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Mango Margarita Recipe

This mango margarita recipe is refreshing and perfect for a backyard party or Cinco de Mayo celebration! Serve as-is or spice them up with a little muddled jalapeño.

Mango Margarita

Frozen Mango Margarita Ingredients

  • Frozen Mango
  • Lime Juice from fresh limes
  • Tequila Blanco (aka Silver)
  • Grand Marnier
  • Sugar
  • Ice
  • Jalapeño Slices (optional)

Fresh or canned mangos can be used in place of frozen mango but you may need more ice or try freezing the mango prior. Pineapple would also be delicious substitute.

(Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe card with exact measurements and instructions.)

Mango Margarita Recipe Tips

  • Salt the Rim: Add margarita salt or sea salt to the rim of your glass, if you prefer. Tajin or a any chili salt is great too especially when it’s a spicy mango margarita.
  • Rim the Cocktail Glass with Lime: Before adding the salt rim the glass with lime first.
  • Make Mocktails: Switch the tequila and Grand Marnier in equal portions with water and orange juice for a virgin Mango Margarita.
  • Don’t Overdo the Ice: The frozen mango reduces the need for a lot of ice. Add a small quantity of ice, adding more until the texture is right.
  • Don’t Overblend: Over-blending can turn the margarita into juice
  • Keep the Margaritas Slushy: Chill the glasses and the blender pitcher before preparing the drinks.

Make it a Spicy Mango Margarita

Simply adding jalapeño as a garnish alone will not give this drink heat that is needed to make it spicy. If you prefer your margarita hot, then you’ll need to add the jalapeño before blending. Here are several ways to do this.

Different Ways to Make it Spicy

  1. Blend the jalapeño slices and then add rest of ingredients to the blender.
  2. Muddle the jalapeños and add to blender with all ingredients.
  3. Use jalapeño simple syrup.

Make it a Mango Margarita on the Rocks

If you prefer a mango margarita on the rocks, substitute the frozen mango with 3/4 cup mango juice and stir and shake instead of blending.

Spicy Mango Margarita

Best Tequila for Margaritas

Tequila Blanco also known as Silver is the perfect tequila for a margarita. Tequila Reposado and Tequila Añejo are great tequilas for sipping or on the rocks but generally too pricey to be used in a margarita, where the taste difference is diminished by all the ingredients.

Grand Marnier Substitute

This recipe calls for Grand Marnier which is an orange liqueur. The orange liqueur balances out the lime juice with its sweetness and of course, add notes of orange to the mango margarita. There are also hints of vanilla and oak in Grand Marnier.

Did you know adding a shot of Grand Marnier to any margarita makes it a “Cadillac Margarita.”

Grand Marnier Substitute

If you don’t have Grand Marnier, any orange flavored liqueur will work. Of course, this may slightly change the flavor but will work just fine.

  • Triple Sec
  • Cointreau
  • Orange Curaçao

Alcohol Free Substitute

These substitutes will work in a pinch and are more affordable options to the higher priced orange liqueurs.

  • Orange Extract
  • Orange Juice
  • Orange Concentrate

Try some with this Cherry-Chipotle Salsa – they’re great together!

Here are more tasty Margaritas to try

Mango Margarita

Mango Margarita

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This mango margarita is the most delicious margarita and can be made frozen, on the rocks, spicy and even as a mocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1 10-ounce bag frozen diced mango
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup (6oz) silver tequila
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups ice
  • jalapeño slices (optional)

Instructions

    1. Place all ingredients except for jalapeno slices in high-powered blender (such as a Vitamix). Blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately.
    2. Optional jalapeno slices: Muddle a jalapeno slice (or more to taste) in the bottom of your serving glass before adding blended margarita. Stir well to incorporate jalapeno.

Notes

Add more ice, if necessary, to get the consistency you want.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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Mary Frances

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

This is a perfect cocktail for the last few days of Summer! Definately gonna try the Mango Margarita this weekend.

pam (Grey is the New Black)

Tuesday 21st of July 2015

I know this is an old post, but I would love it if you would link it up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!

Melanie | Melanie Makes

Tuesday 21st of July 2015

Love, love, LOVE the jalapeno garnish. These sound divine! (Even at 8:51 a.m.)

Kristy Bernardo

Wednesday 29th of July 2015

Thanks so much, Mel! xxx

Healing Tomato

Thursday 30th of April 2015

OMG, I love mango margaritas. This is such a delicious recipe. I can't wait to try it.

Kristy Bernardo

Thursday 30th of April 2015

You and me both, HT! Cheers :)

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