Happy Friday, friends! Somehow the last cocktail recipe I shared was back in 2017(!), and after posting a quick IG story of my Memorial Day cocktail of choice last weekend, the recipe requests came flooding in. You guys know I’m picky about my margaritas. My summer pitcher margaritas are always a crowd-pleasing request, but I felt like shaking things up last weekend. We haven’t been able to eat at our favorite Mexican restaurants for months and after a lengthy phone conversation with my sister (who lives in Ohio), I learned that you can ORDER MARGARITAS WITH CARRYOUT in certain states?! That would never fly here in Utah, but I figured a good option was to order carryout and make my own marg for the holiday weekend… so that’s exactly what Emmett & I did. Click through for my quick and easy frozen strawberry margarita recipe, if you’re also craving those big ones from the best Mexican restaurants (minus the added the sugar and probably a little more tequila).
I prefer my frozen margs to be a nice drinkable consistency. I hate that awkward moment trying to drink one that is too thick and a big wall of slush slams into your face all at once. Haha! The struggle. I also don’t like using a straw when drinking margaritas because what is even the point of adding a salted, sugared, or spicy rim? All of that to say- I want my margarita to be frozen, but not too frozen… sans straw. If you like yours to be extra thick, just add more ice or frozen fruit to adjust.
Last year, I bought this budget-friendly, single serve Ninja blender and I use it five or six times each week for smoothies and breakfast protein shakes. It works really well and also does an excellent job making a double serving of frozen margaritas!
This recipe is a simple one… it only takes a minute to make one of these (dangerous, I know). You’ll need frozen strawberries, cointreau, tequila, and ice. I like mine without sweetener, but if you prefer yours on the sweet side- add a drizzle of agave or simple syrup.
Frozen Strawberry Margarita
- 6 ounces frozen strawberries
- 3/4 cup ice
- 4-5 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces cointreau
- 1 small squeeze lime juice
- 1 tablespoons water
- sliced or wedged limes for garnish
- margarita salt for glass rim
- 1 splash agave or simple syrup *OPTIONAL, as sweetener
- Prep your margarita glasses. Run a small wedge of lime around the outer rim of your glass. Press it into the margarita salt. Set aside.
- Add the strawberries, ice, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, water, and optional sweetener to a blender. Blend until completely smooth. Taste test and add extra sweetener or alcohol if needed.
- Pour the margarita into the prepared glasses and garnish with a slice of lime. You can also pour 1/2 - 1 ounce of tequila on top as a float, if you'd like. Enjoy!
You could dice up any kind of fruit, freeze, and try different flavors or variations of this recipe! I feel like watermelon or mango margaritas would be delicious. I’ll have to try those at some point this summer and report back.
While classic margaritas are my favorite, I do enjoy a frozen marg from time-to-time because it’s kind of like drinking your dessert, and feels like a special summertime treat, since it’s frozen (like a snow cone or slushee for adults). Cheers to the weekend! What is everyone up to? We’re planning to work on the guest bedroom and knock out some house projects.