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Delicious frozen margarita recipe. It's so easy to make a real margarita!

Updated on November 22, 2008

Oh the humanity! I cringe as I watch people cruising down the frozen food aisle and actually buying those pre-made frozen margarita mixes. I mean, they're OK, but they're a far cry from the glorious drink that is a true margarita. Since making an authentic margarita is so easy, skip the pre-made mixes and squeeze a few limes instead!

I've made thousands and thousands of margaritas, and our customers always rave about how great they are. There's really no secret, just start with a few good ingredients and it will taste great!


Margarita recipe (for one glass)

1oz white tequila

1/2ox triple sec,

3/4 ounce freshly squeezed key lime juice

3/4 ounce simple syrup



Mix together all the ingredients and serve over ice cubes in a salt rimmed tumbler or margarita glass. If you prefer a frozen margarita, the ingredients are the same but use crushed ice instead of ice cubes. Fill the glass you intend to serve the dink in about 3/4 full of crushed ice, and add this ice to a blender along with all the other ingredients.

You will love this easy classic drink!

Simple syrup is made by boiling equal parts sugar and water into a syrup. This will keep indefinitely in the fridge and is really handy to have around for all sorts of things.

Blenders today advertise "ice crushing modes" but none of them really work well. You're much better off putting some ice in a bag and smashing it up manually with a hammer or heavy pan first. It's not as hard as it sounds, and will really work a lot better.

I don't believe that there is a lot to gain by buying very expensive tequila for use in a margarita. You may want to stay away from any bottles priced worryingly low, but a basic mid range tequila will work fine.



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    • Curious Traveller profile image

      Curious Traveller 

      12 years ago from United Kingdom

      Looks so simple yet so delicious. Great Hub!

    • John D Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      John D Lee 

      13 years ago

      Thank you very much for taking the time to let me know, Princessa - I am happy you found what you were looking for!

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      13 years ago from France

      Just a quick visit to let you know that my friends loved the Margarita. Thanks!

    • Princessa profile image

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      13 years ago from France

      Just what I was looking for. I'll try it tonight as I am preparing a little aperitif party and I fancied something new -well... in France a margarita is still quite exotic ;-)


    • John D Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      John D Lee 

      14 years ago

      Thanks mom, you are a certified expert on our margaritas!

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      Barb Lee 

      14 years ago

      I love these margaritas!!!


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