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Color-Changing Slushy Margaritas

  • Author: Morgan
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 10 margaritas 1x


For the Color-Changing Ice:

  • 2 cups red cabbage, chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups tequila

For the Margarita Slushy:

  • 1 (12 ounce) can limeade
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups tequila
  • 1/2 cup triple sec


  1. In a large, heat-proof bowl, carefully pour 4 cups of boiling water over the cabbage. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, or until the water is very saturated with blue or blueish purple color.
  2. Strain the mixture to remove the cabbage and pour the blue water into a large container such as a 13×9″ baking dish. Mix in 1 1/2 cups of tequila. Cover and freeze.
  3. In another container, combine the limeade, triple sec, 4 cups of water, and 1 1/2 cups of tequila. Cover and freeze until solid.
  4. Use a spoon or ice cream scooper to stir and break apart the ice to create a slushy consistency. Scoop the margarita mix into glasses just over 3/4 of the way full, then top with the blue slushy ice. Stir together for the color-changing effect and enjoy!