At this time of the year, post-summer, the air is usually still warm. So, a nice chilled glass of some frozen dessert is still a perfect touch to freshen up. Well, I often consider margarita in my special list of cold desserts. And in this recipe, I’m going to show you how to make frozen margaritas with Jose Cuervo margarita mix in under ten minutes.
Yeah, sure, the margarita mix’s also the secret ingredient many bartenders use to prepare your margaritas at the bar. It’s not only accessible but easier to use in the fact that you don’t need to worry about the recipe proportions. The bottle of mix already has the instructions on the quantity to use on your iced margarita.
Do You Really Need a Blender to Make Frozen Margaritas
Technically, about all recipes of frozen desserts require a good blender for ice can ruin the motor or even blades in a flash. And that includes even when making your favorite frozen margaritas with Jose Cuervo margarita mix at home. Otherwise, how will you achieve that smooth ice slushie without blending?
Oh, indeed, a mallet can also do the trick, I suppose. But my Vitamix 5200 is still a member of my kitchen. So, I’ve never tried the mallet trick myself before, but I think you can crush the ice and add your tequila mix.
But even then, you’ll still need a nice spin to ensure all your ingredients mix well. Thus, even that cheap Oster or any other blender under $50 may come in handy if you need a uniformly layered drink.
Make Your Frozen Margaritas Bright and Colorful
The good thing about homemade recipes is that you have the freedom to customize them however you like. And that applies to our frozen margaritas, considering you maintain the basic formula.
The basic formula, in this case, is some nice tequila, crushed ice, and Jose Cuervo margarita mix. You’ll also need some salt and a wedge of lemon or lime, but that’s for rubbing the rim of your glass (I call it to frost).
Once you have this in your mind, you can tweak your frozen margarita recipe with other (optional) ingredients to give it an extra unique flavor. I’m sure you’ll also agree with me a plain traditional margarita is less appealing compared to a glass of bright red frozen Strawberry margarita. And not just about the appearance but also its tangy-sweet-like taste
That said, though, I’d recommend using frozen strawberries to avoid turning your cocktail punch too watery. But then, most frozen fruits tend to lose some of the key characteristics, like flavor, after freezing. So, you might need to add a few pieces of fresh berries if you want to feel that vibrant burst of sweetness in your mouth.
Other fruits that you can alternate with strawberries in your customized frozen margaritas include cranberries, blueberries, mango, passion, grapefruit, pineapple, et cetera. The list can be endless as it depends on your creativity and what you can get.
Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix Replaces the Simple Syrup
Many people often add fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and orange juice when preparing traditional margaritas at home. However, the same ingredients are some of the compounds in margarita mix products.
If it’s our Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita mix here, the main ingredients are corn syrup and citric acid. Hence, the reason some users are saying it’s too sweet and had to water it down before mixing it with tequila.
Therefore, the margarita mix replaces the sugar (simple syrup), fresh lime juice, and essential orange oil. You won’t need to add them to your margaritas again.
How to Make Frozen Margaritas With Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix
As was mentioned, the main reason for using margarita mix for making your margaritas is to speed up the entire process. You can enjoy your frozen drink from about anywhere, including outdoors if you have a portable blender for travel to whip up your mixture.
But, anyway, let’s jump to our sweetest part of the topic and see how you can sip that Frozen margarita from your hand.
Part 1: A Simple, Classic Frozen Margaritas with Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix
In this recipe, you need nothing more than some Jose Cuervo margarita mix, a stream of high-quality tequila, and a few ice cubes. Then, toss everything into a blender and blend into a slushy texture.
- 1-shot (approx.. 1.25oz) Jose Cuervo (Gold) Especial
- 2-shot (approx.. 3oz) Jose Cuervo margarita mix
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- A slice of lemon/ lime
- Tools: a blender
Important Tip: Before all else, you’ll need to prepare your serving glass. So, add and spread out your coarse salt on a flat plate (or shallow bowl). Next, pick your slice/ wedge of lime or lemon and rub along the rim of the glass. Then, press the rim of the glass into the salt. After that, lift the glass from the plate and gently shake off the excess salt.
