When it comes to margaritas, you've got choices about how you make your drink. If you happen to be on #TeamFrozen, then a good margarita takes a little bit more than a few good ingredients — you also need to know how to blend it.
A slushy frozen margarita is utterly refreshing and hard to beat. A poorly made one, on the other hand, is a different story. For those times a frozen margarita is what you're after, here are a few tips that will help you blend a better cocktail.
1. Start with the liquid first.
The order in which your cocktail ingredients are added to the blender make a difference in the taste and texture of your margarita. Start by adding the liquid ingredients to the blender first. This means pouring in the liquors, juice, and mixers to the blender, followed by the ice and, if you're using it, frozen fruit.
2. Use crushed or cracked ice.
To make a smoother margarita (and do your blender blade a big favor), skip those large cubes and opt for crushed or cracked ice instead. Your blender will get going faster so the ice is incorporated into the margarita quickly without any melt.
3. Start with low power and build.
When you flip the switch, there's no need to start on high power. Start by blending the ingredients on a low speed, then gradually build speeds step by step, as needed. Don't blend for too long, or you'll wind up with a drink that's thin and runny.