3 perfect summer margarita recipes

Red, white and blue margaritas

FROZEN STRAWBERRY MARGARITA INGREDIENTS:

2 cups (12 ounces) frozen strawberries

1/2 cup tequila

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup agave nectar

extra ice, if needed

FROZEN COCONUT MARGARITA INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup coconut milk (I recommend full-fat)

1/2 cup silver tequila

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup agave nectar

extra ice, if needed

FROZEN BLUEBERRY MARGARITA INGREDIENTS:

1 cup (12 ounces) frozen blueberries

1/2 cup tequila

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup agave nectar

extra ice, if needed

Optional: a fresh lime wedge and margarita salt or sugar, to rim the glasses

For each of the margarita recipes, add the five ingredients to a blender and pulse until completely smooth. If the mixture is too thin, add extra ice until it is the consistency of a thick slushy. Pour into a container, and store in the freezer while you rinse the blender to make the next batch.

If you would like to rim your glasses with salt or sugar, make a small slit in a fresh lime wedge and run it around the tops of your glasses to wet the edges. Then invert the glasses, and dip them in a bowl of salt or sugar to coat the rims.

Pour the strawberry margarita in the bottom of each glass, filling 1/3 full, followed by the coconut and then the blueberry – see note below for keeping straight lines. Serve immediately.

*For those of you who would like to have somewhat straight lines between layers, I have a little tip. Once your first layer is in, do not add a huge spoonful of the next color on top. Rather, add just a few small spoonfuls of the next color in small piles around the edges of the first layer until you have made a circle border. Then fill in the center, and THEN you can start adding in larger spoonfuls on top of that. (Repeat with the third layer.) If you add a huge glop of a new color, it will make the layer underneath get super uneven and start to bleed color everywhere.

But hey, after about 5-10 minutes, the colors will start to seep and combine anyway. So however yours turn out, no worries — they will be delicious!

Blue Lagoon margaritas

1 cup tequila, preferably silver

1/3 cup blue Curaçao

1/3 cup triple sec or other orange-flavored liqueur

2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 8 limes)

Crushed ice

Combine the tequila, Curacao, triple sec, and lime juice in the pitcher of your blender. Fill with desired ice and blend to combine. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Raspberry Chipotle Margaritas

3 oz. fresh or frozen raspberries, roughly 1.5 c.

6 oz. silver tequila

8 oz. homemade sweet & sour

1.5 oz. triple sec

3 oz. fresh lime juice

3 tsp Tabasco Chipotle

Place ingredients into the jar of your blender along with desired amount of ice. Blend until desired consistency. Garnish with more raspberries and serve!

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