For a classic frozen margarita, add 1 cup ice cubes, 2 ounces tequila, 2 tablespoons each of triple sec and lime juice, and 1 teaspoon of simple syrup into a blender and blend until smooth. For a strawberry version, add 1/2 cup strawberries to the blender.
A frozen margarita can really tip the scales at a whopping 675 calories per drink. This drink also contains a very high sugar content at 83 grams, which is equivalent to three full packs of candy or 10 pastries. There are several alternatives to this drink that are healthier.
Frozen margarita makers are available at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Best Buy and on Amazon.com. Depending on the store, available brand names are Margaritaville and Nostalgia Electrics.
As of 2015, the margarita is the fifth most popular cocktail in the world. It is the most popular cocktail choice of women worldwide, and out of all the tequila-based drinks, the margarita is the most popular.
One basic recipe for a non-alcoholic margarita combines one ounce each of lemon juice, lime juice and orange juice with two ounces of simple syrup. Shake the mixture over ice and strain into a margarita glass.
Tequila is made from mature blue agave plants. Blue agave takes up to 10 years to mature, and 17 pounds of fruit is needed to make 1 liter of tequila. The drink takes its name from the city of Tequila, where much of the beverage is distilled.
To make a margarita with beer, mix beer, tequila and limeade into a large or medium-sized pitcher depending upon the amount you want to prepare. A medium-sized pitcher yields up to 4 servings. Serve the beer margarita over ice immediately, and garnish the glasses with lime wedges if desired.
Tequila, Cointreau or triple sec and fresh limes are the ingredients of a classic, simple margarita recipe. Its simplicity allows for variations, such as a pomegranate margarita or a frozen margarita.
In its simplest and classic form, a margarita consists of a mix of tequila, triple sec and lime juice served neat, on the rocks or frozen, usually with salt or sugar on the rim. The margarita is a very popular cocktail, and there is no shortage of recipes and variations.
Margarita mix stays fresh for up to 12 months. The mix should be refrigerated after it is opened. Margarita mix may start to change color or texture after 12 months.