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This is the best easy frozen margarita recipe! This sweet and fruity frozen berry margarita recipe whips up easily for a vibrant, refreshing cocktail. It’s perfect for an adult Cinco de Mayo fiesta, Taco Tuesday night, or any celebration!

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A classic margarita is a strong cocktail made traditionally of tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice. It’s frequently served in a salt-rimmed glass. Additionally, it can be shaken with ice, served over ice, or blended with ice for a slushy-like frozen cocktail.

And there are a lot of variations! A popular one is a strawberry margarita, which has strawberries blended in. Similarly, this frozen berry margarita recipe blends frozen berries into the mix. The result is a sweet and fruity take on the classic.

This is a fun cocktail to make for Cinco de Mayo or anytime you’re putting together a fiesta-style menu. And Taco Tuesdays or girls’ night in are a lot more fun with a pitcher of margaritas!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Mixed berries give this frozen cocktail gorgeous color.
  • If you like a classic margarita, you will love the fruity flavor of berry margs!
  • Using frozen berries makes it thick and almost slushy-like. It’s super refreshing on a hot day.
  • You can switch it up to suit your tastes! If you’re looking for a frozen strawberry margarita recipe, just use frozen strawberries instead of mixed berries.
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Ingredients and Substitutions

Ingredients Explained

In this section I explain the ingredients and give substitution ideas where applicable. For the full recipe (including the ingredient amounts), see the recipe card below.

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Salt Rim Ingredients for Margarita Glasses

  • Sea salt – Salted rims not only look elegant, but the salty flavor helps round out the bitterness in the liquor so the fruity flavor of the drink comes through.
  • Lime wedge – We rub the rib of each glass with a lime before dipping it in salt. The sticky lime juice adds a tart flavor, and is what makes the salt stick.

Frozen Berry Margaritas Ingredients

  • Simple Syrup – This is the sweetener in this cocktail. In its most basic form, simple syrup is just a mixture of water and sugar. I give instructions on how to make it in the notes of the recipe card below, or you can use store-bought simple syrup. Additionally, agave nectar is a good substitute.
  • Blanco tequila – This is also sometimes referred to as silver or white tequila.
  • Orange liqueur – Such as Cointreau.
  • Fresh lime juice – Lime juice is a traditional ingredient in classic margaritas. Its bright, citrusy, tangy flavor helps create a balanced profile.
  • Frozen mixed berries – Such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, or any frozen berries you like.
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Instructions

Step 1: Salt the Rims of the Glasses

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  1. Rub the cut side of a fresh lime wedge along the rim of each of 4 glasses.
  2. And then, immediately after rubbing each glass with lime, dip them in salt.

Step 2: Blend the Frozen Margaritas

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  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and serve in salt-rimmed margarita glasses.

Tips

  • How to Make Simple Syrup: To make about 3/4 cup of simple syrup, add 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and then remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Or you can buy pre-made simple syrup if you prefer.
  • Simple Syrup Substitute: If desired, use agave nectar instead of simple syrup.
  • Orange Liqueur Substitute: If you don’t have orange liqueur, you can omit it from this recipe. However, if desired add 1/2 cup orange juice or 1/4 teaspoon orange extract instead.
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Frozen Berry Margarita FAQs

What’s in a Classic Margarita?

A classic margarita only has three ingredients: tequila, orange liqueur (such as Cointreau), and lime juice. It’s commonly served in a glass with a salted rim.

What is Margarita Mix?

Margarita mix is typically a non-alcoholic syrup. It usually contains sugar, water, and lime juice (as well as preservatives if you buy the mix instead of making it). It’s meant to be mixed with tequila to make margaritas!

How Can I Make Strawberry Margaritas?

It’s easy to turn this recipe into strawberry margaritas!

To make strawberry margaritas, omit the frozen mixed berries. Instead, use 4 cups of either fresh or frozen strawberries. However, if you use fresh strawberries, add 1 cup of ice. And then blend it up!

What Pairs Well with Margaritas?

If you’re putting together a Cinco de Mayo party, Taco Tuesday potluck, or are just wondering what to serve with margaritas, I have you covered! Here are a few things that pair perfectly:

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Frozen Berry Margarita Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Yields: 5 servings
This sweet and fruity frozen berry margarita recipe whips up easily for a vibrant, refreshing cocktail. It’s perfect for an adult Cinco de Mayo fiesta, Taco Tuesday night, or any celebration!

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Ingredients
 

Salt Rims:

  • 1 tablespoon sea salt you will not use all the salt
  • 1 fresh lime wedge

Frozen Berry Margaritas:

  • 3/4 cup simple syrup (see Notes)
  • 1 1/4 cups blanco tequila also sometimes referred to as silver or white tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur such as Cointreau (see Notes)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 cups frozen mixed berries such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries

For Garnish:

  • 4 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 4 lime wheels

Instructions
 

For the Salt Rims:

  • Put the salt in a shallow dish. Rub the cut side of a fresh lime wedge along the rim of each of 4 glasses. Immediately after rubbing each glass with lime, dip them in the salt.

For the Frozen Berry Margaritas:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.

To Serve:

  • Pour the margaritas into the salt-rimmed glasses. If desired, garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh mint and a lime wheel.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • How to Make Simple Syrup: To make about 3/4 cup of simple syrup, add 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and then remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Or you can buy pre-made simple syrup if you prefer.
  • Simple Syrup Substitute: If desired, use agave nectar instead of simple syrup.
  • Orange Liqueur Substitute: If you don’t have orange liqueur, you can omit it from this recipe. If desired, add 1/2 cup orange juice or 1/4 teaspoon orange extract instead.
  • Recipe Yield and Serving Size: This makes about 5 1/2 cups, which is 5 servings. Each serving is just over 1 cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1429mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Berry Margarita, Berry Margarita Recipe, Best Frozen Margarita Recipe, Easy Frozen Margarita Recipe, Frozen Berry Margarita, Frozen Margarita Recipe, Mixed Berry Margarita, Simple Frozen Margarita Recipe

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This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on April 29, 2022 and updated on May 5, 2024.

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’m normally not big on alcoholic beverages but this looks absolutely delicious! Just out of curiosity: is there a nonalcoholic substitute for the tequila?

    1. Yes! :) You can use a fruit juice like cranberry or white grape juice. Or you can use unsweetened iced tea; I’ve made it with unsweetened green tea and it’s delicious!

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