Frozen Strawberry Margarita cocktail

Frozen strawberry margarita
The frozen strawberry margarita is a refreshing cooling cocktail that blends strawberries together with tequila, lime juice and triple sec. The cocktail is smooth and creamy and more refreshing than the original Margarita.
The first frozen margarita was actually the result of a guest complaint! In 1971, the bar owner Mariano Martinez received complaints at his busy bar Mariano's Hacienda in East Dallas, Texas that the Margarita they were serving were not served cold enough.
Martinez and a friend, Frank Adams had the idea of using an old soft-serve ice cream machine to mix the drinks, and experimented until it resulted in a frozen margarita that was served to perfection with every pour. The original machine can be found at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Today, the Frozen Strawberry Margarita comes in a wide variety of flavours and is popular the world over.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Margarita glass


  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 45 ml tequila
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • 15 ml triple sec
  • 1 lime wedge (to make the rim)
  • sugar (to coat the rim)
  • 1 strawberry (to garnish)


  • Rub the lime wedge around the rim of the margarita glass. Dip the rim into the sugar. Set the glass aside.
  • Add 1 cup of ice, the strawberries, tequila, lime juice and triple sec to a blender,and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the contents into the prepared margarita glass.
  • Garnish with a strawberry, serve and enjoy!


Where were frozen margaritas invented?

Frozen Margaritas – like this frozen strawberry margarita – were invented in East Dallas, Texas in the United States by Mariano Martinez.

Is a margarita sweet?

Yes, a margarita cocktail has a generally sweet taste, sharpened a little by the tequila.

Are margarita strong?

Yes, a margarita is a very strong alcoholic cocktail, with roughly 4-4.5 units per serving.

Strawberries are the only fruit that wear their seeds on the outside.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.