Vitamix Whole Fruit Margarita

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This is the FAMOUS “Vitamix Whole Fruit Margarita” recipe.  If you plan to make this for a party, be sure to peel the fruit before you go, or you’ll be in the kitchen preparing the margaritas all night while everyone else is enjoying the party (ask me how I know this)! If you don’t have a Vitamix yet, be SURE to CLICK HERE to learn about the benefits of ordering from a Vitamix Demonstrator!  (I can only send my special offers and pricing via email or in a phone call (321-961-9219) because they are so good that they can’t be advertised online)!

Whole Fruit Margarita

1/4 to 1/2 cup of water
2 oz. of Grand Mariner or Triple Sec
6 oz. of Tequila (or to your taste)
1 orange peeled
1 lime peeled
1 lemon peeled
1/4 cup of sugar
4-6 cups of ice

Add ingredients to the Vitamix container in the order listed. Blend on High using your tamper until the ice is melted to the texture you desire. Pour into salt rimmed glasses (if you desire).

Replace half or more of the ice with Frozen Peaches, Mango, or Strawberries to make a Peach Margarita, a Mango Margarita, or a Strawberry Margarita.  Use this concept (replacing some of the ice with frozen fruit) to create even more Vitamix Margarita variations. Pour into sugar or salt rimmed glasses as you desire.

Did you try the Famous Vitamix Whole Fruit Margarita? Did you create your own flavor variation? What did you think of it? Please share your thoughts in the comments below…

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  • 49 Responses to "Vitamix Whole Fruit Margarita"
    1. Erin Burns says:

      I no longer drink, but I do sometimes miss margaritas. Do you have recommendations for how to adapt the recipe for no alcohol.

      • blenderlady says:

        I eliminate the alcohol, but add a pinch of baking soda to cut the acid, and use orange juice concentrate in place of the sugar – kind of replaces the triple sec. Hope this helps!

    2. Steve says:

      I love the idea of peeling all the fruit and freezing it so a batch of margarita can be whipped up anytime guests just drop in. If you freeze all the fruit, how do you have to adjust the recipe? Is there a place to learn how to adjust a recipe when you change an ingredient or two, or is that just a matter of experience?

      • blenderlady says:

        You would just guesstimate to the best of your ability how much non frozen ingredients got switched to frozen (the volume of fruit would have been non-frozen). You would increase the water, and decrease probably at least half of the ice.

    3. Brigid Lovito says:

      What about the pits of the fruit…leave them in or do you have to get them out?

    4. Judy says:

      I lost count of how many batches I made up yesterday. I peeled the fruit for the first few batches then told the gang if they wanted me to make any more, someone needed to prep the fruit. I had to sent someone to the store for more fruit after batch #4. I used the recipe in the cookbook that came with it and it called for 3/4 cup sugar. Only did that for batch #1. Way too sweet. Also found 1/4 cup a bit too sweet also so cut back on that too. Excellent use of my Vitamix. We are heading north for a week this summer and it was decided that this little work horse needs to go with us to the cottage.

    5. CarolLynn says:

      I made these for my Bunco group last night, since it was also Cinco de Mayo. WOW they were a HUGE hit!!! So fresh and delicious with just the right amount of tang and not too strong. HIGHLY RECOMMEND and will keep this recipe handy all summer long!

    6. Jan says:

      Any suggestions how I can make cranberry margaritas for Thanksgiving?

      • Blender Lady says:

        Cranberries have a pretty strong flavor, so I think it would only take 1/4 cup of cranberries added to the recipe. Taste test, if too tart, add a bit more sugar. Let me know how it tastes if you try it!

    7. DJ says:

      I tried making this but not-frozen, using the current recipe and instead of ice, swapped in water, but it came out very bitter. Any suggestions on how to make this a non-frozen drink? What is the reason why it came out bitter (was it the pith?), and is there something I could add to it to salvage a batch already made?

      Thanks for your help!

    8. Kathy says:

      Would the amounts in this recipe work equally well in both the 32 oz narrow bottom and the 64 oz wide bottom containers? If not I guess I’ll just have to make a sacrifice and make more margarita. Sigh…. somehow I’ll survive. LOL!

