Mango Margarita

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:40 am on Friday, May 2, 2014

Since Cinco de Mayo is coming up, DIY Cocktails and I came up with the Mango Margarita.

As you probably guessed by the name, this is a margarita with fresh mango added to it. We enhanced the mild flavor of the mango with some fresh-squeezed citrus and a good-quality tequila, making a drink that is refreshing and tropical tasting, but not too sweet or cloying.

I have to say, this is one of our more versatile drinks. It would be great with either spicy Mexican food or a pleasant Sunday brunch. You could scale it up and make a pitcher for guests or just have one while relaxing in the backyard. What makes this drink so tasty is that it uses a lot of fresh fruit–roughly one mango per drink. That may sound like a lot, but it’s worth it, especially if you get the mangoes on sale.

Mango Margarita

(makes one drink)

Ingredients:

    3 oz mango puree, approximately one mango
    1 1/2 oz tequila
    1/4 oz cointreau or triple sec
    1 oz orange juice, freshly squeezed
    1/4-1/3 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
    Ice
    Lime twist for garnish

Directions:

Peel the mango. Slice the fruit and put it into a blender of food processor. Discard the skin and the pit.

Run the blender until the fruit is thoroughly mashed and juicy. Meanwhile, juice the orange and lime.

In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients and the ice. Shake hard to integrate. Remove the lid from the shaker (carefully–it can be messy) and pour all, including the ice, into a glass. Garnish with a lime twist, if desired. Enjoy!

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May 5, 2011 @ 11:47 am

[...] to top off your Cinco de Mayo, have a Mango Margarita. An easy, yet tasty recipe. I’d suggest finding some frozen mango from the freezer section at [...]

Comment by AnEmilyB

May 2, 2014 @ 9:04 am

You just gave me a heart attack-Mother’s Day isn’t until the 11th, right? It’s not THIS Sunday! Holy cow! LOL

Comment by Savvy Housekeeper

May 2, 2014 @ 9:44 am

Anemilyb: I apologize! This is a re-post of an old recipe, and I forgot to adjust for the dates. But yes, Mother’s Day is May 11. Sorry about that.

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