You have to make a choice in this unusually delicious strawberry margarita recipe: Do you want to put a laser focus on the strawberries (Fragoli wild strawberry liqueur is the pure essence of strawberry flavor) or enhance their beauty (Cointreau does that beautifully) or balance their wonderful sweetness with even more sophisticated complexity (Aperol is perfect for that)? A “fan-sliced” strawberry (cut into several slices from just under the leaf-capped crown toward the tip) makes a simple, tasty garnish wedged on the side of each glass.
Rick Bayless is the author of seven popular cookbooks, including Mexican Everyday and Fiesta at Rick’s. With his wife Deann he owns and operates Chicago’s hugely successful Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, and XOCO. Bayless is also the founder of the Frontera Farmer Foundation, an organization that supports small local farmers. His product line of prepared foods is sold coast to coast. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.