- In a blender, add your Especial tequila, margarita mix, and ice. Then, secure the lid
- Turn the machine on the lowest speed, then increase to the highest speed
- Blend the mixture for 25-30 seconds or until you achieve an ice-slushie texture
- Serve the frozen margarita mixture into your glass with salt frosting. Grab a seat and Enjoy!
If you don’t have fresh lemon or lime in the house, you can moisten the rim of the glass with a wet paper towel. You can also switch coarse salt with the regular table salt or even sugar.
Oh, yeah. You can rub the rim of your glass with sugar for an extra bit of fancy as the cold slushie enters your mouth.
Another thing, you may want to use the pulse feature if your blender has one. That way, you’ll be able to operate with maximum control and you won’t need to worry about over-blending your mixture.
Part 2: Frozen Fruit Margaritas with Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix
The main idea here is to boost the sweet tanginess of your frozen margarita with the flavor of your favorite fruits. The first on our list will be Tara’s famous frozen strawberry margarita, which compliments your glass with a rich red color. Well, and don’t forget the bright and vibrant sweetness from the fresh berries.
Frozen Strawberry Margaritas
In the recipe, we shall still have our Jose Cuervo tequila (or any other preferred brand), margarita lime mix, and ice. The new ingredients that we shall add for the extra fancy are strawberries, both frozen and fresh kind.
Once you have everything, grab your blender and add the ingredients while starting with the lightest to the healthiest. That’s you add the liquids first, followed by frozen fruits and the ice on top. Then, start the blender and blend until you have a smooth slushy consistency.
Note, you have to maintain your Frozen margarita formula in all of your recipes. So, you shall reduce your ice cubes amount for the frozen strawberries to maintain the right ratio.
Frozen Cranberry Margaritas
A glass of frozen cranberry margaritas is yet another way you can refresh and have fun on a warm day. And the best part is that you can prepare one right from your kitchen with just a blender. You only need to add the tequila, margarita mix, cranberries (both frozen and fresh), and ice cubes. Then, start the motor and blend the mixture until the desired slushy consistency.
Frozen Mango Margaritas
Well, that bright frozen mango margarita you saw on the TV might be what your tongue had been craving for so long. It’s also easy to make if you have the frozen mango, tequila (silver should do fine), Jose Cuervo margarita mix, a handful of ice cubes, and a good blender.
Frozen Blueberry Margaritas
If available, fresh blueberries can also give your classic margarita a real impressive color and extra sweetness. But similar to the frozen strawberry margarita above, we don’t want your frosty refreshment drink to be watery. So, the recipe will need to have only a few fresh and more frozen blueberries, agave silver tequila, Jose Cuervo margarita mix, and ice cubes.
After blending, you can pour your margarita mixture into the already prepared glasses (frosted with salt along the rim) and serve immediately.
Recommended Blender: Vitamix 5200 Blender
- 1380 watts power output
- 10-variable speed dial
- 64-ounce slender pitcher
- Sturdy metal drive system
- Hardened stainless steel blades
The machine is my favorite in the kitchen (also has Nutribullet Select) and use it often for grinding and crushing tasks. It has the right power, the blade cuts through stuff well, and the container does handle smaller to medium contents with ease. Oh, the temper also does come in handy, though I never need it all the time.
A cold glass of frozen margaritas is one of the best refreshment drinks you can enjoy in warm weather. It’s very easy to make, especially when you have Jose Cuervo margarita mix sitting somewhere in the freezer. You just need the tequila, a handful of ice, and a great blender.
If you’ll be using dry ice (cubes), the blender must be strong enough to crush all the cubes without leaving behind any chunks. A high-power Vitamix or Blendtec shouldn’t be an issue as that’s the kind of task they’re built to do.
If you have one of those low-end blenders that rely on the blade to process, you might want to use crushed ice. It will be much easier for the machine to handle without burning out the motor.