We all need a few more blended frozen drinks in our lives, right? So, let's get the party started with these Blueberry Ginger Mint Frozen Margaritas! The flavors of blueberry with fresh ginger and mint make this a refreshing twist on the classic margarita!
What you need to make margaritas from scratch?
These frozen margaritas are made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Here's what you need to add to your grocery list in order to make them:
Fresh Blueberries. We made a blueberry simple syrup with fresh blueberries to add sweetness, flavor and color to this margarita. Making the syrup is so easy (instructions below), and its is good in a variety of cocktails in addition to this margarita. We store the simple syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for about a month - if it lasts that long.
Ginger root. There is nothing that compares to the taste of fresh ginger, so make sure you get this. The skin can easily be removed using a spoon and scraping the sides before finely chopping the ginger to add to the blender to further process it. One piece of ginger root will be plenty for this recipe.
If you need another reason to use your ginger root, check out our Passionate Ginger Whiskey Cocktail.
Fresh Limes. We add fresh lime juice to this recipe and we always recommend you skip any containers of juice and use the fresh stuff. We don't use any pre-packaged margarita mix in this Blueberry Ginger Mint Frozen Margarita!
Mint. Again, not to sound redundant, but USE FRESH INGREDIENTS and you will be rewarded. Fresh mint adds a little something special to this cocktail, and it makes a gorgeous garnish. Don't use extract.
Orange liqueur. Orange liqueur should always be in a margarita... it is one of the ingredients that shouldn't be skipped in our opinions. We prefer Cointreau, or Benedictine, but Grand Marnier or Triple Sec are other good options. Use what you like here.
Tequila. And, the most important part, the tequila!
What tequila should I use for frozen margaritas?
What tequila you use in margaritas is definitely a personal preference. Really, there are three main choices – silver, reposado, and añejo tequila. Mescal and sotol are not technically tequilas – and obviously neither is vodka – but we've heard of (and tried) all three of those being used in margaritas as well.
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Back to talking about the true tequila, it really depends on what you are going for and what other ingredients you will be adding. If you don’t mind a yellowish/brownish tinge to your drink, you can use reposado or añejo. You can see from the photos that we did not use these this time, but we definitely do from time to time.
Añejo will be the tequila aged the most, usually the darkest and often the smoothest, but it is not as often used in margaritas.
If you are using a clear orange liqueur in addition to tequila (like many on the market or triple sec) and want the fresh color of your drink to remain that way – use a quality silver tequila. Honestly, we like them all except for cheap, poorly made silver tequilas that have a strong and unappealing “bite” and aroma that overpowers the essence of the cocktail.
If you have no idea what to use, get a decent silver tequila and start there, then work around some others and decide what you like best!
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