Peach Margarita

This peach margarita is quick, easy and so tasty! Frozen peaches, lime juice and tequila form the most refreshing, sweet tart spin on this classic cocktail.

Peach margarita

Ready for our new best fresh and tasty spin on the margarita? The Peach Margarita. This one combines the sweetness of peaches, tart lime, and edge of tequila to make one fantastic cocktail. Even better: it uses frozen peaches so you can make it any time of year! Not just that short window during peach season. Though, you can use fresh peaches if you have them! Alex whipped this up for me the other day and I was hooked on this new version of my favorite cocktail. (That and this mango margarita.)

What’s in a peach margarita?

The margarita is a classic cocktail; it’s actually on the list of International Bartender Association’s IBA official cocktails. This means that there’s an “official” definition of the ingredients in a margarita: lime juice, Cointreau, and tequila.

This peach margarita is a spin on the Classic Margarita using this sweet fruit, but it’s more of a frozen margarita in style. It’s a blender drink, and it comes out with more of a frozen texture. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Frozen peaches
  • Tequila (use blanco or reposado)
  • Cointreau
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Agave syrup or simple syrup
  • Ice
Peach margarita

Using frozen peaches vs fresh

The advantage of using frozen peaches here: you can make this peach margarita any time of the year! Peach season is short (basically just July here in Indiana), so it’s nice to have an option for any time of the year. It also makes this margarita easy to whip up anytime, instead of having to wait for the fruit to ripen on your counter top.

But if you have fresh peaches on hand: they work too! Just use 1 cup fresh peaches instead, and it will be just as delicious (likely more so!).

How to make a peach margarita

The peach margarita is made in a blender with ice, so it’s not the standard way to make a margarita like our Classic Margarita. But this fruity spin is just as tasty! Here’s what to do (or go to the full recipe below):

  1. Rim the glass with salt. A salted rim is a must here! Why? The salt enhances the sweet and sour flavors in the drink! More on that, below.
  2. Blend! Throw all the ingredients in a blender and blend until it’s full combined and creamy. There are two options for the texture of this margarita: keep reading…
Margarita salt

Two options: drink it icy or juicy!

There are two options for the texture of this peach margarita! It all depends on how long you blend it. Here are the options:

  • Icy texture. If you like your margaritas frozen, you can blend this peach margarita until it has the consistency of a smoothie. It tastes great like this!
  • Juicy texture. Keep blending your peach margarita for a minute or so, and the icy texture will dissolve into a juicy texture. This is what you see in the photographs. I prefer my peach margarita this way because when it’s less icy, it has even more flavor.

Sweeten this peach margarita with…

Unlike our Classic Margarita, this peach margarita has a little added sweetener besides the Cointreau. This is because the fruit needs a little sweetener to enhance its flavor (much like savory foods need salt). We’ve offered a few different options for the sweetener: you can use any of them!

  • Agave syrup Agave is often used as a sweetener with margaritas because it’s used to make tequila! It’s easy to find these days at most grocery stores.
  • Simple syrup This is the classic cocktail sweetener; you can make your own at home! Simple syrup has more of a straightforward sweetness.
  • Maple syrup Our favorite syrup to sweeten cocktails is maple syrup: it gives a nuanced sweetness. (See our Whiskey Sour and Gin Fizz).
  • Honey If all you have is honey, this works too!
Peach margarita

When to serve a peach margarita

The peach margarita is a fun variation on the standard margarita: it works for many occasions! It’s especially nice for summer, and works as a:

  • Happy hour drink
  • Dinner party drink
  • Summer patio drink
  • Cinco de Mayo drink
  • Girls night, bachelorette party or bridal shower drink
  • Cocktail hour drink
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Peach Margarita


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This peach margarita is quick, easy and so tasty! Frozen peaches, lime juice and tequila form the most refreshing, sweet tart spin on this classic cocktail.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) tequila*
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) Cointreau
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup sliced frozen peaches (also works with fresh!)
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup, agave syrup, or maple syrup
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of two glasses. Dip the edge of each rim into a plate of salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until fully combined: you can blend until it’s an icy texture, or keep blending for a minute or so until it’s more liquid. Pour into the glasses and serve.

Notes

*Easily doubles for 4 drinks (or triples, based on the size of your blender).

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Peach Margarita

Margarita variations!

There are so many different margarita recipes! Here are some ideas:

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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