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Frozen Strawberry Margaritas

Frozen Strawberry Margaritas
Preparation time:
5 minutes (day before)
Cooking time:
20 minutes (on the day)

This is summer in a cocktail glass. It is a recipe that we use all the time at home. With the thermometers hitting 45c during the summer, a tall glass of frozen strawberry margarita is exactly what you need to combat the heat. Enjoy it responsibly at summer parties.

  • Frozen Strawberry Margaritas


    For the sour mix:
    • 1 egg white
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 500ml fresh water
    • 500ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
    For the margaritas:
    • 30ml tequila blanco
    • 15ml triple sec
    • 60ml sour mix
    • Splash of grenadine (responsible for sweetness)
    • 10 fresh strawberries (to be frozen)
    • Ice cubes to taste
    For serving:
    • Margarita glasses
    • 1 lime, cut in half
    • Tajin Chilli and Lime Powder (available online)
    • Fresh strawberry and lime slices (for garnish)
    • Paper umbrellas (optional)
  • Method

    For the sour mix:
    • The ingredients here will yield about 1 litre of sour mix, which will be good for a few rounds of margaritas. Making it is super simple:
    • Whisk the egg white at low speed for 40 seconds or until frothy.
    • Stir in the sugar still whisking at low speed.
    • Add the water and lime juice and continue to whisk for a minute until everything is well incorporated.
    • Store it in a glass bottle with a cap and keep it refrigerated until you need to use it. Shake well before use. It will keep for 2 to 3 days in the fridge.
    For the margaritas
    • I prep the fruit the day before if possible as you can then freeze the strawberries and reduce the need for ice-cubes.
    • Wash and cut all the strawberries and put them in a container. Stick them in the freezer overnight.
    • When you’re ready to make them, take a couple of margarita glasses and rub some lime on their rim. Put the Tajin chilli and Lime powder on a plate and dip the rim of the glass in it until it is frosted with the chilli crystals. Set aside and proceed to make the margaritas.
    • Put all of the ingredients of the margarita in the blender jug. Blend for 1 minute or until you have a smooth mixture. Pour it into the pre-prepared glasses, garnish with a fresh strawberry, slice of lime and a paper umbrella. Enjoy!
  • Chef Notes

    • The home-made sour mix is a great addition to your fridge. It’s all natural without all the nasties found in commercial ones. It lasts 2 to 3 days in the fridge and you can make loads of different cocktails with it. Prep time can be reduced by sourcing freshly squeezed lime from a raw bar or if you have a citrus juicer.

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