I love a frozen margarita.
Probably because I associate frozen margaritas with Las Vegas, and I also love Las Vegas. But that’s a topic for another time (/several chapters of my memoir.)
With that said, the one downside of most frozen margaritas is the amount of sugar involved, which is unfortunate for yours truly on both the taste and hangover fronts. I prefer a tart-sweet margarita, hold the splitting headache, please and thank you.
I’ve been tweaking my frozen margarita recipe for years, and while many versions have been good, this one is GREAT. It’s boozy and bright, and the use of frozen strawberries gives it the perfect texture and allows you to skip the ice (which dilutes the flavor). A touch of honey provides just enough sweetness to balance the fresh lime juice’s tang in this frosty libation, and the result is nothing less than frozen cocktail perfection.
As always, this recipe was made to be used as a roadmap for your fantasy fruity frozen margarita. Not into strawberries? Use any berry you like! Or take things in a tropical direction with frozen pineapple or mango. Peach is also fun.
If you’re looking to get a little adventurous with your margaritas, try adding some fresh basil, cilantro or mint into the mix. A few slices of jalapeño are also an excellent idea for my fellow spice lovers.
This frozen strawberry margarita recipe makes two cocktails, but it’s easily multiplied if you wish to whip up a pitcher to share with friends (or fill the yard-long margarita glass you smuggled home from Vegas…). It’s a truly excellent addition to any and all warm weather soirées.
Yields: 2 cocktails
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup blanco tequila
- 1/4 cup Cointreau (Grand Marnier or Triple Sec are also great!)
- Juice from 2 limes
- 1 teaspoon honey or agave
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
If you’d like a salted rim, pour some flaky salt onto a small plate. Moisten the rims of your glasses with one of the squeezed lime halves, then dip the rims in the salt.
Pour the margaritas into the prepared glasses. Bottoms up!
More Margarita Recipes You Might Love:
Aperol Grapefruit Margarita
Skinny Blood Orange Basil Margarita
Watermelon Basil Mezcal Margarita
Spiced Cider Margarita