Peach Margarita

Frozen Peach Margarita

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail

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.


  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce ​lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or 1/2 ounce peach schnapps)
  • 1 cup sliced peaches (fresh skinned, canned, or frozen)
  • Garnish: peach slice or lime twist

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for a Frozen Peach Margarita
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  2. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients.

    Peach margarita ingredients in a blender
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  3. Blend until smooth.

    Blended Peach Margarita in blender
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  4. Pour the contents into a chilled margarita glass. Garnish with a peach slice or lime twist, or both. Serve and enjoy!

    Frozen Peach Margarita with garnishes
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Recipe Variations

  • 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.