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Frozen Strawberry Margarita Recipe

This Frozen Strawberry Margarita recipe is SO addicting, each sip is incredibly smooth and filled with bright strawberry flavor with the most subtle hint of tequila. They truly taste like an adult summer slushy and they’re made with only four simple ingredients (you won’t find a can of limeade here!) and under 200 calories a serving!

Save this recipe for Cinco de Mayo to serve with guacamole, chipotle chicken nachos and Mexican fruit salad.

frozen strawberry margarita blended cocktail in glass with salt rim and lime wheel

Why you’ll love this blended strawberry margarita

Extremely addicting and incredibly smooth! It’s no secret that I love a margarita, but this is one of those cocktails that when you get to the last sip you just KNOW that you’re going to make another batch. Although a classic on the rocks margarita is my go-to, I deem these margaritas dangerous because they’re just so darn delicious.

Insanely easy to make! If you love ordering a frozen strawberry margarita at your fav Mexican restaurant, these are for you. They come together quickly in just one blender and will be ready before you can say, fiesta! Scale the recipe up or down, depending on how many lucky sippers you have coming over.

Great party cocktail to have on hand! Whether you’re making enchiladas for two or having a party with a wide assortment of Mexican corn in a cup and Mexican snack platter, this is one of those party cocktails you want to have stashed away in your repertoire. Your friends will go crazy for them and you can even swap out the strawberries for any other type of fruit (hello, raspberry margaritas), depending on what you’re craving.

frozen strawberry margarita recipe in glass with salted rim and lime wheel

Ingredients for frozen strawberry margaritas

  • Frozen strawberries 
  • Limes
  • Tequila 
  • Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec (orange liquor)
  • Agave or simple syrup, optional
  • Ice
  • Coarse salt

tequila, frozen strawberries, limes, jigger, glasses

How to make a frozen strawberry margarita recipe from scratch: 

  1. Blend: In a high-speed blender, add frozen strawberries, fresh lime juice, tequila, Cointreau, agave and ice. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds. 
  2. Enjoy: Serve in a large margarita glass with a salted rim and lime wheel to garnish.

Favorite snacks to pair with a margarita

Make ahead and freezing instructions

Blend the strawberry margarita mix one day in advance and stash it in a freezer-safe container in the freezer. The alcohol will never completely freeze, which keeps the mix at more of a slushy consistency. Just give it a quick blitz in your Vitamix or blender just before serving.

three glasses of blended strawberry margaritas with salt rim and lime wheel

Recipe tips:

  • To rim the glass, moisten the edge with a lime wedge and gently press the tip of the glass onto a plate lined with coarse or Kosher salt. Add a fun twist with chili lime salt by mixing 2 tablespoons salt, zest of 1/2 lime and a pinch of chili powder.
  • For a bubbly twist, top off each individual margarita with 1/4 cup sparkling fruit juice or club soda.

Strawberry margarita FAQ

What is the difference between a frozen strawberry margarita and a strawberry daiquiri?

The difference between a margarita and a daiquiri is that daiquiri’s have rum! They have similar ingredients and are both very citrusy. Margaritas originated in Mexico and daiquiris came from Cuba!

What kind of tequila should I use in a frozen strawberry margarita?

For a blended margarita with lots of flavor and juice, I always use a tequila blanco. Mostly because the tequila is so masked by fruity flavor, so save the good stuff (like reposado) for sipping. Casamigos is my fav tequila – it’s a bit pricey but worth it. 

Frozen strawberry margaritas with simple syrup or agave nectar?

As far as a sweetener goes, you can use simple syrup, which is just equal parts water and sugar boiled down or you can use agave nectar, a classic sweetener in most margaritas. That being said, you can totally leave the sweetener out if you prefer a tartier/lighter calorie cocktail.

Do I need Triple Sec for margaritas?

