Mango Margarita Cocktail Drink

Mango Margarita

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Written by Gavin Wrigley

Are you looking for a vibrant cocktail? This Mango Margarita recipe is your answer! It’s a delightful drink, easy to make with fresh ingredients.

Mango Margarita Recipe

Relax with our straightforward mango margarita recipe! Tequila, fresh mango juice, lime juice, and a splash of triple sec make this lively cocktail your go-to spring cooler.

Prep time:

1 minute

Mixing time:

1 minute

Servings:

1

Calories:

268 kl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh mango cubes
  • oz Tequila
  • ¾ oz Triple Sec
  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Salt or Tajin, for rimming, optional

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Margarita Glass
  • Measuring Jigger

Instructions

  • Prep Glass (optional): Run a lime wedge around the rim of your margarita glass, then dip in salt or Tajin (for a spicy twist).
  • Add Mango: Toss 1 cup fresh mango cubes into your blender.
  • Add Lime Juice: Squeeze in ¾ oz fresh lime juice.
  • Add Triple Sec: Measure and pour ¾ oz Triple Sec into the blender.
  • Add Tequila: Pour 1½ oz Tequila into the blender.
  • Add Ice: Finally, add 1-2 scoops of crushed ice to the blender
  • Blend: Blend on high speed for about 10 seconds, until all the ingredients are well mixed. The drink must be smooth and slushy.
  • Serve: Pour the mixture into your prepped margarita glass and serve immediately.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Tequila: If you're out of Tequila, use vodka or white rum as a substitute. It won't have the same flavor profile but will still make a tasty drink.
  • Triple Sec:  If you don't have Triple Sec, other orange liqueurs like Grand Marnier, Cointreau or curaçao will work fine. Agave syrup can also be a good option if you’re looking for a drink with a lower alcohol content. Last but not least, mango liqueur can also be a great option!
  • Fresh Lime Juice: Bottled lime juice will work in a pinch if fresh limes aren't available. Just be aware that it may alter the taste slightly. You can also make this drink using lemon juice, preferably freshly squeezed.
  • Mango: If fresh mango isn't available, frozen mango works just as well. Mango juice or purée can be used as well, but you may have to adjust the quantity of Triple Sec to make up for the added sugar in the juice (if any). For a different twist, you could also experiment with other fruits like pineapple or peach.

Making a Pitcher of Mango Margarita:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, multiply all the ingredients by 8. That would be 12 oz of Tequila, 6 oz of triple sec, 6 oz of lime juice, and 8 cups of mango cubes.
  • Blend: In a large blender, combine all the ingredients. Add a few scoops of crushed ice (approx. 4 cups, there must be roughly the same quantity of ice and liquid). Blend on high speed for about 15 seconds or until smooth.
  • Serve: Pour the mixture into individual margarita rimmed with salt or Tajin glasses, and serve immediately.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Tequila Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic tequila substitute. Otherwise, you can use fresh orange juice as a substitute.
  • Triple Sec Substitute: Opt for an orange extract mixed with a bit of simple syrup to mimic the sweet citrus flavor of Triple Sec. Agave syrup can do the trick as well, as well as mango syrup if you have any!
  • Proceed As Usual: Use these non-alcoholic substitutes instead of the regular ingredients, follow the original steps, and enjoy a non-alcoholic version.

Making it Vegan:

This Mango Margarita recipe is already vegan-friendly. Just ensure that any sugar used in your simple syrup or store-bought alternatives is vegan (some sugars are processed using bone char).

Nutrition Facts

Calories
268
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.2
g
1
%
Sodium
 
43
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
33
g
11
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
30
g
33
%
Potassium
 
309
mg
9
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.2
g
Vitamin A
 
1796
IU
36
%
Vitamin C
 
66
mg
80
%
Calcium
 
21
mg
2
%
Iron
 
0.3
mg
2
%

 

Mango Margarita Cocktail Drink

Mango Margarita Recipe

Gavin Wrigley Written by Gavin Wrigley
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Relax with our straightforward mango margarita recipe! Tequila, fresh mango juice, lime juice, and a splash of triple sec make this lively cocktail your go-to spring cooler.
Prep time: 1 minute
Mixing time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
Calories: 268

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup fresh mango cubes
  • oz Tequila
  • ¾ oz Triple Sec
  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Salt or Tajin - for rimming, optional

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Margarita Glass
  • Measuring Jigger

