to mankind.)

    1. Hey Rachael! We didn’t have a chance to venture around new haven, but hopefully I’ll be back there soon! Thanks for the suggestions.

  24. Ashley | Our Full Table says:

    This looks so yummy! If I wasn’t pregnant I would be all over this. I’ll pin it for later 🙂

  25. I’ve really had margaritas on the brain with Cinco de Mayo coming, and this one would be perfect! Love the kiwi addition. 🙂

  26. I dont drink alcohol, but I’d definitely go for a virgin version (which is actually just fruit juice ^^;)

  27. Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    These margaritas look so good, the perfect summer refresher!

  28. Ally @ The Cheery Baker says:

    I am a sucker for Panera’s cinnamon crunch bagels as well! Now these margaritas look amazing! I love the addition of the kiwi to a classic strawberry margarita.. sitting at work thinking about these margaritas is torture 😉

  29. Hi Sally, Lucky you a trip to Panera test bakery. I’m sure you had a wonderful day. I’m from CT and very familiar with the area. Hope you got to visit IKEA !
    Can’t wait to try the margaritas they look yummy! I’ve got a tip for you with the kiwi. You don’t have to struggle with peeling them. All you have to do is cut them in half and use a teaspoon between the flesh and skin, back of the spoon next to the skin. Run the spoon around the inside of the kiwi and it pops out of its skin. Like you do with an avocado. Easy solution!
    I’ve got your baking book and love your blog. Awesome stuff! .

    1. Jean, you’re a life saver! I’m going to try my hand at peeling kiwis that way now. Thank you so much! And thanks for picking up a copy of my cookbook, too.

  30. I just happened to have all the ingredients on hand! Made a batch and it’s fantastic! My hubby loves it too! Thank you for this great drink! I think the hardest part was peeling the kiwi and juicing the limes. 🙂

    1. I’m so glad you whipped up a batch, Shinee! And that the margs were enjoyed. Cheers!

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