5-Minute Frozen Margarita Recipe

With just 5 basic ingredients you can whip up the best frozen margarita recipe in under 10 minutes! Make these frozen margaritas all summer long!

Frozen Margaritas in glasses with limes

Frozen margaritas are a summer staple and now you can make them in your own home! Like our Spicy Grapefruit Margarita, these frozen margaritas are made with a few simple ingredients and a lot of flavor.

How to Make Frozen Margaritas

We love this cocktail recipe because we’re huge fans of the tequila + lime combination. It’s smoky, full of citrus, and an absolute dream. This frozen margarita recipe calls for all of the classic margarita ingredients plus the addition of ice…because after all, this recipe is blended!


  • Tequila
  • Triple Sec
  • Lime Juice
  • Agave Nectar
  • Ice

We choase to sweeten our frozen margarita with agave nectar, but we’ve also made this recipe with a homemade simple syrup, so the option is yours! We recommend using freshly squeezed lime juice for the best results because, well, the fresher the better!

frozen margarita ingredients


In order to really make this frozen margarita perfect, we recommend using a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix. You want to make sure that you use something that is strong enough to pulverize the ice into a slushy so that you get that classic frozen margarita consistency.

All you have to do is place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend on high until smooth and slushy-like. Serve in a salt-rimmed glass with a slice of lime and lime zest for garnish.

Frozen margarita in Vitamix

How to Salt a Rim for Margaritas

To put the cherry on top of this frozen margarita recipe, we love salting the rim of the glass before pouring in your frozen margarita concoction. Here’s what you need:

  • coarse sea salt
  • water

All you need to do is moisten the rim of the glass you want to use with water. We do this by pouring water onto a small plate and then dipping the rim of the glass into the water. From there, dip the rim onto a small plate of coarse sea salt. The water will allow the sea salt to stick to the glass.

dipping glass in sea salt

Common Margarita Questions

Are frozen margaritas stronger than on the rocks? It really depends how much alcohol is used in your frozen margarita recipe, but typically margaritas on the rocks taste a little bit stronger because it is not blended with ice. You can always make your frozen margarita stronger by adding a splash more of tequila to the top of each glass.

What are the ingredients for Margarita? Ingredients for a classic margarita includes lime juice, tequila, triple sec, and agave nectar (or another sweetener).

How do you make a margarita? For every 1.5 ounces of tequila, we suggest adding 1.5 ounces of lime juice, 1 ounce of triple sec, and 1/2 tablespoon of agave nectar. From there, you can either serve it on the rocks or blend it with 1 cup of ice per serving.

What can I use instead of triple sec in a margarita? If you don’t have triple sec at home, don’t worry! You can always make your margaritas without it. Just omit it and add more agave nectar to taste.

Frozen Margarita with lime

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Frozen Margarita Recipe

With just 5 basic ingredients you can whip up the best frozen margarita recipe in under 10 minutes! Make these frozen margaritas all summer long!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 1x
Category: Drink
Method: Blender
Cuisine: Mexican


  • 6 oz. tequila (3/4 cup)
  • 4 oz. triple sec (1/2 cup)
  • 6 oz. fresh lime juice (3/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 4 cups ice


Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth. Option to add more agave nectar as desired.


  • We highly recommend using a high-speed blender like a Vitamix for this recipe. You need to use something that is powerful enough to pulverize the ice!
  • Option to serve this recipe on the rocks instead of blending everything together.


  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 238
  • Sugar: 9
  • Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 12
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
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