Frozen margaritas dispensed from churning machines usually taste like syrupy convenience store slushies with a shot of bottom-shelf tequila thrown in. Our recipe blends real strawberries, quality tequila, simple syrup, fresh-squeezed lime juice, triple sec, ice, and a touch of salt to really bring out all the flavors. In just a few minutes you’ll have a fresh-tasting, balanced pitcher of frozen margaritas that can serve a Cinco de Mayo crowd or your backyard barbecue.
Game plan: You’ll need to make the Simple Syrup before you begin.
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- 1 1/2 pounds frozen strawberries
- 8 ounces silver (blanco), 100 percent agave tequila
- 6 ounces Simple Syrup (see Game Plan note)
- 4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 8 medium limes)
- 2 ounces triple sec orange liqueur, preferably Luxardo Triplum or Cointreau
- 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
- 3 cups ice
Place all of the ingredients except the ice in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Add the ice, pushing it to the bottom of the pitcher, and blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately.
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