    9. andrea says:

      How many does the recipe make for? How much liquid besides tequila? We have a mock tail mix to add as well

      • Blender Lady says:

        Hello Andrea! How much this recipe serves depends on the size of your glasses. It serves 3 big glasses, 4 medium glasses, and 5 small glasses. Also, the size of the orange can impact the size of the final batch. 1/2 cup of water is the liquid besides tequila.

    10. Chyrl says:

      I fixed multiple batches last year for Labor Day when I had family and friends in town. They told me it was the best margarita that they had ever had. I used freshly picked Myer lemons and Persian limes from my trees and oranges that were locally grown and sold at my local farmer’s market.

      I also made frozen margarita “ice pops” for some of the family members to take back home with them to enjoy.

    11. Anne says:

      Love these! Great recipe!

    12. Sarah says:

      Oranges are not really in season now. How much orange juice would I substitute for the whole orange?

    13. Patti Hardy says:

      I found that using just half the lemon, they weren’t quite so acidic. I also used some cranberry juice (light) in place of the water and it turned out REALLY GOOD!

    14. Terry says:

      I made these at family reunion this past weekend and everyone loved them. Using a peeler really helps since the limes and lemons can be challenging to peel.

    15. Becca says:

      Just made two batches of these for the first time. Oh my, tasted them and can’t wait to serve them around the campfire tonight! Have them in the freezer, ready to go.

    16. Mary says:

      Can I make this without the alcohol? If so, what would I sub in, more water? Thanks!

    17. Kathy says:

      Dumb question probably, but if I made a Peach Margarita with frozen peaches in place of some ice, would I still also add a lemon, lime, and orange?

      • Blender Lady says:

        Not a dumb question at all! It depends on how “Peachy” you wanted the margarita to taste. I would at least use 1/2 of the lemon, lime, and orange. Also, the quality of peach recipes depends on the quality of the peaches. In certain times of the year peaches can be very tasteless – if you have ripe, sweet peaches, you will have the best flavor! 🙂

      • Henrie says:

        I was wondering the same thing, thanks for asking, and also thanks for clearing this up for us.

    18. Maria says:

      These are so going on the menu when my friend comes for my birthday at the end of the month!!!

    19. Donna Cross says:

      I made this tonight, and it was delicious. I can’t wait to try the other variations. Strawberry is next.

    20. Rocio says:

      I have only had frozen Ritas once and it was like having a sugary slushy! These sound delish but my question is: does it taste like it has any alcohol in it or is it closer to virgin margaritas in flavor?

    21. Rosemary Erickson says:

      Those cocktails look wonderfully delish! Can’t wait till we’re past this chilly weather to enjoy fresh fruit smoothies cocktails, like my mango-pineapple-grapefruit coolata, oh so yum 🙂

    22. Kelli says:

      I cant wait to try this. I see lots of summer nights filled with these 🙂

    23. LeKeta Morgan-Leverett says:

      Looks tasty! I will make it on Friday after work lol

    24. Alanna Farnsworth says:

      We have loved the “regular” ones, and now I will look forward to trying the “Strawberry” by replacing half the ice with frozen berries. That sounds amazing!

    25. Jennifer says:

      This recipe is on the top of my list of need to try! I love margaritas and I love your idea on using frozen fruit.

    26. Amalie says:

      I can’t wait to try this! It sounds like the perfect summer drink!

    27. Mary says:

      I haven’t tried these yet, but with the Vitamix how could you go wrong making these in them. May try a “virgin” one to start off with, then go from there, bet they would be wonderful on a hot, summer night.

    28. Wendy Clark-Perro says:

      Can’t wait till I can sit outside with a Vitamix Margarita. Just finished shovelling over 20cms of snow. Spring, where did you go??? Must of look a left before Canada.

    29. Vickie P. says:

      This looks amazing! I’m saving this for warmer weather! Love my vitamix! I use it everyday!

    30. Peter says:

      My most requested cocktail for our work happy hours. It’s literally the reason my office owns a Vitamix. I was tired of bringing mine into the office.

    31. Robin says:

      love these! I took my vm in my camper last summer and they were a huge hit!

    32. Nancy T says:

      This makes the best margarita! People flip over it! Thanks for the reminder, we just came back with 3 bottles of tequila from Cancun (although I’m on day 4 of a juice cleanse, although think today is the last day).

    33. JayLa says:

      Best margarita ever!!!!!

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