One blended margarita recipe calls for five ounces of 100 percent agave tequila, six ounces of frozen limeade concentrate, an ounce of orange liqueur, and three cups of ice. To make the drink, simply add all ingredients to a blender and mix until the ice has broken up.
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 virgin margarita consists of 1 ounce lime juice, 1 ounce lemon juice, 2 ounces simple syrup and 1 ounce orange juice. Combine these ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake and pour over ice to serve.
The Margaritaville Key West and Nostalgia Electrics MSB64 are highly rated home margarita machines, according to Heavy. Both models come with sturdy canvas travel cases.
The Blendtec Designer Series WildSide Blender is a top-rated margarita blender, according to Good Housekeeping. This blender received an A+ rating, the highest among all blenders reviewed in a 2013 test. Amazon.com users also give the WildSide Blender 4.5 out of five stars.
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.
The Top Shelf Margarita Grande recipe calls for lime zest, salt, lime wedge, top-shelf tequila, orange-flavored liqueur, lime juice and ice cubes. A cocktail shaker and drink glass will also be needed to complete the recipe.
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.
The top-rated margarita machine on Amazon.com as of 2015 is the Margaritaville frozen concoction maker. The second most highly rated machine on Amazon.com is made by Nostalgia Electrics. The Tahiti Margaritaville frozen drink machine is also rated highly by users, according to Frontgate.
A frozen strawberry margarita from Red Lobster contains 350 calories per serving. A strawberry frozen margarita from Olive Garden contains 340 calories per serving. A Jose Cuervo Authentic Strawberry Margarita contains 440 calories in a 12-ounce serving.