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The go-to frozen cocktail for me is a margarita! The glass usually has salt around the rim, but I like to have sugar. There’s something about this drink that makes me feel so refreshed and fancy! And for me, tequila means no bad hangover, so it’s a winner!



2 cups ice

50ml (2 fl oz) gold tequila

25ml (1 fl oz) Cointreau

juice of 2 limes

50ml (2 fl oz) sugar syrup

(see page 100)

fine salt or sugar, for the rim of the glass

lime slices, to serve


If your ice is in large pieces, give it a little bash to break them down slightly.


Place the ice in your blender, then pour in your tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and sugar syrup and blend until the liquid has a slush-like consistency.


Grab a large plate and spread an even layer of salt or sugar on it, whichever you prefer.


Pour a little of the cocktail mixture into a saucer. Dip the rim of your cocktail glass into the liquid, then dip it into the salt or sugar – this will create that iconic margarita edge.


Fill your glass carefully with the frozen cocktail, making sure not to ruin that edge. Add a slice lime and drink up!


This recipe is from Can You Make That Gluten-Free? by Megan McKenna.