Make Perfect Frozen Margaritas at Home with This Foolproof Formula
Warmer weather is upon us, which means frozen drink season is coming. While we love a good strawberry daiquiri or piña colada at the beach, frozen margaritas just hold a special place in our hearts—especially when they only require a handful of ingredients and we can make them at home.
Pictured Recipe: Layered Strawberry-Margo Margarita
Our formula for skinny frozen margaritas is pretty healthy, since there's not a lot of added sugar (there's only ¼ cup of simple syrup divided among six servings). But they also taste plenty sweet: Frozen fruit takes care of that and gives these margs the fresh flavor we love.
Whether you're a fan of frozen mango margaritas, peach margaritas, strawberry margaritas or pineapple margaritas, we've got you covered. This formula works for any fruit you've got in your freezer! Heck, you can even open up a package of frozen berries or mixed tropical fruit—it all works beautifully.
To become a margarita master, it may be worth stocking up on a few essentials, like a blender (regular or high-speed will work well) We like these:
- Oster Master Blender ($49.99, Bed Bath & Beyond) or Vitamix Blender (it's on major sale right now from $600 to $499.95, Williams Sonoma)
- Set of 6 margarita glasses ($89.95, Williams Sonoma)
- Citrus juicer ($24.95, Williams Sonoma)
How to Make Frozen Margaritas in 2 Easy Steps
Here's the formula to help you nail frozen margaritas at home. Go ahead and whip up a batch for practice (we won't tell):
- 5 cups frozen fruit
- 3 cups ice
- 1 cup tequila
- ⅔ cup lime juice
- ½ cup Triple Sec
- ¼ cup simple syrup
1. Make simple syrup
Bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Let cool for 30 minutes and then refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Makes about 1 1/2 cups. (Store extra simple syrup covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.)
2. Blend and enjoy
Puree everything in a blender until smooth and enjoy!
Prefer your margs on the rocks? See The Only Recipe You Need to Make the Best Skinny Margarita to learn how to make the perfect classic margarita.