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  1. The ingredients in this blended margarita
  2. Whole Fruit Blended Margarita Recipe

I wouldn’t say I’m a margarita connoisseur, but I’ll always order a margarita. A good margarita has a tart bite from the lime juice which is balanced nicely by tequila. Nothing should be harsh or too much, but all ingredients should come together in perfect harmony.

A traditionalist will say that a good margarita should always be on the rocks. But I love to break any rule when it comes to food and drinks. So this recipe is an homage to my love for frozen margaritas. Frozen margaritas are made when all of the ingredients are blended together.

Some will say that this is a way to mask poor-quality ingredients. That may be true for some, but I believe this version can be just as good with quality ingredients. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, this is a great way to enjoy a margarita.

Top down view of glass filled with blended margarita with icy texture showing with glass rim rimmed with salt and lime slice
Just look at that nice, icy texture! Yum!

The ingredients in this blended margarita

  • Oranges and limes are peeled and, instead of juicing, are added whole right to the blender. Blending the whole fruit came from a place of feeling like so much flavor is wasted when only the pulp is juiced. To be honest, a high-powered blender is a big help here.
  • Blanco or silver tequila is my go-to for a clean tequila flavor. Silver tequila is not aged and stays clear, hence the “clean” flavor. If you’re not used to buying tequila, choose a mid-priced one. There’s no reason to blow the budget unless you enjoy sipping the liquor alone.
  • Orange liqueur brings out and bolsters the raw orange flavor. This is in place of triple sec as I find that orange liqueur has a more nuanced flavor along with a slight sweetness.
  • Agave syrup cuts through the sharpness of the citrus and lends some additional sweetness. If you don’t have agave syrup, you can also use a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar boiled together).
  • Ice is important! The correct amount of ice provides the margarita a consistency that’s more drinkable than a slurpy, but still icy.

A frozen margarita doesn’t have to be relegated to summer parties. I’m a year-round margarita drinker and proud of it! A frozen margarita is just plain fun, but this one also hits home with the delicious flavors! Happy sipping!

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Whole Fruit Blended Margarita

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Author: Kaleb
Let's make margaritas less complicated! What's great about this recipe is that you can throw the entire fruit (minus the peel) into the blender and mix it up! It's a citrus punch with a twist that is so nice during the spring and summer seasons!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 oranges peeled
  • 4 limes peeled
  • 8 oz silver tequila
  • 4 oz orange liqueur
  • 2 oz agave syrup
  • 6 cups ice

Instructions
 

  • In the blender canister, combine the oranges, limes, tequila, orange liqueur, agave syrup, and ice. Blend on high until smooth, 1-2 minutes.
    2 oranges, 4 limes, 8 oz silver tequila, 4 oz orange liqueur, 2 oz agave syrup, 6 cups ice
  • Pour into salt-rimmed glasses and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 35.8gProtein: 0.8gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4.2mgPotassium: 169.4mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 28.8gVitamin A: 10.4IUVitamin C: 57mgCalcium: 36.4mgIron: 0.2mg
Course Drinks
Cuisine Southwestern
Difficulty Easy
Method Mixing

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  1. Wonderful citrus Rita! Amped up the lime with some zest. Sunshine in a glass which we need in Seattle today.