Make these Frozen Blueberry Margaritas with tequila, blueberry schnapps, and frozen blueberries for a refreshing ice-cold treat on a hot Summer day! So dip your glass in salt, garnish with lime and drink up – it’s always five o’clock somewhere!
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Frozen Blueberry Margaritas
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.
Frozen margaritas are a delicious alternative to a classic cocktail – and this frozen blueberry margarita uses frozen blueberries (and some ice) to create a slushie version. It’s like a grown-up Slurpee from 7-Eleven!
Serve up this blueberry flavored beverage in a glass that has a salted rim and a slice of lime for garnish.
What is a Margarita?
I’m pretty sure most people know what a margarita is, but just in case you don’t…
Like many cocktails, there are several origin stories. But it would seem that the margarita – a cocktail made with tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice – was first invented in the 1930s, and is Mexican and American drink. The word margarita is Spanish for daisy.
Traditionally, margaritas are served in the eponymous margarita glass, a stepped-diameter variant of a cocktail glass or champagne coupe. The rim of the glass is often dipped in salt,
With just three ingredients, the classic margarita can have tons of variations by using different flavoured liqueurs; fruit sodas; beer; vegetable juices; and fruit juices.
Ingredients Used In This Cocktail
- Silver Tequila – a clear tequila, but you could use regular gold tequila if that’s what you have in your drinks cabinet.
- Blueberry Schnapps – to amp up the blueberry flavor
- Blue Curaçao – to amp up the blue color
- Frozen Blueberries
- Fresh Lime Juice
You will need a good quality blender to help crush the ice in this frozen beverage.
How Do You Salt the Rim of a Margarita Glass?
You don’t have to use the margarita-shaped glasses for this cocktail – use any glass you have! The method for adding salt to the rim of a glass is exactly the same!
- Pour some salt (kosher salt/sea salt flakes work well) onto a small plate or saucer.
- Cut a wedge of lime and then cut a notch/sit into the flesh – and run it round the rim of the glass to add juice to the insider and outside edges.
- Dip the glass rim into the salt and give it a twist or two (like you’re cutting cookies from dough).
- And you’re done!
You can actually buy cocktail rimming dishes online (there is a gadget for everything!) but a small plate or saucer will work just fine.
More Margaritas To Make
Want to make more margaritas? Try these ones next:
Frozen Blueberry Margarita Variations
I like to try and give variations on the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, and especially turning the cocktail into a mocktail so that non-drinkers (and kids if suitable) can enjoy the drink too!
Virgin Frozen Bluberry Margarita Mocktail (non-alcoholic)
So that non-drinkers can enjoy an alcohol-free version of this drink, we can make some changes – of course, leaving out the alcohol is one of them, but we can also use a Blue Curaçao syrup to replace the liqueur, but still have the flavor.
You could also use agave syrup instead of tequila (since tequila is made from blue agave)
I love the Monin brand of syrups as there are lots of flavors and they are a very versatile ingredient that can be used in cocktails, mocktails, coffee, cocoa, shakes, smoothies, and more.
To make a virgin margarita follow the recipe in the card at the end of this post and replace the Tequila with agave syrup, replace Blue Curaçao with the syrup version, and replace the blueberry schnapps with blueberry juice.
I suggest blending the frozen blueberries, ice, lime juice, and blueberry juice together first and then adding syrups to taste as the syrups may add a sweetness that you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs.
Non-Frozen Blueberry Margarita
If you don’t want a frozen version of this drink you could make a shaken version instead.
Use fresh blueberries and muddle or mash them first before adding to a cocktail shaker with the liqueurs and juices as listed in the recipe. Shake well to combine and strain into a salt rim glass over ice.
Frozen Blueberry Margaritas for a Crowd
If you want to make frozen margs for a crowd, you can make a large batch of the cocktail no problem!
As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.,) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to!
Have pre-salted glasses and slices of lime ready for guests to garnish their drinks.
To make a big batch of blueberry frozen margarita blend together the following:
- 5 parts Silver Tequila
- 2 parts Blueberry Schnapps
- 2 parts Blue Curaçao
- 4 parts lime juice
- 7 parts frozen blueberries
- 4 parts ice
This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
How Do I Make Frozen Blueberry Margaritas?
Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, any pics don’t print to save your ink!).
- 5 oz Silver Tequila
- 2 oz Blueberry Schnapps
- 2 oz Blue Curaçao
- 4 oz lime juice
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 cup ice
- Salt, for glass rim
- Lime slices, for garnish
- Place Silver Tequila, Blueberry Schnapps, Blue Curaçcao, lime juice, frozen blueberries and ice into a food blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- Rub the lime slice over the glass rim then dip the glass rim into salt.
- Pour frozen margarita into two glasses and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 50764mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 6gSugar: 28gProtein: 1g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Meal!
The beverage is covered, but what about other dishes to make this recipe into a full meal? Here are my suggestions!
- Appetizer: Cheese-Stuffed Taco Meatballs Party Appetizer
- Main Dish: Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas
- Side Dish: Mexican Bean Salsa
- Dessert: Quick & Easy Strawberry Cupcakes for Summer
There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy! Please feel free to check them out too.