Smooth, cold, and refreshing, this Frozen Berry Margaritas recipe combines mixed berries with mint, citrus, and tequila for a cocktail you won’t forget!
Mixed Berry Frozen Margaritas
You know what summer really calls for? What it really, truly needs? Margaritas.
Of course, to be fair, I also make margaritas at Christmas 👉 Frozen Christmas Margaritas. But, still!
So, let’s get to making this delicious berry-infused version of a classic margarita! It’s got everything, you guys. Fresh mint, slushy frozen berries, a generous glug of orangey triple sec, and of course, tequila. Blend it all up, and you have the smooth, frozen cocktail of your dreams!
This is the kind of thing that I imagine Kermit drinking down in Kokomo. It’s so refreshing, flavorful, and perfect for those long summer evenings. Try making these to enjoy along with a festive weekend grilled supper, or maybe some yummy shrimp tacos. Mmmm. 😋
What You’ll Need
This festive margarita recipe packs a lot of flavor using just a handful of simple ingredients. If summer had a taste, this would be it!
- Limes: To make the margaritas, I used the juice of six limes. You’ll also want some extras for garnishing the glasses.
- Tequila: What would a margarita be without tequila? (Honestly, it would probably still be pretty tasty, but not as a margarita. 🤷♀️) For this recipe, you’ll need 1 cup of your favorite blanco tequila.
- Triple Sec: To get a blast of citrus flavor and some complexity, we’ll be adding ⅓ cup of triple sec or Cointreau.
- Berries: Use frozen berries here to add oomph to the margaritas’ texture. You’ll need 4 cups of mixed frozen berries.
- Ice: Have ready 1 cup of crushed ice.
- Mint: The perfect foil for citrus and berries, I love incorporating ⅓ cup roughly chopped fresh mint leaves here.
- Agave Nectar: If you like a sweeter drink, you can add 2 tablespoons agave nectar. It goes really well with tequila.
- Lime Wedges: For rims.
- Sugar or Salt: For rims.
How to Make a Frozen Berry Margaritas
I love making margaritas! It’s just a happy-making process, knowing that you’re creating this special treat. Plus, it’s super easy—the blender does all the work!
- Blend the Margarita Ingredients. In a blender, combine the lime juice, tequila, triple sec, berries, ice, mint, and agave nectar (if using). Process the margarita ingredients until completely blended. If it seems too thick, add more liquid, remembering to balance the amount of juice, tequila, and triple sec. If you want a thicker margarita, add more ice and process until blended. Taste the mixture, and add more sweetener, if needed.
- Prep the Glasses. Run a lime wedge around the rim of 4 margarita glasses. Dip the rim in salt or sugar, whichever you prefer.
- Pour and Garnish. Pour the frozen berry margarita mixture into the glasses, and then garnish with mint leaves and slices of lime.
Tips for Success
Here are a few helpful tips for making margaritas that I’ve learned along the way! Follow these for a great margarita experience. Salut! 🥂
- Make It Ahead: Did you know you can make blended margaritas ahead of time? That’s right, just blend it up and store in the freezer! The alcohol will help the mixture stay slushy, instead of frozen. You can give the mix a quick spin in the blender just before serving to make it the perfect texture. (I recommend leaving out the mint if you do this, and adding it to the blender just before serving).
- Don’t Overblend: Keep in mind that over-blending the margaritas will make them more watery, so try to avoid that! Blend just until slushy and smooth.
- Use the Right Blender: It takes a pretty powerful blender to crush ice into a smoothie, so use caution. Some blenders are great with making fruity purees, but will burn out if you add ice.
What Goes with a Frozen Margarita?
What should you serve with your luscious, frozen berry cocktail? There are so many great options. In general, highly flavored and spicy foods are best pairs for the intense flavors of a margarita. Here we go!
- Shrimp Tacos: These spicy Shrimp Tacos with Asian Cabbage Slaw are an amazing choice to serve with margaritas! You’ll love how easy they are to make!
- Cajun Chicken: My Pan-Seared Cajun Butter Chicken Thighs will wake up your mouth! I love them with pasta, salad, and of course, a margarita.
- Seven Layer Dip: This cool and creamy Seven Layer Mexican Dip has so much flavor! I love serving it with a variety of dippers for a super-easy appetizer that everyone loves.
FROZEN BERRY MARGARITAS
- In a blender combine lime juice, tequila, triple sec, berries, ice, mint, and agave nectar (if using); process until completely blended. Add more liquid, if needed. If you want a thicker margarita, add more ice and process until blended.
- Taste and adjust. Add more sweetener, if needed.
- Run a lime wedge around the rim of 4 margarita glasses. Dip the rim in salt or sugar.
- Pour frozen berry margarita into glasses.
- Garnish with mint leaves and slices of lime.