Frozen Margaritas Recipe from Mexico - Tequila, Triple Sec, Lemon, Salt

Frozen Margaritas

Frozen Margaritas Recipe from Mexico - Tequila, Triple Sec, Lemon, Salt
Region / culture: Mexico | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 4


Frozen Margaritas
Frozen Margaritas

Frozen Margaritas are a popular and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for hot summer days or any time you want a cool and tasty drink. This recipe combines the classic flavors of lime, tequila, and triple sec with the added bonus of being frozen for a slushy texture.


The Margarita cocktail is said to have originated in Mexico in the 1930s or 1940s, with many different stories claiming to be the true origin. The frozen version of the Margarita likely came about later as a way to enjoy a cold and refreshing drink on a hot day.


How to prepare

  1. In a blender, combine limeade, tequila, and triple sec.
  2. Add enough ice to fill the blender.
  3. Blend the mixture until smooth.
  4. Store the mixture in the freezer.
  5. To serve, rub a lemon slice around the rim of a stemmed glass and dip it in salt.
  6. Fill the glass with the frozen mixture.
  7. This recipe can be made ahead of time and frozen.


  • Try using different flavors of frozen concentrate, such as lemon or orange, for a unique twist on the classic Margarita.
  • Add fresh herbs like mint or basil to the blender for a fresh and herbaceous flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use a good quality tequila for the best flavor in your Frozen Margaritas.

- Adjust the amount of ice in the blender to achieve your desired consistency - more ice will make the drink thicker.

- For a fun twist, try adding fresh fruit like strawberries or mango to the blender for a fruity Frozen Margarita.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Frozen Margaritas in stemmed glasses with a salted rim and a slice of lemon for garnish.

Cooking Techniques

Blending the ingredients with ice creates a slushy texture that is perfect for Frozen Margaritas.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have triple sec, you can substitute with orange liqueur or orange juice.

Make Ahead Tips

You can make the Frozen Margarita mixture ahead of time and store it in the freezer until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Frozen Margaritas in fun and colorful glasses with a variety of garnishes like fresh fruit or herbs.

Pairing Recommendations

Frozen Margaritas pair well with Mexican dishes like tacos, nachos, or enchiladas.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Frozen Margarita mixture in the freezer and allow it to thaw slightly before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Frozen Margaritas contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Frozen Margaritas contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


There is no fat in this Frozen Margarita recipe.


There is no protein in this Frozen Margarita recipe.

Vitamins and minerals

Frozen Margaritas contain vitamin C from the limeade concentrate.


This recipe may contain allergens such as citrus (from the limeade) and alcohol (from the tequila and triple sec).


Frozen Margaritas are a relatively low-calorie cocktail option, but they do contain carbohydrates from the limeade concentrate.


Frozen Margaritas are a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for enjoying on a hot day. With just a few simple ingredients and a blender, you can whip up this tasty drink in no time. Cheers!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I knew it was something I had to try. I was at a friend's house for a summer barbecue, and they whipped up a batch of frozen margaritas that were absolutely divine. The perfect blend of sweet and sour, with just a hint of tequila to give it that little extra kick. As soon as I took my first sip, I knew I had to get my hands on that recipe.

I asked my friend where she had learned to make such a delicious drink, and she told me that she had picked it up from a bartender at a local restaurant. Apparently, this bartender was famous for his margaritas and had even won awards for them. I knew right then and there that I had to track him down and learn his secrets.

It took some convincing, but eventually, I was able to get the bartender to share his recipe with me. He explained that the key to a perfect frozen margarita was using fresh ingredients and the right proportions. He showed me how to mix the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and simple syrup just right to achieve that perfect balance of flavors.

I couldn't wait to get home and try out the recipe for myself. I gathered all the ingredients and followed the bartender's instructions to a tee. I poured the mixture into the blender, added a generous amount of ice, and hit the blend button. When I poured myself a glass and took a sip, I was transported back to that sunny afternoon at my friend's barbecue. It was just as delicious as I remembered.

From that day on, frozen margaritas became a staple in my summer entertaining repertoire. Whenever I had friends over for a cookout or a pool party, I would whip up a batch of these refreshing drinks to kick off the festivities. Everyone always raved about how delicious they were, and I loved being able to share my newfound recipe with them.

Over the years, I continued to experiment with the recipe, tweaking it here and there to suit my own tastes. Sometimes I would add a splash of fresh fruit juice for a twist, or rim the glass with salt for a classic touch. But no matter how I customized it, the core of the recipe always remained the same – fresh ingredients, blended to perfection.

As time went on, I began to share my recipe with family and friends, passing it down through the generations. My children and grandchildren all grew up sipping on my frozen margaritas at summer gatherings, just as I had done with my friends all those years ago. It became a tradition in our family, a symbol of summer fun and good times shared.

Now, as I sit here reflecting on the journey that led me to discover this delicious recipe, I can't help but feel grateful for all the people who have crossed my path and shared their culinary knowledge with me. From that bartender at the local restaurant to my friend at the barbecue, each one has played a role in shaping my love for cooking and creating new dishes.

And so, I raise my glass to all those who have inspired me along the way, to all the recipes I have collected and cherished over the years. Cheers to frozen margaritas, the drink that brought joy and laughter to countless gatherings, and to the memories we have made together over a shared love of good food and good company. Here's to many more delicious recipes and culinary adventures in the years to come.


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