Frozen Firecracker Margarita

This Frozen Firecracker Margarita is a perfect red, white, and blue celebration in a glass! Perfect for a patriotic holiday like 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

Two glasses of frozen Firecracker Margarita. Blue cocktail with white fruit stars and red rims.

Why You Will Love This Cocktail

I love serving up fun and festive food and drinks, especially for holidays like July 4th.

This Frozen Firecracker Margarita is full of red, white, and blue and a perfect way to celebrate an American holiday.

A simple and easy frozen blue margarita is garnished with white stars made out of fruit and a red rim with a surprise – pop rocks! A popping way to pay tribute to fireworks and firecrackers.

These drinks are perfect for a festive party served alongside things like a Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad or American Flag Fruit Tart.

Looking down on two Firecracker Margaritas with red sugar rims and white stars, surrounded by star decorations.

Ingredients

Full recipe quantities and details can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Let’s talk about the ingredients you need for this cocktail!

Tequila

Triple Sec – -an orange liqueur common in margaritas. You can also use Grand Marnier or Cointreau.

Lime Juice

Blue Curacao

Ice

Apples – or another white fleshed fruit to make the stars, such as white peaches

Red Pop Rocks – using pop rocks for the rim gives a fun popping surprise! You could also use a red sugar if preferred. One pouch is enough for 4 glasses.

A glass of frozen Firecracker Margarita on a counter with red white and blue stars around it.

Making the Margarita

It only takes a couple minutes to make the margarita!

First prep your glasses by running a lime (or water) around the rim of each glass.

Put the red pop rocks in a small plate or shallow dish, and run the wet glass rim into the pop rocks for them to stick. Set aside.

(The pop rocks will give you an awesome popping action when you drink from the glass!)

Slice apples (or other white fruits like a white peach) into slices about 1/4 inch thick. I like to slice vertically up to the core, and then the other side, to get rounds without the core in the middle.

Use a small star cookie cutter to cut out star shapes.

You can keep the stars from oxidizing and browning by putting them in a small bowl of water with a splash of citrus, completely submerged.

In a blender, combine the ice, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and blue curacao.

Then blend on high until it is not chunky, but do not over blend as it will start to liquify and melt. Just stop when it looks well blended.

Pour into glasses, garnish with stars, and you are ready to go!

Since the margarita is frozen, it will melt fast, which also means it is difficult to make in advance.

You could choose to serve it up on the rocks (over ice) instead of frozen, if desired, to make it easy and make a large batch.

To make a rocks version of the cocktail, simply mix the liquid ingredients and pour directly over the ice.

FAQs

Can I convert a frozen margarita into a rocks margarita?

Yes! Just mix the liquid ingredients and pour over ice instead of blending.

Two glasses of Firecracker Margarita with a frozen blue liquid, white stars, and red rim.
Pin of frozen Firecracker Margarita in red, white, and blue with title at top.

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Two glasses of frozen Firecracker Margarita. Blue cocktail with white fruit stars and red rims.

Frozen Firecracker Margarita

This Frozen Firecracker Margarita is a perfect summer cocktail for 4th of July and Memorial Day! Made in American colors of red, white, and blue with tequila.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 4 drinks

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Cups or jigger
  • Star Cookie Cutter approximately 1.5 inches wide

Ingredients
  

  • 2 apples or other white fleshed fruit such as white peaches
  • 1 package red pop rocks one package of .33 ounce is enough for approximately 4 glasses
  • ¾ cup tequila (6 ounces)
  • ¼ cup triple sec (2 ounces)
  • ¼ cup blue curacao (2 ounces)
  • ½ cup lime juice (4 ounces)
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions
 

  • Cut your apples into slices approximately 1/4 inch thick (stem to bottom is best to avoid the core in the middle). Slice both opposite sides.
    2 apples
  • Use a small star cookie cutter and cut stars int the sliced apples.
  • Put the stars into a small dish submerged in water, with a splash of citrus like lemon juice, to keep them from turning brown. Set aside.
  • Prep your glasses by running lime (or water) along the rim of the glasses. Put the pop rocks on a small plate or shallow dish.
    1 package red pop rocks
  • Run the wet glass rims into the pop rocks to coat. Set aside.
  • When ready to serve, in a blender combine the remaining ingredients. Blend until no longer chunky. Do not over blend as it will melt and liquify.
    ¾ cup tequila, ¼ cup triple sec, ¼ cup blue curacao, ½ cup lime juice, 2 cups ice
  • Pour into the glasses. Garnish with the stars. Serve immediately.

Notes

Get red pop rocks online here. Any flavor that is red will work. You could also use red sugar instead.
Single cocktail ratio: 1.5 ounces tequila, 1 ounces lime, .5 ounce blue curacao, .5 ounce triple sec, .5 cup ice.
 
Keyword Citrus, Frozen, Summer, Tequila

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