Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Frozen Strawberry Margarita
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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
264 Calories
1g Fat
29g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 264
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 1g
Calcium 41mg 3%
*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.

The recipe is very easy and requires just a few ingredients, none of which are hard to come by. You'll want to begin by choosing a good tequila, though it doesn't have to be your best. Blanco (or silver) tequilas are a perfect choice because they have a true agave flavor. Since the strawberries have such a strong flavor, feel free to explore budget-friendly tequilas

When strawberries are in season, use the fresh fruit for a true strawberry taste and you'll have leftovers to create beautiful garnishes. Be sure to wash the berries and cut the stems off before tossing them into the blender. In the off-season, frozen strawberries do just fine and give you a chance to enjoy this margarita year-round.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • Garnish: strawberry

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. 

    Frozen Strawberry Margarita ingredients
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  2. In a blender, chop 1 cup ice and the strawberries.

    Blend strawberries and ice cubes
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  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

    Add other ingredients and blend until smooth
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  4. Pour the contents into a chilled margarita glass.

    Pour ingredients into margarita glass
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  5. Garnish with a strawberry.

    Frozen strawberry margarita with added strawberry
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  6. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • You can 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 this 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

  • One of the best parts about any frozen cocktail is that you can easily customize it to fit your personal taste. If this recipe's too boozy for you, cut back on the liquor. For instance, try 1 ounce of tequila and 1/2 ounce each triple sec and lime juice. Likewise, if you want the drink to be fruitier, simply add more berries to the blender.
  • If you have extra fruits in the refrigerator add them! This margarita is meant to be played with and it's easy to make your own fruity blend. Banana, mango, peach, pineapple, raspberries, and blueberries would all be excellent additions and complement the strawberry.
  • When a strawberry margarita sounds great but you really don't want to break out the blender, you can shake up a strawberry margarita. Just like the strawberry daiquiri, you can use the same ingredients. Simply muddle the strawberries (fresh or thawed) to create a thick slurry. Add the liquors and lime juice, and fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it well and strain it into your glass.
  • Optionally, you can skip the berries and pour a strawberry liqueur like Bols Strawberry instead. Start with a pour of 1 or 2 ounces and see if it's fruity enough for your taste. Add more if you like when you mix up the next round.
  • If you're having difficulty finding a strawberry liqueur, you can use a homemade strawberry syrup. Also, making your own strawberry liqueur is not difficult. Use any fruit liqueur recipe and switch to strawberries. It's delicious, fun to experiment with, and a great way to preserve strawberries.

How Strong Is a Strawberry Margarita?

The final alcohol content of a strawberry margarita is going to depend on how much 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!