Is there anything more refreshing on a hot summer evening than Frozen Strawberry Margaritas? This recipe is honey-sweetened and comes with an alcohol-free option for kids and non-drinkers!
Summer is here—with a vengeance! After a spring filled with record snow and low temperatures, we’re going to have a classic, hot Fourth of July after all.
Last night was blistering hot—even after sunset. But summers are short in Wisconsin, and I wanted to entice the family outside. Enter Frozen Strawberry Margaritas on the patio!
This year, I am trying to eat as local as possible. While there’s no such thing as local tequila in Wisconsin, I was able to go local for everything else. Limes in the freezer from a winter trip to Florida, local orange liquor from Great Lakes Distillery, and a honey-sweetened (no local sugar here) Margarita recipe from Gimme Some Oven to start. Of course, local strawberries are a snap!
I did have one problem with my first batch, which may have stemmed from the fact I was making frozen strawberry margaritas instead of fresh. (Given the temps outside, frozen was my only real option 🙂 ). When I blended everything up, the honey (warm after heating it to liquify) clumped as soon as it hit the frozen berries and no amount of blending would break it up.
For my second attempt, however, I got my alcohol and lime juice swirling in the blender, poured the warm molten honey into the mix, then followed up with the frozen berries. Ding, ding, ding, a winner!
And frozen strawberry margaritas really do work for everyone. If you are serving underage guests or non-drinkers, you can substitute orange juice for the alcohol, so everyone can enjoy!
- • 1 pound (16 ounces) frozen strawberries, hulled (or fresh plus a couple handfuls of ice) - see note
- • 3/4 cup tequila
- • 2/3 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- • 1/2 cup honey (or sugar)
- • ¼ - ½ cup Orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec or Cointreau)
- • (optional) for serving, sugar to rim the glasses, fresh strawberries and/or lime slices for garnish
- Add tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur to a blender. Warm honey if needed to liquify.
- Start blender on low, then pour in honey (or sugar) while liquid mix is moving and blend until well mixed.
- Stop blender, add frozen berries, then pulse until smooth.
- Serves 4 (per standard margarita measurements and in the glasses shown).
- For an alcohol-free version, substitute orange juice for the tequila and orange liqueur.
- There is enough liquid in this recipe to increase the frozen strawberries even more if you would like.
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