Are you ready?? I have been making this easy Make Ahead Frozen Margaritas recipe, forever!! I personally love to flavor these with Chambord, which is a raspberry Liquor. However you can omit that ingredient and simply make classic margaritas or choose to add in a flavor you enjoy. These delicious cocktails are a party in a jar! We call them Jargaritas!! Check out my 1 minute TikTok video here to see how easy these are to make. PLUS!! No fancy machine is needed to make these! Winning!
To me, summer is about the simple things. Family & friend gatherings, good food, good drinks, and fantastic BBQ foods!
What’s better than sitting out under the stars, satisfied from a great meal, cocktail in hand, talking and laughing the night away? (Especially when the kids are all out of the pool and snuggled down with a movie, nodding off one by one…lol) Adult time!
Not only is this Make Ahead Frozen Margaritas Recipe super easy to make. The BEST part is they are always waiting in your freezer, ready to be enjoyed at a moments notice. Make an army of them in 6, 8 or 24 ounce mason jars and they will be at the ready whenever the mood or need arises!
How My Margarita with Chambord Recipe Came To Be
At the start of the summer years ago, I was out for a couple of drinks at a Mexican place with some friends when I asked the bartender to pick out a drink for me. He handed me a Frozen Chambord Margarita and I was in Heaven! He said it was not on the menu, but he often made one for himself. And damn if I haven’t been drinking and making them ever since! The addition of Chambord takes these to a whole new and delicious level!
These Chambord Margaritas are the cocktail of the Summer for me! They are cool and refreshing, and just so delicious. You can’t have just one!
What Is Chambord?
Chambord is a black raspberry liqueur. Many bars use it as a top layer to their drinks. It is also added into baked goods for delicious flavor. While you can drink it straight it’s sweetness works better in a cocktail… like my yummy Chambord Margarita! Many people also mix it with dry gin, vodka or rum or tequila like I did.
Can You Make Frozen Chambord Margaritas In Larger Batches?
The answer is YES! I tinkered around with what to do, then made a HUGE batch, poured it into mason jars, and loaded up my freezer…I am set for a while anyway! The beautiful thing is…if folks drop by unexpectedly, or if you are just in the mood for an evening under the stars with your sweetie…they are there….just waiting for you! Many years ago I brought these to The Big Summer Potluck, hosted by Pam Anderson of Three Many Cooks. It was the first time I had ever met other food bloggers in person. I brought a HUGE cooler full of these and handed them out to the attendees, and they were a hit! Amber from Blue Bonnet Baker (and these days from Mediavine) named these Jargaritas after that day. They also ended up being photographed for a magazine that day. Spur of the moment! It was so fun!
For big parties you can have these made in advance. Simply hand them out! You can make them a week or months in advance.
I am a big fan of freezing drinks to have them ready at a moment’s notice…think Strawberry Daiquiri’s, Margarita’s, Sangria, vodka slushies, and lemonade for the kids – they are there ready for your company with no effort at all! And if you are looking for the best drink that isn’t frozen, you have to try my classic margarita pitcher recipe!
Ingredients to Make Frozen Margaritas
- Homemade simple syrup
- Triple Sec or Cointreau (orange liquor)
- Fresh squeezed lime juice
- Chambord (option but amazing – raspberry flavor)
Omit the Chambord and make Classic Margaritas. Delicious! Swap Chambord for Watermelon Pucker and make Watermelon Margaritas. Or swap any fruit flavored liquor for the Chambord and make any flavor you enjoy. You can also add in fresh fruit puree or create flavored simple syrups to change up the flavor. Try jalapeno infused simple is a delicious twist to the classic margarita!
Other Refreshing Cocktails
Maybe margarita’s aren’t your thing? Not everyone enjoys tequila or Chambord or even frozen cocktails, so here are a few of my other favorite yummy cocktails:
Since I am not a Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist, I use a WordPress plug-in to calculate the nutritional information provided in the recipe card.
Post originally published in July, 2011, updates May, 2021 with images and information.
Frozen Chambord Margaritas
- 1 1/2 cups simple syrup (see notes)
- 18 oz tequila (I typically use a blanco or silver tequila for this) more or less depending on how strong you enjoy it
- 1 1/2 cups lime juice
- 1 1/2 cups Cointreau or Triple Sec (orange liquor)
- 1 cup Chambord
- In a pitcher or bowl, mix all ingredients, whisk together until completely combined.
- Taste and adjust
- Fill mason jars leaving room (headspace) at the top of each jar. These will freeze, so you want to leave extra space. Place the lids on and store in your freezer at least 24 hours or until ready to serve.
- This will make enough to fill about 8 (eight) 8 oz mason jars or 4 - 24 ounce mason jars.
- To make Simple Syrup
- Make your simple syrup by combining 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water In a pot. Heat and stir just until the sugar is dissolved completely, Remove from heat, stir and cool. (See Notes)