Frozen Strawberry Margarita Recipe

If you prefer your margaritas smoothly blended, ice-cold, and summery, this frozen strawberry margarita recipe from registered dietitian and recipe developer Jaime Shelbert should be right up your alley. "I love how quick and easy this recipe is," Shelbert says. "It's a real crowd pleaser, too, and can easily be made in multiple batches."

In the great "which would you rather?" fights of food and beverage history, "frozen or blended?" ranks just behind chocolate or vanilla. We'd like to think that there is enough room in margaritaville for those who like their margarita blended, and those who would rather have it on the rocks. While some tequila purists prefer drinking a margarita on the rocks, a frozen margarita ensures that each sip has a perfect balance of all the ingredients; not to mention, the temperature remains consistently cold. It doesn't take much to make these tasty margaritas, and you'll love sipping on the sweet strawberry goodness all summer long (and, let's be real, well into colder seasons, too.)

Gather your ingredients for frozen strawberry margarita

For this recipe, you'll need a lime wedge, coarse salt, a bag of frozen strawberries, silver tequila, and some triple sec. You might also want to have some additional limes and strawberries to garnish the margaritas.

You'll also need a can of frozen limeade concentrate. "Frozen limeade is a shortcut ingredient in this recipe. No juicing of limes required," Shelbert says. "The result is a sweet, slushy margarita that is restaurant quality."

Salt the rims of the margarita glasses

Place the salt on a small plate. Run the lime wedge around the rim of two margarita glasses. Dip the juice coated rims into the plate of salt and rotate, coating the rims evenly with salt. Set the glasses aside.

Blend everything together

Add the strawberries, limeade, silver tequila, and triple sec to a blender. Blend on high for 1 minute. Then, add ice to the blender and blend until smooth. The amount of ice you need may vary, depending on the consistency that you want the margaritas to be. Add more ice for thicker margaritas, and less ice for more liquidy ones.

So, why use silver, AKA blanco tequila specifically? "I recommend blanco tequila for its clean taste," Shelbert says. "Even better if it's 100% agave."

Serve the margaritas

And that's it! You have a pitcher of delicious, frozen strawberry margaritas ready to go. "These would be a hit served up at a Cinco de Mayo party alongside a taco bar," Shelbert says. "Or host a summer happy hour with chips, salsa, queso and guacamole." If you'd like to prep a pitcher of strawberry margaritas ahead of time, you can mix everything together except for the ice. Once you're ready to serve the margaritas, pour everything into the blender with the ice, blend, and serve. You can also store batches of these frozen margaritas in the freezer in Ziploc bags — just make sure to give yourself 10 minutes to thaw before serving.

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Recipe
4.9 from 16 ratings
These frozen strawberry margaritas are cool and refreshing, just in time for summer.
Prep Time
10
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
5
Servings
Frozen strawberry margarita
Total time: 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen strawberries
  • 1 (12-ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • ½ cup triple sec
  • 1 cup ice
Directions
  1. Place the salt on a small plate.
  2. Run the lime wedge around the rim of two margarita glasses. Dip the juice-coated rims into the plate of salt and rotate, coating the rims evenly with salt. Set the glasses aside.
  3. Add the strawberries, limeade, tequila and triple sec to a blender. Blend on high for 1 minute.
  4. Add the ice and blend on high until smooth. You may need to adjust the amount of ice depending on how thick/thin you want the margaritas to be, so start with a small amount and keep adding more ice until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Pour the contents of the blender into the salt rimmed glasses. Garnish with strawberries or a lime wedge as desired.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 257
Total Fat 0.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 26.8 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Total Sugars 22.2 g
Sodium 652.2 mg
Protein 0.4 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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