Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Frozen Strawberry Margarita

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
264 Calories
1g Fat
29g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
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.

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 use 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.

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.

    Strawberries and ice cubes combined in blender
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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 strawberry margarita ingredients into margarita glass
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  5. Garnish with a strawberry. Serve and enjoy.

    Frozen strawberry margarita with strawberry garnish
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Tips

  • 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.