Mangonada Mocktail Drink

Mangonada

A shot of Gavin Wrigley looking to the camera in a dimly lit room
Written by Gavin Wrigley
Andrea
Tested by
Andrea Ottaiano

If you’re craving a unique and delightful cocktail, this Mangonada recipe has all the ingredients to make your drink a standout! It’s a flavorful concoction and incredibly easy to whip up, ensuring a refreshing experience.

Best Mangonada Recipe

Indulge in this simple Mangonada recipe to beat the heat! Crafted with frozen mango chunks, Chamoy, and a sprinkle of Tajín, this vibrant and refreshing concoction is a summer delight.

Prep time:

1 minute

Mixing time:

1 minute

Servings:

1

Calories:

298 kl

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup of crushed ice
  • oz of orange juice
  • 2 tbsp Chamoy
  • 1 tbsp Tajín chili powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar, optional
  • Tamarind candy straw, for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Serving Glass
  • Straw (optional)

Instructions

  • Blend Ingredients: In a blender, combine 2 cups of frozen mango chunks, and 1½ oz of orange juice. Add 1 cup of crushed ice and blend until smooth.
  • Add Sugar: If you prefer a sweeter Mangonada, add 1 tbsp sugar and blend again until well mixed.
  • Prepare Glass: Drizzle 2 tbsp Chamoy around the inside of the serving glass and sprinkle 1 tbsp Tajín chili powder.
  • Pour: Pour the blended mixture into the prepared glass.
  • Garnish: Garnish with a tamarind candy straw if desired.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Mango: Fresh mango chunks can be used. Just add more ice to get the desired consistency. I've also used frozen pineapple chunks for a tropical twist.
  • Chamoy: If Chamoy is unavailable, a mixture of apricot jam, lime juice, and chili powder can replicate its sweet, sour, and spicy flavor.
  • Tajín Chili Powder: Any chili powder mixed with a pinch of salt can be a substitute, but the unique flavor of Tajín is recommended for authenticity.

Making a Pitcher of Mangonada:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, multiply all the ingredients by 8.
  • Mix: In a large blender combine your ingredients with crushed ice and blend. 
  • Prep Glasses: add Chamoy and Tajín chili powder to your glasses.
  • Serve: Pour the mixture into prepared glasses, garnish, and serve immediately.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

The standard Mangonada recipe is already non-alcoholic, so follow the original steps and enjoy a refreshing, non-alcoholic Mangonada!

Making it Vegan:

The standard Mangonada recipe is typically vegan. However, ensure that the Chamoy and tamarind candy straws are vegan-friendly, as some brands may contain non-vegan ingredients. If unsure, opt for certified vegan brands or make homemade Chamoy and tamarind candy using vegan-friendly ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

Calories
298
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2
g
3
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
3090
mg
134
%
Carbohydrates
 
73
g
24
%
Fiber
 
9
g
38
%
Sugar
 
63
g
70
%
Potassium
 
853
mg
24
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Vitamin A
 
3656
IU
73
%
Vitamin C
 
141
mg
171
%
Calcium
 
174
mg
17
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%

 

Mangonada Mocktail Drink

Best Mangonada Recipe

Gavin Wrigley Written by Gavin Wrigley
Jump to Video
Indulge in this simple Mangonada recipe to beat the heat! Crafted with frozen mango chunks, Chamoy, and a sprinkle of Tajín, this vibrant and refreshing concoction is a summer delight.
Prep time: 1 minute
Mixing time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
Calories: 298

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups of frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup of crushed ice
  • oz of orange juice
  • 2 tbsp Chamoy
  • 1 tbsp Tajín chili powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar - optional
  • Tamarind candy straw - for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Serving Glass
  • Straw (optional)

Instructions

  • Blend Ingredients: In a blender, combine 2 cups of frozen mango chunks, and 1½ oz of orange juice. Add 1 cup of crushed ice and blend until smooth.
  • Add Sugar: If you prefer a sweeter Mangonada, add 1 tbsp sugar and blend again until well mixed.
  • Prepare Glass: Drizzle 2 tbsp Chamoy around the inside of the serving glass and sprinkle 1 tbsp Tajín chili powder.
  • Pour: Pour the blended mixture into the prepared glass.
  • Garnish: Garnish with a tamarind candy straw if desired.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Mango: Fresh mango chunks can be used. Just add more ice to get the desired consistency. I've also used frozen pineapple chunks for a tropical twist.
  • Chamoy: If Chamoy is unavailable, a mixture of apricot jam, lime juice, and chili powder can replicate its sweet, sour, and spicy flavor.
  • Tajín Chili Powder: Any chili powder mixed with a pinch of salt can be a substitute, but the unique flavor of Tajín is recommended for authenticity.

