Mango Margarita Recipe

Mango Margaritas are the perfect Cinco de Mayo cocktail for your celebration. This is the perfect twist on the classic Margarita.

It’s mango season here in Florida so I’m making mango everything, mango smoothies, mango salsa, mango mojitos, and these silky smooth mango margaritas.

The best Margaritas use fresh everything – fruit, lime + quality tequila, and good orange liqueur, like Cointreau or Grand Marnier.

Simple, easy, stress-free.

Tips to Make Perfect Margaritas

#1 Use Good Tequila

For the best results use a high-quality tequila, made with 100 percent agave.  High quality doesn’t need to be expensive.  There are a lot of tequilas on the market today, check reviews, and ask for recommendations from the liquor store staff.

#2 Use Fresh Lime Juice

For me, there’s nothing better than a perfectly mixed margarita.  And fresh lime juice is part of my must-have ingredients.  Grab a bag of lime and a low priced juicer – I bought one on Amazon for under $20.

I save single-serve glass juice bottles and use those to store my fresh squeezed lime juice.  It will keep for at least a week in the refrigerator.  If I don’t use it all during the week, I’ll stick it in the freezer and freeze until I need it again.

#3 Use Very Ripe Fresh Fruit

It’s mango season here in Florida and fresh ripe mangos are everywhere.  Neighbors are opening their yards and sending everyone home with as many mangos as they can carry.

You can use frozen fruit in a pinch or substitute whatever fresh fruit s abundant in your area right now.

#4 Use High-Quality Triple Sec

Triple Sec is an orange liqueur.  And as the popularity of drinks that use Triple Sec grew, so did the number of cheap, way too sweet options.  My bar is stocked with Grand Marnier, Cointreau, and something blue to make my signature mermaid + tiki drinks!  In the blue department, I like Drillaud Blue Curacao (inexpensive), Giffard Blue Curacao, or Senior “The Genuine” Blue Curacao. I can work with Bols Blue Curacao if it’s all I can find. Skip the really inexpensive like Dekuyper, unless you really want sweet.

You want to look for a Triple Sec that is 78 – 80 poof.  Lower alcohol usually means sweeter and lower quality.

Serious Eats has a really great article to learn more about orange liqueurs.  Click to read.

* A note about pre-mixed margarita and mixes. I personally think there are a few premade margaritas that are actually pretty good and make it easy to throw an impromptu party.

I do draw the line at the pre-sweetened mixes – you know the ones you just add alcohol, mix, and serve. I’ve never had good results using these.

So let’s make Mango Margaritas!

This will make one cocktail, to make a pitcher just change the number of servings and the recipe will recalculate.  Simple, right?

Cheers!

K—

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Mango Margarita Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 250kcal
I love mangos and margaritas, so what could be better than mango margaritas! If you can buy fresh mangos, make sure they are super ripe, so they'll add the perfect touch of sweetness.
You can serve this blended or on the rocks, with a salt, sugar, or spicy chili rim.
This will make two cocktails, to make a pitcher just change the number of servings and the recipe will recalculate.  Simple, right.
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Equipment

  • Blender
  • Large Cocktail Pitcher

Ingredients

  • 4 oz 100 % agave blanco tequila
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz orange juice or mango nectar
  • 1 1/2 oz Cointreau or Grand Marnier - or other orange liquer
  • 1/2 oz of Agave Syrup or simple syrup - I usually start with 1/2 oz and add more is I need additional sweetness
  • 1 lime - cut into wedges to wet the rim for the salt
  • kosher salt or sugar for the rim

Instructions

To Make 2 Cocktail

    On the rocks

    • Add mango and orange juice to a blender and blend until smooth.
    • Add all remaining ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until very cold.
    • Serve the margaritas in the prepared glasses over ice and garnish with the lime slices.
    • If desired, rub the rims glasses with a lime wedge and dip in salt to coat.
    • To make a pitcher add all ingredients to a pitcher filled with ice and stir vigorously.

    Frozen

    • Add mango and orange juice to a blender and blend until smooth.
    • Add remaining ingredients and blend with ice until the desired consistency is achieved.
    • If desired, rub the rims glasses with a lime wedge and dip in salt, sugar or chili to coat.
    • Serve the margaritas in the prepared glasses over ice and garnish with the lime slices.

    Notes

     
     
    To add a hint of spice, mix a chipotle chili powder and salt or sugar to rim your glasses.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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