A delicious frozen strawberry margarita is sure to liven up any occasion, and this popular Mexican cocktail recipe is so quick and easy to make that you can enjoy it in no time with no fuss.
You don’t need a pre-packaged margarita mix to make strawberry margaritas at home. In fact, with just a few ingredients you can whip up an amazing homemade frozen margarita that will rival your favorite Mexican restaurant.
I love drinking this super easy cocktail when the weather warms up. Oh, who am I kidding? I love to drink frozen margaritas anytime. Give me a bowl of guacamole, some lime-flavored tortilla chips with a fruity frozen margarita and I am a happy girl!
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An advantage of making fruity frozen cocktails is that you don’t need to splurge on super expensive liqueurs to achieve fantastic results. You will just need a good quality tequila, orange liqueur, strawberries, and some fresh lime juice to pull it all together.
What Type of Alcohol Should Be Used In a Margarita?
Years ago, I often got confused between a daiquiri and a margarita. The biggest difference is a daiquiri has rum and a margarita has tequila. Daiquiris are a bit too sweet for me, while I find margaritas to be just right.
Here are a few tips for choosing the perfect alcohol for your margarita:
The best type of tequila to use in a margarita is a blanco tequila. It may also be known as silver or white. It’s not aged long and has a nice, strong flavor. You could also use a reposado tequila, but I would steer clear of other golden-colored tequilas.
Always look for 100% blue agave on the label, otherwise, you may end up with corn syrup, sugars, colors, and flavor additives.
Orange liqueur is a distilled spirit that is sweetened with oranges. I could have just included a specific brand name in the ingredients, but it really is up to your preference…and what you might have on hand. I do highly recommend keeping an orange liqueur stocked in your bar, especially if you are a fan of margaritas, Long Island iced teas, and cosmopolitans.
Cointreau, Curacao, Triple Sec, and Grand Marnier are popular orange liqueurs, and each can be used to create a great margarita. They range in flavor and in price. To learn more about the differences, check out this great article from A Couple Cooks.
Ingredients for Strawberry Margaritas From Scratch
16 oz frozen strawberries
¼ cup fresh lime juice
4 oz tequila
2 oz orange liqueur
This recipe will yield (2) 12-ounce servings or (4) 6-ounce servings.
Here are some of my other favorite cocktails for you to enjoy:
Pink Grapefruit Martini
Lemon Vodka Spritzer
Frozen Strawberry Margaritas
In your blender, add half of the frozen strawberries. Pour in the lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur. Cover the top and blend on high until the consistency is smooth.
Remove the vent cap on the blender lid and carefully add the remaining frozen strawberries, one at a time, while the blender is still on. Continue blending until the mixture is completely smooth.
For thicker margaritas, add some ice until desired consistency is reached. For a thinner consistency, add a little water.
If desired, rub a lime wedge along the rim of each glass and dip into a shallow bowl filled with coarse sugar. It not only looks fabulous, but it’s also yummy.
Pour the margaritas into glasses and garnish with lime slices and fresh strawberries.
Want a non-alcoholic version? Easily make it a mocktail:
1 16-oz. bag frozen strawberries
1/3 c. fresh orange juice (1-2 large oranges)
1/3 c. fresh lime juice (3 large limes)
1/3 c. water
Prepare as described for the cocktail version. If you’d like to make it a bit sweeter, add 2 tablespoons of simple syrup (1-part sugar dissolved into 1-part warm water and cooled slightly).
A classic frozen strawberry margarita is a refreshing treat that looks amazing and is super simple to make, plus it’s full of fruity flavor. Enjoy!
Frozen Strawberry Margaritas
- 16 oz frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 4 oz tequilla
- 2 oz orange liqueur
- fresh strawberries
- coarse sugar
- In a blender, add half the frozen strawberries. Pour in lime juice, tequilla, and orange liqueur. Cover and blend on high until smooth.
- Remove vent cap on blender lid and carefully add the remaining frozen strawberries one at a time while blender is still on. Continue blending until mixture is completely smooth.For thicker margaritas, add ice until desired consistency.For thinner consistency, add a little water.
- If desired, rub a lime wedge along the rim of each glass and dip into a shallow bowl filled with coarse sugar.
- Pour into glasses and garnish with lime slices and fresh strawberries.