These slushy frozen Raspberry Margaritas have a touch of pineapple for added flavor. This summer drink is the perfect party cocktail. Who doesn't love frozen margaritas?
It has been REALLY HOT in NJ.
I am not talking about your typical warm spring or early summer day. I mean sweaty, fry an egg on the sidewalk, over 90 degrees hot.
We have our air conditioning blasting and there is no baking happening in this house but it is the perfect time for grilling and a backyard party.
We fired up the grill the other night and I made these cool summer drinks the other night. They were perfect for the heat! I was in the mood for frozen margaritas and was happy to find a bottle of Cuervo in my liquor cabinet.
I didn't have any margarita mix but that was all for the better as these raspberry margaritas are made with real juice and fruit. I happened to have a bag of frozen raspberries and thought I'd try a pineapple raspberry combination. It was delicious!
I could have drank the whole pitcher myself but decided to share with the husband. He needs some antioxidants too, you know. And since this recipe makes 4 servings, it's the perfect summer drink for a backyard party.
How to Make Raspberry Margaritas
This recipe comes together so quickly, no margarita mix required!
- Mix the water and sugar in a small cup until the sugar is dissolved.
- Pour the sugar water, raspberries, tequila, triple sec, and pineapple juice to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add the ice cubes and blend to desired consistancy.
- Pour into 4 glasses that have been rimmed with salt or sugar and garnish with lime wedges.
Tips for Making Margaritas
- Keep Simple Syrup in Your Fridge - Combine 2 parts water and 1 part sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes until the sugar is dissolved. Allow it to cool and store it in the fridge for easy drink recipes. For this recipe just add ½ cup of simple syrup in place of the water and sugar.
- Chill The Glasses - Pop your serving glasses in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before serving for a perfectly chilled drink.
- Rim The Glasses - Rimmed margarita glasses don't just look pretty, they add a burst of flavor to your drink. You can rim the glasses with salt or sugar but I like to wet them with lime juice rather than water.
- Use Frozen Fruit - Use storebought frozen fruit or freeze fresh fruit overnight before adding to your drink. Frozen fruit will blend easier and make your drink nice and slushy. You can use frozen strawberries in this recipe as well!
- Use Good Tequila - Good tequila doesn't have to be expensive but you want the best tequila you can afford.
More Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes
- Fresh Strawberry Mojitos
- Orange Basil Cocktail
- Homemade Lemonade
- Peach Sangria via Swirls of Flavor
- Non Alcoholic Berry Spritzer
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Frozen Pineapple Raspberry Margaritas
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup sugar
- 12 oz bag frozen raspberries
- 3 ounces tequila
- 3 ounces triple sec
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- a handful of ice cubes
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- Mix the water and sugar together in a small cup so that the sugar is dissolved.
- Add the sugar water, raspberries, tequila, triple sec, and pineapple juice to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add ice cubes and continue to blend until ice cubes are crushed and blended well.
- Pour into glasses that have been rimmed with salt or sugar.
- Garnish with lime wedges.
- Makes 4 drinks.
First Published April 2009 ; Updated June 2021
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It has been in the 90's here lately as well. I definitely could have used this over the weekend! It wold be perfect for a ladies night as well. Great recipe, Lisa.
Just one of those would help me forget the heat! These look really, really good.
Yum! I could use one of those right now.
Ooooh if only it was possible to pass a drink, wow this looks so freshing!!! and... it's so hot here in NY too!
ut oh that hot huh? we have 78 degrees here, but thank goodness very low humidity. I hate humidity.
I don't cook when it's hot out, but I do drink! LOL Love these.
This looks delicious! Our windows have been open since i LOVE this weather, but this drink looks like a nice way to cool down!
Those are happy little snow men! It is hot here too and this drink would go down nicely right now.
Sounds like a great refreshing drink to cool you down in that hot weather!
Love the colour too. 🙂
I would love one of those right now! My A/C is on the fritz again...arrgh
What a great way to stay cool! The straw is simply too cute!
The Blonde Duck
Love the snowman straw!
mmmmm. love the margarita 🙂 did that snowman straw make it extra cool??? 😉
It's been in the 90's here in Virginia too....but that's ok. Better than snow. The drinks look very refreshing!
John and Lisa Howard-Fusco
After a couple of days of this early heat, all I can say is: Gimmie! - John
That drink looks great right about now. It was 90 degrees in RI today too! I haven't put the air on yet, I just feel like it's wrong in April.
But a nice frozen drink, just seems oh so right! 🙂
Haha... love the snowman straw. I can't drink frozen margarita's or I get brain freeze, so mine are always on the rocks. Beatufiul color in this and it sounds yummy!
Great flavor combo - I would love one of those right now, it's hot here too!
I'm in Philly right next to you and I can't believe the heat either! I really could have used one of these! Fantastic blog by the way 🙂
That drink looks sooo yummy ... I could have used one when it was hot yesterday!
It is great to meet your blog! It is amazing. I am excited to try some of your recipes and seek more inspiration for my food blog and recipes. Thank you so much. I am attempting to make banana cupcakes with caramel cream cheese frosting right now. I doubt they will be as wonderful as your strawberry cupcakes , but we shall see.
We're already making margarita plans for next week - Cinquo de Mayo!!!!!
A. and M.
It's not very hot over here yet, I will keep this on mind..
This would have been so perfect the past 2 days.. they sound terrific, so refreshing.. my kind of drink.
Perfect way to cool off on a hot night!
black eyed susans kitchen
First frozen libation of the season..it was perfect weather for it.
Now this is my kind of drink!
That drink looks good, and the straw is too cute...