How To Make a Frozen Margarita from Scratch

Making a Frozen Margarita

The Frozen Margarita has become common in bars and restaurants all across America.  Most of these are made from pre-made mixes using frozen margarita machines that blend the frozen slush at the perfect temperature to keep the drink frozen but not frozen solid.

Most of us will never be able to afford these machines for use in our own homes.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your own homemade Frozen Margarita, made the old fashion way, using raw ingredients.  Here’s one way to do just that.

Frozen Margarita Requirement List

  • 1 1/2 oz. 100% agave tequila
  • 1/2 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • A splash of simple syrup
  • A small dish of salt
  • 1 c. ice
  • A lime
  • A measuring jigger
  • A blender
  • A large margarita glass (or cocktail glass)

Step by Step Frozen Margarita Instructions

  1. Frost the glass by placing it in the freezer a couple of hours ahead of time.
  2. Cover a small dish with a thin layer of salt.
  3. Cut the lime in half. Set one half aside and cut a wedge from the other half.
  4. Rub the lime wedge around the rim of the chilled margarita glass, leaving an even ring of moisture along the outer edge.
  5. Turn the glass upside down onto the dish of salt and twist until a thin layer of salt adheres to the outer rim. Turn the glass right side up and set aside.
  6. Add one and one-half ounces of tequila to the blender, then add one-half ounce of orange liqueur.  Pour in one-half ounce each of lime and lemon juice.  Sweeten with a splash of simple syrup.  Finally, add one cup of ice.  For a creamier, smoother drink, freeze the lime and lemon juices into cubes, and blend those instead of the juice.
  7. Blend the margarita on medium speed for about fifteen seconds, or until smooth.
  8. Pour the drink into your frosted margarita glass.
  9. Garnish the drink with a lime slice on the glass, and serve right away.

Frozen Margarita









Enjoy your tasty Frozen Margarita today!

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How to Make Virgin Margaritas

Virgin Margaritas: All the Taste – None of the Headache

Virgin MargaritasMany people have asked, “What do you replace the tequila with in virgin margaritas?” The answer is pretty simple… nothing.

Virgin Margaritas, like other virgin drinks, are simply the alcoholic drink made without the alcohol. The taste is very similar to the alcohol based drink, unless you were using a flavored alcohol (such as a flavored vodka).

Why would anyone want to drink Virgin Margaritas? They make great party drinks for the kids (see video below), for pregnant moms or even for people who want to blend in with a drinking crowd, but not suffer the aftereffects.

Oster 12-Speed BlenderTo make a Virgin Margarita, you’ll need a good blender. I own, and recommend, the Oster 12-Speed Blender. This blender features an all metal drive, which means it will last a long time. I just bought this one to replace an Oster that I purchased 20+ years ago.

The Oster 12-Speed also comes with a glass jar. Many inexpensive blenders use plastic jars instead. Those can scratch, discolor, and even absorb flavors. Glass is definitely the way to go!

One final feature of this blender is the 12-speed function. This allows for everything from slower chopping to high-speed liquifying. The blender also features a ‘pulse’ blend button – and I use that all the time. The top of the blender has a removable center to allow ice to be added without ‘decorating’ the ceiling.

Overall, I can’t recommend this one highly enough. For a price of around $50, it is a real deal. (It comes in a variety of colors, too.)

Virgin Margaritas: Kids Style

Here’s a great video showing three young ladies making some Virgin Margaritas. You have to love that Margarita Spirit!

Virgin Margaritas and Holiday Punch

In this video, you’ll learn how to make two virgin drinks. First, an easy Virgin Margarita. Next, a simple Virgin Holiday Punch.

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What is your favorite tequila to make margaritas with?

What is the best tequila to make margaritas with?

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Are there alcohol Margaritas that taste more fruity?

I’m going to On the Boarders tonight and I want to get a good Margarita. I don’t like the taste of alcohol so id like something that taste more fruity than liquor. I still want the liquor in it just not the harsh taste. If you know of other drinks i might like other than margaritas please suggest!


Any suggestions?

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Do you know why they put salt around the glass for margaritas?

Why do they put salt around the glass for margaritas?? If you drink it throw a straw?

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How do you make margaritas without the mix?


i only have the bottle but not the mix.. how else can i do some good margaritas?

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How to make the Perfect Strawberry Margarita

Perfect Strawberry Margarita

This guy looks to be about 12 years old and drunk off his rocker, but he still manages to show how to make a Perfect Strawberry Margarita.

He’s using a Margarita Machine to make the drinks, so if you don’t have one, you’ll need to wing it using a blender.

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Perfect Strawberry Margarita
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Simple Perfect Strawberry Margarita with a video recipe
  • 4 cups Ice Cubes
  • 1 Shot Triple Sec
  • 3 Shots Tequila
  • 1 Cup Margarita Frozen Drink Mix
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  1. Fill the back of your Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker with ice cubes.
  2. Add Triple Sec, Tequila, Margarita Mix, Strawberries and Sugar into the machine.
  3. Press the 'Start' Button and watch the magic!
  4. Pour into Margarita Glasses and enjoy.

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Anyone have any good recipes for NON-Alcoholic Margaritas?

non-alcoholic margaritasI am pregnant and I am REALLY craving margaritas but obviously can’t have a real one because of the alcohol. So if you have any recipes for non-alcoholic margaritas that would really help me out.

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Cold Cooking a Perfect Frozen Margarita

Cold Cooking a Perfect Frozen Margarita in Your Freezer

Pretty much everyone loves the taste of a Perfect Frozen Margarita. With the onslaught of mixes, powders, and tubs you can use for making a margarita, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular drinks around.

So how do you “cold cook” your perfect frozen margarita? Think of it like a slow cooker, only you “bake” your margarita in the freezer.

Perfect Frozen Margarita

Care for a Margarita?

Ingredients for a Perfect Frozen Margarita

The ingredients for this margarita include:

  • Can of Frozen Lime Concentrate
  • 12 ounces of Tequila
  • 8 ounces Triple Sec
  • 16 ounces of Sprite
  • 24 ounces Cold Water
  • A 1-gallon plastic bucket
  • 24 hours (more or less)

The Cold Cooking Process

Blending the mix is simple enough.  Pour all the liquid ingredients into a bucket, and then stir.  That’s done!

Cover the bucket with a lid or plastic wrap, and place it into your freezer to cook.  After 10-12 hours, you’ll want to open the top and stir the mix.  Let it set for about 24 hours total before serving.

The Magic of this Perfect Frozen Margarita

The magic in this recipe is the alcohol.  It keeps the mix from freezing solidly, much like anti-freeze does in your car radiator.  Stirring the mix ensures the alcohol is blended well with the ingredients that do freeze.

The Sprite, water and lime concentrate will all freeze.  But because these liquids are blended with the alcohol, they freeze in small particles rather than a solid block.  These frozen particles form a thick slush — the perfect consistency for a frozen margarita.

It’s best to enjoy a frozen margarita in a special margarita glass like that in the photo above.  The long stem allows you to hold the glass without transferring much of the cold to your hand and without melting the drink.

True margarita enthusiasts like to rim the glass with lime, and then dip the wet rim in salt before pouring the drink.  The choice is yours.

To learn more about making other types of margaritas, including other Perfect Frozen Margarita recipes, visit the other pages in this site.

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What is the best bottled margarita on the market?

bottled margarita

I love Mike’s hard Margaritas as well as authentic margaritas BUT seeing as I am a college student it is much more convenient to drink in my dorm most of the time.

Who makes good bottled margaritas?

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