Imagine sipping on a delicious frozen strawberry margarita, so fruity, so icy and so refreshing! This is always a firm summer cocktail favorite! We just love how you can make this frozen drink, bursting with strawberry flavor in 5 minutes!
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Why you’ll love this frozen strawberry margarita recipe
What’s in a strawberry margarita?
The perfect summer drink, our frozen margarita recipe is different from a classic margarita which has just 3 ingredients, tequila, triple sec or Cointreau (orange liqueur), and lime juice.
Frozen strawberry margaritas are made with frozen strawberries, tequila (you can use either reposado or Blanco) fresh orange juice, triple sec or Cointreau, and fresh lime juice.
Frosty, refreshing and bursting with strawberry flavor, easy to scale up and make in the blender, our frozen strawberry margaritas are the perfect party cocktail!
Is a frozen strawberry margarita gluten-free?
Yes, you can rest assured they are totally gluten-free.
Could I use store-bought lime juice?
Only if you absolutely must.
Fresh lime juice adds so much flavor to your frozen strawberry margaritas and you just don’t get that citrus zingy flavor with store-bought lime juice that was bottled who knows when!
It only takes a matter of seconds to juice a lime, so please don’t skip this important step.
Can I use fresh strawberries instead of frozen strawberries?
Yes, you can!
If you’ve got deliciously ripe fresh strawberries that you’d to use instead of frozen strawberries, then by all means use them!
Your frozen strawberry margarita won’t be as icy as using frozen strawberries and will be juicier.
Using frozen strawberries not only makes your life a lot easier but all of the wonderful strawberry flavors have been locked into the fruit when it has been frozen.
Can I make frozen strawberry margaritas ahead?
This is why they make such perfect fruity party cocktails, as you can make them, store them in the freezer and then just blitz them before serving.
Do I need a margarita glass?
A frozen margarita will always look great in a margarita glass, but if you haven’t got one then don’t worry.
Your strawberry cocktail will also look great in a coupe glass or a tumbler, just try to get a glass with a wide rim so your salted rim looks great.
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How to make a frozen strawberry margarita, step-by-step instructions
Full measurements in both US customary and metric are available in the printable recipe card below.
Making the salted rim
Before you start to blend your cocktail, you’ll need to make your salted (or sugared) rim. Don’t worry, it’s not difficult and looks amazing!
Coat a flat surface with a few tablespoons of salt, take a lime wedge, and wipe it around the rim of your cocktail glass until the entire rim is lightly covered with fresh lime juice.
Then, turn your glass upside down and gently swirl it in the salt, until your glass has a lovely evenly coated salted rim.
Making your frozen strawberry margarita
Next, it’s time to build your frozen strawberry margaritas!
Add your frozen strawberries to the blender, then add ice cubes and tequila (we used silver tequila).
Now add orange juice, triple sec or Cointreau, and fresh lime juice.
Secure the lid and blend until smooth.
Serve immediately or return your frozen margaritas to the freezer for later use.
Cheers, and enjoy your icy strawberry cocktail!
We hope you love making and drinking our margarita and would love to hear how you got on with making it!
Please leave a comment below and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
FROZEN STRAWBERRY MARGARITA
For the rim
- Salt or sugar optional
- 1 Lime wedge optional
- Before you start to blend your cocktail, you'll need to make your salted (or sugared) rim. Coat a flat surface with a few tablespoons of salt, take a lime wedge and wipe it around the rim of your cocktail glass until the entire rim is lightly covered with fresh lime juice. Then, turn your glass upside down and gently swirl it in the salt, until your glass has a lovely evenly coated salted rimSalt or sugar, 1 Lime wedge
- Next, it's time to build your frozen strawberry margaritas! Add your frozen strawberries to the blender, then add ice cubes and tequila (we used silver tequila)760 g Frozen strawberries, 300 g Ice cubes, 240 ml Tequila
- Now add orange juice, triple sec or Cointreau and fresh lime juice175 ml Orange juice, 75 ml Triple sec, 75 ml Lime juice
- Secure the lid and blend until smooth. Serve immediately or return your frozen margaritas to the freezer for later use
- Cheers, and enjoy your icy strawberry cocktail!
- Not sure if you’re going to like the salted rim?
Just coat half of the glass, this way you can taste the difference that the salt makes to your frozen strawberry margaritas
- Want a sweeter rim on your glass?
Make a sugar rim for your frozen margarita, make it in the same way, wiping a lime wedge around the rim but instead of swirling your glass in salt, swirl it in sugar instead
- Don’t have a blender?
You can still make a frozen strawberry margarita; you’ll just need to use some elbow grease and it won’t be as smooth as using a blender. Simply add the frozen strawberries and the ice cubes into a sealable bag and bash it with a rolling pin until you have your desired consistency
- Out of frozen strawberries?
You can make a frozen margarita with almost any fruit, lime, watermelon, mango, grapefruit, coconut – the list is endless, just make your frozen margarita with whatever you already have at home
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