We are pretty sure everyone loves frozen margaritas. They are a grown up version of a lime slushy. A good frozen margarita is very hard to resist.
Too many frozen margaritas may not be such a great idea. You know they have alcohol despite the fact that they taste like a yummy, tropical smoothie. We decided to create a virgin frozen margarita so that you can enjoy the delicious drink without worrying about drinking too much tequila. Our frozen margarita recipe is perfectly crafted to taste like the original cocktail while actually being completely alcohol free!
History of the Margarita
Margaritas have been around for ages. They are one of those classic cocktails that everyone knows and loves. Like any super popular cocktail, more than one origin story exists. The most popular story of the margarita is one about a man named Carlos Herrera who owned a bar in restaurant in Tijuana Mexico. Legend says that Herrera created a cocktail for a famous local actress who was allergic to all alcohol except tequila. Herrera added some salt, lime juice and ice to make tequila more delicious for the actress. This was the beginning of the margarita!
Ingredients in a Frozen Margarita
Margaritas traditionally revolve around tequila. Of course, our virgin margarita has to have no tequila at all. That is totally okay though because margaritas also have other delicious flavors mixed into the drink.
Margaritas are typically lime flavored. They occasionally have a splash of orange as well. Margaritas can be made sweet by using a sugar rim or the glass can be rimmed in salt to add a new layer of flavor. Here is what we put into the blender to make our non alcoholic frozen margaritas:
- Frozen limeade- You can find this in the freezer section of the grocery store in a small tube.
- Orange Juice- We like the hint of orange in a margarita
- Agave- A little bit of natural sweetness make a frozen margarita recipe perfection.
- Fresh Lime Juice- Natural, fresh lime juice makes a world of difference
- Fresh Lemon Juice- Lemon juice adds more flavor and citrus zing.
Our frozen margarita recipe has all the tasty components of a classic margarita but without any of the harsh tequila. That is why ours is so much better!
Garnishes not only make a drink look pretty, but they also help add flavor to a drink. Salt traditionally rims the margarita glass, giving you a small taste of salt before you drink the strong cocktail. Salt is known to make tequila taste sweeter and therefore making margaritas easier to drink.
Since we have skipped the alcohol in our margarita, the salt is not needed to mask the taste of the tequila. You can still add a salt rim to your margarita glass just to make the drink less sour. You can also choose to rim your glass with sugar. It doesn’t get any sweeter than that!
Once your glass has salt or sugar around the rim, you can garnish it with a lime slice or wedge. The fresh lime will tell others what is in your glass and a little extra lime juice is always delicious!
Anytime we make a new drink, we have a lot of questions about how to make it perfect. We wanted to answer a few frequently asked questions about our frozen margarita recipe here. Hopefully the answers will help you make the perfect frozen drink!
What’s the difference between a frozen margarita and on the rocks margarita?
To make a frozen margarita, all the ingredients are blended together. The ice becomes completely crushed and the drink is like a slushy. A margarita served on the rocks is not blended. The liquid ingredients are mixed together and poured over ice in a glass. The ice cubes remain whole and the drink is more like a juice.
Does a frozen margarita have more alcohol?
A frozen margarita will have the same amount of alcohol as a chilled margarita. Frozen cocktails tend to have about 10 percent alcohol by volume. If the alcohol content goes higher, it will make the ice melt faster and the frozen drink will lose its appeal.
Can you freeze margaritas?
Yes, you can freeze margaritas. If you mixed too much or just want your drinks to be extra cold, pour the margarita into an ice cube tray and freeze. When you are ready to drink your margaritas, pop the frozen cubes into a glass, let them thaw and then enjoy. You can also put the frozen cubes directly into a blender and puree until creamy. Freezing margaritas lets you always have perfect mocktails on hand!
What’s a frozen margarita made of?
Our frozen margarita is made with lime juice concentrate, fresh lime juice, orange juice, lemon juice and a little bit of agave syrup.
Whats so good about a margarita?
Margaritas taste amazing! They are great to drink on their own and they also pair well with food. The creamy, juicy taste of margaritas helps cool down any spice in the food. The acidity in the drink pairs well with meats, cheeses and gluten free wraps, too.