Fresh peach margaritas feature, fresh peaches blended and pureed, which impart their pure, raw, ripe, delicately balanced flavor, into an ice-filled glass, sharing the space with spirited peach flavored liquor, tequila, and a liqueur, vibrantly bold hand-pressed lime and orange, thereby super-charging the essence of the basic margaritas through fresh peaches combined with spirits into fabulously sip-worthy cocktails!
Margaritas with fresh peaches will elevate your love of margaritas on the rocks, and strengthen your love of fresh fruits throughout your margarita!
Why You’ll Love These Margaritas With Fresh Peaches
Fresh peach margaritas blended are one of my favorite drinks to sip and today’s feature recipe is beyond sip-worthy.
Please know that if you do more than ‘sip’ on these margaritas made with fresh peaches, your ass might just hit the floor ahead of bedtime!
- As far as cocktails with peaches go, fresh peach margaritas offer a premium flavor capturing summer in a glass
- You can and should make the mixture ahead of time (especially before drinking a few so you can remember how!)
- If you are looking for a margarita that goes down smooth and hits you like a club, this be it!
- These are super easy to make party drinks with simple to find ingredients
- Adult refill friendly (when you are not driving)
- Cocktails with a peach puree truly vibe with summer and mix so easily with other alcohol
- These cocktails offer about 6 oz of alcohol and a zesty fruit mixer which far surpassed the norm of 2.5 oz of alcohol too.5 of citrus and the liqueur used is 40% Alcohol volume alone!
- This margarita recipe with fresh peaches can be made frozen (just add lots more ice) or on the rocks, so it’s versatile!
Turn up the volume in summer, and grab those peaches, combine them with this margarita made with peaches recipe and you will have the most fabulously fresh and sip-worthy peach margaritas in your own backyard!
Equipment Needed To Make Peach Margaritas On the Rocks
To prepare this simple peach margarita mix, you need only a few items.
- blender/smoothie maker
- ice cube tray (optional)
- Lemon/Orange Press (not needed but you will need a fork tine instead)
- a 16 oz Margarita glass of some sort (chilled is recommended) Ball Jar, Wide demi glass, etc.
Ingredients For Your Fresh Peach Margaritas
You’ll have a bit of flexibility here, and you can choose the alcohol that goes into your glass, you do not have to use just my choices and I’ll discuss that a bit further in this post.
- Fresh Peaches pitted
- 99 Peach Schnapps or Peach Schnapp’s as well (I’ve shown that in the photo in my writeup)
- Triple Sec or Cointreau
- Splash of a Freshly Squeezed Orange
- Lime Juice Freshly Squeezed
- Ice Nuggets
- *Optional Salt for rim or Ginger/brown sugar/honey
How To Make Fresh Peach Margaritas On The Rocks
Get ready, because I am about to rock your socks, or your glass with ‘on the rocks’ margaritas that celebrate fresh pureed peaches, accompanied by fine-tasting a liquor that results in summer margaritas made for summer goddesses (and gods!)
Step 1: Prep Your Fresh Peaches for Fresh Peach Margaritas + Glass
Before you start, you’ll want your peaches to be soft, ripe, room temperature washed, pitted, and sliced either into chunks or slices.
If your peaches have been in the fridge, allow them to sit in a bowl of faucet water that was run for a minute, and is at its hottest.
After 10 minutes your peaches will be ready to roll use.
Place the fresh peaches into your blender/smoothie maker and puree them!
I used my Ninja and I used WHOLE peaches minus the pit and I did not remove the skin.
Did you know that peach skin offers antioxidants and anti-cancer properties?
Do your body good, while you do it bad, hahaha!. Naturally, something is always bad for you, right?
Have your glass set on the counter.
Step 2: Add In The Liquor To Kick Up The Cocktail Party!
Add tequila (gold or silver) and your Cointreau (or Triple Sec) to your peach puree, and the freshly squeezed orange.
The depth of the drink comes from mixing the fresh citrus zest with the liquors and the puree.
You’ll be adding your own choice of liquors or using mine: which can be Cointreau, or Triple Sec, plus a splash of fresh-pressed orange.
Follow that with the ice, then let that blender dance and mix it all up!
Step 3: Chill Out + Fill Up
Grab your margarita glass of choice, I love using an old-fashioned 16 oz Mason Jar, lightly fill it with remaining ice, as you’ll want every fresh ounce you can pour out of this mixed blend!
If you wanted to rim your glass with sugar do that ahead ( I never do!), and then pour the fresh peach margaritas mix right on over the light ice!
Add the lime then stir. Cheers! ~
What To Serve With Your Margaritas with Fresh Peaches?
I use one of my favorite sides, my individual serving 7-layer fiesta dip it is a perfect pairing!
