Frozen margaritas are a natural summer drink choice, deliciously cooling you off while simultaneously punching a little tequila-buzz kicker. While some prefer the on-the-rocks variety, straying from the slushy consistency towards a cleaner, crisper taste, frozen margarita lovers rely on that extra chill factor to truly quench their thirst.
This frozen red wine margarita creates a happy medium for any and all margarita enthusiasts, marrying a classic drink with an icier counterpart. Try these this summer to see just how well your favorite bottle of red wine plays with tequila.
Recipe adapted from: The Back Label
Red Wine Margaritas
- Prep Time:At least 6 hours
- Cook Time:10 minutes
- Total Time:6 hours and 10 minutes
- 8 oz tequila
- 12 oz margarita mix
- 2 oz lime juice
- 3 oz triple sec or Grand Marnier
- 1 bottle of fruity, light red wine
- 1 pinch to salt rim
Pour your bottle of red wine into an ice cube tray and let freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
Fill your blender with red wine ice cubes, tequila, margarita mix, lime juice, and the triple sec or Grand Marnier.
Blend until you’ve reached your desired consistency, ranging from thick and icy to soft and slushy.
If you’re into salted-rim margaritas, dip the top of your glass into the margarita blend and then salt to salt the glass. Voilà: pour, sip and savor the perfect summer drink combo.