Updated: Jan 19
Frozen margaritas are one of Mexican culture’s most popular alcoholic drinks--and with good reason! With just the right tequila, this tasty beverage is great frozen or on the rocks, and pairs well with tacos. At Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill, our frozen margaritas are a point of pride. They’re one of our most popular items on the menu, both during happy hour and other times.
Did you know that frozen margaritas are available in a wide variety of flavors, as well as a colorful history? Read on to learn more about our favorite flavors, and other reasons we love this fun drink!
A Brief Trip to Margaritaville
Some popular foods and beverages are hard to pin down to a single origin, and frozen margaritas are one of them. In fact, more than one person has claimed to be the inventor of this popular drink, so the exact inventor is a bit of a mystery. It’s commonly believed that Carlos “Danny” Herrera came up with the drink at his Tijuana restaurant around 1938. Supposedly, he had a picky patron who liked liquor a very certain way, so he made up what we know as a tequila shot, combined with salt and a lime wedge. The rest, as they say, is history.
Still other historians say the real frozen margarita inventor is a Dallas socialite appropriately named Margarita Sames, who created the drink for her friends in the 1940s. The drink supposedly gained popularity when a well-connected guest, Tommy Hilton, added the drink to the bar menu of his hotel.
The exact inventor and origin of the frozen margarita may never be known, but one thing that is agreed upon is the timeframe it came to existence. The 1930s and 40s saw the rise of this beverage, and it’s only grown in fame since. Other recipes from that era include citrus juice and grenadine with shaved ice. It seems there are almost as many variations of this drink as there are people who claimed to invent it!
Our Favorite Mixes
There are many creative ways to enjoy a frozen margarita. Here are a few favorites from our bar menu:
The House Margarita
A classic drink for good reason. This one is made from Torada Gold Tequila, Juarez Triple Sec, and our homemade fresh-squeezed mix.
The Camarena Cadillac Margarita
As fun to say as it is to drink! Made with 100% Agave Camarena Silver Tequila, Juarez Triple Sec, and our house margarita mix.
The Tequila Sunrise Margarita
So good, we named our restaurant after it. This drink includes Corazon Reposado Tequila and Juarez Triple Sec, combined and shaken with orange juice, sour mix, and grenadine.
The Ultimate Golden Margarita
A truly golden choice. Made with Corazon Reposado Tequila, Gran Gala Brandy-based Orange Liqueur, and our fresh-squeezed mix.
The Watermelon Margarita
Perfect for summer! This refreshing margarita is made with 100% Agave Camarena Silver Tequila and watermelon puree.
The Patron "Big Boss" Margarita
For the bold and powerful palette. This drink contains Patron Silver tequila and Patron Citronage 80-proof orange liqueur.
The El Presidente Margarita
Good enough for the highest of offices! Made with 1800 Reposado Tequila, St. Remy Brandy, and Juarez triple sec. We are proud to say that this drink has won awards for its tasty goodness!
Frozen Margaritas, Happy Hour, And More in South Florida
Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill is one of Fort Lauderdale’s most popular spots for authentic Mexican cuisine and, of course, frozen margaritas. Happy Hour is from 3 to 7pm all seven days a week, with deals on our famous margaritas, including fishbowls. If you’re not a margarita person, beer and wine are also included in the deal. Enjoy our daily food specials in addition to happy hour, from Taco Tuesdays to fish tacos on Wednesdays, and more. Call us today at (954) 938-4473 for a reservation or to ask about our catering services.