The best frozen strawberry margaritas recipe made easy with frozen strawberries and limeade!
DREAMING OF FROZEN STRAWBERRY MARGARITAS
You know the old saying “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone?” Welp, this pretty much sums up my relationship with frozen strawberry margaritas and pregnancy. I don’t know what it was about being pregnant with my second child that made the desire to inhale a margarita quite so strong, but it was there. It was there, indeed.
Perhaps it was the fact that my due date was at the start of September, which essentially meant I was very pregnant during the absolute hottest part of a Texas summer. Maybe it was the fact that I’m all of 5’2″ (well, almost), and was carrying what would be a near 9 pounder in my belly.
Now that I really think about it, it could have been the stress of selling our home and building another and not knowing which one we’d be living in when the baby came. In retrospect, I guess it could have been a culmination of things.
THE GIFT OF STRAWBERRY MARGARITAS
My birthday was not too far after our second daughters birth, and I can recall my husband asking me what I wanted before she arrived. I told him all I wanted in this life was an awesome blender that would whir up a batch of frozen strawberry margaritas restaurant-style. You know? The kind that breaks up the ice like nobody’s business, and would ultimately make me a smooth and luscious frozen strawberry margarita. Happy birthday to me, indeed.
In case your just dying of suspense, I did indeed get that fancy blender for my birthday, and I most definitely made a glorious batch of frozen strawberry margaritas with it. They were everything I had hoped for and more. In fact, they were better than any restaurant in town, but as it turns out, I really didn’t need the fancy blender after all.
NO FANCY BLENDER? NO PROBLEM.
Recently, we were off on a beach vacation, and as crazy as it sounds, I wanted to bring along both my Keurig for my ritual morning coffee and my Vitamix for my beach ritual of drinking frozen strawberry margaritas. First world problems. I’m well aware.
Anyhow, I forgot the pitcher part of the blender and was fairly devasted. We did, however, find one hidden away in the cabinets of our beach rental. It was rinky-dink, old, a far cry from my Vitamix, and it was about to teach me one heck of a lesson in judging a book by its cover. Turns out, you don’t need a fancy blender to make the best-frozen strawberry margarita ever. This recipe alone is completely sufficient.
HOW TO MAKE FROZEN STRAWBERRY MARGARITAS
Frozen strawberry margaritas are easy to make. I prefer a top-shelf frozen margarita (more first world problems, I know), and use Herradura Silver tequila and Grand Marnier liqueur. But, you don’t have to go all out on the pricey stuff if you don’t want to. You’ll need a good, silver tequila, orange liqueur, frozen strawberries, frozen limeade concentrate, fresh lime juice, and ice.
Frozen strawberries are important, as they make for a thick and frosty frozen strawberry margarita. If you were to use regular strawberries, your frozen margarita would be watery.
Once you’ve got all of your ingredients together, you simply throw all of the ingredients in a blender and start mixing on low speed. This gives your blender time to start breaking down the strawberries without stalling out. Once the strawberries are fairly broken up, you can crank up the speed and let it go until it is perfectly smooth.
This frosty beverage is the perfect way to beat the heat on a summers day. And, if you happen to be on the hunt for some more beverage ideas to keep you cool, you might want to check out the fruity and fizzy Pimm’s Cup cocktail, the lime-infused, minty Falernum Fizz, or the tart and refreshing Strawberry Meyer Lemon Cooler spiked with gin.
Or ya know, just stick with the frozen strawberry margaritas. They are the best in the world after all, and a cocktail most definitely worth a nine-month wait. Please, enjoy.
- 1 cup silver tequila
- 1/2 cup orange liqueur
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 (12 ounce) can frozen concentrated limeade
- 1 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 2-3 cups ice
Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order they are listed.
Turn the blender on low to begin breaking up the up the strawberries. Then, increase the speed to high, and blend until perfectly smooth. Serve and enjoy.