Real Food Recipe: Whole Fruit Frozen Margarita

Dana, this marg’s for you! I’m glad you liked the margarita, fruit fiber and all. Here’s the recipe, as requested:


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 1 medium orange, peeled, halved
  • 1 lime, peeled halved
  • 1 lemon, peeled, halved, seeded
  • 1/4 cup sugar*
  • 6 cups ice cubes
  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix* container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 45 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
  5. Pour and enjoy!

* Consider Sucanat (dehydrated cane juice; I used this in your margarita), raw honey or maple syrup. You may also think about a small amount of natural stevia (not Truvia) to taste. If you use stevia, use the green powder, which is the ground up herb, not the white powder, which is the extracted compound.

** Using a standard household blender? Make half the recipe at a time. The full recipe – whole fruit, lots of ice – works best with a large-capacity power blender like Vitamix or Blendtec.

Thanks to Vitamix for the recipe.


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6 responses to “Real Food Recipe: Whole Fruit Frozen Margarita

  1. mb

    Another alternative to sugar that I use in Margaritas is Agave Nectar. I really enjoyed your blog I feel the same way about the amount of processed food that is consumed.

    • Hi, Chef MB. Thanks for the suggestion, but I’m not yet convinced to try agave nectar. <"“>This post from Food Renegade gives me pause. What do you think?

      • mb

        I looked at several different sites seeking out the “highly chemical” process that she noted in her article with no luck. For the most part it seems to be processed much the same as the cooking process for maple syrup. On the bottle I have Wholesome Sweetners – Organic Blue Agave, the only ingredient listed is organic light agave nectar. I only use it for Margaritas the flavor pairs well with tequila because they orginate from the same plant. So for me it’s good enough, ultimately making an informed choice that fits your lifestyle is the best way to go.

      • Thanks for the research and extra info, MB. Have a great day!

  2. So excited about getting this recipe! They were so delicious ~ thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Oh, my word. I will testify to the goodness of these YUMMY margaritas!! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Kelly!

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