- Recipe: Mango Margarita
- Writer: Nicolas Wilson
- Content-Type: Food Blog
This frozen mango margarita recipe is my go-to summer cocktail. It has a tangy, icy, sweet, and refreshing flavor. Please pass the chips and salsa!
We’re cooling off with this mango margarita now that the weather has officially warmed up in Chicago! It’s the ideal warm-weather drink for me: cold, refreshing, and oh-so-easy to create.
Simply combine 5 ingredients in a blender, mix until smooth, and serve! That’s right, preparing this frozen mango margarita is as easy as that.
Another fantastic feature of this recipe? The mango is the star of the show. I make the thick texture and sweet, tangy flavor by blending frozen mango instead of using mango juice or extra sugars.
You’ll never make a mango margarita the same way again once you’ve tried it. It’s silky smooth, vibrant, and just sweet enough.
Make it this week for Cinco de Mayo, or whenever you want a fun, refreshing cocktail. We enjoy it, and I believe you will as well.
Ingredients for Mango Margarita Recipe
To prepare this frozen mango margarita, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Of course, frozen mango! Champagne or Ataulfo mangoes (seen above) are my favorite because of their sweet flavor and creamy texture. I buy fresh mangoes from the grocery then peel, dice, and freeze them myself. But don’t worry if that sounds like a pain. Frozen mango pieces from the store will also work.
- Lime juice is a must-have for margaritas. It gives this cocktail a zingy, vibrant flavor.
- Tequila – Choose your favorite silver tequila.
- Cointreau – It gives a tinge of orange flavor as well as sweetness.
- Ice dilutes the margarita, making it extra-frosty and cold.
- Also, a pinch of sea salt for the rim of your glass.
In a high-powered blender, combine the frozen mango, lime juice, tequila, and Cointreau and blend until smooth. After that, blend in the ice until the mixture is smooth and frosty. Taste and, if required, adjust the balance. Finally, have fun!
Recipe Suggestions for Mango Margaritas
- Your ally is thawing. When you first combine the ingredients for the margarita, it will be thick, almost sorbet-like. Don’t worry if the mixture becomes too thick to combine at any stage. Simply step away for a few minutes to enable the mango to defrost before returning to try again. As the mixture thaws, it will blend more readily, and even after a few minutes, it will be beautiful and frosty.
- Taste and adjust as needed. What’s the best way to make a delicious cocktail at home? It’s being tweaked to suit your preferences! Add a dash more tequila if you prefer a bolder mango margarita. Squeeze in more lime if you want it to be brighter. Do you have a sweet tooth? A drop of agave or simple syrup can be added. Adjust the percentages until your margarita has the flavor balance you want.
- Season the rim of your glass with salt. This frozen mango margarita is delicious right out of the blender, so you don’t even need to salt your glass. Nonetheless, I strongly suggest it. The salt complements the mango and lime’s sweet, vivid flavors while also giving your glass a typical margarita aesthetic.
What to Serve with a Mango Margarita?
Of course, chips and salsa! Here are a couple of salsas you may make at home to go with this mango margarita:
- Pico De Gallo Tomatillo
- Salsa Verde
- Homemade Red Salsa
- Corn Salsa
- Pineapple Salsa
- Cowboy Caviar
|Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
This frozen mango margarita is incredibly refreshing and tasty! It’s the ideal cocktail for Cinco de Mayo or summer get-togethers.
- 3 cups cubed frozen mango, from about 4 small mangos
- ¼ cup lime juice, plus lime slices for garnish
- 3 ounces of silver tequila
- 2 ounces Cointreau
- 3 handfuls of ice cubes
- Sea salt for the glass rims, optional
- In a blender, combine the mango, lime juice, tequila, and Cointreau until smooth. Blend in the ice until it reaches the required consistency. Allow the mixture to sit and melt for a few minutes if it is too thick to blend.
- If preferred, wet the rims of the glasses with a lime wedge before dipping them in a small plate of salt.
- Fill the glasses with the mango mixture and a lime slice for garnish.