I highly recommend adding the triple sec or Cointreau to your margaritas! Triple sec (aka orange liquor) is added into most classic margarita recipes and adds a lovely citrus flavor to the cocktail.

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Originally published in April 2020, updated February 2022 with updated info and recipe card.

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frozen strawberry margarita blended cocktail in glass with salt rim and lime wheel

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Recipe

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 drinks 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

This Frozen Strawberry Margarita recipe is SO addicting, each sip is incredibly smooth and filled with bright strawberry flavor with the most subtle hint of tequila. They truly taste like an adult summer slushy and they’re made with only four simple ingredients (you won’t find a can of limeade here!) and under 200 calories a serving!


Ingredients

Scale

16 oz / 1 lb bag frozen strawberries

4 limes, juiced (4 ounces lime juice), plus lime wheels for garnish

8 ounces tequila

4 ounces Grand Marnier, Cointreau or triple sec (orange liquor)

2 ounces agave or simple syrup, optional

2 cups ice

coarse salt, for garnish


Instructions

  1. Blend: In a high-speed blender, add frozen strawberries, fresh lime juice, tequila, Cointreau, agave and ice. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds. 
  2. Enjoy: Serve in a large margarita glass with a salted rim and lime wheel to garnish.

Notes

Simple Syrup: To make your own simple syrup, boil down 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan over low heat, until clear and sugar is dissolved. Cool slightly.

Sweetener is optional: You don’t have to include a sweetener. Taste test the margarita after mixing to see if you would like it sweeter before adding simple syrup or agave.

Make-Ahead: Blend the strawberry margarita mix one day in advance and stash it in a freezer-safe container in the freezer. Just give it a quick blitz in your Vitamix or blender just before serving.

Keywords: tequila, salt rim, cinco de mayo

 

42 Comments

  1. Erin
    July 10, 2020 / 7:34 pm

    I’m normally a regular frozen marg kind of girl but I had a bag of frozen strawberries so I gave these a try. So fun, beautiful color, and were delicious. I’m adding those into my regular summer cocktail rotation for sure! Thanks!!

  2. nery Herrera
    July 10, 2020 / 6:18 pm

    These margaritas are the perfect cure for the summer heat wave blues. Living in SoCal it’s not uncommon for summer days to reach the triple digits and i find myself craving cold beverages often, I have attempted to make blended margaritas before and the ice to fruit ratio always seems off and they never have the right consistency. This recipe is everything I have ever dreamed of in a blended margarita. It had that made at home with love taste and the agave elevated the flavor to perfection. I have already made these twice and cant wait to try them with other fruit!

  3. Laura
    May 19, 2020 / 10:03 am

    This recipe is super easy and soooo delicious! I’ve never tried to make frozen margaritas at home — for some reason, it always intimidated me — but this was so easy! I also love the fact that you can take the recipe and switch it up and maybe add raspberry or another fruit. I will definitely be making these often throughout summer 2020.

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      July 2, 2020 / 1:45 pm

      Girl, yes! I am so happy you are getting your frozen cocktail on all summer long. Cheers!

  4. Abigail
    May 13, 2020 / 12:03 pm

    Can’t stop making these.. Such a good recipe and simple enough to make on a weeknight!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      May 17, 2020 / 12:49 pm

      I could not agree more! It is now a weeknight staple here too 🙂

  5. Emily
    May 13, 2020 / 11:38 am

    SO tasty! Easy to make and perfect for summer!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      May 17, 2020 / 12:49 pm

      Totally agree! These will be on repeat all summer long!

  6. Dana
    May 13, 2020 / 10:50 am

    These are perfect! Agree tres amigos makes all the difference!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      May 17, 2020 / 12:49 pm

      Nice! So happy you enjoyed!

  7. Samantha
    May 13, 2020 / 8:42 am

    These were absolutely delicious. So fresh and the perfect amount of sweetness. This recipe will definitely be a staple for me!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      May 17, 2020 / 12:50 pm

      Amazing! Sometimes I don’t even add sweetener because they’re so fruity on their own. But agreed, I hate a cocktail that’s too sweet!

