Sangria margaritas are basically frozen margaritas with wine blended in! Wine margaritas with the prettiest punch of color from sangria ice cubes! Whip up a basic sangria, freeze it, and then add it to the blender when you're making my regular frozen margaritas.
Happy Cinco de Mayo.
I'm not allowed to make margaritas for my family any more. Apparently, all you have to do to get taken off margarita duty is get grandma drunk one time. Just once!
It's a damn shame, too, because I happen to make the best frozen margaritas. In college, I could keep a tiny apartment packed full of people slurping frozen margs on hot summer nights. Just give me a blender and a bottle of tequila, and I'm your bartender. Thank God we don't drink the cheap tequila anymore, though. The stuff in the plastic jug was brutal back then.
So, back to drunk grandma. The reason things got a little sloppy is because of a simple mistake: I left out the cup of ice from the recipe. Don't do that! Don't be like me.
It's been a while since I've had the courage to make my famous frozen margaritas again. I'm so glad I could whip them up for this happiest of holidays: Cinco de Drinko! I mean, Mayo. Drinko de Mayo. No, it's Cinco de Mayo. I'm almost positive.
You're going to love this frozen margarita recipe. It couldn't be easier! I swiped the recipe from my Godparents years ago, and I haven't been tempted to try another recipe. It's THAT good.
Are you ready for the recipe? Ok, here goes; sip my watermelon margaritas while you read this, of course.
Easy Frozen Margarita Recipe:
You know those cans of frozen limeade concentrate? Yeah. Grab one. After you empty it into the blender, fill up the empty can half way with tequila. Fill up the rest of the can with triple sec. THEN FILL UP THE CAN WITH ICE. I swear, don't forget the ice. Blend, blend, blend. Rim a glass with salt, and pour.
So, for these fancy pants sangria swirl frozen margaritas, I sacrified 1 cup of fruity red wine to make wine ice cubes. It's totally optional. But, wait, when in life are pink drinks optional? Never. Good answer.
Sangria margaritas are actually the same frozen margaritas recipe from above, but with the addition of frozen sangria cubes! It takes a bit of planning and prep work before the party, but during the party, it couldn't be easier!
The sangria ice cubes are super simple to make: just stir together a fruity red wine, the orange liquor, lime and orange juice. Pour this mixture into an ice tray and freeze! Yes, you can absolutely make this a few days ahead of time. Make sure your ice cube tray has a lid; you don't want the mixture to start picking up odd flavors from the freezer.
These are the ice cube trays I use, and I cover them tightly with 2 layers of plastic wrap overnight.
While you're blending up your frozen margaritas, drop in a few frozen cubes of sangria! Or, if you're desperate for the pretty swirl of the two mixtures in my photos, blend the margarita mixture separate from the sangria mixture. Layer the two in a glass and stir lightly with a straw just before serving.
I love to make these fruity sangria margaritas, because wine goes so well in a margarita! Speaking of these wine margaritas, have you seen my peach wine slushies? I also have a plain mixed berry wine slushy, too! One of the secret reasons I like to use wine in margaritas is because it has less alcohol than other liquors, and it's much more approachable.
Wine margaritas would be so fun for girls night! Next time I have my girlfriends over to watch a show that we will not name for you (cough, Bachelor, cough), I have a plan! I think it would be so fun to make white wine sangria ice cubes and the traditional red wine sangria ice cubes. The frozen margarita portion would stay the same, but my girlfriends could chose the type of wine margaritas.
Enjoy, y'all! Have a safe and happy Cinco de Mayo! You might like my peach jalapeño margaritas, also!
Sangria Swirled Frozen Margaritas
makes 2 drinks
For the sangria swirl:
- 1 cup red wine, frozen in ice cube tray
- 2 tablespoons triple sec (orange liquor)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- juice of half an orange
For the regular frozen margarita:
- 6 ounces frozen limeade concentrate
- 2 shots tequila
- 1 shot triple sec
- 1 cup ice
- First, dip two margarita glasses in water or lime juice, and rim the edges with salt or sugar (your choice).
- Next, puree the frozen red wine cubes with the triple sec, lime juice, and orange juice. Pour into a small glass and have ready on the side.
- Add the limeade concentrate (not defrosted), tequila, triple sec and ice to a blender. Puree until slushy.
- Divide the margarita mixture between two glasses, and swirl in the sangria mixture.
*It would be super easy to double this recipe and use a whole can of frozen limeade concentrate and make 4 drinks. Party!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 40gProtein: 1g
For someone who isn't a wine drinker, what is a brand name for a good fruity red wine?
I too have had a hard time finding the limeade concentrate. My mom and aunt used to use them when I was younger to make their margaritas.
I had a frozen margarita and sangria swirl drink from a restaurant recently and LOVED it, so I am excited to try this recioe.