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Rating: 4.5 stars
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

These slushy margaritas are made in the freezer. No blending required! But they must be made ahead to allow time to freeze.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the water, tequila, limeade, and orange liqueur in a freezer-proof container with a lid; stir. Cover and store in freezer until it reaches a slush-like consistency, about 24 hours. Serve in glasses garnished with lime wedges.

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Nutrition Facts

386 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 54.8g; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 7.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (26)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
I made these and froze them in sandwich size ziplock bags and added a lime wedge to each, threw them in the camper freezer. Individual drink in a bag - just squeeze into a glass and enjoy! Perfect for summer evenings camping, you don't need to drag the blender along and this way doesn't take up all the room in your camper fridge. A great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2009
I love margaritas but these were just okay. Too sweet overpowering lime. A good margarita is a perfect blend of salty sour sweet and bitter. This is good for a big group but not great. Read More
(8)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
I made these and froze them in sandwich size ziplock bags and added a lime wedge to each, threw them in the camper freezer. Individual drink in a bag - just squeeze into a glass and enjoy! Perfect for summer evenings camping, you don't need to drag the blender along and this way doesn't take up all the room in your camper fridge. A great recipe! Read More
(86)
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2008
These are pretty darn good. My husband really liked them, I think they were just a little bit too tart for my taste, but it could have been the tequila I used (Silver), perhaps a little sugar next time. I may just have to keep a bucket of these in the freezer for summertime. I used an ice cream scoop to fill the glasses. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2009
We used this recipe scaled for about 48 servings for a house warming party with chicken fajitas. We made it in empty milk jugs and just kept it in the fridge. We served them on the rocks instead of frozen. We made about half of them with vodka instead of tequila (some of us don't like tequila) and loved both versions. Thanks for helping our party rock! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2009
This received lots of complements by serious drinkers at our party. We used Reposado tequila because that brand tends to agree with more people. Pre-making this drink allows the host to have more time to socialize rather than bar-tending plus you don't have bottles all over the place. I made plenty and enjoyed leftovers later in the week. Despite all of the alcohol this froze solid in our deep freeze. We defrosted it a little in the microwave then used a sturdy spoon to scrape ice into cups. The frozen aspect slows the drinking down which is nice for a social gathering. The drink has very good flavor but doesn't taste strong. Yet still it's very effective. The plastic pitcher I used cracked from the freezer. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2008
this recipe rocks! I made 3 pitchers of this and put it in my freezer 24 hours before my party - it is deeelish! I also added the juice from 4 limes to each batch for a little extra limeishness...this solves the problem of having to have a blender and all the fuss and muss of making margaritas - one batch makes 6 drinks so that is the perfect size for a small party. thanks sushi for a fabulous recipe! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2011
I also used the ziploc bag method - great for the beach! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2008
This recipe is awesome. Next time I'll only add 4 cups of water as I felt it was slightly too diluted. Otherwise it was fantastic. I also made a pitcher of regular limeade and filled each cup with half slush & half limeade. It made the recipe go further and broke up the ice crystals so it was drinkable with a straw. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2009
I love margaritas but these were just okay. Too sweet overpowering lime. A good margarita is a perfect blend of salty sour sweet and bitter. This is good for a big group but not great. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2010
So good! Slushes up in the freezer great! Read More
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