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

  • 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
  • Prep Time: At least 6 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours and 10 minutes
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Easy

Step 1

Pour your bottle of red wine into an ice cube tray and let freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

Step 2

Fill your blender with red wine ice cubes, tequila, margarita mix, lime juice, and the triple sec or Grand Marnier.

Step 3

Blend until you’ve reached your desired consistency, ranging from thick and icy to soft and slushy.

Step 4

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.