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Im4Wine Apr 18, 2013 12:43 PM

I need 16 cups of fresh strawberry juice. Any idea how many strawberries it will take for this?

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    youareabunny RE: Im4Wine Apr 18, 2013 12:46 PM

    You mean juice that's completely made of strawberries? Or with water? Juiced or blended?

    In any case, my answer is a lot.

    Are you worried about oxidation at all?

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      Im4Wine RE: youareabunny Apr 18, 2013 12:51 PM

      It's going into strawberry margaritas so I think just straight strawberry juice. We plan on blending them and then straining the seeds.

      I'm wondering if there is something store bought that can be substituted, although you can't beat fresh strawberries.

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        greygarious RE: Im4Wine Apr 18, 2013 01:08 PM

        There is frozen strawberry margarita mix in the frozen juice concentrate area of supermarkets.

    2. greygarious RE: Im4Wine Apr 18, 2013 12:53 PM

      What are you making? If the recipe involves sugar you might be able to puree and dilute seedless strawberry jam or jelly.

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        Im4Wine RE: greygarious Apr 18, 2013 12:57 PM

        Strawberry margaritas

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          njmarshall55 RE: Im4Wine Apr 18, 2013 02:01 PM

          As I was reading the original post, the following popped up on the right of the screen...

          http://www.chow.com/recipes/30335-str...

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            Im4Wine RE: njmarshall55 Apr 18, 2013 02:42 PM

            Thanks! We are making 3 gallons, so the frozen strawberry idea may be the way to go!

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          biondanonima RE: greygarious Apr 18, 2013 01:15 PM

          Actually, this is a really good idea - I think strawberry preserves, blended and strained and then cut with some water and lemon juice to balance the sweetness, would make a great base for strawberry margaritas. I'd save the fresh ones for a garnish.

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          Querencia RE: Im4Wine Apr 18, 2013 02:04 PM

          Jumex makes a strawberry nectar that is sold in 12-oz cans in Hispanic markets. Mine charges 2 cans for a dollar but I see that you can order it online.

          1. porker RE: Im4Wine Apr 18, 2013 02:20 PM

            I assume you're following a strict recipe.
            I'd suggest practicing a bit beforehand; you may not need a full 16 cups of juice. You may also find it difficult to strain as the pulp would make up quite a bit of the bulk...
            Maybe just blend and mix with water and add sweetener as required. You could play around with the consistency (more/less berry/water)
            As Querencia mentions, Jumex has a canned strawberry nectar - play around with that as well, maybe a mix of fresh and canned?

            If you're gonna pick up a can of jumex, ya might wanna get a coupla flavors...I'm thinking strawberry/banana margaritas or strawberry/pinapple or strawberry/pineapple/coconut
            well, you get the idear.

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