Happy Friday, friends! Somehow the last cocktail recipe I shared was back in 2017(!), and after posting a quick IG story of my Memorial Day cocktail of choice last weekend, the recipe requests came flooding in. You guys know I’m picky about my margaritas. My summer pitcher margaritas are always a crowd-pleasing request, but I felt like shaking things up last weekend. We haven’t been able to eat at our favorite Mexican restaurants for months and after a lengthy phone conversation with my sister (who lives in Ohio), I learned that you can ORDER MARGARITAS WITH CARRYOUT in certain states?! That would never fly here in Utah, but I figured a good option was to order carryout and make my own marg for the holiday weekend… so that’s exactly what Emmett & I did. Click through for my quick and easy frozen strawberry margarita recipe, if you’re also craving those big ones from the best Mexican restaurants (minus the added the sugar and probably a little more tequila).
I prefer my frozen margs to be a nice drinkable consistency. I hate that awkward moment trying to drink one that is too thick and a big wall of slush slams into your face all at once. Haha! The struggle. I also don’t like using a straw when drinking margaritas because what is even the point of adding a salted, sugared, or spicy rim? All of that to say- I want my margarita to be frozen, but not too frozen… sans straw. If you like yours to be extra thick, just add more ice or frozen fruit to adjust.
Last year, I bought this budget-friendly, single serve Ninja blender and I use it five or six times each week for smoothies and breakfast protein shakes. It works really well and also does an excellent job making a double serving of frozen margaritas!
This recipe is a simple one… it only takes a minute to make one of these (dangerous, I know). You’ll need frozen strawberries, cointreau, tequila, and ice. I like mine without sweetener, but if you prefer yours on the sweet side- add a drizzle of agave or simple syrup.
Frozen Strawberry Margarita
- 6 ounces frozen strawberries
- 3/4 cup ice
- 4-5 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces cointreau
- 1 small squeeze lime juice
- 1 tablespoons water
- sliced or wedged limes for garnish
- margarita salt for glass rim
- 1 splash agave or simple syrup *OPTIONAL, as sweetener
- Prep your margarita glasses. Run a small wedge of lime around the outer rim of your glass. Press it into the margarita salt. Set aside.
- Add the strawberries, ice, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, water, and optional sweetener to a blender. Blend until completely smooth. Taste test and add extra sweetener or alcohol if needed.
- Pour the margarita into the prepared glasses and garnish with a slice of lime. You can also pour 1/2 - 1 ounce of tequila on top as a float, if you'd like. Enjoy!
You could dice up any kind of fruit, freeze, and try different flavors or variations of this recipe! I feel like watermelon or mango margaritas would be delicious. I’ll have to try those at some point this summer and report back.
While classic margaritas are my favorite, I do enjoy a frozen marg from time-to-time because it’s kind of like drinking your dessert, and feels like a special summertime treat, since it’s frozen (like a snow cone or slushee for adults). Cheers to the weekend! What is everyone up to? We’re planning to work on the guest bedroom and knock out some house projects.
PeggiMay 29, 2020 at 6:31 am
Well, those look beautiful and refreshing! I could have used one with my tacos last night because we worked in the yard for several sweaty hours.😅 I’m not sure why, but they aren’t a home cocktail for us. I still sometimes think of the amazing jamaica margarita I had at El Barrio in Phoenix. Sigh. Freshly made hibiscus water. Mmmmm. You should try it the next time you visit Laurie Anne. I will probably be switching back to inside projects this weekend. I need to finish my ceiling patching, and it’s going to be scorching outside!
Happy Pizza Friday, friends! (Also, those zebra napkins!😍)
SarahMay 29, 2020 at 9:04 am
Thanks Peggi! You definitely deserve one after all of that yard work. We make pitcher margaritas the majority of the time, but if it’s extra hot outside… I get the craving to blend one of these up. El Barrio is DEFINITELY on my must-try list for margaritas next time I’m in Phoenix. Although I think Laurie Anne may end up at my house before I visit her. I’ve sworn off visiting Phoenix in the summertime (this mountain girl can’t handle the heat, Hahah)! Happy Pizza Friday to you :) Our oven is still broken, so it’s looking like tacos or grilling over here tonight. Have an awesome weekend!
