Frozen Blue Margarita

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Here’s a bright blue cocktail that’s as colorful as it is tasty. Enjoy these ice-cold, blended Frozen Blue Margaritas all year long. 

Two glasses of blue margarita with limes on a napkin.

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Frozen Blue Margarita

Whether it’s taco night, game night or the day of the big game, a frozen margarita is a wonderful way to celebrate.

Plus frozen margaritas are just the best ever, even in winter. I have a ton of margarita recipes you’ll love, like this beer margarita recipe or my strawberry basil margaritas

And if you love frozen drinks, you should try these frozen lemon daiquiris or these frozen mango daiquiris, both made with rum! 

Love these margs, but don’t want to make them frozen? Try this blue margarita recipe that is served on the rocks!

2024 update: I originally made these in honor of my Carolina Panthers when they competed in the 2016 NFL playoffs for a chance to play in the Super Bowl! And then they did — so I think these margaritas were the good luck charm? If only the luck lasted til the Super Bowl itself, plus a few more seasons… Anyway, I updated this recipe with new photos for you to enjoy!

Two turquoise margaritas on a white background.

Why you’ll love this recipe

You’ll love this recipe, for a few reasons:

  • Frozen margaritas are fun for any occasion.
  • The blue color makes these so festive.
  • They taste just like regular frozen margs, only blue!
Two blue margaritas on a white background.

When to serve them

These Frozen Blue Margaritas would work for so many festive occasions! It’s a major upgrade to the traditional margarita.

  • For taco night, game night, game day or any celebration.
  • At the holidays as a Blue Christmas Margaritas.
  • In the summer, call them Blue Lagoon Margaritas.
  • For adults only at a Disney Frozen birthday party.
a bottle of blue curaçao.

What is blue curaçao?

Essentially, these are regular-tasting, frozen lime margaritas. So what makes them blue? A little spirit called blue curaçao!

Curaçao (pronounced KUR-a-sow) is really similar to triple sec, the orange-flavored liqueur at the heart of any classic margarita.

It’s named for its island of origin and flavored with the dried peel of a citrus fruit called the laraha. Curaçao can be colorless as well, but most of the time it is dyed a deep, exotic blue.

Don’t have curaçao? I found it at my local liquor store, but I promise I won’t tell anyone if you add blue food color to your triple sec. Totally fine. Or you can just skip the blue color altogether and make regular frozen margaritas!

If you have any leftover, use it to make other green and blue drinks like Green Mimosas or a Fish Bowl cocktail.

Two blue margarita glasses with lime wedges.

Ingredients

Here’s what else you will need to make this turquoise drink recipe:

  • silver tequila: Here’s a guide I wrote to choosing the right tequila.
  • blue curaçao: This is an orange liqueur with a blue color.
  • lime juice: Fresh is best if you have the time to juice! I love this electric juicer.
  • agave nectar or simple syrup: Simple syrup works best because it is clear, and brown agave nectar can give them more of a green color.
A blue margarita in a glass with a lime wedge.

How to make Frozen Blue Margaritas

You’ll need a blender and a LOT of ice! You’ll also need a small plate to add margarita sugar or salt for the rim. Here’s what to do:

  1. Place salt on a plate. Run the edge of a lime slice around the outside rim of a margarita (or cocktail) glass. Roll the outer edge of the rim in the salt until coated. Repeat on four cocktail glasses. Set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on the highest setting until completely smooth. If necessary, scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula. You’re looking for a slushy consistency here.
  3. Pour the blended mixture into the prepared glasses. Garnish with a lime wheel or lime wedge and serve immediately.

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Two glasses of blue margarita with limes on a napkin.

Frozen Blue Margaritas

Yield: 4 cocktails
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Despite their icy color, these frozen margaritas definitely won't give you the blues!
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ingredients

  • ½ cup blanco tequila (100% agave)
  • ¼ cup blue curaçao (or triple sec with blue food color added)
  • 2 ½ ounces lime juice about 4 or 5 limes
  • ¼ to ½ cup agave nectar or simple syrup
  • 3 cups ice
  • sea salt for rim
  • lime wheels for garnish

instructions

  • Place salt on a plate. Run the edge of a lime slice around the outside rim of a margarita (or cocktail) glass. Roll the outer edge of the rim in the salt until coated. Repeat on four cocktail glasses. Set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on the highest setting until completely smooth. If necessary, scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula. Garnish with a lime wheel. Serve immediately.

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nutrition information

Yield: 4 cocktails

amount per serving:

Serving: 1oz Calories: 154kcal Carbohydrates: 16g Protein: 0.1g Fat: 0.1g Saturated Fat: 0.003g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g Sodium: 10mg Potassium: 22mg Fiber: 0.1g Sugar: 12g Vitamin A: 9IU Vitamin C: 8mg Calcium: 8mg Iron: 0.04mg
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  1. Erin @ The Speckled Palate says

    I’m not a Panthers fan (sorry, friend!), but I cannot help but LOVE this festive margarita! You can’t go wrong with a team color-inspired drink for a gameday, and I hope your guys do well today since my team didn’t even make the playoffs this year. 😉 And I hope that you have some of these margs whipped up to enjoy while you cheer on the Panthers.

    • Susannah says

      It’s okay that you’re not a Panthers fan. I still love you. You can make these margs and add some red food color for a Saints margarita. I won’t tell. ?

    • Susannah says

      Hey Izzy! So sorry about that. It should say 1/4 cup for the curacao, and I’ve edited the recipe to reflect that. The ounce number was correct!
      //susannah

  2. Jennifer says

    I made these for a Disney Frozen themed birthday party (for the adults of course) and these were a huge hit. Even my aunt who doesn’t normally drink, admitted that these were really good and wound up having 2. I forgot to buy see salt so didn’t rim my glasses with salt but these were still absolutely delicious. All the flavors really came through. You could taste the booze but it wasn’t overly boozy. I’ll be adding these to my party repertoire from now on.

    • Susannah says

      Hey Jennifer! I am so happy to hear you loved these Frozen Blue Margaritas. They would be totally perfect for adults at a Disney Frozen themed party!

      No worries about sea salt because you can always use a little kosher salt or table salt (but I wouldn’t do the whole glass — just a quarter or half of the glass like they do in restaurants & bars sometimes!) You can also substitute with sugar — some people prefer that anyway!

      Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment!
      //susannah

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