Instructions

  • Prep Glass (optional): Run a lime wedge around the rim of your margarita glass, then dip in salt or Tajin (for a spicy twist).
  • Add Mango: Toss 1 cup fresh mango cubes into your blender.
  • Add Lime Juice: Squeeze in ¾ oz fresh lime juice.
  • Add Triple Sec: Measure and pour ¾ oz Triple Sec into the blender.
  • Add Tequila: Pour 1½ oz Tequila into the blender.
  • Add Ice: Finally, add 1-2 scoops of crushed ice to the blender
  • Blend: Blend on high speed for about 10 seconds, until all the ingredients are well mixed. The drink must be smooth and slushy.
  • Serve: Pour the mixture into your prepped margarita glass and serve immediately.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Tequila: If you're out of Tequila, use vodka or white rum as a substitute. It won't have the same flavor profile but will still make a tasty drink.
  • Triple Sec:  If you don't have Triple Sec, other orange liqueurs like Grand Marnier, Cointreau or curaçao will work fine. Agave syrup can also be a good option if you’re looking for a drink with a lower alcohol content. Last but not least, mango liqueur can also be a great option!
  • Fresh Lime Juice: Bottled lime juice will work in a pinch if fresh limes aren't available. Just be aware that it may alter the taste slightly. You can also make this drink using lemon juice, preferably freshly squeezed.
  • Mango: If fresh mango isn't available, frozen mango works just as well. Mango juice or purée can be used as well, but you may have to adjust the quantity of Triple Sec to make up for the added sugar in the juice (if any). For a different twist, you could also experiment with other fruits like pineapple or peach.

Making a Pitcher of Mango Margarita:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, multiply all the ingredients by 8. That would be 12 oz of Tequila, 6 oz of triple sec, 6 oz of lime juice, and 8 cups of mango cubes.
  • Blend: In a large blender, combine all the ingredients. Add a few scoops of crushed ice (approx. 4 cups, there must be roughly the same quantity of ice and liquid). Blend on high speed for about 15 seconds or until smooth.
  • Serve: Pour the mixture into individual margarita rimmed with salt or Tajin glasses, and serve immediately.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Tequila Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic tequila substitute. Otherwise, you can use fresh orange juice as a substitute.
  • Triple Sec Substitute: Opt for an orange extract mixed with a bit of simple syrup to mimic the sweet citrus flavor of Triple Sec. Agave syrup can do the trick as well, as well as mango syrup if you have any!
  • Proceed As Usual: Use these non-alcoholic substitutes instead of the regular ingredients, follow the original steps, and enjoy a non-alcoholic version.

Making it Vegan:

This Mango Margarita recipe is already vegan-friendly. Just ensure that any sugar used in your simple syrup or store-bought alternatives is vegan (some sugars are processed using bone char).

What is a Mango Margarita?

A Mango Margarita is a tequila-based cocktail made of fresh mangoes, lime juice, triple sec, and Tequila. It’s relatively easy to make if you have a blender to puree the mangoes and mix all the ingredients. This drink is a fruity variant of the classic Margarita, swapping out the traditional lime flavor for sweet, tropical mango.

A side shot of a Mango Margarita cocktail in a margarita glass on a wooden board placed on a wooden table surrounded by a mango, a yellow bowl with lime pieces and a white cloth

What is a Mango Margarita made of – The ingredients

For a delicious Mango Margarita, use these ingredients:

  • Mangoes: These tropical fruits provide the main flavor profile for the Margarita. They add a sweet, tangy taste and a smooth texture.
  • Tequila: This is the primary alcoholic component of the Margarita. It gives the drink its characteristic kick and depth of flavor.
  • Triple Sec: This orange-flavored liqueur adds complexity to the drink’s flavor profile, balancing out the sweetness of the mangoes with a hint of citrus.
  • Lime Juice: Freshly squeezed lime juice adds a tart contrast to the sweetness of the mangoes, enhancing their flavor and adding a refreshing element to the drink.
  • Crushed Ice: Used in blending and serving, ice chills the Margarita, making it more refreshing. It also helps dilute the intense flavors slightly, creating a well-balanced drink.
  • Salt or Tajin: Often used to rim the glass, salt enhances all other flavors in the Margarita, providing a savory contrast to its sweetness. Tajin can be used as well to give a spicy kick to your cocktail.

Tequila, Triple Sec, limejuice and mango laid out on a white bar table

How do you make a Mango Margarita?

Our step-by-step instructions make it easy for you to prepare a Mango Margarita:

1
<p>Start by taking a Margarita glass and rubbing the rim with a lime wedge. </p>

Start by taking a Margarita glass and rubbing the rim with a lime wedge.

2
<p>Dip the rim of the glass in a plate of coarse salt or Tajin. It will give your Margarita a salty kick that complements the sweet and tangy flavors of the drink.</p>

Dip the rim of the glass in a plate of coarse salt or Tajin. It will give your Margarita a salty kick that complements the sweet and tangy flavors of the drink.

3
<p>Slice a ripe mango into small pieces, take a blender and add the sliced mango pieces into it. Make sure to remove the skin correctly. You’ll need approximately 1 cup of fresh mango for one drink.</p>

Slice a ripe mango into small pieces, take a blender and add the sliced mango pieces into it. Make sure to remove the skin correctly. You’ll need approximately 1 cup of fresh mango for one drink.

