Frozen Margarita Recipe

Posted in Cocktails, Margaritas, Tequila on January 23, 2014

Frozen Margarita Recipe

how do you make a frozen margarita

The Margarita is one of the most famous drink recipes across the world, and has a considerable history behind it. It is a drink which never fails to create a fuzzy, tropical feeling when you are drinking it. The Frozen Margarita recipe is a variation of the Margarita which makes use of blended ice in order to further enhance the cool, refreshing taste of the Margarita. It is a simple twist on the classic margarita recipe, which simply takes the original recipe and blends it with ice in a shaker. The frozen effect adds to the unique taste of the cocktail, and is something everyone should try at least once. It is not really known when the drink was invented, but the earliest references to it are found in the year 1948 to Mariano Martinez, a young Texas restaurateur, who had an infamous Margarita machine. However, whatever the origin of the drink is, the popularity of the frozen margarita and other margarita variations has boomed magnificently worldwide.

What is a Frozen Margarita?

There are various variations of the margarita recipe in the world. Many fruity flavors are mixed with tequila in order to prepare a perfect margarita. There are strawberry, Watermelon, Grapefruit Margarita, Prickly Pear Margarita, Lime Margarita, Blue Margarita, Pomegranate Margarita. The classical recipe of frozen margarita is one of the most popular recipes of the margarita.

The classical recipe - frozen or not, is made with tequila, orange juices, triple sec, fresh lime juices, ice and various flavors of fruit. Different flavors of the fruit are used in the margarita according to the choice of the people. Salts are usually used on the rim of the glasses in order to provide a pleasing, unique view and faint taste reminiscent of the beach for the drinker.



  •  3 oz tequila of choice
  • 1 oz favorite triple sec
  • 2 table spoon of superfine sugar or sour mix, depending on preference
  • (Optional) - Fruity variations, 10 ounces of preferred fruit
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1 oz of fresh lime juice
  • Lemon wedges

How to make a Frozen Margarita?

Ideally, a great, powerful margarita blender is one thing that is needed in order to make a perfect cocktail. The quality of the blender is determined by its ability to finely shave ice, and the recipe is as simple as putting the ingredients in the blender and blending them together at the maximum output.  You can also potentially make it without the blender, although I don’t see why you would.  For classical aesthetic purposes, salt is usually lined on the rim on the glass of a margarita after putting in some lime juices, before the full mix is poured in the glass. It should be shaken for about 15 to 20 minutes in order to get the final product.  Serve chilled with lime wedges as garnish.

Authentic, homemade margaritas require a lot of fresh lime juice, which is both expensive and time-consuming.  You can substitute it with frozen limeade, but it won't be quite as good of a drink.  The technique for making a frozen drink is applicable to just about every other Margarita variation I’ll be going over on this site.


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