Meyer Lemon Frozen Margarita

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When friends send you Meyer lemons, you must  absolutely make Meyer Lemon Margarita. I recently received a bounty of sweet lemons from my friend Gemma, all the way from San Francisco. I got cooking and baking with them right away.

Meyer Lemons are sweeter than the regular tart lemons. This variety is in season only from November to March. I sliced them open and the fragrance was as sharply sweet as the citrusy Calamansi (calamondin) from the Philippines. I used the whole bunch I got in various ways: As a marinade, a condiment, and a baking ingredient. I had a few last ones left, and so, I whipped up a refreshing frozen Margarita. The Meyer Lemons added an exhilarating zing to the iced citrus concoction. This drink would be perfect, and easy for any celebration, whether you’re having a party, or scaled down to a small  get-together at home.

Today, if only for a few minutes, as we welcome the New Year , allow yourself to be possessed by an optimistic spirit. Search your hearts for at least one thing which you were grateful for the past year. You’ll be surprised by the gentle warmth the thought brings you.

Cheers to a healthy Happy New Year for all of us!

Freshly-picked Meyer Lemons

Meyer Lemon Frozen Margarita

I used freshly-picked Meyer Lemons for this Meyer Lemon Frozen Margarita. This lemon variety is sweeter than the regular tart ones, and are close in citrusy flavor to the Filipino calamansi (calamondin). Meyer lemons are in season from November to March and are great for cooking and baking. And for whipping up a pleasant frozen Margarita cocktail, these lemons are the best. This Asian in America post by Elizabeth Ann Quirino was inspired by a recipe from the How To Cook Philippine Desserts, Cakes, and Snacks Cookbook.
Prep Time30 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American, Asian, Filipino
Keyword: Meyer Lemon Frozen Margarita
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 449kcal
Author: Asian in America - Elizabeth Ann Quirino


  • 1 Blender
  • Margarita glasses


  • 2 Tablespoons coarse salt
  • 4 to 5 whole ice cubes
  • ¾ cup tequila
  • cup juice from Meyer lemons
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • fresh slices of lemon, for garnish


To prepare Margarita glasses:

  • Moisten the rims of the Margarita glasses with cold water. Then dip them immediately in a small bowl filled with coarse salt.
    Chill the glasses in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

To mix the Margarita:

  • Combine the ice cubes, tequila, lemon juice, and corn syrup in a blender.
    Pulse and blend for 2 minutes until the concoction is smooth.
    Pour the frozen cocktail immediately into the Margarita glasses. Garnish with fresh lemon slices. Serve chilled.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7030mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 65g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

Notes on Nutrition: The nutrition information provided  in the recipe links is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.

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