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Frozen Margarita Recipe

On a hot, sunny day, there is nothing better than a Frozen Margarita, enjoyed out in the sun. For many, it's a go-to drink because of its deliciousness and simplicity. 
 
In the 1950s, the Margarita that we know and love today was listed as the drink of the month by Esquire magazine, which helped it to earn a place within popular culture. It was available everywhere and, to this day, remains one of the most requested cocktail options
 
The following recipies will show you how to create a slushy margarita. Quick tip, to thicken the consistency, you can place it in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour after blending for a thicker drink. 

Frozen Margarita Ingredients 

One of the best things about Frozen Margaritas is how easy they are to prepare! They only require a few simple ingredients. 
  • Tequila: Any type of tequila will work with this recipe. Many people prefer tequila, but Mezcal has generated some popularity.
  • Lime Juice: For the best-tasting Frozen Margarita, it's recommended to use fresh lime juice, though store-bought lime juice will work if that's all you have on hand. 
  • Orange Liqueur: Whichever type of orange liqueur you prefer will work great, whether it be Triple Sec or Cointreau.  
  • Kosher salt: Traditionally, the rims of the Margarita glasses are salted. It's optional but adds a salty-tart contrast to the taste of the Margaritas. 
 
Additionally, you can add agave or simple syrup to the recipe to sweeten your Margarita if you prefer a sweeter drink. 

How To Make Frozen Margaritas 

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Whether you're looking to enjoy a Frozen Margarita by yourself, with a partner, or with a group of friends, the steps to making single-serving Margaritas or large pitchers are very simple. 

Single-Serving - Frozen Margarita Recipe 

To make a single serving of Frozen Margarita, you will need less ingredients.
 
Ingredients: 
  • 2 ounces of tequila 
  • 1/2 ounce of orange liqueur 
  • 1 ounce of lime juice 
  • 1 Cup of ice 
  • Agave or simple syrup, to taste (optional) 
  • Kosher salt (optional) 
 
Start off by rimming the Margarita glasses with salt. Either brush extra lime juice or run a wedge of lime around the rim. Add kosher salt to a flat plate and dip the rim of the glass to coat. 
Add all of the ingredients into the blender and blend well for 30 seconds or until the mixture is smooth. Pour the Frozen Margarita into your prepared glasses and serve. 
 

Pitcher Serving - Frozen Margarita Recipe 

When spending time with friends or preparing Margaritas ahead of time, you can prepare a large pitcher of your favorite Frozen Margarita. This recipe makes four servings. 
 
Ingredients: 
  • 8 ounces of tequila 
  • 3 ounces of orange liqueur 
  • 4 ounces of lime juice 
  • Four cups of ice 
  • Agave or simple syrup, to taste (optional) 
  • Kosher salt (optional) 
 
If you're preparing the pitcher ahead of time, there is no need to prepare the glasses until you're ready to drink the Frozen Margarita.
 
Next, combine all of the incredients into a blender or a food processor and blend until you have a smooth texture. If storing for future drinks, pour the mixture into a freezer-safe jar or container and store it in the freezer. When ready to consume, prepare the Margarita glasses by running a lime wedge around the rim and dipping them into kosher salt. Pour the Frozen Margarita into the prepared glasses and enjoy!

Alternate Margarita Recipes

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Of course, the recipe described above is the most basic of the Margarita recipes, but there have been alternative recipies that have picked up in popularaity and are just as delicious.  
  • Strawberry Margarita Recipe  
  • Pineapple Margarita Recipe 
  • Jalapeno Margarita Recipe 

Frozen Margarita FAQ 

Is a Frozen Margarita the same as a blended Margarita? 

Yes! Both are blended with ice and are essentially two different names for the same drink. 

What type of liqueur is better for a Frozen Margarita recipe? 

Orange liqueur works best with Margaritas, but really, it's up to the preferences of the maker. 

What does Margarita mean? 

In Spanish, Margarita actually means Daisy. There are many theories as to where the name came from, and one is an alternative name for a Tequila Daisy, which is a drink usually made with brandy instead of tequila.