The Best Frozen Lime Margaritas

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Notes: For best results, chill the base for the margaritas at least 8 hours before blending. The mixture can be made up to a week in advance and stored in the freezer. Base mixture can be doubled before placing in freezer, but you'll need to work in two separate batches in the blender when pureeing. To make simple syrup, combine equal volumes of sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat until the sugar is dissolved.

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The Best Frozen Lime Margaritas

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 3 cocktails
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:24 hours
Special equipment:blender


  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) silver tequila (100% agave)
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) high quality Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • 2 1/2 ounces (5 tablespoons) juice from 4 to 5 limes
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) simple syrup (see note above)
  • 12 ounces ice (about 3 cups)


  1. 1

    At least 8 hours before serving: combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and simple syrup in sealable container that will fit in your freezer. Seal and place in freezer at least 8 hours and up to one week (mixture will remain completely liquid)

  2. 2

    When ready to serve, add ice and tequila mixture to blender. Blend on highest setting, pulsing and scraping down sides as necessary until completely smooth. Serve immediately.


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