  8. Sasha
    May 12, 2020 / 9:14 pm

    Very easy to make and super fresh using real strawberries vs. some store bought mix. Also, nice alcohol amounts – just enough to get a little buzz 😉

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      May 17, 2020 / 12:51 pm

      Yassss! Alcohol ratio is one of my most important things when it comes to recipe developing lol it’s gotta taste good and feel good.

  9. Haley
    May 12, 2020 / 8:15 pm

    Delish!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      May 17, 2020 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you Haley!

  10. Hailey
    May 12, 2020 / 8:00 pm

    So quick and easy!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      May 17, 2020 / 12:51 pm

      My kind of cocktail! Thanks Hailey!

  11. Whitney
    May 12, 2020 / 6:53 pm

    I’ve made this 2 times already and my husband and I love it! I’ve sent the recipe to all my friends already!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      May 17, 2020 / 12:52 pm

      Oh that is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing, cheers!

  12. Lauren
    May 12, 2020 / 6:34 pm

    This margarita is so refreshing and yummy! I will definitely be enjoying all year round!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      May 17, 2020 / 12:52 pm

      Love that! It’s a house staple for sure!

  13. Liz
    May 12, 2020 / 6:28 pm

    So yummy!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      July 2, 2020 / 1:45 pm

      Thanks so much Liz, Cheers!

  14. Caroline K
    May 12, 2020 / 5:58 pm

    These were sooooo tasty and the color is beautiful! Will be making over and over again this summer to try to beat the desert heat! ☀️🌵

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      May 20, 2020 / 7:24 pm

      Thank you so much Caroline! I can imagine these are perfection in the desert.

  15. Hannah C.
    May 12, 2020 / 5:25 pm

    Delish! I tweaked a bit to make a single quarantine marg but it was super delicious!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      May 20, 2020 / 7:25 pm

      I do the same thing sometimes when I’m craving one! Enjoy 🙂

  16. Celeste
    May 12, 2020 / 5:14 pm

    Made these for cinco de Mayo and even my husband who isn’t a big drinker LOVED them! Will definitely be making these on the regular during the summer ☀️

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      July 2, 2020 / 1:46 pm

      Yessss Celeste! So happy you guys got your frozen marg on. They really are the best all summer long. Cheers!

  17. Emily
    May 12, 2020 / 4:51 pm

    Simple recipe that is delicious and refreshing!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      July 2, 2020 / 1:46 pm

      Thanks so much Emily, cheers to those summer sips!

  18. Tay
    May 12, 2020 / 4:23 pm

    So delicious! This was a lovely Cinco De Mayo treat!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      July 2, 2020 / 1:46 pm

      Oh 100% I can’t make enough on Cinco!

  19. Beth
    May 12, 2020 / 3:23 pm

    So refreshing and tasty! Great balance of flavors.

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      July 2, 2020 / 1:46 pm

      Thanks so much Beth! I feel like the best cocktails are usually simple ones!

  20. Shawnee
    May 12, 2020 / 3:20 pm

    This was delicious, definitely needed the simple syrup for my sweet taste buds 😋

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      July 2, 2020 / 1:47 pm

      Nice! I’m so happy you got it just right 🙂

  21. Abbey
    May 12, 2020 / 3:05 pm

    Best margaritas I’ve EVER made! We’ve done two batches now. It’s incredible! Tastes way better than any I’ve gotten in a restaurant.

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      July 2, 2020 / 1:47 pm

      Oh my life Abbey! Music to my ears! You can def make restaurant style margs right in your kitchen, cheers!

  22. Madison
    May 12, 2020 / 2:38 pm

    These margs are soooooo good!!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      Author
      July 2, 2020 / 1:48 pm

      Thanks so much Madison, cheers!

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