Delicious, Fruity Frozen Drink
Sometimes you just need a margarita. Perhaps you're celebrating an event and mixing for a crowd, or maybe you just need to satisfy a personal craving at the end of a long week. Regardless of why you want a frozen strawberry margarita, know you can easily make one in the comfort of your own home. No need for a mom to hit the bar – put the kids to bed, and throw your own party!
The recipe couldn't be easier. And it tastes like real berries--not the artificial syrup you find in some restaurant versions. If fresh strawberries are in season, take advantage of their sweetness and intense flavor, but frozen strawberries are a perfect option when fresh berries aren't available. You might need less ice when you use frozen berries.
Don't pull out your best tasting tequila, either – it'll be masked by the flavor of the strawberries. Go for an affordable silver or blanco version, as these will offer a solid agave flavor.
Even if you can't take a holiday to a tropical location, let this drink transport you there in spirit. Enjoy!
Total Time: 5 minutes |Prep Time: 5 minutes | Serves: 1
- 1 1/2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/3 to 2/3 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (to taste)
- 1/2 to 1 cup of ice
- Place all the ingredients in the jar of a blender. Start with the smaller amount of ice.
- Blend on high for 30 to 60 seconds. Add more ice if you want a thicker drink.
- Pour into a margarita glass, and serve.
Sweeten it up: If you've got strawberries that are a little bland or sour, sweeten up your drink by adding a tablespoon of simple syrup. To make simple syrup, stir equal parts of sugar and hot water together until the sugar is dissolved. Cool before adding to the blender with the other ingredients.
- For a fancy touch, rim the glass in sugar: Wet the rim of the glass by dipping it into a shallow bowl of water; then dip into a low pile of sugar on a plate.
- Garnish with a whole, fresh strawberry, too.
- If your kids are up, and jealous of your frosty concoction, make them a non-alcoholic version. Instead of tequila and triple sec, use an ounce of fresh orange juice. Blend as indicated in the recipe.
- For variety, use fresh or frozen raspberries instead of strawberries.
- To make more than one drink, multiply the measurements by the number of drinks.
Andrea Boldt is a nutritionist and personal trainer who writes for multiple publications. A graduate of Princeton and Columbia Universities and of the Culinary Institute of America, she enjoys spending time with her two kids and 18 pets.