KingaMay 29, 2020 at 7:07 am
Ohhh great I live for good margarita, but I found only 2 places in my town where they know how to do it properly and the price is not extravagant and they are still closed (sometimes I’m a snob, but I don’t care 😉 ). Wall of ice is a big no no for me, so this should be perfect. Cheers
SarahMay 29, 2020 at 9:01 am
Me too, me too. You really can’t get an *awesome* margarita in Utah (because of our liquor laws), so I’ve resorted to making my own. Haha! Enjoy Kinga :)
ColleenMay 29, 2020 at 8:36 am
Happy Friday Sarah!
Those margaritas look 😋 AMAZING. I will definitely give those a spin this summer poolside 🥳
Yep the pool project is well underway and we are finally going to have the backyard of our dreams. So exciting! After 23 years of home ownership, compromising inside space for outdoor space with the move last year, we have embarked on the most expensive, nerve racking 😬 renovation ever. But, I’m confident it’s going to be worth it! Needless to say we have settled in our forever home, and I may just live outside for the rest of the summer 😜 it’s going to be gorgeous. Lap pool, spa, fully upholstered outdoor sectional sitting under a gazebo with a natural gas fire pit 😍 all surrounded in mature trees with a new horizontal cedar fence 😱 Bye Bye 40 year old chain link! It’s been a dream for many years, and seeing this come to life is beyond AMAZING! Cheers to your margaritas and making dreams happen 🥂🙏😎
SarahMay 29, 2020 at 8:58 am
Happy Friday, Colleen! Oooh- a poolside margarita sounds like absolute perfection (still trying to convince Emmett we need a pool, haha)! Can I come visit your pool? Your backyard sounds like a vacation! I’m SO excited for you. If I were you- I’d definitely live outside all summer. That entire combination is my dream backyard. Cheers to setting goals and making them happen! Enjoy your weekend and the process of your dream backyard coming together :) xox
Anne HMay 29, 2020 at 11:11 am
Colleen, your backyard sounds AH-MAZING!! I grew up with a pool in our backyard (lucky kid, I know) and you’re going to love it. Although it did make me a bit of a pool snob re: public pools, but public pools?? Ew. There is not enough chlorine in the world. LOL!
SarahMay 31, 2020 at 11:01 am
HAHAH!! This made me laugh.. so funny! I grew up “swimming” in livestock watering tanks on my grandma’s farm. It’s funny to see those making a DIY comeback. Colleen’s backyard sounds like the perfect retreat… I’d never leave the space! So happy for her.
LaurenMay 30, 2020 at 7:51 am
Oh Colleen your backyard sounds like a dream getaway!! Congratulations on all the fun and excitement of turning a dream into reality!
Anne HMay 29, 2020 at 11:03 am
Oh, hell to the yes on these! (Wait, I’M not the first person to comment on one of your blog posts am I?? Well, miracles never cease apparently!) Can’t wait to try these, but I believe you posted a Five Summer Cocktails to Try last Summer?! FWIW – friends made Watermelon Margarita’s a few years back and they were so refreshing. Highly recommend.
Happy Pizza Friday, too! (That should totally be a national holiday EVERY week. LOL) We’ve got some deep dish Chicago style and a movie (Booksmart) on deck tonight. What’s everyone watching this weekend?
