A margarita is a very famous tequila-based Mexican cocktail which is prepared by mixing tequila, lime or lemon juice and orange flavored liqueur. This drink can be either served on the rocks (with ice cubes), straight-up (without ice) or frozen (with crushed ice). Some margaritas are served straight up; however, there are some that are served frozen.
A frozen margarita is prepared by blending the alcohol, liqueur and fruit juices with ice cubes. This yields a very thick mixture which looks like it has been frozen. There are dozens of variations of frozen margarita, some of which are also prepared with real fruits like strawberries and blackberries.
THE BASIC FROZEN MARGARITA
½ oz. of freshly squeezed lime juice ½ oz. of triple sec 1 wheel of lime, for garnishing Coarse salt 1 oz. + ½ oz. of silver tequila ½ cup of ice cubes ½ oz. of freshly extracted lemon juice A wedge of lime Bar tools: 1 margarita glass 1 knife 1 electric blender 1 plate 1 citrus press
PROCESS OF MIXING
Take a large margarita glass and pop it into the freezer to frost it. Let the margarita glass sit in the freezer for 1-2 hours or until it is completely frozen. Once that happens, take an electric blender and drop ½ cup equivalent of ice cubes into it. Then take a jigger and measure ½ oz. of triple sec with it. Once measured, pour that into the blender and then add 1 ½ oz. of tequila to it.
Now take a lime and a lemon. Place them on your counter and then slice them in half. Put one of the halves of the lime into a citrus press and then squeeze it to extract out the required amounts of juice from it. Once extracted, pour that into the blender and then follow that by adding the lemon juice. Once everything is added, process the mixture for 15 seconds or until all the ice cubes break and you get a thick mixture.
Once ready, take out the margarita glass from the freezer and run a wedge of lime through its rim. Next, spread some coarse salt over a plate and then dip the rim of the glass into it to create a layer of salt on the rim. Once done, pour the prepared drink unstrained into the frozen margarita glass and then garnish it by attaching a wheel of lime to the rim of the glass.
FROZEN PASSION MARGARITA
1 oz. of tequila 1 oz. freshly extracted lime juice ½ cup of ice cubes 1 oz. of passion liqueur 1 oz. of triple sec Coarse salt 1 oz. + 1/3rd oz. of simple syrup 1 wheel of lime, for garnishing Bar tools: 1 margarita glass 1 ice spade 1 sharp knife 1 citrus press 1 plate 1 jigger 1 electric blender
PROCESS OF MIXING
Prepare a margarita glass by placing it in a freezer to freeze it. Let margarita glass freeze keeping it for 1-2 hours; meanwhile take a plate and pour some coarse salt over it. Spread the salt in the plate and then set it aside for later use. After that, fix an electric blender to the switch board and then pour 1 oz. of tequila, 1 oz. of triple sec, 1 1/3rd oz. of simple syrup and 1 oz. of passion liqueur into it after measuring them out with the help of a jigger.
After that, cut up a fresh lime in half. Extract out 1 oz. worth of fresh lime juice from the lime by pressing it down with a citrus press. Once extracted, pour that into the blender and then add ½ cup of ice cubes to the concoction. Then start the blender and blend the mixture until you get an almost smooth mixture.
Once that happens, remove the margarita glass from the freezer and then coat its entire rim with lime juice by rubbing the rim with a wedge of lime. Then invert the glass and dip the rim into the salt to coat it with the salt. Once ready, pour the drink directly into the glass without straining it and then garnish it with a wheel of lime before serving.
THE BLUE FROZEN MARGARITA
1 oz. of blue curacao liqueur 1 oz. + ½ oz. of Grand Marnier 1 oz. + ½ oz. of tequila 1 wheel of lime, for garnishing Coarse salt ½ cup of ice cubes 2 oz. of freshly squeezed lime juice A wedge of lime Bar tools: 1 citrus press 1 margarita glass 1 jigger 1 electric blender 1 ice spade 1 knife
Process of Mixing
Pop a large margarita glass into the freezer to prepare it. While the glass is sitting in the freezer for a couple of hours, you can prepare the drink. For that, spread a bit of coarse salt over a plate and then take an electric blender. After that, take a jigger pour 1 ½ oz. worth of Grand Marnier and 1 ½ oz. worth of tequila in it.
Follow that by adding 1 oz. of blue curacao liqueur and 2 oz. of freshly extracted lime juice. Then add ½ cup of ice cubes to the mixture. Start the blender and process the mixture until well blended. Once ready, take out the prepared frozen margarita glass and then rub its rim with a lime wedge.
Then dip the glass into the coarse salt by inverting it. Once ready, pour the drink into the glass without straining it through a strainer. Finally, take a lime and cut out a wheel from it. Then slit it slightly through one of the sides. Attach the lime wheel to the rim of the glass and then serve the drink right away.
FROZEN STRAWBERRY MARGARITA
1/3rd cup of frozen strawberries 1 oz. of silver tequila Superfine sugar 1 oz. of fresh lime juice 1 oz. of Cointreau 1 wedge of lime ½ cup of ice cubes Bar tools: 1 margarita glass 1 ice spade 1 citrus press 1 knife 1 jigger 1 electric blender 1 dish
PROCESS OF MIXING
Prepare a margarita glass by inserting it into a freezer. The glass will take around 2 hours to freeze completely. In the meantime, take out some frozen strawberries and throw them into the jar of an electric blender. Then measure out 1 oz. of Cointreau and 1 oz. of silver tequila with the jigger.
Once done, pour those into the blender. Then slice a lime in half and squeeze both the halves with a citrus press to extract out 1 oz. of juice from them. Add the fresh lime juice to the mix and then drop ½ cup of ice cubes into the blender.
Blend the mixture until smooth. After that, prepare the frozen margarita glass by coating its rim first with lime juice and then with superfine sugar. After that, pour the drink into the glass and garnish it by tossing a strawberry into the drink.