Big Red Margarita Recipe

The Editors at Food Fanatic | Food Fanatic

This eye-catching Big Red Margarita tastes every bit as good as it looks!

Sweet and fruity, this Big Red Margarita is sure to be a crowdpleaser, whether the occasion is Game Day or just a sunny BBQ in the back yard! 

Did you know that there is a National Margarita Day? It falls in February (22nd to be exact!), so this would be a perfect recipe to use when you join in the celebration!

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The great thing about this cocktail is that you can serve it on the rocks, or blended, because who doesn’t love a blended margarita?!

Did you know that blended margaritas are a relatively new innovation? The first time they were ever served frozen was in 1971! They were actually served from a soft-serve ice cream machine when they first hit the scene.

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Whether you’re blending or shaking this fun margarita, you can honor its traditional origins by serving it with salt or sugar on the rim of the glass. As this margarita leans much more to the sweet side, we think a sugared rim is perfect! 

We recommend using a light colored tequila in this recipe, as some of the darker tequilas tend to have a richer flavor. This may make this cocktail just a bit too sweet for some people!

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Did you know...

True tequila is only produced in Mexico, in the state of Jalisco, from a blue agave plant. For a liquor to be classed as tequila, it needs to have at least 51% blue agave in it. Blue agave is a tricky plant to grow and generally takes eight years to mature! It’s also good to know that liquors produced outside of the specific regions in Mexico that make tequila are actually referred to as ‘mezcal’.

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If you’re a strawberry lover, why not amp up the strawberry flavor in this divine cocktail by adding a splash of strawberry puree, and even some sliced strawberries as a garnish!

For more fruity cocktail ideas,  why not try this delicious Peach Raspberry Margarita too, or this pretty Pink Cadillac Margarita.


Big Red Margarita Recipe

1 Servings


  • 1 ounce Tequila
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec
  • 3/5 cup Margarita Mix
  • 1 12 oz can Strawberry Soda
  • Salt, for the rim (or sugar if you prefer)
  • Lime Slices, for garnish


For a margarita on the rocks:
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all of the liquid ingredients. 
  2. Shake vigorously until everything is well mixed.
  3. Use a lime slice and gently run it around the rim of a margarita glass. 
  4. Dip the margarita glass into salt/sugar.
  5. Fill the glass with ice, and pour the contents of the shaker into the glass.
  6. Garnish with lime slices on the rim, and a few strawberry slice in the drink.
For a frozen margarita:
  1. In a blender, add all of the liquid ingredients and add two handfuls of ice.
  2. Blend for a few minutes.
  3. Use a lime slice and gently run it around the rim of a margarita glass. 
  4. Dip the margarita glass into salt/sugar.
  5. Pour the contents of the blender into the glass.
  6. Garnish with lime slices on the rim, and add a few strawberry slices to the top of the blended mix.


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Recipe Yields:
1 Serving
Author: The Editors at Food Fanatic

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 268

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 66mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 35g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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