This frozen margarita recipe makes fruity margaritas in only 2 minutes – like magic! Create perfectly slushy frozen margaritas in any flavor you want, any time you want them. The secret ingredient enhances the fruity flavor for a summer cocktail you’ll fall in love with.
What Makes This Frozen Margarita Recipe So Good
- It is the BEST and EASIEST way to make frosty, fruity margaritas in just a few minutes.
- You can double the recipe with no problem and get a whole pitcher of drinks fit for summer parties or picnics.
- It’s fully customizable! Use your favorite fruit flavor and your favorite tequila to make your dream cocktail.
- You only need 3 ingredients! The sorbet takes care of all the sweetening, so all you have to do is add tequila and a little lime juice.
Frozen Margarita Ingredients
Fruit sorbet – Because fruit sorbet is made without cream, the sweet, refreshing flavors of the fruit shine through. Depending on the flavor, it can be tart, strong, or just deliciously sweet.
Tequila – It’s not a margarita without tequila! Keep scrolling for a quick breakdown of the different kinds of tequila – ultimately, though, what you use is up to you!
Lime juice – The secret ingredient! A little lime juice helps bring out the flavor in any sorbet and gives the drink a little tart, citrusy flavor.
How To Make This Fruity Frozen Margarita Recipe
The full recipe & ingredients list are below, but here you’ll find a quick overview for making this recipe perfectly, along with useful tips and info!
In a blender, add your favorite flavor of fruit sorbet, your favorite tequila, and your lime juice. Blend everything together for 20-30 seconds until it’s combined and you’ve got a perfect, slushy texture.
Pour your fruity margarita into a salt- or sugar-rimmed glass and garnish with fruit or a lime wedge or even a little paper umbrella. Serve and enjoy!
- I used strawberry, raspberry, and mango sorbet with these margaritas, but you can make this frozen margarita recipe with any sorbet you like. For the perfect traditional margaritas, look for lime sorbet.
- To rim your glass, make a small cut down the middle of a lime wedge. Stick this cut right on the edge of your glass, and rub the lime all the way around. Dip the lime-covered edge into a shallow bowl or dish filled with coarse salt or granulated sugar.
- Triple sec, or curaçao, is an orange liqueur that’s used in traditional margaritas. I’m keeping things simple here so I opted not to use it, but you can if you want! For a similar flavor with less alcohol, use orange extract or orange sorbet instead of triple sec.
- For a creamier margarita with a consistency similar to a piña colada, use a sherbet and ice instead of a sorbet. Sorbet contains no milk or cream – it’s just water and fruit juice or fruit purée.
What Kind of Tequila Should I Use in My Frozen Margarita Recipe?
There are five types of tequila, all made in Mexico from the agave plant. If you’re not a big tequila drinker, it can be tricky knowing which one to pick. Here’s a quick breakdown of each type:
- Blanco, also called silver, plata, or white – The purest agave flavor since it’s not aged in an oak barrel. Blanco is great for cocktails (and what I used for this one) since it is a stronger tequila and sweeter.
- Reposado, also called rested or aged – Aged for two months to a year in oak barrels, reposado is flavored by the aging process, but also retains the sweetness of the agave.
- Añejo, also called extra aged or vintage – Aged for a year to three years in oak barrels, añejo is richer and less intense than the younger versions of tequila.
- Extra añejo, also called ultra aged – If the tequila is aged for anything longer than three years, it’s considered extra añejo. These tequilas are smooth and quite pricy.
- Joven, also called gold or oro – This tequila is not 100% agave and includes additives like sugar, oak extracts, or artificial coloring. It’s another good choice for cocktails since the flavors mix well.
If you love margaritas but aren’t crazy about the alcohol, try a non-alcoholic tequila like Ritual Zero Proof.
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Magic 2-Minute Fruity Frozen Margaritas
- 1 pint fruit sorbet any flavor
- 6 ounces tequila
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- Blend all ingredients for 20-30 seconds on high speed until combined.
- Pour into salt- or sugar-rimmed glass. Garnish and serve.
- Sorbet flavors: I used strawberry, raspberry, and mango sorbet , but use any you like. For the perfect traditional margaritas, look for lime sorbet.
- To rim a glass: Make a small cut down the middle of a lime wedge. Stick this cut right on the edge of your glass, and rub the lime all the way around the edge. Dip the lime-covered edge into a shallow bowl or dish filled with coarse salt or granulated sugar.
- If you love margaritas but aren’t crazy about the alcohol, try a non-alcoholic tequila like Ritual Zero Proof.
Cheryl Malik is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind the healthy, flavorful, family friendly recipes at 40 Aprons. She’s been a blogger for 10+ years and is known for her delicious recipes and detailed recipe instructions. Cheryl is a mom of three who lives in Memphis, TN.