Anne HMay 29, 2020 at 11:04 am
Ha, I didn’t think so! Wonder why others comments weren’t showing up before I posted mine. Oh, well. #goals
LaurenMay 30, 2020 at 7:57 am
I love everything about your response to these margaritas!😂My sentiments exactly Anne!! We watched Boston Confidential on Netflix…Highly recommend!! Great movie, but fair warning lots of profanity. Also you may pee your pants with laughter…lol. And, that’s been happening to me when I come read as well. I can’t see other’s comments until after I’ve commented. And where is Ardith?? I don’t see any of her comments anymore….😔
SarahMay 31, 2020 at 10:55 am
I’ll have to add that one to our watch list! That’s so weird about the comments- I haven’t changed anything. Maybe try hitting refresh before commenting? Hmmmm, sorry guys! Not sure where Ardith is- we haven’t heard from her in awhile. Hopefully she’s relaxing and enjoying summer :)
Anne HMay 31, 2020 at 4:11 pm
HIGHLY recommend BookSmart you guys!! Talk about peeing your pants w/ laughter. SO good. Hubby was slightly skeptical going in I think, but we both loved it. Will have to check out Spenser Confidential next! (That’s what came up when I searched for Boston Confidential. It’s on Netflix and takes place in Boston, so I think that’s what you meant, Lauren?)
LaurenJune 1, 2020 at 8:30 am
Yes!!! That was it!! 🤣😂🤣Sorry Anne! Jeff and I were thinking long and hard if that was the title or not, and we were sooo confident in ourselves…womp womp womp. I’m glad you found it anyway😉🙃
Anne HJune 1, 2020 at 12:32 pm
Ha, ha! NO worries at all, Lauren. We look forward to checking it out!
SarahMay 31, 2020 at 11:05 am
Woohoo!!! We’ve been missing our pizza Fridays because the oven is still broken, but I hope everyone enjoyed theirs :) I need to add Booksmart to our watch list, and I LOVE chicago style pizza. Hope you’re having an awesome weekend!!
LaurenMay 30, 2020 at 8:08 am
Ok these margaritas look BOMB DOT COM Sarah!! I love a great frozen margarita, but most restaurants definitely lack in the perfect consistency factor. I too have one of those Ninjas; it’s perfect for my protein shakes in the morning! Except I’d love to know if they sell those cups separately…not excited about the weird small sizes that come with it; I need at least three of the big mamas😂Anyway, I’m definitely trying this recipe, and can’t wait to make watermelon margaritas this summer! My favorite is with a Tajin rim…so good. Now you have me thinking of all the possibilities…lol. Hell yes to margaritas to go!! We have a Mexican restaurant down the street with jumbo margaritas in the most amazing flavors. When we’ve ordered takeout under quarantine our order looks like we bought maragaritas in bulk at costco😂😂Lets just say being trapped in a house with my tiny terror twins requires ALL the margaritas some days!! 🤣😅And you did post a drink recipe round up last summer! Five cocktails to try…they all ended up in my cocktail recipe book and they’re our favorites btw! Cheers to a productive weekend! We’re knocking out projects and today might be a deep clean day! Cheers to the weekend!
SarahMay 31, 2020 at 10:53 am
They’re SO good! My ninja only came with the large cups (none of the smaller sizes, weird). It only came with two though, so I feel like I need to find more, since I have smoothies or shakes for breakfast almost everyday. I also love a spicy Tajin rim. You also have carryout alcohol?! I’m so envious that you’re able to order your margaritas. Haha! Hope you’re having an awesome weekend :) xo
DannaJune 1, 2020 at 8:26 am
Margaritas…my favorite! Your recipe looks so good! Must try this week! We have a Ninja blender with the smaller blender cups and they are so handy for drinks, smoothies, etc.
Texas has carryout for a lot of restaurants. There are even beer/liquor barns here that you drive thru to pick up alcohol. Yep! A few of my friends who love wine said they needed to start a business selling drinks like the snow cone trucks do in our neighborhood. Lol!
Hope you had a good weekend even with all the hurt and destruction going on. We tried to celebrate our senior with a parade and food.
SarahJune 1, 2020 at 12:12 pm
Let me know what you think, Danna :) So awesome that Texas also has carryout. I bet that has helped a lot of local businesses during the pandemic. I love the wine snow cone truck idea… I’d show up to buy one of those. Haha! I’m so glad you were able to celebrate your senior with a parade and food. Hopefully you can celebrate again, too. I bet it was still very special!! xox
Nicholas CollierMarch 21, 2021 at 12:07 pm
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