These unique and delicious frozen margarita recipes are here to get you excited for the weekend! From flavors like matcha to Aperol to pineapple dragon fruit, these creative margs will surprise you and have you running to the store for a bottle of tequila.
While a classic margarita is made with tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur, it’s always fun to experiment with different flavors!
All of these margaritas are frozen and filled with tequila, but that’s where the similarities end. Included are a wide range of unique and interesting flavors to ensure everyone can find their perfect frozen marg 🙂
As far as what tequila to use for your margarita, you can choose your favorite tequila blanco. Tequila blanco is clear and un-aged, so it’s perfect for margs since it’s clean and agave-forward in taste.
Pro tip: pick a bottle that says “100% de agave” or “puro de agave”. These are made with 100% fermented, distilled blue agave, so they’re a bit higher in quality and have a more refined agave flavor. Some examples are Don Julio Blanco Tequila and Herradura Blanco Tequila.
Now with all that said, let’s check out these clever and tasty frozen margarita recipes!
If you want to be the hostess with the mostess during the holiday season, look no further than these apple butter margaritas! Though it sounds a bit strange, the combination of apple butter and apple cider with a cinnamon sugar rim tastes like fall in a glass.
Perfect for Thanksgiving or for sipping around a bonfire!
This marg is fruity, spicy, and a little sweet all at once! The jalapeno flavor comes from adding jalapeno peppers to tequila and storing it for at least a full day in a mason jar. The longer you store it though, the spicier it will be.
The spice is balanced out by a sugar rim and frozen mangos. Add a jalapeno slice as a garnish and enjoy!
If you've never had a prickly pear, they actually taste nothing like pears. It's a type of cactus fruit that has its own unique flavor, which some compare to that of watermelon, raspberry, strawberry, and even bubble gum.
The bright, deep pink color and unique flavor makes for a truly show-stopping, unexpected margarita!
Here's another absolutely gorgeous marg that gets its vibrant pink color from frozen dragon fruit. For those who haven't tried dragon fruit, it has a tropical, mildly sweet flavor that tastes kind of like a cross between a kiwi and a pear.
Dragon fruit is delicious on its own, but the addition of pineapple will bring an extra tartness, brightness, and fruitiness to the marg that will elevate it to a whole 'nother level.
This marg is pretty in pink and perfect for hot weather! It's also incredibly easy to make since it uses Tropicana Raspberry Acai juice, so you don't have to deal with chopping/peeling/blending fresh fruit for this tasty drink.
Raspberry acai juice is sweet, a bit tart, and incredibly refreshing, which makes it ideal for the summertime!
Guava is sweet, tangy, and super tropical, so it's absolutely delicious in a margarita! This recipe also adds a tajin chili-lime salted rim to balance out the sweetness of the guava.
This is another recipe that's incredibly easy to make because it doesn't involve any fresh fruit. Instead, you just need guava nectar, which is sold at most grocery stores but can also be purchased online.
This frozen margarita is perfect for any time of year! It's super refreshing so it's great for hot weather, but it's also wonderful for the holidays thanks to its festive color and flavor.
And good news: unless you want seeds for the garnish, you don't need to spend 30 minutes opening a whole pomegranate since the recipe just calls for pomegranate juice. Simple, tasty, and absolutely gorgeous!
If you love Aperol, this marg is a dream come true! For those who aren't familiar with it, Aperol is an Italian bitter apéritif that has a bright orange color and tastes like oranges, bitter orange zest, and herbs.
Other ingredients in this recipe are orange and grapefruit juice, which both pair beautifully with Aperol. It'll be tart, refreshing, and the perfect amount of bitter.
Grapefruit and cardamom might sound like a strange combination, but they go together like a wop ba-ba lu-bop a wop bam boom! (If you don't get that reference I officially feel old...)
The cardamom adds warm spiciness, herbal flavors, and complexity that works wonderfully with the pithy, tart grapefruit juice. For extra cardamom flavor, you can even infuse your tequila with cardamom pods!
This margarita requires a few more ingredients than your typical marg, but it's totally worth an extra trip to the grocery store! While cucumber is the star of this cocktail, it also gets a ton of flavor from fresh cilantro, lime juice, and the chili-sumac salt rim.
Slightly spicy, super fresh tasting, and bonus points for being full of vitamins!
I love a good layered cocktail, and this one is simply gorgeous! The bottom layer is apricots, while the top layer is blackberries. Although the recipe calls for marionberries, which are a type of blackberry developed in Oregon, normal blackberries will work just as well.
If you've ever had an apricot and blackberry cobbler, you know this marg is going to be crazy delicious!