Frozen Blue Margaritas

Go Panthers! Here’s a bright blue cocktail in honor of the playoffs, and hopefully the big game! Enjoy these colorful, blended Frozen Blue Margaritas all year long. 

Frozen Blue Margaritas — a Carolina Panthers cocktail perfect for game days at home! // Feast + West (@feastandwest)

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Happy Sunday gameday! I’m popping in for a rare weekend blog post — so rare, in fact, that I cannot remember the last time I shared a recipe on a weekend!

I’m coming at you today with a recipe for Frozen Blue Margaritas. ‘Margaritas on a Sunday?’ you ask?

Yes, because today the Carolina Panthers are competing in the NFL playoffs for a chance to play in the Super Bowl!

Plus margaritas and frozen drinks are just the best ever. 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! 

Frozen Blue Margaritas — a Carolina Panthers cocktail perfect for game days at home! // Feast + West (@feastandwest)

I’ll admit I resisted liking football for a long time. I remember taking a school field trip in the 2nd grade to tour the Panthers stadium when it was brand new, but I was pretty oblivious to the sport up until college.

My high school didn’t even have sports because it was an arts high school.

(But we had musicals! And speaking of musicals, these Frozen Blue Margaritas would be perfect for a Disney Frozen birthday party — adults only of course!) 

But after lots of college tailgates, a number of Sundays watching NFL and two seasons of playing fantasy football with some blogger friends, I guess I’m a little hooked now.

I’ve also reached the point where I mostly understand what is happening on the field! This is a big deal, according to my dad.

Frozen Blue Margaritas — a Carolina Panthers cocktail perfect for game days at home! // Feast + West (@feastandwest)

Football fan or not, it’s hard to ignore how PUMPED up Charlotte is right now. Panthers pride is everywhere. The skyline basks in blue lights at night. The doughnuts are doused in team spirit sprinkles. Even the cocktails at bars are blue. 

So I thought I’d show you how to make your own blue cocktails for game day! Or a Frozen birthday party. 

(Are you here because you thought these were Frozen blue margaritas — you know, like the kids’ Disney movie Frozen? These can be for you too, because I know some parents who might need a margarita after seeing that movie one too many times.) 

Frozen Blue Margaritas — a Carolina Panthers cocktail perfect for game days at home! // Feast + West (@feastandwest)

How to make Frozen Blue Margaritas

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

You’ll also need a blender, fresh squeezed lime juice, tequila and a LOT of ice!

Here’s a guide I wrote to choosing the right tequila.

What is 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 is colorless, 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 all together and make regular ones!

Frozen Blue Margaritas — a Carolina Panthers cocktail perfect for game days at home! // Feast + West (@feastandwest)


These Frozen Blue Margaritas are probably your most delicious companion for today’s game.

I’ll be at the game today, probably feeling more like a frozen margarita than like drinking one… Fingers crossed for a Panthers victory today so they can play in (and maybe win?) Super Bowl 50.

You bet I’ll be making more Frozen Blue Margaritas if that happens! Keep pounding! // susannah 

P.S. The citrus juicer was a gift from Erika Gibson! I’m obsessed with all her work.

Frozen Blue Margaritas — a Carolina Panthers cocktail perfect for game days at home! // Feast + West (@feastandwest)

Frozen Blue Margaritas

Yield: 4 cocktails
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ice cold and blue, these frozen margaritas are perfect for cheering on your favorite blue team! (Team Elsa or Team Anna?)

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) silver tequila (100% agave)
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) blue curaçao (or triple sec with blue food color added)
  • 2 1/2 ounces (5 tablespoons) lime juice (from about 4 or 5 limes)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup agave nectar or simple syrup
  • 3 cups ice
  • sea salt, for rim
  • lime wheels, for garnish

Instructions

  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. Garnish with a lime wheel. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 1gSugar: 47gProtein: 0g

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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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