Mango Margarita Recipe
Did you know mangos are one of many superfoods? Not only does a mango only contain 202 calories, but also they are great for lowering cholesterol and are sodium and fat-free. Within a single mango, there are over twenty different minerals and vitamins that are essential for our bodies.
Did we mention that mangos are also incredibly delicious? Ripe mangos are sweet and juicy, with a slightly sour taste. This is why they are a great addition to any drink, especially margaritas, hence the Mango Margarita!
Mango Margarita Ingredients
Mango Margaritas are so delicious, and some of the ingredients have various options to choose from. Below you will find the key ingredients to making a Mango Margarita.
- Fresh Mangos: Opt for fresh mangos instead of mango juice. It'll give the margarita a healthy dose of natural sugars, as well as a fresh taste.
- Orange Liqueur: Orange liqueur is a key ingredient of almost every type of margarita, though the two common types to use are Triple Sec and Cointreau.
- Tequila: This may be the most important ingredient by far. Any tequila will do, whether it's Silver or Reposado.
- Orange Juice: Mangoes are naturally sweet, and fresh orange juice will add a dash of sweetness and a slight tartness that will complement the drink well.
Single-Serving - Mango Margarita Recipe
Suppose you're craving a mango margarita and don't feel like sharing your favorite drink with anyone else. In that case, the single-serving recipe is incredibly easy to make.
- 3 ounces tequila
- 1 small mango
- 1 ½ ounces fresh lime juice
- 1 ounce of fresh orange juice
- 2 ounces of orange liqueur
- 1 ½ ounces agave nectar
- Margarita or kosher salt
- 1 lime
Before starting the drink, prepare your margarita glass. Slice the lime into wedges and run one of them along the rim of your margarita glass. Pour some of your preferred salt onto a flat plate and gently dip the glass onto it, lightly coating it with salt. Save the rest of the lime wedges for the garnish.
Peel and pit the small mango and slice it into cubes. Add it, along with the juices, tequila, and orange liqueur, to a blender, and blend until you have a smooth consistency. Though the margarita will already be sweet, you can add extra agave nectar to sweeten it. There will still be some pulp from the mangos left; you can either strain it or leave it in.
Pour the margarita into your prepared glass and garnish with one of your lime wedges.
Pitcher Serving - Mango Margarita Recipe
If you wish to share this mango margarita recipe with your family and friends, the pitcher-sized recipe makes four servings.
- 2 large mangoes
- ½ cup fresh orange juice
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 1 cup tequila
- 1 lime
- ⅓ cup orange liqueur
- Margarita salt or kosher salt
- Agave nectar optional
Before preparation, cut up the lime into wedges and run one of them along the rim of your margarita glasses. Dip in your preferred type of salt and set aside.
Add the juices, orange liqueur, and tequila into a blender; add agave nectar for extra sweetness if desired. Peel and pit the two large mangoes and dice them up before adding them in with the liquid mixture. Blend until you have a smooth consistency and pour over ice.
Alternate Margarita Recipes
If you love this tasty mango margarita, you're sure to love some of the other options.
- Cucumber Margarita
- Jalapeno Margarita
- Strawberry Margarita
Are margaritas better frozen or chilled?
Margaritas taste great in either form. Chilled margaritas can easily be enjoyed on any day, while frozen margaritas are especially tasty on those hot summer days.
Can I use mezcal instead of tequila?
Mezcal is a great substitute for tequila! It can add a smokey sweetness that tequila doesn't bring to the table, though it can be a bit stronger than tequila.