4
<p>Squeeze the juice of one lime. Add ¾ ounce of fresh lime juice into the blender. The lime juice will give your Margarita a refreshing and tangy taste.</p>

Squeeze the juice of one lime. Add ¾ ounce of fresh lime juice into the blender. The lime juice will give your Margarita a refreshing and tangy taste.

5
<p>Now, pour ¾ ounce of triple sec into the blender. This orange-flavored liqueur will add a sweet and tangy flavor to your Margarita.</p>

Now, pour ¾ ounce of triple sec into the blender. This orange-flavored liqueur will add a sweet and tangy flavor to your Margarita.

6
<p>Add 1½ ounces of Tequila to the blender. You can adjust the amount according to your preference, but remember, the more Tequila you add, the stronger your Margarita will be.</p>

Add 1½ ounces of Tequila to the blender. You can adjust the amount according to your preference, but remember, the more Tequila you add, the stronger your Margarita will be.

7
<p>Now, add a cup of ice to the blender. This will chill your Margarita and give it a slushy texture.</p>

Now, add a cup of ice to the blender. This will chill your Margarita and give it a slushy texture.

8
<p>Blend all the ingredients on high speed until you get a smooth and frothy mixture. It should take around 10 seconds, depending on your blender. Make sure there are no chunks of mango left in the blender.</p>

Blend all the ingredients on high speed until you get a smooth and frothy mixture. It should take around 10 seconds, depending on your blender. Make sure there are no chunks of mango left in the blender.

9
<p>Pour the blended Margarita into the salt-rimmed glass and serve immediately.</p>

Pour the blended Margarita into the salt-rimmed glass and serve immediately.

Mango Margarita Variations

Want a fresh take? Explore our top variations:

  • Spicy Mango Margarita: Jalapeño slices or a dash of chili powder bring a fiery kick to the classic mango margarita. The spiciness contrasts with the sweet mango, creating a perfect balance of flavors.
  • Frozen Mango Margarita: Blending mango with ice makes a slushy, refreshing treat for hot days. The smooth texture cools you down, making it an ideal choice for summer. I love how this version feels like a tropical escape in a glass, perfect for sunny days.
  • Mango Pineapple Margarita: Combining mango with pineapple juice adds a tropical twist. The tangy sweetness of pineapple pairs perfectly with the smooth mango, creating a vibrant and refreshing taste.
  • Coconut Mango Margarita: Mixing mango with coconut cream or coconut milk results in a creamy, tropical delight. The coconut’s rich texture complements the sweet mango, making it feel indulgent and luxurious.
  • Mango Strawberry Margarita: Blending mango with fresh or frozen strawberries offers a fruity and colorful twist. The strawberries add a bright, tangy flavor that pairs well with the sweet mango, creating a tasty and visually appealing drink.
  • Mango Basil Margarita: Fresh basil leaves add a herbaceous and aromatic note. The basil’s refreshing herbal flavor contrasts nicely with the sweet mango, making it a unique and sophisticated choice.
  • Mango Habanero Margarita: Habanero peppers infuse this drink with extra spice. The heat from the habaneros intensifies the sweetness of the mango, creating a bold and exciting experience for those who love spice.
  • Mango Mint Margarita: Fresh mint leaves add a refreshing and cooling twist. The mint’s crisp, clean flavor enhances the mango’s natural sweetness, making it both invigorating and soothing. I enjoy the fresh, revitalizing taste of mint paired with mango; it’s perfect for a relaxing evening.

A Mango Margarita cocktail, shot form above, in a margarita glass on a beige surface surrounded by Tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, half lime, and mango

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FAQ

How many calories does a Mango Margarita contain?
A standard serving of Mango Margarita contains approximately 200-250 calories. However, this can vary depending on the specific ingredients used and their quantities.
How strong is a Mango Margarita?
The strength of a Mango Margarita can vary based on the amount of alcohol used. Typically, it has an Alcohol By Volume (ABV) of around 15-18% and a proof of 30-36. This makes it a moderately strong cocktail.
What type of alcohol is used in a Mango Margarita?
Tequila is the primary alcohol used in a Mango Margarita. Most recipes call for silver or blanco tequila, which has a smooth taste that blends well with the sweet mango flavor. The recipe also features Triple Sec, just like a classic Margarita.
In what kind of glass is a Mango Margarita served?
Traditionally, a Mango Margarita is served in a margarita glass with a broad-rimmed stem and a cone-shaped bowl.
What does a Mango Margarita taste like?
A Mango Margarita offers a delightful blend of sweet and tart flavors. The sweetness of the ripe mango pairs beautifully with the tangy lime juice and the subtle bite of Tequila, creating an exotic, refreshing taste.
What is the ratio of ingredients in a Mango Margarita?
The typical ratio for a Mango Margarita is The typical ratio for a Watermelon Margarita is 1 part Tequila, ½ part Triple Sec, ½ part fresh lime juice and roughly 5 parts or mango cubes
How is a Mango Margarita served with ice?
The Watermelon is a “frozen” drinks, meaning it is blended with ice and served like a slushy / slurpee / granita.

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