Making a Pitcher of Mangonada:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, multiply all the ingredients by 8.
  • Mix: In a large blender combine your ingredients with crushed ice and blend. 
  • Prep Glasses: add Chamoy and Tajín chili powder to your glasses.
  • Serve: Pour the mixture into prepared glasses, garnish, and serve immediately.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

The standard Mangonada recipe is already non-alcoholic, so follow the original steps and enjoy a refreshing, non-alcoholic Mangonada!

Making it Vegan:

The standard Mangonada recipe is typically vegan. However, ensure that the Chamoy and tamarind candy straws are vegan-friendly, as some brands may contain non-vegan ingredients. If unsure, opt for certified vegan brands or make homemade Chamoy and tamarind candy using vegan-friendly ingredients.

What is a Mangonada?

A Mangonada cocktail is known for its unique sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors. Originating from Mexico, this drink combines frozen mango chunks, Chamoy, and Tajín chili powder, creating a refreshing and delightful experience. The name Mangonada reflects its primary ingredient, mango, and it’s a popular choice for those seeking a flavorful and exciting beverage.

A side shot of a Mangonada drink in a hurricane glass on a wooden tray placed on a green surface surrounded by a white bowl with orange wedges and mango chunks, in front of a red background.

What are the Mangonada ingredients

Collect the following items before making your Mangonada:

  • Frozen Mango Chunks: Provide a sweet and tropical base flavor.
  • Ice: Adds chill and dilution to balance the sweetness and create a slushy texture.
  • Orange Juice: Introduces a citrusy note, enhancing the overall freshness of the cocktail.
  • Chamoy: Offers a sweet, spicy, and tangy flavor profile, adding complexity to the drink.
  • Tajín Chili Powder: Brings a spicy kick and a hint of saltiness, complementing the sweet and tangy elements.
  • Sugar (optional): Can be added to sweeten the drink according to personal preference.
  • Tamarind Candy Straw (optional): A flavorful garnish adds an extra layer of sweetness and tanginess.

Chamoy, orange juice, frozen mango chunks and Tajin chili powder laid out on a white bar table

How do you make a Mangonada?

Let our simple steps guide you into making your own Mangonada:

1
<p>Start by grabbing a blender jar.</p>

Start by grabbing a blender jar.

2
<p>Add frozen mango chunks to the blender.</p>

Add frozen mango chunks to the blender.

3
<p>Pour orange juice into the blender.</p>

Pour orange juice into the blender.

4
<p>Add crushed ice to the blender.</p>

Add crushed ice to the blender.

5
<p>Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and slushy texture. If you prefer a sweeter Mangonada, add sugar and blend until well mixed.</p>

Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and slushy texture. If you prefer a sweeter Mangonada, add sugar and blend until well mixed.

6
<p>Prepare the serving glass by drizzling Chamoy around the inside of the serving glass </p>

Prepare the serving glass by drizzling Chamoy around the inside of the serving glass

7
<p>Then sprinkle Tajín chili powder to add flavor and spice.</p>

Then sprinkle Tajín chili powder to add flavor and spice.

8
<p>Carefully pour the blended mixture into the prepared glass, ensuring the flavors meld.</p>

Carefully pour the blended mixture into the prepared glass, ensuring the flavors meld.

9
<p>If desired, garnish your Mangonada with a tamarind candy straw for an extra touch of sweetness and tanginess.</p>

If desired, garnish your Mangonada with a tamarind candy straw for an extra touch of sweetness and tanginess.

What is Chamoy Sauce, and which is good for Mangonadas?

