Five ingredients and five minutes are all you need to make this easy frozen margarita recipe. You will fall in love after the first sip of this flavor-packed silky-smooth cocktail made with frozen limeade.
I know there are some purists out there that say fresh lime juice is the only way to go with margaritas. And, while that may be true with a margarita on the rocks when you add lots of ice to the equation, it dilutes the lime juice so much that you can hardly taste it.
Enter frozen limeade concentrate, a super-concentrated lime concoction that is perfect for making frozen limeade margaritas and essential for these frozen margaritas.
Jack Todd is a friend of ours and is known far and wide for his delicious, frozen margaritas. Jack graciously shared his recipe with me, and, of course, with his permission, I wanted to share it with you! After all, some things just shouldn’t be kept secret.
Here’s what’s in them:
The best-frozen margaritas should be easy to make, and this recipe fits the bill, with only three main ingredients: tequila, triple sec, and frozen limeade. You will also need ice and a good blender, plus a few limes, and kosher salt if you like salt on the rim of your glass.
What’s the best brand of frozen limeade to use?
I usually use Minute Maid frozen limeade because that’s the brand my grocery store carries. I usually steer away from using store brands because sometimes they just aren’t as good.
Here’s how to make this margarita:
When you are ready to make them, place the frozen limeade, tequila, and triple sec in a blender jar and fill the jar with crushed ice.
Process for several minutes until the contents are silky smooth.
How to salt the rim of a margarita glass
To salt, the edges, pour a single layer of kosher salt on a small plate. Moisten each glass rim with a lime wedge.
Dip the rim of each prepared glass into the salt.
Pour the frozen margarita mixture into each prepared glass and garnish with a lime wedge. Serve immediately.
Different blenders have different size blender jars. This recipe is based on an 80 oz or 10 cups blender jar. However, this recipe is very forgiving, and I have made it several times using a blender jar that is only 60 oz, and it is still really delicious. If your blender jar is smaller, you might want to reduce the ingredient measurements proportionately.
You should use a regular blender instead of a Vitamix or Blendtec because those machines are so powerful they can melt your ice.
Keep all of your ingredients, including the tequila and triple sec, in the freezer so they will be icy cold when you start. However, your triple sec will have to be at least 60 proof to leave it in the freezer. Any less, and it will freeze.
If you want to up your game consider adding a splash of fresh orange juice or Grand Marnier to the mixture prior to blending it up in the blender.
More cocktail recipes:
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- Easy Frozen Cranberry Margaritas recipe
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- Easy Hurricane Cocktail
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Need more cocktail recipes or party ideas, check out all of my cocktail recipes here.
Of course, if you are having cocktails, you will need something to snack on, and I can highly recommend my Best Ever Easy Southern Caviar Dip, Easy Crunchy Taco Cup, or Brown Sugar Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp.
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Frozen Limeade Margarita Recipe
- 12 oz frozen limeade
- 12 oz tequila recommend Jose Cuervo
- 6 oz triple sec
- lime slices
- kosher salt
- Place all ingredients in a blender jar and fill with crushed ice. Process for several minutes or until the contents are silky smooth.
- To salt the margarita glasses, pour a single layer of kosher salt on a salad plate. Moisten each glass rim with a lime slice.
- Dip the rim of each glass into the salt.
- Pour the frozen margarita mixture into each glass and garnish with a lime slice. Serve immediately.
Absolutely delicious made these for friends in a ninja blender which onmy holds 9 cups and worked beautifully…….Please tell Todd Jack thank you for sharing as this is so so yummy. I make a big batch and freeze in those little clear plastic drink drink pouches that you can get on amazon and it’s perfect i can just grab one when i need it! Thanks Again!
Margaritas!! Delicious!! We enjoyed these by the pool yesterday. It was quite the treat!! 🙂
I LOVE margaritas and this was the perfect recipe to make some at home!
Is it tacky to ask where you got your margaritas glasses I’m planning a Cinco de Mayo party using your recipes Thanks
Not tacky at all! My husband ordered them online about 10 years ago. He said he can’t remember where he ordered them from but he said he searched for “short margarita glasses.” I hope that helps. I also hope you have a good time at your party and you enjoy the recipes!
All the best,