Throw it all in a blender, waz it up and enjoy! That’s all it takes to make this frozen margarita! The flavour and freshness couldn’t be more satisfying. I will show you how to flavour your margarita with mango and strawberry. And I’ll also show you how to make a virgin frozen margarita.
I like to think of this frozen margarita as an alcoholic slushie. I mean, it pretty much is, to be honest. And it’s perfect with that bit of salt on the rim of the glass.
I wanted to make it the perfect balance of strength, sweetness and acidity so it’s enjoyable for everyone. Here is a quick video demonstrating how easy it is to make your own frozen margarita at home from scratch.
How to make a frozen margarita
Ok, so it’s as simple as this, you put your tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, sugar syrup and ice blocks in a blender. You blend the mix of ingredients until the ice is nice and crushed up, and then you serve. I know, pretty easy huh?
Notice in the recipe, that I actually measured the ice in grams. Yes, not something you’d usually do but in this case, it’s actually quite important. And the reason for that is because the ice gives that slushie consistency.
If your cocktail ends up being so solid to the point where it’s undrinkable, you’ve added too much ice. On the other hand, if there is just some ice floating around in the drink, but the overall consistency hasn’t really changed, you haven’t added enough ice.
So try to keep that in mind, and I recommend that you don’t skip the step of measuring the ice because as you know by now, having the right amount of ice is quite important.
Serving to a crowd
Now, if you’re serving this cocktail to a large number of people for a big party setting or something of that nature, it may be worth getting a frozen cocktail machine.
However, if you’re catering for a manageable amount of people, the same rules apply. The recipe in this post serves one drink, so just multiply the recipe however many times you need to (the recipe card below has a multiply tool), add all of the ingredients to the blender, blend it up and serve in your cups or glasses.
How to make the cocktail fruity
Again, doing this is insanely simple, you just add frozen fruit. So I tried 2 different flavours, strawberry and mango and they both worked beautifully. And all I did was add half the amount of ice, and replace it with the frozen fruit of your choice (mango is my favourite).
So this gives you the opportunity to experiment and try different fruits!
If you are using a fruit that is already quite naturally sweet, like in this case, mango. It may be worth holding back a bit on the sugar syrup, or you may not want to add any at all. I recommend that you taste test the cocktail before adding any sugar syrup, to see if it’s sweet enough.
Also, not all the fruit and ice will be blended through, but that’s ok. You’ll find that as the cocktail blends, it will start to spin slower due to the thick consistency that it begins to develop. It’s at that point where you want to turn the blender off and serve because the cocktail doesn’t need to be any thicker than that.
Can I make a virgin frozen margarita?
You most certainly can!! I just simply replaced the tequila with soda water.
And I replaced the orange liqueur with freshly squeezed orange juice.
And this is how the beautiful virgin frozen margarita cocktail turned out!
Now keep in mind, we aren’t adding any alcohol, so you won’t get the strength element of the drink to balance out the sweetness (although the soda water does a pretty good job of that). And the orange juice is already quite sweet. So again, I recommend that you give the mocktail a taste test before you add any sugar syrup.
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Easiest and Tastiest Frozen Margarita
- A small pile of flaked salt on a plate
- 2 oz of tequila
- 1 oz of Cointreau
- 1 oz of lime juice
- ½ oz of sugar syrup
- 200 g of ice blocks
- Lime wedges for garnish
Rub the citrus of the lemon wedge around the rim of your glass. Then dip the wet rim of your glass into the pile flaked salt. Set aside.
Put your tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, sugar syrup and ice blocks in a blender. Blend on high speed for 1-2 minutes.
Transfer the margarita into your salt garnished glass (be careful not to ruin the salt garnish).
Finish the drink with your lime wedge and serve.
- Don't forget to actually measure the ice, because the amount of ice you add is important.
- Feel free to add frozen fruit, to give a fruity flavour to your cocktail. Replace half of the ice with your fruit.
- Feel free to add any other type of orange liqueur. You could use triple sec or Grand Marnier.
- If you do add fruit, taste test the cocktail first before you add sugar syrup as the fruit itself may already be sweet enough.
- If you want to make a virgin frozen margarita, replace the tequila with soda water, and the liqueur with fresh orange juice. Again, taste test the mocktail before you add any sugar syrup.
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