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Frozen Margarita Mix Recipe

Hot summer evenings and frozen margaritas are a match made in heaven. Especially when it’s made with a zesty, homemade margarita mix brimming with citrus flavor.

If you’re looking for the perfect drink to combat the scorching heat on those hot summer days, look no further!


  • Organic fresh lemons and limes (both juice and peels)
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Pinch of salt

and then to make the frozen drink, you will need your favorite tequila, be it blanco tequila, reposado tequila, or silver tequila. And ice, of course! 

Looking for another cocktail idea? Try rhubarb gin!

homemade margarita mix

The Method

The key to the best-frozen margaritas is a homemade margarita mix. And the best way to make it is with only a handful of ingredients.

Start by bringing water to a simmer, adding sugar and a pinch of salt for that sweet-salty balance. Once they dissolve, infuse the liquid with both fresh lime juice and a little freshly squeezed lemon juice alongside the peels. This method draws out the tangy citrus flavors.

Allow this mix to cool down and steep. This is essential to make sure that every inch of flavor from the fruit gets into the mix.

Mixing it up

Once you’ve got your homemade margarita mix ready, you’re set for a great cocktail experience in the comfort of your own home. For a classic frozen margarita, use a high-powered blender.

Combine 1 part tequila with 3 parts margarita mix with 3 parts ice to create the perfect slushy consistency. If you like your cocktails on the stronger side, you can add in a generous splash of orange liqueur like triple sec too. 

To serve your masterpiece, take a lime wedge and run it along the rim of the glass, then dip it onto a small plate filled with salt. This salted rim offers a lovely contrast to the sweeter cocktail.


While the classic margarita is undoubtedly the star of this drink, why not play around a bit?

  • Strawberry Margarita: Add in fresh strawberries for a fruity flavor.
  • Mango Margarita: Mangoes can offer a delicious tropical twist.
  • Peach Margarita: Blend in some fresh peach slices for another fruity twist.
Homemade Margarita mix


Your margarita mix, once strained and bottled, can stay fresh in the fridge for up to a week. If you’re planning ahead, this mix can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Hint: Freeze the mix in an ice cube tray so you can easily grab a few cubes of mix as you need them. 

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homemade margarita mix

Frozen Margarita Mix Recipe

Yield: 1 litre
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A zesty margarita mix packed with citrus flavour.


  • 660g (2 1/2 cups) water
  • 240g (1 cup) fresh lemon juice
  • 240g (1 cup) fresh lime juice
  • Peel from 2 lemons
  • Peel from 2 limes
  • 350g (1 3/4 cups) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. In a large pot, bring the water, sugar, and salt to a simmer and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add lemon juice, lime juice, lemon peel, and lime peel to the pot of water.
  3. Leave to steep and cool completely.
  4. Strain out the peels and pour the mixture into bottles.
  5. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze it for up to 3 months.
  6. Serving: To make frozen margaritas blend 1 part tequila with 3 parts of the mixture and 3 parts ice in a high-powered blender until smooth.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.3gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 30.9gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 30.9gProtein: 0.3g

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