Food & Drink

Frozen Margarita Recipes That'll Silence The Shamers

“There’s no shame in frozen cocktails.” Damn right there isn't.
05/03/2018 05:46am ET
Cravings Of A Lunatic/Cafe Delites/Joyful Healthy Eats
Make your own frozen margaritas next time you have a craving.

If you’ve ever felt a nagging sense of shame every time you crave a frozen margarita, you shouldn’t. But statements like these may be the reason you feel that way:

Frozen cocktails carry a good deal of baggage in the cultural imagination. ... Your first vision at the mention of ‘frozen cocktail’ is that of a rotating slushie machine, dispensing candy-pink blends of cheap booze and artificially flavored mixers into plastic palm-tree-shaped novelty glasses.”

If you want a frozen margarita, don’t let the naysayers stop you. Make your own damn frozen margarita and enjoy every last icy crystal. There are just a few things to keep in mind.

Use good alcohol. Don’t use a crappy blender. And many would argue you should never use fresh fruit juice in a frozen marg. Rather, it’s suggested that you use a frozen fruit concentrate (preferably made of all-natural juice, with no sugar).

The eight recipes below don’t all adhere to that rule, but to each his own. Take your pick and find your best frozen margarita.

1
The Best Frozen Lime Margaritas
Robyn Lee/Serious Eats
You can make this mixture and freeze it up to a week ahead of time, and then just blend it with ice when you're ready to drink up.Get The Best Frozen Lime Margaritas recipe from Maggie Hoffman for Serious Eats
2
Frozen Strawberry Margaritas
Cravings of a Lunatic
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3
Frozen Mango Margarita
Joyful Healthy Eats
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4
Cantaloupe Coconut Margaritas
Fake Ginger
Get the Cantaloupe Coconut Margaritas recipe from Fake Ginger
5
Strawberry Sriracha Margarita
Domestic Fits
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6
Frozen Peach Margaritas
Fearless Dining
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7
Frozen Margarita Slushy
Cafe Delites
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Frozen Cantaloupe Margaritas
Half Baked Harvest
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