My Strawberry Mint Mojito was such a hit that I had to follow it up with another fun Strawberry cocktail, this time a Frozen Strawberry Margarita recipe!
I first shared this Strawberry Margarita on my friend’s blog, Amanda’s Cookin’.
Frozen Strawberry Margarita Recipe
Who says slushies are for kids? This Frozen Strawberry Margarita is what strawberry slushies aspire to be when they grow up!
Now, there are two camps of margarita lovers: the Jimmy Buffet-style frozen concoction fans, or the “on the rocks” camp. My friend, Stacey from The Soccer Mom Blog, was the first person to introduce me to top-shelf tequila and is a staunch resident of the “on the rocks” camp. While I’ve grown to enjoy the non-frozen variety of margaritas, I love that you can blitz up fresh fruits into the frozen versions for a perfect summer cocktail.
These frozen margaritas are a refreshing option for a summer BBQ or hot days at the cottage. They are such a treat and also a really palatable way to enjoy tequila if you’re still acquiring a taste for it.
Personally, I can only handle silver tequila which features the blue agave in it’s purest form. On either side of that, you have two versions of “yellow” tequila – gold tequila or reposado. Gold tequila is probably what you would refer to as the “cheap stuff” – while reposado is aged tequila and apparently gets smoother as you increase in vintage. My rule of thumb is to pick a tequila that you can drink straight – that is going to give you the best taste. Don’t pick something that needs to be mixed in order to taste tolerable, because that’s not going to enhance this drink!
While these frozen margaritas are best enjoyed shortly after preparing, you can also prep ahead by preparing the margaritas and then freezing them in gallon ziplock bags (or even ice cube trays). 15 minutes before you want to serve up your margaritas, remove the bag from the freezer and place the frozen drink in a pitcher as you prepare you serving glasses.
(Ice cubes you may have to add to the blender to get to the right texture faster.)
What I’d prefer to do is freeze one or two batches ahead of time and make a fresh batch as guests are settling in. That way, you can just grab the second and third servings out of the freezer and not mess with the blender while the BBQ is happening!
Ingredients for a Strawberry Margarita
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 2 cups ice
- 2 strawberries
- 1 lime
- Rimming salt
Tip: if using fresh strawberries, you may want to use 3-4 cups of ice.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful:
- High-powered blender
- Measuring cups
- Margarita glasses
- Shallow bowl or plate for rimming salts
- Sharp knife
Tip: I used my new Hurom Hexa Power High Speed Blender to make these margaritas – it blends up the strawberries and ice really easily. It’s also really quiet, so you don’t have to worry about late-night margarita making waking up the children. If you’re in the market for a new blender, I highly recommend it!
How to Make Frozen Strawberry Margaritas
Place all ingredients, except optional garnishes, in a high-powered blender and puree until smooth.
Run a cut lime along the edge of the glasses and dip into the margarita salt.
Portion the margarita mix into the glasses, then garnish as desired with lime and strawberry.
Grab your free printable for my delicious Frozen Strawberry-Lime Margarita recipe:
This frozen strawberry margarita is a delicious frozen cocktail for a hot summer day – be sure to make it with a good-quality tequila for best flavor!