Menu
Summer Cocktails

Big Red Margarita Recipe

Two glasses of Big Red Soda Margaritas next to a bowl of strawberries and lime

This delicious Big Red Margarita recipe puts a wild Texas twist on a yummy margarita by featuring a southern favorite, Big Red Soda.  

If you’re from the south, you have probably seen or tried Big Red Soda. It is delicious citrus, strawberry, and vanilla flavored soda. And that bright, creamy flavor takes this recipe for Big Red Margaritas to the next level! These tasty margaritas pair the flavors of a traditional margarita with strawberries and Big Red soda to make a unique, light, and delicious cocktail.

These cocktails are so over-the-top you won’t be able to help yourself, so grab some Big Red and tequila because it’s time for a margarita with flavors the size of Texas!

What You’ll Love About This Recipe

This wild margarita is for everyone! It’s impossible not to love this fantastic cocktail’s smooth, rich, and sweet flavors!

One great thing about Big Red Margaritas is the presentation. They have the swirls of bright color from the soda and look absolutely eye-catching in stemmed margarita glasses or a daiquiri cocktail glass. No matter what glass these gorgeous drinks are served in, they will surely knock your socks off with flavor!

Everything about this drink is a little over the top, and that’s great! This drink’s sweetness, sourness, and strawberry flavor are in perfect balance, making this margarita a perfect fun drink to show off to friends.

Big Red Margarita Ingredients

● Strawberries- Using frozen strawberries gives this drink some extra frosty texture to make for the perfect frozen margarita.

● Cointreau (triple sec)- This sweet orange liqueur pairs wonderfully with the flavor of Big Red to make for a sweet and smooth margarita.

● Fresh Lime Juice- You can’t have a margarita without the lime! Choose a lime with bright, unblemished skin, a light limey aroma, and good firmness with only a little give for the perfect lime juice.

● Light Agave- This variety of agave syrup only has sweetness and no agave flavor. It gives the drink a little pop of sweetness to add balance.

● Silver Tequila- This clear variety of tequila is smooth and perfect for this fun margarita. Choose a favorite brand.

● Big Red Soda- Big Red is Texas-born but can be found at grocery stores nationwide. This unique soda has a sweet flavor that can be pretty addictive.

● Ice cubes- You can’t have frozen margaritas without the ice!

Instructions

  1. Add Frozen Strawberries, Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice, Light Agave, Silver Tequila, Ice, And Big Red Soda into a blender.
  2. Blend on setting for frozen drinks or smoothies (medium speed) for about 45 seconds or until desired drink texture is reached.
  3. Pour an ounce of big red soda into the bottom of the serving glass.
  4. Pour the blended Big Red Margarita into the serving glass, top with a strawberry slice or lime wedge, and enjoy!

FAQs

What other soda can I use besides Big Red?

If you have trouble finding Big Red soda, any Strawberry or Strawberry Cream soda will work well with this recipe.

Can I use fresh strawberries?

I love using fresh produce when making cocktails, but frozen strawberries work best for this cocktail to help the drink reach the perfect texture.

Recipe Card

Two glasses of Big Red Soda Margaritas next to a bowl of strawberries and lime

Big Red Margarita

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This delicious Big Red Margarita recipe puts a wild Texas twist on a yummy margarita by featuring a southern favorite, Big Red Soda!

Ingredients

  • SIlver (Blanco) Tequila- 3 ounces
  • Cointreau (Triple Sec)- 1 ounce
  • Fresh Lime Juice- 1 whole lime juiced
  • Frozen Strawberries- 1 1/3 cups
  • Light Agave Syrup- 1 ounce
  • Big Red Soda- 6 ounces
  • Ice Cubes- 1/2 cup

Instructions

  1. Add Frozen Strawberries, 1 ounce Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice, 1 ounce Light Agave, 3 ounces of Silver Tequila, 1/2 a Cup Of Ice, and 4 ounces of Big Red Soda into a blender.
  2. Blend on setting for frozen drinks or smoothies (medium speed) for about 45 seconds or until desired drink texture is reached.
  3. Pour an ounce of big red soda into the bottom of the serving glass.
  4. Pour the blended Big Red Margarita into the serving glass, top with a strawberry slice or lime wedge, and enjoy!
    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 29gProtein: 1g

    Recipe Video

    This drink brings it all and makes no apologies. And It is full of flavor and ready for a party, so get some Big Red and get ready for a good time and for this recipe to become one of your favorite margaritas! If you are looking for another margarita recipe check out my Prickly Pear Margarita recipe.

    Happy shaking and stirring! And drink responsibly.

    No Comments

      Leave a Reply

      Skip to Recipe