Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Drinks, Recipes

Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Margarita

April 29, 2017
A strawberry pink peppercorn margarita hits all the notes of a perfect cocktail, a little sweet, a little sour, a tad bit spicy, and full of tequila!

Making a strawberry margarita is not half as difficult as you might think, and this one is made even easier with the help of Powell & Mahoney’s margarita mix.

Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Margarita Recipe

Are you still with me? I did say the “M” word (mixer). I know, I know, I thought the same thing too; why would I replace my fragrant, fresh-squeezed lime juice with a high fructose corn syrup gut bomb?

Slow your roll, this stuff is not, I repeat, not the margarita mix of your college days. The Powell & Mahoney Margarita Mix is handcrafted with all natural ingredients and cane sugar, and is the perfect sweet to sour ratio that I’ll admit, I like to drink with the added fizz of a little Topo Chico on any given afternoon when tequila wouldn’t exactly be appropriate.

Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Margarita

I came up with the idea for this Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Margarita when the kids and I were out on a hike a few weeks back and came upon a peppercorn tree hanging heavy with just ripening pink peppercorns. I’m not a huge forager (let’s just say, I’m not always right) but the fragrance of peppercorns is undeniable and these were especially well…peppery. I picked a green one off the tree, cut into it with my thumbnail and held it up to my nose. A flood of black spice filled the air and I quickly filled my pockets with as many as they would hold.

For those of you not wanting to wander around in the semi-arid desert mountains looking for a peppercorn tree, store-bought pink peppercorns will work just as well and you can use them for all kinds of other cooking adventures too—a grilled steak perhaps?

Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Margarita

I love a crushed strawberry margarita so much this time of year when the strawberries are flushed red all the way through and bursting at the seams with juice. All you need to do is pull the stems from a few and crush them in the bottom of your mixer with a muddler or back of a wooden spoon. In this case you’d add the peppercorns too, then shake it all up with tequila and the mixer. Simple as that!

Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Margarita

Head on over to the Powell & Mahoney’s site for the complete recipe and check out their new Margarita Everyday page with tons of fun ideas for Cinco de Mayo!

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  • annie@ciaochowbambina May 3, 2017 at 10:20 am

    This margarita is gorgeous and so delicious! The addition of the pink peppercorns is brilliant! Thank you for hosting such a fun event!

    • Kate Ramos
      Kate Ramos May 3, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you so much Annie! I’ve had so much fun discovering your site. Thank you for contributing a recipe to Margarita Week!

  • amisha May 3, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Love this recipe from you and love that you used pink peppercorns! I made an ice cream last year with strawberries and pink peppercorns and I love that extra punch from the spicyness 🙂

    • Kate Ramos
      Kate Ramos May 4, 2017 at 7:04 am

      Thank you Amisha!! I love your site so much and I’m thrilled you are joining us for Margarita Week! I can’t wait to make your cookie bars, they look so delicious! Hibiscus is one of my all time favorite flavors.

  • Dawn - Girl Heart Food May 4, 2017 at 5:13 am

    This is just beautiful, Kate! I’ve never had a drink like this before with pink peppercorns, but I bet is tastes lovely with the strawberries! Thank you for hosting Margarita Week 🙂 So many awesome recipes; it’s hard to know where to start!

    • Kate Ramos
      Kate Ramos May 4, 2017 at 7:03 am

      Thank you so much Dawn!! I love your divine strawberry marg too!! Those might be a little too easy to drink. 🙂

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary May 4, 2017 at 11:38 am

    I MUST look for that Powell & Mahoney Margarita Mix, because you are the second person to say it’s good! And I KNOW you have great taste! 😉 This margarita is just gorgeous, Kate! I’m obsessed with the color AND the flavor! Adding the pink peppercorns is GENIUS! I absolutely MUST try this!! Pinned! Cheers, girlfriend and thank you SO much for putting together #margaritaweek! <3

    • Kate Ramos
      Kate Ramos May 7, 2017 at 8:37 am

      Thanks so much Cheyanne!! Yes, you have to hunt down Powell & Mahoney, it is really delicious!!