Peach margaritas are a fun way to shake up your margarita routine. It's a fabulous cocktail to show off the sweet, luscious taste of fresh peaches, and just like the original margarita, you can blend or shake this drink.
A frozen peach margarita is perfect for summer. There are many varieties of peaches to choose from that fill the produce section, and each has a slightly different taste. It's fun to explore the options and you can always create a custom blend with a couple of varieties. When they're not in season, canned or frozen peaches make a good alternative. You can also turn to that trusty bottle of peach schnapps to either enhance the peachy flavor or take it over entirely.
Gather the ingredients.
In a blender, combine all of the ingredients.
Pour the contents into a chilled margarita glass. Garnish with a peach slice or lime twist, or both. Serve and enjoy!
- Skip the blender and shake up a peach margarita: Muddle the peach slices and sugar in a cocktail shaker, add the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice, and fill the shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass.
- For a margarita that uses peach schnapps alone, shake 1 1/2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce peach schnapps, and 1/2 ounce each of triple sec and lime juice with ice. Strain into a chilled glass.
- For the blended cocktail, if you find that the mix is too thick, add an extra splash of juice or schnapps. If it's too thin, add a couple of extra ice cubes. Blend again until it's your desired consistency.
- You can serve a margarita in any glass you like: margarita, cocktail, and rocks glasses are the most popular. The shaken drinks can be served up or strained over fresh ice.
- Try the peach margarita in a sugar-rimmed glass. A blend of brown sugar and white sugar is a great option for peach drinks.
- If you use canned peaches, you may want to adjust the amount of sugar or peach schnapps, since peaches in syrup are considerably sweeter than fresh or frozen peaches.
- To prevent peach garnishes from turning brown, dunk slices into a little lemon juice. It's the same trick used for apple garnishes and other oxygen-sensitive fruits.
How Strong Is the Peach Margarita?
The alcohol content of a peach margarita will depend on the liquors you choose. While tequila's often 80-proof, the schnapps and triple sec will vary. Generally, a frozen peach margarita falls in the 12 percent ABV (24 proof) range, and the shaken drink will be a little stronger. The version made with peach schnapps alone will be about twice the strength when made with a 48-proof schnapps.
What Kind of Tequila Is Best for Margaritas?
Tequila is one of the key ingredients in a margarita and a cheap, low-quality tequila will make a low-quality drink. Pick up a medium to high-end blanco or reposado tequila for margaritas. A blanco is best for flavored margaritas since it won't compete too much with the fruit and other additions.