The Best Frozen Strawberry Margarita

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HUGE flavor and a pop of color come together to make the best Frozen Strawberry Margarita. A perfect cocktail for a hot Summer day or just dreaming of tropical weather. This classic deck sipper can be your today, so get your blender and your flavor pants.

Frozen Strawberry Margarita with Cointreau and strawberries in the background

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Summary

We have really dug deep into the Margarita, explored some history, made an excellent traditional Margarita, and now we are going to sweeten things up with a frozen strawberry margarita. This recipe takes notes from the classic cocktail but then flips the script to make it a poolside favorite and tropical favorite. Get your blender out and sweet tooth ready for this Frozen Strawberry Margarita recipe.

This blender drink is as simple as taking all of our cocktail ingredients with some fresh strawberries and blending it. As a final step, we pour our delicious margarita into a sugar-rimmed margarita glass and then enjoy.

Sugar vs Salt Rimmed Glass

Salt really accentuates the flavors of a traditional Margarita. It can soften any bitterness in the triple sec and brings the lime flavor forward. I think a traditional Margarita might be a bit more of a discerning drink than what I am about to present. The sweetness of this Frozen Strawberry Margarita really is a crowd pleaser. The taste of the tequila almost goes away and is mostly (not all) hidden behind the sweetness of our sugar and bold strawberry flavor.

Additionally, we are really going to candy coat this drink by rimming the glass with sugar instead of salt. I think you can use either, but my recipe calls for sugar. While this slightly moves away from the traditional Margarita, we are also here to explore and make great drinks, right?

Blend That Frozen Strawberry Margarita

I don’t know why, but when I think of a margarita, I always first think of that slushy tequila drink that comes in a million flavors. Well, I did know that the traditional margarita was a bit different, but I think this notion of a frozen floofy drink was just the image the media put in my brain. Nice work, liquor marketing managers.

Honestly, I love this drink just as much as the traditional. I am not going to say it is EXACTLY the same, but I have some super summertime memories of going down to the local Stop N Go to get a Slush Puppie. This sort of variation reminds me of an adult version of a slushie.

Fresh Strawberries

Use fresh whenever possible. We have a secret spot where we can harvest wild strawberries once a year and it is a dream come true. I have been working on this drink, as well as eating them plain, as well as making a strawberry mint ice cream from our haul this year. Perhaps I should think about doing a few other infusions while the strawberries are good.

I did also make this recipe with frozen strawberries and it was a different ballgame. The end product ended up a different consistency. While you can use frozen strawberries, I would highly recommend fresh berries for this recipe!

Bad Blenders

Our blender isn’t perfect. We should really buy a new one and here is a link to one I would like [Affiliate Link]. Ours has been fine and lasted for a very long time, but it definitely is not perfect for blending Margaritas. I developed this recipe with that in mind and that is why I add the strawberries at the end, after the slushy mix has already been blended. If you have one of them awesome Vitamixes or anything similar, you don’t have to worry about that and can just blend with all ingredients.

Pouring the tequila into our blender before it became a strawberry margarita

Squeezing lime into the blender four our frozen strawberry margarita

Tips For Making this Frozen Strawberry Margarita

  • Use Fresh Strawberries when you can, but frozen strawberries will work, too.
  • Make sure you are using a good blender.
  • Making Simple Syrup is as easy as mixing 1 part hot water and 1 part sugar. Then mix and cool.
  • Use the spent lime to moisten your margarita glass before rimming with sugar. 

Frozen strawberry margarita on a white clothe with two strawberries, a spent lime, and a tequila bottle in the background

 

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Thanks for giving it a try! This truly is a tasty and great Summertime drink. Let me know how it went in the comment section below. If you liked it, it would be really great if you left a rating, shared this recipe on Facebook, or shared it on Pinterest. 

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The Best Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Frozen Strawberry Margarita with Cointreau and strawberries in the background

Simple, tasty, sweet and a crowd pleaser! This Frozen Strawberry Margarita is a hit for any party or just for sipping on the deck.

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients

  • Sugar for rimming
  • 2.5 cups of ice
  • 4 Ounces tequila
  • 2 Ounces Cointreau
  • One lime
  • 1 Ounce simple syrup
  • 2 cups whole strawberries (tops removed)

Instructions

  1. Add ice to blender
  2. Add tequila, Cointreau, juice from lime, simple syrup to blender
  3. Blend
  4. Feed strawberries into a blender and blend some more. About 20 seconds or fully blended.
  5. Using the spent lime, moisten margarita glass rim and rim with sugar
  6. Pour contents of blender into margarita glasses
  7. Serve

Notes

  • Use Fresh Strawberries when you can, but frozen strawberries will work, too.
  • Make sure you are using a good blender.
  • Making Simple Syrup is as easy as mixing 1 part hot water and 1 part sugar. Then mix and cool.
  • Use the spent lime to moisten your margarita glass before rimming with sugar.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 Margarita
  • Calories: 321 Calories
  • Sugar: 26 g
  • Sodium: 4 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 63 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Frozen Strawberry Margarita

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Amber G
    June 3, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Great drink recipe and it was great on a hot summer day.

    • Reply
      Ben
      June 3, 2020 at 9:52 am

      Thanks for trying, Amber! It is great on hot days.

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