How to Make a Slushy Margarita

Outside of a whole pint of ice cream or a dip in the pool, few things are better on a scorching summer day than a slushy margarita. Equal parts smoothie, slushy, and adult beverage, the sweet and sour drink is the perfect way for people of legal drinking age to cool off when the weather gets hot.

And yet, it can often be hard to find the right elements to get that Instagram-perfect appearance or even a restaurant-quality taste. Whether you want some tips on what to put in your drink or just struggle to get things to come together right, we're here to help. We'll show you exactly how to make a slushy margarita with our strawberry margarita slush recipe.

Amazingly simple and just as delicious, this cool and refreshing icy drink is sure to be a favorite of everyone this summer. Let's not waste another moment and get down to business.

Frozen strawberry margarita with fresh mint leaves.

Servings: 1 slushy margarita

Prep Time: 10 mins.

Step #1. Prepare Ingredients

Frozen margarita prepped ingredients.

For the Margarita:

  • ¼ cup strawberries, clean and sliced
  • 1 ½ oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • 2 tsp. white sugar
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Peppermint leaves, to garnish

Preparation of Glass:

  • 1 lime wedge
  • 2 tbsp. sugar

Tools:

  • Blender
  • Martini glass

Step #2. Prepare the Martini Glass

A martini glass and a blue plate with sugar on it.

Rub a lime wedge on the rim of the glass. Spread the sugar on a flat plate and dip glass to coat.

Martini glass getting rubbed with a lime wedge.
Martini glass dipping in a plate of sugar.
A martini glass rimmed with sugar.

Step #3. Blend the Margarita Ingredients

Strawberries being spooned into a blender jar.

Blend strawberries, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, sugar and ice cubes until smooth.

Sugar being added to a blender jar with strawberries in it.
Tequila being poured into blender jar with strawberries and sugar.
lime juice being poured into blender jar.
Triple sec being poured into blender jar.
Ice cubes being added to blender jar.
Margarita mix in a blender jar.

Step #4. Serve the Slushy Margarita

Frozen margarita being poured into martini glass.

Serve the slushy margarita garnished with peppermint leaves and enjoy.

Frozen margarita being poured into martini glass.
Frozen strawberry margarita with fresh mint leaves.

Now you know everything there is to know about making a delicious strawberry slush margarita. With the right ingredients, the proper glassware, and a standard blender, you can now mix up a cool and refreshing alcoholic treat any time the weather gets a little too warm for your liking.

That's just the tip of the iceberg (or slushberg, perhaps), though. This recipe can easily be adapted to account for all your favorite fruits, creating new mixed drink combinations the likes of which you'd never even dreamed before. Flavored syrups would also make a great compliment to the drink, as would swapping out some of the classic margarita components for other types of alcohol.

Do you prefer your margaritas in the traditional style or the slushy way like we have here? After you try out the kind you can make at home following our recipe, even the staunchest traditionalists might have to start reconsidering.

Frozen strawberry margarita with fresh mint leaves.

How to Make a Slushy Margarita

Joss D
Equal parts smoothie, slushy, and adult beverage, the sweet and sour drink is the perfect way for people of legal drinking age to cool off when the weather gets hot.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 slushy margarita
Calories 359 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Preparation of Glass:

  • 1 lime wedge
  • 2 tbsp. sugar

For the Margarita:

  • ¼ cup strawberries - clean and sliced
  • 1 ½ oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • 2 tsp. white sugar
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Peppermint leaves - to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Rub a lime wedge on the rim of the glass. Spread the sugar on a flat plate and dip glass to coat.
    Martini glass getting rubbed with a lime wedge.
  • Blend strawberries, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, sugar and ice cubes until smooth.
    Margarita mix in a blender jar.
  • Serve the slushy margarita garnished with peppermint leaves and enjoy.
    Frozen strawberry margarita with fresh mint leaves.

Equipment

Blender
Martini glass

Nutrition

Calories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 1gSugar: 51gVitamin C: 31mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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