Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Frozen strawberry margarita in a glass with a bowl of strawberries nearby

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
206 Calories
0g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 206
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 71mg 354%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 198mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The strawberry margarita is one of the most popular margaritas. Not only is it a delicious frozen cocktail, but it's also a great way to cool down on a hot summer day.

Making a strawberry margarita from scratch is very easy and only takes five minutes to get this refreshing drink. It requires just a few ingredients and using real strawberries ensures you get a fresher taste than any margarita mix can offer.

For the best strawberry margarita, choose a good blanco (or silver) tequila. It doesn't have to be your best because the strawberries have such a strong flavor, so budget-friendly tequilas will work just fine. 

When strawberries are in season, use fresh fruit and save any extra berries to create beautiful garnishes. Be sure to wash the strawberries and cut off the stems before tossing them into the blender. In the off-season, frozen strawberries work perfectly and give you a chance to enjoy this margarita year-round.


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"This recipe is a glowing example of a variation on the blue agave classic. The addition of strawberries adds a depth of flavor that makes you smile while imbibing. Frozen margaritas when done properly can transport you beachfront with sand between your toes and sun coating your skin. This frozen strawberry margarita does not disappoint." —Sean Johnson

Frozen Strawberry margarita in a glass with a strawberry garnish
A Note From Our Recipe Tester


  • 1 cup ice

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila

  • 1 ounce triple sec

  • 1 ounce lime juice

  • Strawberry, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. 

    Ingredients for frozen strawberry margarita gathered

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  2. In a blender, chop 1 cup ice and the strawberries.

    Strawberries and ice cubes combined in blender

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  3. Add the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice, and blend briefly to incorporate the liquids and create a smooth margarita.

    Tequila, lime and triple sec added to strawberry and ice, blended until smooth

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  4. Pour the contents into a chilled margarita glass.

    Strawberry margarita ingredients in a margarita glass

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  5. Garnish with a strawberry. Serve and enjoy.

    Frozen strawberry margarita with strawberry garnish

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  • Blend the strawberry margarita to your desired consistency. Add more ice for a thicker drink and use a little less for a thinner drink. Alternatively, it can be thinned out by adding a little more liquid.
  • There's no need to thaw frozen strawberries before blending the margarita. Just add them straight from the freezer and blend it to your desired consistency. They help make the drink a little thicker and keep it colder longer.

Recipe Variations

  • If this recipe's too boozy for you, cut back on the liquor: Try 1 ounce of tequila and 1/2 ounce each triple sec and lime juice.
  • If you want a fruitier drink, add more berries to the blender.
  • Add other fruits to create a custom margarita. Banana, blueberry, mango, peach, pineapple, and raspberry will complement the strawberry well.

What's the Difference Between a Strawberry Margarita and Daiquiri?

The main difference between strawberry margaritas and daiquiris is the base liquor: Margaritas use tequila and daiquiris require rum. Additionally, frozen strawberry daiquiri recipes typically use simple syrup while margaritas prefer triple sec. Either ingredient can act as the sweetener in both cocktails.

How to Make a Shaken Strawberry Margarita

Use the same ingredients for a shaken strawberry margarita: Muddle the strawberries (fresh or thawed) to create a thick slurry, add the liquors and lime juice, and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain it into your glass.

  • Or skip the berries and pour a strawberry liqueur instead. Start with 2 ounces to see if it's fruity enough for your taste and make adjustments when you shake up the next round.
  • You can use a homemade strawberry syrup instead of a liqueur or use the syrup in a fruit liqueur recipe to create your own strawberry liqueur.

How Strong Is a Strawberry Margarita?

The final alcohol content of a strawberry margarita is going to depend on the amount of ice and strawberries you add to the blender. Generally, it's a very gentle drink, weighing in somewhere around 8 percent ABV (16 proof). It's like drinking a beer but a lot more delicious.