Are you team margarita on the rocks or team frozen margarita? Personally, I’m a fan of both, but when I want a cocktail that is just a bit more fun I ALWAYS crave a frozen margarita. That’s why I’m so excited to bring you these absolutely delicious and refreshing Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas just in time for Cinco de Mayo!
Ready for Frozen Margarita season: Jump to Recipe
How to Make the Perfect Frozen Margarita:
When I tested this recipe I discovered that the trick to the perfect frozen margarita. Truthfully, I think what truly makes a good margarita stand out from a so-so one is the use of fresh fruit and plenty of lime juice. This creates a perfectly sweet mix that goes great with a kick of tequila!
What You Truly Need for Any Frozen Margarita:
Really Good Blanco/Silver Tequila.
There are tons of good brands out there, and exactly what brand you use depends on your budget and taste, but in general, a simple tequila is best. Any flavors added probably make for a lower quality tequila and honestly, there are so many flavors in a margarita that simple truly is best!
For this recipe, I used strawberry and rhubarb to make a compote. I recommend using softer fruits such as berries, mango, or kiwi in their raw state and blending them. When it comes to tougher fruits like that are stringy such as rhubarb, peach, or apricot- they are best used by making into a compote with added sugar before blending.
Fresh lime juice.
Take it from me, NO margarita is complete without a healthy squeeze of lime juice!
A Decent Blender.
The whole purpose of a frozen margarita is that everything is blended into a slushie-like form. Trust me, you don’t need a fancy expensive blender either, just a decent one. I personally love my $50 Ninja blender/food processor/chopper in one!
Not just any salt either, but Kosher Salt. Why? This coarse salt makes the perfect salted rim for your margarita. To make any margarita dim fill one shallow bowl with water and another shallow bowl with a mix of kosher salt and lime zest. First, dip the rim of the glass into the shallow bowl with water. Then, dip the rim of the glass into the shallow bowl with the salt and lime zest. Let sit a few minutes to harden and then add your cocktail!
The Perfect Cocktail for Entertaining
Part of the reason I love these Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas so much is that they are a truly no-fuss recipe that can serve a lot of people at once. You can easily double or triple the amount of rhubarb compote you make and even store it in the fridge for 2-3 days before your party to plan ahead.
Whenever the party starts, simply add the ingredients to your blender and 30 seconds later there will be enough margaritas to serve to a whole group!
Plus, making these cocktails elegant and pretty is super easy too. As I mentioned above, you can make a fun rim of lime zest and kosher salt. Other ideas include slicing up a few rhubarb ribbons and cutting a few strawberries in half to serve on top of these cocktails. Believe me, even though these pictures look fancy I PROMISE these cocktails took me 20 minutes total to make.
Are You Ready For Summer Now?
Personally, I know I am so ready for summer and all the refreshing cocktails that come with it. For me, summer also means slowing down this blog of mine and moving to biweekly recipes. After next week, I’ll be going back to my bi-weekly new recipe schedule all the way through August. I hope this means more time for cocktails, summer hikes, eating fruit by the handful, and weekends spent with friends and family I love. I hope your summer is already getting full of tons of fun plans and weekend trips too!