My Recipe For Margaritas With Fresh Peaches Sparked From Experimenting
When I first created this recipe, it was a tribute to a local Mexican restaurant that I love to go to because their margaritas are strong, and tasty, without being overstated.
But, the margaritas at the little Mexican bar are kick-ass margaritas because they will literally, kick your ass if you drink the full mason jar and then try to walk, they are S-T-R-O-N-G!
In fact, I gauge every single margarita by this restaurant and when I created these, I believe that I finally rivaled the Mexican bar margaritas, but I’ll know after you try these and feedback to me!
You may no be able to walk or talk really well, so don’t plan on leaving wherever you are, or maybe just plan on having your own little backyard, walkable, neighborhood gathering so that no one has to drive and then program their phone GPS to get them home!
What I had learned through watching is that the bartender was literally soaking fruit in tequila the day ahead, and was making more frozen than on the rocks, which is not my thing!
Rather than soaking my fruit (because the peaches don’t hold up too well in soaking, I decided to puree and add alcohol to the puree and then refrigerate that mix.
All I can say is Holy Frickin’ fresh peach margaritas are that awesome, but I don’t do that all the time as it packs a walloping strength in flavor!
There is plenty of substitution and additions when it comes to fresh peach margaritas and I’ll be honest, unless you bulk this up with so much alcohol that you ruin the taste, there really are no wrong margaritas!
Here is your 1 point of reference: 2 oz of tequila is about 1 1/3 shots.
The average margarita is 2.5 oz alcohol and a .5 mixer meaning the citrus and ice that melts.
These fresh peaches margaritas have at least double that!
Popular Substitutions & Additions
So the best margaritas are simple: 3 oz tequila, 2 oz of Cointreau, and 2 ounces of FRESH lime. (these were our standards when I catered parties and owned a restaurant.
I used that basis and what I learned from my bartender friend to develop these sip-worthy fresh peach margaritas, and you can flex your mixology skills here and sub and add ingredients as you prefer!
- 99 Peaches (I used 99 Peaches for greater alcohol content) but you can use traditional peach schnapps.
- Use the peach-flavored vodka or not, it’s not a mandatory ingredient it’s just an extra and it might create a headache for some!
- For an even more spirited chilled drink, you can freeze some pureed peaches in ice cube trays and it will hearty up the fresh peaches while not watering the drink down.
- Gold or Silver Tequila can be used, it is more a matter of preference and what you have on hand than it is a rule, so, “your house, your rules!”
- Gold tequila is often used in more fruity margaritas, but you use what you have!
- Add more ice, just not less. The perfect fresh peach margaritas contain at least an ounce of ice, never less.
- The chill of the ice addition definitely helps the flavor level off throughout the mixture.
- Adding in just a 1/4 cup of ice into the mason jar may not be enough, and you may need more, as it does keep it cool and tasty, but start with a quarter, as the more alcohol content the quicker the ice melts!
- To make this a frozen drink you will need to add about 1 cup of ice and blend it together with the alcoholic content, but the recipe as prepared is for on the rocks and stiff!
- Naturally, you can salt the rim, or you can sweeten the rim with cinnamon and sugar.
- Add in a few wedges of floating fresh peaches to really kick up the flavor (or help soak up some of the alcohol content and serve as a fruity snack at the end of your drink
- You could increase the lime or decrease the orange, but you need to match the Cointreau to the lime ratio 2:2 mix the citrus flavor panel as you desire.
- Different options for infused peach spirits, Crown Royal Peach Whisky, Manischewitz Cream Peaches, Peach Moscato, Peach Tea Whiskey, Peach Brandy, Peach Schnapps, Peach Vodka, Peach Gin, you got the idea.
- Walk your way through a few different alcohols to arrive at the one you prefer.
Margaritas Made With Fresh Peaches FAQs
Do Fresh Peach Margaritas Really Slow Your Road?
Yes, these fresh peach margaritas will sweep you off your feet, trust me, been there, drank them, love them, know this!
Again, I am not promoting drinking, but if you are looking for a night just hanging at home, here’s your fresh peach margarita ticket!
Don’t drink this and expect it to taste like a traditional margarita.
It’s a PEACH margarita and it’s like a dessert, but you will feel it from your head to your feet! PLONK!
Can I Decrease the Alcohol By Volume In the Recipe?
Yes, you can, just add less of each, but remember that the typical margaritas use about 2.5 ounces of alcohol to their base mix.
Decreasing the alcohol content would allow you to sip on more than one rather than getting sloshed on the first round!
Remember, that the best margaritas with fresh peaches or other flavors are simple and contain 3 shots of tequila, and 2 shots of Cointreau which deliver the best taste, and 2 parts of fresh lime should be equal to the Cointreau. In our margarita, we have also added a fresh splash of orange citrus, therefore it’s 1 part orange citrus to 2 parts lime.
