Below are the basics to a perfect frozen margarita. There’s absolutely no substitute for the freshly squeezed lime juice. Keep some simple syrup in the fridge for an emergency frozen margarita (or to sweeten iced tea or an agua fresca).–Ivy Stark and Joanna Pruess
LC No Apologies For A Frozen Margarita
There are those people who feel a frozen margarita is a lesser margarita. We are not those people. At least, not when it comes to this frozen margarita.
- Quick Glance
- 10 M
- 10 M
- Serves 2
- For the frozen margarita
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 3 ounces 100% agave silver tequila
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier, Curaçao, or triple sec
- 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup
- For the lime, salt, and sugar rim
- Zest of 1 lime, preferably organic, very finely grated
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Lime wedges, for garnish
- Make the frozen margarita
- 1. Toss the ice, tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and Simple Syrup in a blender and blitz on high speed until smooth.
- Make the lime, salt, and sugar rim
- 2. Combine the lime zest, salt, and sugar in a small blender or mini food processor and blend until thoroughly combined and very finely chopped. You should have about 1/4 cup. Dump about 1 tablespoon of the lime, salt, and sugar mixture onto a plate. Run a lime wedge around the rims of 2 chilled glasses—they can be margarita glasses, wineglasses, rocks glasses, pint glasses, whatever—and press the rims into the mixture to coat the edge.
- Assemble the margarita
- 3. Pour the margarita into the glasses and garnish with the lime wedges.