Chamoy sauce is a versatile condiment hailing from Mexico and is known for its unique combination of sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors. It’s typically made from pickled fruit, like apricot or plum, mixed with chili peppers, lime juice, and spices.

When crafting a Mangonada, the choice of Chamoy sauce is pivotal. Chamoy, with its unique blend of sweetness, spiciness, and tanginess, defines the flavor profile of your Mangonada. Several reputable brands are recognized for producing high-quality Chamoy. Amor Chamoy is noted for its balanced flavor, neither too sweet nor too spicy, making it a versatile choice. Another commendable option is Miguelito Chamoy, renowned for its consistent texture and authentic taste. However, for a Mangonada that hits all the right notes, I recommend Salsaghetti Chamoy. It stands out with its impeccable balance of flavors, enhancing the mango’s sweetness with its tangy kick and subtle spice.

What is the difference between a Chamango and a Mangonada?

A Chamango and a Mangonada, while similar, have distinct differences. A Mangonada typically combines frozen mango chunks, Chamoy sauce, Tajín chili powder, and sometimes orange juice to create a sweet, spicy, and tangy beverage. On the other hand, a Chamango often incorporates additional ingredients like mango sorbet or mango-flavored shaved ice, elevating the texture to a more dessert-like consistency. While both delight the palate with a harmonious blend of flavors, a Chamango tends to be thicker and more indulgent, making it a cross between a drink and a dessert, whereas a Mangonada leans more towards being a refreshing beverage with a slushy texture.

A Mangonada drink, shot from above, in a hurricane glass on a beige surface surrounded by frozen mango chunks, orange juice, Chamoy, and Tajin chili powder.

Mangonada Margarita – Mangonada with Tequila

A Mangonada Margarita is a creative fusion of a traditional margarita and the flavors of a Mangonada. It combines the sweet and tangy elements of a Mangonada with the tequila base of a margarita. This concoction typically features mango, Chamoy sauce, and Tajín chili powder, paired with tequila and perhaps a splash of triple sec or another orange liqueur. The result is a beverage that balances the sweetness of mango and the tartness of lime with the kick of tequila and the spicy, tangy notes of Chamoy and Tajín, offering a unique and flavorful experience.

A Mangonada drink, shot from above, in a hurricane glass on a white coaster placed on a green table in front of a red background.

History and Origins of the Mangonada

The Mangonada has its roots in Mexican culinary traditions, originating as a popular street food beverage. Street vendors and local eateries across Mexico have been serving Mangonadas to locals and tourists alike, who seek this beverage’s refreshing and flavorful experience, especially in the hot weather.

See More

Did you make this recipe?

We’d love to see how you crafted our recipes!
Tag us on Instagram at @_drinksworld

FAQ

How many calories are in a Mangonada?
A typical Mangonada has approximately 300 calories, varying depending on the ingredients used.
How strong is a Mangonada cocktail in terms of ABV and proof?
A standard Mangonada is non-alcoholic and thus has 0% ABV and 0 proof. However, some variations may include alcohol.
What alcohol is typically used in a Mangonada?
Traditionally, Mangonadas are non-alcoholic, but some variations might include tequila or mezcal for an added kick.
In which type of glass is a Mangonada usually served?
Mangonadas are typically served in a large glass, such as a pint or hurricane glass, to accommodate the slushy texture and garnishes.
What does a Mangonada taste like?
A Mangonada offers a unique blend of sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors, with the sweetness of mango balancing the spiciness of Tajín and the tanginess of Chamoy.
What is the ratio of ingredients in a Mangonada?
The ratio can vary, but a common ratio is 2 cups of frozen mango chunks, 1 ½ cups of orange juice, 2 tbsp Chamoy with Tajín to taste.
How is a Mangonada served with ice?
Mangonadas are usually served with a slushy or icy texture, often with Chamoy drizzled inside the glass and a sprinkle of Tajín on top.

Categories

Flavours

Spirits

Share
Pin
Post
Share
Send
Email

Rate this recipe

I don’t like it

It’s not bad

I like it

I really like it!

I love it!

Comments

Leave a Reply

Language

Recipe Overview

Explore our recipes by the categories below.

By spirit

By type

By flavour

Spirits Overview

Explore our spirits by the categories below.

Types