Mango Margarita

Mangoes are in season and they are practically giving them away here in Florida.  When the mangoes are ripe, this drink is perfect. This margarita is smooth and it is spiked with plenty of tequila.

Mango Margarita
Makes 1 drink
Adapted from Margaritas Mojitos and More

Ingredients:
1 lime wedge
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 cup crushed ice
1/2 cup peeled, cubed ripe mango, plus 1 or 2 wedges for garnish
2 ounces good quality gold tequila
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce Cointreau or other good quality orange liqueur
Note: Make sure you use ripe mangoes, and don’t use too much ice. This is a cocktail that the mango flavor should have the opportunity to be the star.

Directions:
Moisten the outer rim of a chilled  margarita or martini glass with the lime wedge.  Spread the salt on a shallow plate and dip the glass in the salt, covering it with a light band.  Set the glass aside.

In a blender, combine the ice, cubed mango, tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau.  Blend at high speed until smooth.  Pour into the prepared glass.  Garnish with a mango wedge or two.

Enjoy!

45 thoughts on “Mango Margarita

  1. There is nothing more satisfying than a nice ripe mango. So I'm sure this drink it outstanding. Anyway you could come over to NYC and make me one for happy hour tonight?

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  2. Velva…the cointreau addition to this cocktail is certainly the ticket to convince me how great the flavours of the mango explodes in this refreshment. Fabulous.Ciao for now,Claudia

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  3. You realize of course that this is one of La Diva's all time fave drinky poos?! It is! When I worked in a high end restaurant in Sydney years ago when blended drinks were still the rage, I would make a bird's eye chile sugar syrup and add to the mangoes when blending. Mmmmmmm….hot and spicy! So drinkably dangerous.

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