Blackberries, fresh mint and limes blended for the best Frozen Blackberry Margaritas! Fruity, fresh and tart! Top these easy margaritas with a mint sugar rim.
This Frozen Margarita recipe has only six ingredients: blackberries, limes, mint, agave, tequila and orange liqueur. There’s just something about the combination of fruit and mint. It’s impossible to skip for this cocktail!
The best margaritas are strong but balanced, so they still taste delicious! I typically lean towards margaritas like a 3 Ingredient Skinny Margarita, a Red Sangria Margarita, or with mezcal in Spicy Mezcal Margaritas with Carrot Juice. I even have an on-the-rocks version of this margarita - Blackberry & Rosemary Margaritas! But this frozen margarita can convert even those who refuse to drink iced cocktails!
SO that leads to the biggest question: frozen or on the rocks? I polled my friends about this and the debate was FIRE!! People who said frozen were very passionate about it. The most common reason was “because it hides the alcohol better.”
Typically, most people say frozen margaritas for the summer. They’re best for the pool and warmer weather. Living in California, frozen margarita season is, well, all year long. The main reason I love frozen margaritas is they feel less alcoholic and better for drinking casually with a group of friends.
How to make a Frozen Margarita
STEP ONE: Add all ingredients to a blender.
STEP TWO: Blend.
STEP THREE: Pour into glasses!
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Frozen Blackberries.
- Fresh Lime Juice. Fresh limes are always best.
- Mint. Substitute for basil or completely omit.
- Agave Nectar. Substitute for simple syrup, honey or maple syrup.
- Tequila. Any Blanco or Reposado will do!
- Orange Liqueur. Gran Marnier, Cointreau or Triple Sec. I typically refrain from Triple Sec as it has higher sugar therefore causing more headaches. In this case, quality is best!
Mint Sugar Rim
While totally optional, adding a rim to any margarita adds a great extra pizzazz! For this mint and blackberry margarita I added a sugar AND salt rim. But of course to make it even more extra I added some finely chopped mint too!
STEP ONE: Finely chop fresh mint leaves.
STEP TWO: Combine with salt and sugar.
STEP THREE: Wet the rim of your glasses with a fresh lime wedge.
STEP FOUR: Dip into the sugar and salt mint rim.
Tips, Tricks & FAQ
What is the best orange liqueur to use in a margarita?
I personally prefer Cointreau. Although Triple Sec is the cheapest (by far!), in this case spending a little more for quality is absolutely worth it. Triple Sec is the most sugary and therefore ~hangover~! You can also use Gran Marnier.
What kind of tequila should I use?
I typically use blanco tequila in almost every tequila cocktail I make. You can use any type of tequila you prefer, with a recommendation of any that is medium-priced.
What if I can’t find frozen blackberries?
Fresh blackberries will work! Simply freeze the fresh blackberries in the freezer overnight and use that.
Can I omit the mint?
Definitely! I love the combination of fruit and mint, but it’s more than fine to omit.
Can I make this a skinny margarita?
Sure! Substitute the orange liqueur for freshly squeezed orange juice.
What if I want it sweeter?
You can always add more sweetener to this recipe! I prefer more tart and like the natural sweetness of the berries, so I only add a small amount of sugar.
More Tequila Drinks
- Red Sangria Margarita
- 3 Ingredient Skinny Margarita
- the Best Ranch Water Cocktail
- Blackberry & Rosemary Margaritas
Frozen Blackberry Margaritas with Mint
- 4 OZ Tequila
- 3 OZ Orange Liqueur (Triple Sec, Gran Marnier or Cointreau)
- 1 Cup Frozen Blackberries
- 10 Mint Leaves washed thoroughly
- 2 TBSP Agave Syrup
- 1.5 Cups Ice
Optional Sugar-Salt-Mint Rim (enough for 6)
- 1 TBSP Granulated Sugar
- 1 TBSP Margarita or Coarse Salt
- 2-3 Mint Leaves finely chopped
- 1 Lime Wedge
- Add sugar, salt and finely chopped mint onto a small plate or cocktail rimmer. Mix together.
- Slice a small slit into the lime wedge halfway through. Place the slit in the lime wedge onto the rim of your margarita glass (before pouring the cocktail in). Slide the lime wedge around the rim in a circle to cover the entire glass' rim.
- Slide the limes on all of the glass rims.
- Dip the glass into the margarita salt on the plate, and turn the glass in a full circle to ensure the salt sticks.
- Finish all of the glasses.
Make the Margarita
- Add all ingredients into the blender.
- Blend until smooth, about 60-seconds.
- Pour into glasses.