I’m a BIG fan of the margarita! While I love them on the rocks, I love them, even more, when they’re slushy and cold!
With just 3-ingredients, this is the Best Frozen Margarita Recipe to make for a crowd.
The limeade concentrate makes it easy to end up with a pitcher full of frosty deliciousness.
These frozen margaritas are a great cocktail to make at home. You’ll find me sipping these all summer long.
Originally posted April, 2017. I’ve updated the post to include better photos and more detailed directions to make delicious limeade margaritas.
The best Frozen Margarita Recipe to make this summer
A few summers ago I discovered that I really enjoy tequila. Or rather tequila-based cocktails.
I’ve never been a shots kind of a girl and I don’t think my late 30’s, with two small children, is the time to start.
(UPDATE: I’m now 43 and it turns out I don’t mind a tequila shot…)
I love the flavor of limes also, so I really love to make skinny margaritas.
I know there are so many ways to make margaritas out there so I decided to ask my Facebook followers for their favorite margarita recipes. They were varied, to say the least.
I decided I would try several of them and see which ones I like the best. It was hard work, you guys. But these are the kinds of things I do for you.
I made a traditional margarita with triple sec, lime juice, tequila and agave. It was just ok.
Several of the recipes that I had been given called for beer. It’s more of a Chelada and didn’t feel like a margarita.
And one called for Trader Joe’s margarita mix. I was disappointed.
While I still prefer my Skinny Margarita recipe for an everyday cocktail, turns out I found the best Frozen Limeade Margarita recipe that is perfect for extra hot summer days.
What type of tequila should I use in a Limeade Margarita
I’m no tequila expert but there are some that are better than others. Choose a brand that you like the flavor of to ensure that you like the margaritas.
While some people may say that it’s ok to use cheap tequila in mixed drinks, I’m not in that camp. Don’t put yourself in debt over the tequila, either. But choose a nice one.
And you will notice there is no salt in these photos because I don’t like it anywhere near my margaritas. But you do what you need to do.
How to make the best Frozen Margaritas
I have to give credit to my sister for sharing this recipe with me. I tested these drinks out when she was visiting. And she was like you need to try this super easy margarita with limeade.
Scroll to the bottom of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and instructions.
- canned limeade concentrate
- orange liqueur
Do not make the limeade. Keep it frozen until ready to use.
I used Cointreau, but Triple Sec works also. If you don’t have either, you can add a splash of orange juice or skip it altogether.
You may need to add a little water to make it less lime-y if you skip the liqueur.
The recipe calls for a can of ice. Depending on how frozen your limeade is, you may need to add more to get that super frosty texture.
I added a few more cans of ice and it didn’t dilute the flavor hardly at all.
The limeade is full of flavor because it’s a concentrate and you aren’t diluting it by making as directed on the package.
You will need a high powered blender to make these frosty and smooth. I have a Ninja blender that breaks up the ice really nicely.
You can make this in a regular blender but it will probably end up with larger chunks of ice.
You won’t believe how easy it is to make this frozen margarita pitcher recipe.
Add the limeade concentrate to your blender.
Use the empty can to measure out the rest of your ingredients.
This makes this recipe so fast to make!
Blend it up!
If you think it’s too thin, add more ice and blend again.
Garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately. Or, if you prefer, you can rim a glass with salt before adding the yummy cocktail. It’s up to you.
These Frozen Margaritas do separate pretty quickly so you can use a spoon to mix them up or serve it with a straw for mixing.
I don’t usually enjoy frozen cocktails but for this, I make an exception. SO good!
And since you make them by the pitcher, these are the best frozen margaritas to make for parties or if you just don’t want to have to make your cocktails one at a time.
This image is from the original post. If you came over from Pinterest looking for these frozen margaritas with limeade you may have been looking for this image.
Thank you, sister, for sharing this with me. She says she didn’t make it up and that it is all over the online recipe world.
So we do not take credit for creating this recipe. Just drinking it and letting you know that it is so very tasty.
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More easy tequila cocktails to make
- You’ll love this fruity Strawbery Basil Margarita Recipe.
- Keep your blender out for this yummy Cucumber Margarita that I learned to make in Mexico.
- Like spicy? Try this Mexican Mule with Jalapeno!
Best Frozen Margarita Recipe
- 1 can Frozen Limeade not thawed (canned limeade concentrate, not frozen margarita mix)
- 3/4 can of tequila
- 1/4 can orange liqueur like Cointreau or Triple Sec
- 1 can of ice
- Splash of agave optional
- To a blender add one can of frozen limeade, not thawed.
- Use the empty limeade can to help measure the next ingredients.
- Add 3/4 can of tequila, 1/4 can of orange liqueur and 1 can of ice to the blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- You can add a splash of agave if you think it needs to be sweeter but the drink is pretty sweet on its own because of the limeade.
- Serve immediately and enjoy.
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If you are looking for the best frozen margarita recipe, this is the one for you! I promise, you’ll be making this one all summer long!