Frozen Margarita from the Pastry War (Texas)

Renée G.


There’s no shortage of slushy margaritas once you hit the Texas border – the margarita is the state’s most popular cocktail, thanks to the subtropical temperatures. But to find the one what leads the pack, head straight for the esteemed Pastry War in Houston, where blanco tequila is brightened by both Key and Persian lime juices, sweetened with agave nectar and rimmed with citrus salt. And the surprise to first time customers – it’s not served in a traditional margarita glass, but in a tall Collins glass.

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kosher salt
2 ounces lime juice*, plus more for rim of cup
2 ounces cointreau
4 ounces blanco tequila
2 cups ice

Directions Step-By-Step

Place salt in a shallow plate or bowl. Rub rim of the margarita glass with a lime wedge or with lime juice. Then dip into the bowl of salt to coat the rim. Set glass aside.
In a blender, combine Cointreau, 2 ounces lime juice, tequila, and ice, and blend on high until ice is thoroughly crushed.
Pour into prepared glass and serve immediately.
*Obtain lime juice by squeezing Key limes and Persian limes and mixing the juices.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American