Frozen Margarita
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Frozen Margarita
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The Frozen Margarita is a classic cocktail that originated in the 1930s in Mexico. It is a refreshing and tangy drink that is perfect for hot summer days. The drink ... more The Frozen Margarita is a classic cocktail that originated in the 1930s in Mexico. It is a refreshing and tangy drink that is perfect for hot summer days. The drink is typically made with lime juice, triple sec, and tequila, which gives it a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. The lime juice provides a zesty and citrusy taste, while the triple sec adds a hint of sweetness. The tequila, made from the blue agave plant, gives the drink its distinctive kick. This combination of ingredients creates a flavorful and well-balanced cocktail that is loved by many. The addition of ice creates a refreshing slushy texture, making it a perfect choice for poolside or beachside sipping. Whether you prefer it blended or on the rocks, the Frozen Margarita is a timeless cocktail that continues to be a popular choice among margarita lovers.
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15 key ingredients
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28.57% | 3 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Frozen Margarita blends the classic tangy flavors of lime juice and triple sec with the robustness of tequila into a frosty delight. Perfectly balanced, this slushy concoction offers a refreshing escape to tropical bliss with every cold sip, suitable for scorching summer days.

Method
How to make a Frozen Margarita

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a blender with half a cup of ice
Blend at low speed until slushy then pour into a lowball glass
Garnish with a lime slice and serve

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Frozen Margarita?

The Frozen Margarita is a variation of the classic Margarita cocktail, which is believed to have been invented in the 1940s in Mexico. The frozen version became popular in the 1970s with the advent of the first frozen margarita machine in Dallas, Texas, created by restaurateur Mariano Martinez. The machine was inspired by the soft-serve ice cream machines and made it easier to serve the cocktail in a consistently slushy form.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you achieve the perfect slushy texture for a Frozen Margarita?

To achieve the perfect slushy texture for a Frozen Margarita, use a blender to mix the ingredients. Start by adding the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice to the blender. Then, fill the blender with crushed ice until it is about three-quarters full, ensuring there is enough ice to liquid ratio to create a smooth, slushy consistency. Blend until smooth, and serve immediately to maintain the frozen texture.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for a Frozen Margarita?

For a classic Frozen Margarita presentation, rim the edge of the lowball glass with salt. You can do this by rubbing a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and then dipping it into a plate of salt. Additionally, garnish with a lime wheel or wedge on the rim of the glass. For a more festive look, add a sprig of mint or a skewer of fresh fruit like pineapple or mango.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Frozen Margarita compare to other popular cocktails?

The Frozen Margarita has an alcohol content of 28.57%, which is relatively high compared to many other popular cocktails. For example, a classic Mojito or a Moscow Mule typically has an alcohol content around 10-15%. This makes the Frozen Margarita a stronger choice, suitable for those who prefer cocktails with a higher alcohol concentration.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

When is the best season to enjoy a Frozen Margarita?

A Frozen Margarita is particularly refreshing during the summer months. Its icy texture and refreshing lime flavor make it an ideal choice for hot weather, pool parties, and summer barbecues. However, it can also be enjoyed year-round in indoor settings or in warmer climates where you desire a cool, refreshing cocktail.

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