Summer is just beginning! Whip up one of these ice cold, Frozen Strawberry Margaritas from scratch and enjoy the good life! Hello Señorita!
These homemade Frozen Strawberry Margaritas from scratch are sweet, salty, fruity and perfect for your summer festivities. You’re going to love these cocktails made with real ingredients!
I don’t understand the need for store bought strawberry margarita mixes. Margaritas require very few, simple ingredients. That is definitely the case with frozen strawberry margaritas so why not make them from scratch? I would rather make my drinks with real ingredients like strawberries and lime and avoid the preservatives! Scratch is scrumptious! So to start my version of the classic frozen strawberry margarita, I used frozen strawberries.
I purchased frozen strawberries because my strawberry plants aren’t producing yet, but if you want to use fresh strawberries, slice them and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and pop them in the freezer. Once they are frozen transfer them to a sealed container until ready to use.
So what else is in this classic strawberry margarita from scratch? We used simple syrup because it’s inexpensive, but also because you need a good amount of liquid to not burn out your blender motor. Syrups like agave and honey are a bit too thick.
Next there’s gold tequila. You might think the gold color would muddy the beautiful blush of your strawberry margarita, but not so! Gold tequila has a deep flavor that adds complexity to an otherwise sweet drink. Pro tip: store your tequila in the freezer to prevent the alcohol from melting your cocktails. Don’t worry, it won’t freeze! (and if your freezer is overcrowded like mine, use a jar to freeze just what you need).
Rounding out the ingredients are lime juice and ice. You would think ice is self explanatory, but I find that my frozen drinks are always better when the ice is shaved or crushed before it’s added to the blender. No one wants a chunk of ice in their frozen cocktail! And the lime juice? You have to work for it! Real, freshly squeezed limes are the best. However, if you’re having a party and want to prep in advance, you can freeze the juice in ice cube trays.
The final ingredient is a good blender. I’ve got a Margaritaville and a Vitamix that both produce professional results. If you don’t have a high powered blender, consider not freezing as many of your ingredients. Your margaritas will be more slushy than frozen, but you’ll avoid a blender catastrophe!
If you are a lover of vintage things, opt for used glassware. These are Princess House glasses I bought at a flea market for about a dollar a piece. But don’t feel the need to use traditional margarita glasses, anything from a mason jar to a sundae glass will do.
Making frozen strawberry margaritas from scratch is easy-peasy! No need for processed cocktail mixes!
- salt for rim
- limes slices,
- 1/2 cup gold tequila, (ice cold if possible)
- 3 cups frozen strawberries, chopped
- 1/4 cup lime juice (frozen in cubes, if possible)
- 1/2 cup simple syrup, (half sugar, half water)
- 2 cups crushed ice
Use a wedge of lime to wet a margarita glass rim.
Place salt on a plate and dip glass into salt.
Repeat with second glass.
Make a small cut in lime slices and strawberries and place on two glasses.
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse.
If needed, add water a little bit at a time.
Pour into prepared glasses and serve! Cheers!
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