The Frozen Margarita is a clear-cut winner in keeping the spirits high and body temperatures cool on those sun-filled, warm breeze days. As the name suggests, the frozen Margarita is, in fact, an ‘icy’ twist on the classic Margarita —the possibly official cocktail of US summer.

Instead of mixing the ingredients in a glass, like you would do when making a regular Margarita, the classic Frozen Margarita recipe requires you to blend the ingredients with ice. That way, you can look forward to a cold, slushy, frosty and delicious beverage. Pretty clever, right?

As with many fabulous drinks, we have Mexico to thank for this delightful cocktail. Although nobody agrees on its true origins, there are a few theories. Some people say the Margarita recipe evolved from a cocktail called ‘Daisy’, while others believe it all began when Carlos Herrera, a Mexican bartender, had to prepare a drink for the beautiful artist Marjorie King.

The recipe for Frozen Margarita calls for only five ingredients making it easy to prepare, and perfect for enjoying on hot summer days and fun weekends.

Ingredients for a Frozen Margarita

The ingredients you need to make this frozen version of the classic Margarita are very similar to the original recipe:

  • 1 part Tequila
  • 1 part fresh Lime juice
  • ½ parts Triple sec
  • 2 tablespoons of Agave syrup (or any sweetener of choice)
  • 6 cups of Ice

How to Make Margarita Frozen

Two things make this cocktail different compared to the original Margarita: lots of ice and a blender machine! 

Follow these simple steps and you will have a refreshing drink to fight the hottest moments:

  1. Pour all five ingredients above in a large blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and serve into 4 cocktail, margarita or rocks glasses
  3. Garnish and enjoy!

4 Tips to Make the Best Margarita Recipe Frozen

Here are four tips you need to know if you want to bring this recipe to the next level!

  1. The secret to making a delicious frozen margarita lies in the quality of tequila. Ensure you are using top-quality Blanco tequila made from 100% agave for best results. The same quality consideration should apply to the triple sec. Cointreau is the most well-known premium triple sec, but there are others of comparable quality.
  2. Freshly squeezed lime juice is always better than store-bought lime. So, if you have fresh limes at hand, grab a citrus juicer and get those juices flowing. The effort will be worth it! Remember to keep some extra lime slices for garnishing.
  3. To make that beautiful rim you usually see on margaritas; run a lime wedge around the edge of your glasses, dip in coarse kosher salt and twist to coat.
  4. Don’t have any agave syrup? Feel free to use simple syrup, honey or even plain granulated sugar.

Would you like to experience the taste of a premium cocktail? Then feel free to try our own Altos Margarita recipe, which is made with tequila 100% agave. Learn how to make it now!

Recipe Altos Margarita

Other Ways to Enjoy Your Frozen Margarita

From frozen strawberries and mango slices to mixed berries and pineapples, there isn’t anything you can’t add to make your customized Margarita drink. Once you’ve mastered the classic Frozen Margarita recipe, feel free to try these exciting variations:

Frozen Lime Margarita

The Frozen Lime Margarita recipe is a cool twist on the classic Margarita recipe that anyone can make at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 part tequila
  • 1/2 parts triple sec
  • 1/2 parts simple syrup
  • 5 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 3 cups of ice

Directions

  1. Combine the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and simple syrup and freeze for at least 8 hours for best results.
  2. Add the mixture and ice to a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.

Frozen Pineapple Margarita

Fruity, refreshing and boozy, this is a cocktail to die for.

Ingredients

  • Frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 part tequila
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 parts triple sec
  • 1 cup of ice

Directions

  1. Add everything to a blender. 
  2. Blend until smooth and frothy.

Frozen Watermelon Margarita

Delicious and nutritious, the watermelon is a go-to fruit, especially during the hot summer months.

Ingredients

  • Frozen chopped watermelon
  • Tequila
  • Lime juice
  • Triple sec

Directions

  1. Prepare the glasses by rimming the edges with salt.
  2. Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into glasses, garnish and enjoy!

Frozen Strawberry Margarita

If you are yearning for something a little more fruity and colorful than your typical Frozen Margarita, then it’s about time to try out some sweet strawberry margaritas!

Ingredients

  • Frozen strawberries
  • Tequila
  • Lime juice
  • Triple sec
  • Agave syrup or any sweetener of choice
  • Ice

Directions

  1. Place sliced frozen strawberries, tequila, lime juice, triple sec, sweetener, and 2 cups of ice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust accordingly, then serve over prepared glasses.

Frozen Mango Margarita

One sip of this frosty cocktail, and you’ll instantly fall in love. It’s creamy, smooth, thirst-quenching, and bursting with flavors.

Ingredients

  • Frozen mangoes
  • Tequila
  • Triple sec
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Agave nectar
  • Chilli powder and salt to rim the glasses

Directions

  1. Prepare your glasses by running a lime wedge around the rim, dipping in a chili powder/salt mixture, and twisting to coat
  2. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until slushy
  3. Serve into the prepared glasses, garnish and enjoy!
classic frozen margarita recipe

How to Make Another Variation of Margarita Recipe

The Altos Margarita is a recipe variation that has earned its place in cocktail bars as the iconic reinterpretation of a classic Margarita. Altos Margarita recipe features Altos Plata (100% agave), diced local citrus and honey, which blend beautifully to create a rich and balanced drink.

The only way to expect a premium result with your frozen margaritas is using quality tequila for the mix. Altos Blanco tequila, also called Silver / Plata, is a top choice tequila for margaritas. The tequila is made from 100% Agave grown in Los Altos highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, and is widely recognized for its natural smoothness and rich taste.