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Make this simple Frozen Strawberry Margarita Recipe this summer. It is sweet and delicious, made with tequila, frozen strawberries, but a few other ingredients. You certainly won't regret sipping on this frozen treat.
The summer is still upon us and we are still enjoying Margarita Mondays!
What is #MargaritaMonday? Well, last year I began sharing a new margarita recipe each and every Monday on Instagram. It was a fun way for me to be creative and experiment with my favorite cocktail. Last month I took a poll and my followers decided they wanted more margarita recipes during the month of August and so here we are.
This week I will be sharing a recipe for a refreshing frozen strawberry margarita.
Let's get started!
What Ingredients are Needed to Make a Frozen Strawberry Margarita?
- Frozen Strawberries - For this ingredient, you can use fresh strawberries that you have frozen before using for this recipe. However, I prefer to just use strawberries that are already frozen and can be located at the frozen fruit section of the grocery store. I use whole strawberries with no additional ingredients added.
- Lime juice – Use fresh limes or a lime juice that is 100% lime juice without any other ingredients. This is the most important part of the margarita in my opinion, so fresh lime juice is the best option to use.
- Tequila – This truly comes down to preference, for this recipe I chose to use reposado tequila. This tequila is aged in oak for two months up to a year and this softens the taste a bit making it perfect for using in any margarita recipe. Other tequilas that are available are joven, anejo and blanco.
- Orange-flavored liqueur – For this, you may choose to substitute orange juice. However, some particular brands of orange-flavored liqueur that are available are Triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, and Curaçao. Go with whichever you prefer, I enjoy Cointreau personally to make my margaritas.
- Maple syrup – This twist really takes the flavor of the margarita up a notch. It provides so much depth and I prefer to use it instead of simple syrup. If you prefer to use simple syrup, simply mix one part cane sugar and mix with one part warm water until the sugar dissolves.
- Ice – Crushed or cubed. You will need less of this ingredient since the strawberries are frozen.
See the recipe card for quantities.
How to make the best frozen strawberry margarita:
Begin the recipe by grabbing a blender along with all of the ingredients to make this margarita recipe. To the blender pitcher, add in the frozen strawberries, lime juice, tequila, orange-flavored liqueur, maple syrup, and ice.
Place the lid on the blender and blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds.
Pour the drink mixture from the blender into a glass. Serve and enjoy!
Hint: For a salt-rimmed glass, take a lime wedge and run it along the rim/top of each glass before dipping and turning in some large flake salt to coat the top of the entire glass. I like to use this Jose Cuervo Margarita Salt (affiliate link) to make the process easier.
What kind of Tequila?
With so many different options and brands when it comes to tequila, it can be an overwhelming choice if you're not familiar. There are five different types of tequila and I will try to break them down for you.
- Respasado - Rested or aged tequila, my personal favorite to use for drinks.
- Blanco - Also known as clear, white or silver tequila. Bottled right after being distilled. This is most commonly used in margaritas.
- Joven - This tequila is also known as gold and has a golden color and is similar to blanco but may contain additives to give it color.
- Anejo - Extra aged or vintage. This tequila is aged in oak barrels for at least one year.
- Extra Anejo - A new class of tequila also known as ultra aged because it is aged in oak barrels for at least three years.
- Non-alcoholic - To make this recipe a mocktail/virgin instead, omit the tequila. Also substitute the orange-flavored liqueur with orange juice.
- Sugar - If you prefer more sweeteness, rim the glass with coarse raw sugar instead of salt.
- Sweetener substitutions - May use simple syrup, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
See this on the rocks (on ice) for Strawberry Margarita on my website!
To make a frozen margarita, you will need a blender. Any blender will work and it does not necessarily have to be a high powered expensive blender. In the photos, you will see the blender that I use and love for everything is a Vitamix Professional Series 750 (affiliate link).
Be sure not to add too much ice or blend the margarita too long or it will become watery and not be thick like a frozen margarita should be. Blending for 30 to 40 seconds should be enough time.
Frozen Strawberry Margarita Recipe
- 8 ounces frozen strawberries (½ pound)
- 2 ounces lime juice (2 limes)
- 4 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice
- 1 ounce maple syrup or simple syrup
- 1 cup ice
- coarse salt
- Begin the recipe by grabbing a blender along with all of the ingredients to make this margarita recipe.
- To the blender pitcher, add in the 8 ounces frozen strawberries, 2 ounces lime juice, 4 ounces tequila, 2 ounces orange-flavored liqueur, 1 ounce maple syrup, and 1 cup ice.
- Place the lid on the blender and blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds.
- Pour the drink mixture from the blender into a glass. Serve and enjoy!
- For a salt-rimmed glass, take a lime wedge and run it along the rim/top of each glass before dipping and turning in some large flake salt to coat the top of the entire glass.
*All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
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Have any comments, questions, or other delicious ways to use this Frozen Strawberry Margarita Recipe? Please share them in the comments below!