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Recipe courtesy of Leah Wilcox

Strawberry Margarita Pancakes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: about 24 pancakes
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2 cups self-rising flour

1/2 cup granulated white sugar

1/4 cup milk

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

2 tablespoons red food dye

2 tablespoons pure strawberry extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup silver tequila

1 pint strawberries, rinsed and sliced

Whipped cream, for garnish 

Pink sugar sprinkles, for garnish

Zest of 1 lime, for garnish

Lime Syrup, recipe follows

Lime Syrup:

6 tablespoons lime juice

1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Mix the flour and sugar together. Whisk in the oil, milk and eggs. Add the food dye and extracts and mix well. Stir in the tequila. At this point, it is sometimes necessary to add additional liquid to achieve the correct consistency; milk will work. The batter should be about the consistency of cupcake batter. 
  2. Heat a griddle to 300 degrees F. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle. When bubbles begin to appear on top of the pancakes, add 1 to 2 strawberry slices to the top of each pancake, then flip. Cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute and then remove, placing pancakes strawberry-side up on wax paper to cool. Stack them this way (upside down!) to display the fresh strawberries. 
  3. Garnish the pancakes with whipped cream, a sprinkle of pink sugar sprinkles, lime zest and Lime Syrup.

Lime Syrup:

  1. Combine the powdered sugar and lime juice in a small pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Remove from the heat once dissolved and let cool.