Easy Frozen Margaritas (Using Homemade Limeade)
“Homemade limeade concentrate makes preparing frozen margaritas at home so easy! Freezing the boozy limeade concentrate in ice cubes trays allows you to make 1 margarita or a whole pitcher full!”
Visual learner? Watch me make these Easy Frozen Margaritas from start to finish!
Can I toot my own horn for a second? I can? Ok listen, my freezer stays LIT in the summertime! I’m talking about ALL kinds of frozen cocktails ready to go instantly!
COCKTAIL CUBES baby!!
Ok, maybe that’s not much to brag about but I personally find immense joy opening my freezer and seeing all of those fruity, beautifully colored cocktail cubes smiling back at me.
I mean just scroll down to the bottom of this post. Do those colorful, frozen drinks not make you happy???? If not, whyyyy? You don’t drink? You just got saved? Are you fasting?
Ok sooooo I really hate being the one that’s always a bad influence on your diet and libation deliverance but girl… you need to try these frozen margaritas!!!
Seriously though, I love when I’m having company and the convo gets juicy and somebody says ” oh man, we need some drinks for this convo!” (insert me doing the Carlton dance here)
I say “oh hold on, give me a second!”. Then out comes all kind of frosty fresh drinks in different flavors that would normally have taken forever to mix up.
Pretty darn impressive, don’t you think??
We’ve already discussed wine slushies several times on this site so today it’s time for some frozen margaritaaaaas!! (Be sure to roll your tongue when you say margarita. Makes you feel all sexy mamacita-ish.)
I haven’t gotten around to making these frozen margaritas into a million flavors like I have the wine slushies but give me time sister! It’s coming!
Homemade Limeade Concentrate for the win!
These frozen margaritas start with a homemade boozy limeade concentrate. Yeah, you could just run to the store and grab a can of frozen limeade but it won’t hold a candle to a homemade version made with only a few natural ingredients. And your margaritas won’t have that strange after-taste concentrates tend to have.
Just toss the margarita cubes in the blender, add ice and done!
Once I’m done making the boozy lime concentrate, I like to pour it in ice cube trays so that I can later store the cubes in large freezer bags. This is optional though. If you’re having a party and making a whole blender full, just pour the concentrate in a freezer container.
Does lime lose its flavor in the freezer?
Now look, I know the rule, “never make frozen margaritas with fresh limes if you’re going to freeze it” yada yada yada!
Fresh lime does lose a bit of its zing once frozen and so does alcohol, but I’ve found that as long as I use the cubes within a week or so then all is well with my soul. I hear lime extract can be used to bump up the lime flavor but I seriously have never had to use it. It’s perfectly limey to me with just fresh limes!
Getting that perfect frosty texture!
These frozen margaritas are the bee’s knees! So crisp and full of lime flavor. If you like your margaritas sweet, tart and frosty then this is where you sign up!! The texture is thick so I like to thin it out by adding a splash (just a splash) of fresh lime juice, tequila and orange liquor to the blended mixture. This is optional but it really perks up the flavors and takes it to darn near frozen margarita perfection in my book!
Tweaking it to your liking!
Some folks like strong margaritas and some folks prefer the alcohol taste hidden. I fit somewhere in between. I like my margaritas sweet and tart with a nice hint of alcohol. I’ve had my share of what I like to call “woooo chile!” margaritas that were so strong I might as well be drinking rubbing alcohol.
These margaritas are made to the liking of me and my girlies! Feel free to up or reduce the amount of alcohol but make it once this way and go from there. The concentrate will taste VERY strong and super sweet but will mellow significantly once frozen and blended with ice, just like store-bought concentrates.
Get the Recipe: Easy Frozen Margaritas (Homemade Lime Concentrate)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 cup tequila, use your fav. kind
- 1/2 cup orange liquor, ( Triple Sec)
- 1 cup water
- 3-4 cups ice
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add water and sugar.
- Bring to a light boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- Pour mixture into a 5-cup pourable bowl or measuring cup.
- Stir in fresh lime juice, tequila, orange liquor, and water.
- Pour mixture into ice cube trays or a freezer container.
- Freeze overnight.
- Place frozen margarita cubes into a freezer bag and store until ready to use.
- To use, place frozen cubes into a high-power blender and blend until slushy-texture.
- Add ice and blend until smooth.
- *optional but so yum* Add a splash of fresh lime juice, tequila, and orange liquor to thin and enhance the flavors.
- Rim margarita cups with salt (optional) and serve with fresh lime slices.
- Taste and adjust if needed.
- Serve immediately.