Can I Eliminate The Fresh Citrus And Use Bottled Instead?
Yes and No.
Yes if it really is all you have, but NO If you are just being lazy about squeezing a lemon or an orange or lime.
The pure, fresh citrus in margaritas with fresh peaches truly develops the full-bodied flavor and keeps it from being too sweet or too tart.
If you do not have fresh lime and orange then you will have to use the lime in the bottle, and eliminate the orange, but you will be missing out!
Do You Really Use Fresh Peaches Or Can I Use Canned?
Yes, I use fresh peaches.
No, I have never used canned peaches, as they have sugar syrup and I did not want that in my fresh peach margaritas. I would guess, you could sub them in, but you would probably want to drain the juice out of the can but since I have not used them, I can’t provide you any real feedback on how to work with them.
Remember, never drink and drive, don’t consume alcohol if you are underage or pregnant. Friends don’t let friends drive drunk! This is just a recipe for a beverage, not an invitation to drink and drive.
Let Me Know How Your Fresh Peach Margaritas Turn Out!
I believe that the sip-worthy fresh peach margaritas are what they are because of the 1 secret ingredient that is no longer a secret the 99 Peaches.
You’ve read the recipe, and you are considering making these fresh peach margaritas, so let me give you more insight quickly on the 99 Peaches.
I’m not a mixologist, I am a self-proclaimed home chef who owned a restaurant and catered many a party, and naturally did plenty of sit-down dinners.
Everyone has their own take on what they believe is the right flavor balance for their margarita so variety is the spice of life!
My mixologist friend at our local Mexican bar suggested 99 Peaches because it was, “crazy good, as good for drinks as it is for shots, while it additionally amps the alcoholic content of the beverage while rounding it out!”
Of course, we used ‘normal’ ingredients, but I did use the ‘secret’ ingredient 99 Peach Schnapps because I wanted a higher proof and one more for flavor (when I make margaritas with fresh peaches, I want them strong and snappy and this delivers)!
Naturally, if you make something totally different, tell me because I’d love to hear your mixologist options!
Come back and tell me how much of the recipe you changed and what the flavor ended up tasting like.
Was it better, worse, or even something we should ‘never try’? I want to know.
Tag me on Instagram and share your drink!
Recipe Here ⇓
Fresh Peach Margaritas
- 1-3 Peaches Rinsed and Cut Peach with SKIN on (toss pit) + puree You can peel the peaches or not I never take the skin off and you can read in the post why. You need to toss out the pit. Also, the more puree you add the thicker the drink, but if you add more puree you will want to counterbalance with a bit more ice.
- 1 c Ice (1/2 -3/4 C) in the puree and 1/4 C in the glass as little or as much ice as you like.
- 3 oz Tequila (Gold or Silver) I would suggest GOLD Tequila if you are making these FROZEN truly frozen. Gold tequila is also the perfect compliment to fruity margaritas as it is smooth so it is an optimal choice for this drink. But whatever Tequila you have is what you can use, and that advice has never failed me!
- 2 oz -Triple Sec or Cointreau (Cointreau will upstage Triple Sec all the time so, you choose, but we use Cointreau for a better flavor)
- ½ medium Orange Squeezed (about a 1-2 tablesoons or so) It's not a lot, but enough to squeze out of a wedge that you would have cut off of the orange. This is a splash. An orange, cut in half then half again, and squeeze one of those wedges! It's just for flavor, the lime will be the balance to the Cointreau and will be added at the end.
- 1 oz 99 Peach Schnapps (optional)* I used 99 Peaches – you could swap Peach Schnapp's as well (I've showed that in photo in my writeup) This addition breaks the rule of the best margarita as generally it is a 3:2:2 ratio
- ½ large Lime Freshly Squeezed (about 2 oz)
- *Optional Salt for rim
- Rinse and cut peach (toss pit)
- Place the peach in the blender and puree with a few ice cubes (1/2 c max) We are not going for 'frozen' peach margaritas just on the rocks.
- Add Tequila (Gold or Silver)
- Add Cointreau and the splash of freshly pressed orange juice (1 oz)
- 99 Peaches* Optional If you are using it (I used 99 Peaches for a greater alcohol content) Otherwise move on to the next step to pulse to blend
- Pulse for about 15-20 seconds to mix, and let it sit for a minute while you prep the glass
- Scoop the other 1/2 C of ice into the Mason jar or 15 oz Margarita glass (you can always add more) just enough to cool the fresh peach margaritas but not enough to water them down
- Top off the mixture with the freshly Squeezed Lime and give it a good stir
*Never drink and drive, do not drink if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, and drink responsibly if you do drink – Must be of legal age to consume alcohol. Friends don’t let friends drink and drive.