This is a really delicious Frozen Margarita Recipe that is a perfect balance of sweet, salty, tart and frosty. It is a quick drink to whip up. Just take some ice and blend it up with tequila, triple sec, agave, and of course fresh lime juice. Pour it all in a salt rimmed glass for a refreshing and frosty drink. Cheers!
We do not take our tequila cocktails lightly around here… they are all (happily) tested and tasted thoroughly! We love everything from a Roasted Strawberry Margarita to Tequila Soda, and everything in-between.
But there is always something special about a classic Frozen Margarita you can come back to again and again.
When you are making a frozen margarita you will need the same ingredients as when you make a traditional margarita, plus ice.
Tequila- traditionally a margarita is made with silver tequila, which is a great option for a frozen margarita too. We have also found that Reposado is nice and Añejo is super delicious (adds a vanilla/sweet flavor in the background). More on brands we like below.
Lime Juice- just one thing to say here… fresh squeezed lime juice, always fresh squeezed. This citrus press makes quick work of squeezing limes and lemons.
Triple Sec- is an orange liqueur that adds a nice sweetness and rounded flavor to a margarita. In the case of most margaritas we recommend using Cointreau, which is just an elevated triple sec. However, for frozen margaritas we find that just the inexpensive triple sec works great!
Agave- is the perfect choice to add sweetness to your frozen margarita. It is easier to use than simple syrup and the flavor blends perfectly with the tequila (both are made from the agave plant). Look for a “light agave” or “light blue agave” it will be lighter in flavor and won’t compete with the tequila and lime.
Kosher Salt- always, always use kosher salt with your frozen margaritas, in the drink and on the rim of the glass. Never, never use iodized table salt. This Diamond Crystal salt is the very best “margarita salt”. It has a snowy texture and light saltiness. But any other kosher salt will work as well!
Silver or Blanco tequila is what you are going to use for this frozen margarita recipe. It is the clear tequila. It has a limey, salty flavor that is perfect with the fresh lime juice. When you are making blended drinks there is no need to buy super expensive tequila (that is made for sipping, like Añejo on the Rocks). Here are some mid-range tequila brands we love:
- Jose Cuervo Tradicional
We have also tried using Reposado and Añejo tequila and I must say that the Añejo is beautiful and delicious in the frozen margarita!!
Salty (or sweet) Rim
Traditionally a margarita is served with salt around the rim of the glass. It enhances the flavors of the cocktail and balances any sweetness. Always opt for a kosher salt to use on the rim of your glass. You may also find it called “margarita salt”… which just enables them to charge you more money!
Diamond Crystal Salt is by far our favorite for the rim of a frozen margarita.
Now, if you don’t love a super salty rim, you can also opt for a sweet sugar rim OR a sweet & salty rim using 50% sugar and 50% kosher salt mixed together.
Step by Step- How To
- Rim The Glass
- Mix The Ingredients & Blend
- Pour & Serve
Place the kosher salt on a flat plate or surface. Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass or lightly dip it in agave syrup.
Dip the glass in the kosher salt making sure it adheres to the rim. Set aside.
To a blender add the ice, tequila, triple sec, agave, fresh lime juice and a pinch of kosher salt.
Blend for 20-30 seconds making sure that all the ice is pureed.
Pour the frozen margarita into the prepared glass and garnish with a lime wedge or wheel. Drink right away before it melts!
Of course, we think this frozen margarita is bang on. But if ended up too sweet, tart or salty, follow this guide to correct the flavor:
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- Put the kosher salt on a flat plate.kosher salt
- Run a lime around the edge of your glass, or you can dip the rim of the glass lightly in agave syrup.
- Dip the rim of the glass in the kosher salt so it adheres to the rim.
- Add all the ingredients to a blender.1 cup ice, 1.5 oz silver tequila, 1.5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice, 1 oz triple sec, .25 oz light agave syrup, pinch of kosher salt
- Blend for about 15-20 seconds to make sure the ice is pureed.
- Serve in the prepared 8 oz glass. Garnish with a lime wedge or wheellime wedge or wheel
- Casa Migos
- Jose Cuervo Tradicional
- TOO SWEET – squeeze in a little more lime juice and add another pinch of kosher salt, blend again.
- TOO TART – add another squeeze of agave syrup and a pinch of kosher salt, blend again.
- TOO SALTY – add a couple extra cubes of ice, an extra squeeze of lime, and a dash of agave, blend again.
- TOO MUCH TEQUILA – what!?! add a little more ice, an extra squeeze of lime and agave, blend again.
- NOT ENOUGH TEQUILA – add more, then call me because I’m coming over.
If nutrition facts are provided they are calculated as an estimate to the best of our knowledge.