IMAGE ©Rachel Corbitt

Guajillo Strawberry Margarita

a cocktail recipe
for the guajillo-infused tequila
375 mL tequila resposado
2 whole guajillo peppers, sliced
for the guajillo-strawberry syrup
1 cup strawberries, thinly sliced
¾ cup sugar
½ cup water
2 whole guajillo peppers, sliced
1 pinch salt
for the cocktail
2 oz guajillo-infused tequila reposado
¾ oz guajillo-strawberry syrup
¾ oz lime juice
2 Tbsp fleur de sel, for rim
Guajillo Strawberry Margarita
a cocktail recipe
by Rachel Corbitt
Rachel Corbitt is currently an Anesthesiology resident physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She discovered the home cocktail community on Instagram early on during the COVID pandemic, and jumped in with her own contributions (@theresidentmixologist). When she isn’t in the OR, she’s testing out new recipes and trying to find the best lighting in her apartment for cocktail pictures!
a little bit about the recipe
"I ended up making several little batches of this guajillo-infused tequila since it tastes so good and seems to pair well with everything.... To really bring the flavor home, I also made a guajillo pepper-strawberry syrup for this super simple and easily batchable margarita variation." —@theresidentmixologist
TOTAL | 1 H 25 M
1 SERVING | 4 oz
Make the guajillo-infused tequila (note this will add additional prep time):
Cut the stems off two guajillo peppers and slice length-wise. Add the peppers (including the seeds) to approximately 375 mL of tequila reposado. Leave to infuse for 2-3 days. Strain out the peppers and seeds, and it’s ready to use.

Make the guajillo-strawberry syrup:
Combine 1 cup of thinly sliced strawberries + ¾ cup of sugar + ½ cup of water + 2 sliced guajillo peppers (seeds included!) + 1 pinch of salt in a small saucepan.

Heat, muddle, stir, and bring to a boil for a few minutes, then let cool for 1 hour uncovered. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and store in the fridge until ready to use!

Make the cocktail:
Shake everything with ice and strain into a glass with fresh ice and 🧂 on the rim. Garnish with 🍓.
"If batching for a group, remember to add water to the mix—I usually end up with about ¾ oz water per drink, but taste as you go!"
ingredients in recipe
gourmet sea salt
This gourmet artisanal finishing salt is harvested by hand from the coast of France. This bright white treasure is comprised of snow-like crystals and has a slight hint of violets. Use only a pinch of this to enhance dishes just before serving.
3 oz - JAR$7
3 oz - REFILL$6
16 oz - REFILL$29
Guajillo chiles are more fruity in taste than most other chiles; they have a mild to medium heat and complex layered flavor. In Mexican cooking they are second only to the ancho.
0.5 oz - REFILL$2
2 oz - REFILL$5
0.5 oz - REFILL $2