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posted: 06/02/23

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This Frozen Margarita recipe is the perfect summer cocktail! Made with just a few ingredients, you will love this frozen spin on our award winning margarita recipe.

Close up photo of Frozen Margarita garnished with lime wedges.

Is there a better way to celebrate than with a pitcher of Frozen Margaritas? They are the perfect patio cocktail for a crowd, refreshing and delicious. Our delicious margarita recipe has so many amazing reviews, and the ratio of ingredients in that is the basis for this fantastic cocktail.

The Best Margarita Recipe

The BEST on the rocks margarita recipe, this cocktail is simple to make and so delicious.

Frozen Margarita Ingredients

This frozen margarita recipe comes together with just a few simple ingredients and a blender.

  • Sweet and sour mix: Make your own for a refreshing margarita mix without the extra sugars and additives of the store-bought stuff.
  • Tequila: see my recommendations below.
  • Triple sec: Any orange-flavored liqueur will work for this. Cointreau is what I recommend for a more elevated cocktail, but rail triple sec will work too.
  • Crushed ice

Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix

This homemade mix is easy to make and the key to making the best margaritas!

How to Make Frozen Margaritas

These frozen margaritas come together in your blender in minutes. For the full recipe including all measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Make sweet and sour mix. Simmer water and sugar until it is fully dissolved. Pour it into a jar and let it come to room temperature. Add lemon juice and lime juice to the cooled sugar mixture. If you use store-bought sweet and sour mix, skip to step two.
  • Blend ingredients. Add tequila, sweet and sour mix, triple sec, and crushed ice to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve. Serve in glasses rimmed with salt and garnished with a lime wedge.
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Close up photo of a blender of Frozen Margarita recipe being poured into glasses with salted rims. Lime slices beside glasses for garnish.

Best Tequila For Margaritas

The most important thing to remember when you are buying tequila is to look for a bottle labeled “100% de agave.” Agave is what tequila is made from, so this ensures that your tequila is actually all tequila and not supplemented with a lower-quality alcohol.

Since we are using tequila in a mixed drink here and not drinking it straight, we don’t need to break the bank. Milagro Silver is my recommendation for a good mid-level tequila that is 100% agave and absolutely delicious. Sauza is a great budget-friendly option for this drink. If you are looking to splurge, I love Patron.

Overhead photo of Frozen Margaritas garnished with lime slices

Why Crushed Ice?

Crushed ice will blend better and make your frozen margarita more smooth. If you don’t have crushed ice, simple place ice cubes in a large plastic bag and roll with a rolling pin or pulse the ice cubes in your blender a few times before adding the other margarita ingredients.

Make Ahead Margaritas

If you are serving a few margaritas at a time and don’t need the whole pitcher right away, or if you’re entertaining a crowd and want to make the frozen margaritas ahead of time, they are easy to make ahead and keep in the freezer. Pour the blended mixture into individual servings (mason jars work great). Be sure to leave at least an inch at the top to account for expansion when freezing. Cover them with a lid or tightly with plastic wrap. Place them in the freezer until you’re ready to serve. Let them thaw for a few minutes on the counter before serving.

Close up photo of glasses of Frozen Margarita recipe garnished with lime slices.

What to Serve with Frozen Margaritas

If you try this frozen margarita recipe or any of my other recipes, please leave a comment and let me know what you think. I love hearing from you!

Close up photo of Frozen Margaritas garnished with lime slices.
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Frozen Margarita Recipe

Serves: 6 cocktails
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Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
This Frozen Margarita recipe is the perfect summer cocktail! Made with just a few ingredients, you will love this frozen spin on our award winning margarita recipe.

Ingredients

Pitcher of Margaritas

  • 1 1/4 cup tequila (295.74 ml)
  • 1 1/4 cup sweet and sour mix (295.74 ml)
  • 1/2 cup triple sec (118.3 ml)
  • 6 cups crushed ice

Sweet and Sour Mix (makes 3 1/2 cups, enough for two pitchers)

  • 2 cups water (480 ml)
  • 1 cup sugar (198 grams)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (118.3 ml) about 5 – 7 small limes
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (118.3 ml) about 2 medium lemons

Instructions

To Make Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix

  • Simmer 2 cups of water and 1 cup of granulated sugar over medium heat until it is fully dissolved. Pour it into a jar and let it come to room temperature.
  • Add 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 1/2 cup of lime juice to the cooled sugar mixture.
  • Store it in a sealed container for a week or for up to a month in the freezer.

To Make a Pitcher of Margaritas

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined.
  • Serve in glasses rimmed with salt and garnished with a lime wedge.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: Mexican
Close up photo of Frozen Margaritas garnished with lime slices.

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