Classic frozen margarita recipe

Frozen Classic Margherita

active time:15 minutes

total time:30 minutes, plus cooling time


active time:15 minutes

total time:30 minutes, plus cooling time


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This frozen margarita recipe is a summertime classic, and it follows the template for a customizable frozen cocktail formula. We recommend refrigerating all of your ingredients and using a richer simple syrup to reduce the amount of water added and help keep the slush smooth.

The most suitable here is silver tequila (blanco). You don’t need to decorate the glass, but a spice tagine or any chile-lime salt on the rim would be a delicious and colorful addition.

Go Ahead: The rich simple syrup should be prepared about 1 hour before cocktails are planned to be served and refrigerated.

Storage notes: Refrigerate the rich, simple syrup in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

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For a simple rich drink

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 ounces of ice
  • 3 1/2 oz silver/blanco tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounce triplesec
  • 2 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz simple rich syrup

Make the simple rich syrup: In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, mix sugar and water and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Once the sugar has dissolved and the syrup has boiled for about 30 seconds, remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Transfer it to a clean bottle, cover it and put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour. You should have 2 cups of drink.

Make the drink: at least 30 minutes before serving drinks, cool the glassware, ingredients – sweetener and juice in the refrigerator; Glassware and spirits in the freezer.

Crush the ice in advance, if possible – If you have a refrigerator that makes crushed ice, the smaller pieces will be easier to blend and your drink will reach the proper consistency faster with less melting.

In a blender, combine ice, tequila, lemon juice and simple rich syrup and stir until it doesn’t look “crunchy” anymore and you don’t hear any big chunks of ice hitting the blades. (The “smoothie” setting on more advanced machines works well, but you may not need to let it finish its cycle. Stop the blender as soon as the mixture reaches the correct consistency to reduce melting before serving.)

Take the cups out of the freezer and divide the mixture between them and serve.

Calories: 244 Total Fat: 0 g; saturated fat: 0 g; cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 1 mg; carbohydrates: 27 g; Dietary fiber: 0 g; sugar: 25 g; Protein: 0 grams

This analysis is an estimate based on the ingredients available and this preparation. It should not replace the advice of a dietician or dietician.

From Spirits columnist M. Carrie Allan.

Tested by M. Carrie Allan; Email questions to [email protected].

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