If you love a great margarita, then my Mango Margarita recipe is a must! Made with fresh mangoes, lime juice, tequila and Cointreau, this mangorita can be made on-the-rocks or frozen. It’s simple to make and completely delicious!
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Have you ever been in a restaurant or bar, order a margarita, and then proceed to be served an overly sweet, syrupy drink? Restaurant and bar margaritas are often calorie bombs. Often an 8 oz. margarita will set you back nearly 500 calories.
A 12 oz. margarita (the ones that come in one of those big, fancy glasses) will top out at 680+ calories. The reason these have more calories than an average meal is because they are typically made with simple syrup – the result of that overly sugary taste.
If you would rather have a simple mango margarita made without the overly heavy syrup, then this delicious mangorita is for you! Made with fresh, simple ingredients, this mango margarita recipe can be made either frozen or on-the-rocks.
My recipe for this delicious, fresh Mangorita is derived directly from my post on How to Make a Skinny Margarita. The key to eliminating a big portion of those restaurant margarita calories is eliminating the simple syrup. I also use very simple, clean ingredients and as a result, have an incredibly fresh tasting margarita.
How do I make a mango margarita on the rocks?
Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, agave nectar and mango puree. Shake the cocktail, and pour into your prepared glasses.
Enjoy your mango margarita on the rocks!
Juicing the limes & making mango puree
Much like my skinny margarita recipe, I recommend about 2 limes per drink. So if you know you’re going to be making several margaritas for your Cinco de Mayo party or your Super Bowl watch party, calculate your limes accordingly.
I will often buy a bag or two of limes at Costco if I know I’m going to be making margaritas for a crowd. This is usually the most economical way to go.
Pro-Tip: An essential tool that my husband and I use often is this Stainless Steel Citrus Juicer. It’s very durable and will juice limes with ease.
Making the Mango Puree for this Mango Margarita recipe:
As far as mango is concerned, make sure you select a ripe (but not over-ripe) mango. It should be slightly soft to the touch.
Peel the mango, and then add the sweet, yellow flesh to your blender. Puree for a few seconds until you have a smooth puree.
If you’re having a party, you can do this ahead of time, before your guests arrive. Keep the mango puree refrigerated until ready to mix the mango margaritas.
Step 2: Salt the rims of the glasses before mixing the cocktail
If you prefer salt on the rim of your margarita glasses, I recommend salting the rims BEFORE you mix the cocktail. This is because it is very hard to place salt on the rim of your glass after you have poured the drink. I’ve learned this the hard way.
How do you salt a rim at home?
To prep the glasses, run a lime wedge around the rims of the glasses. Dip the glasses into kosher or margarita salt. Lastly, fill the glasses with crushed or cubed ice. Add some lime slices to the glasses, if you prefer.
I’m using Jose Cuervo Margarita Salt for these margaritas. It comes in a convenient round, flat container that makes it useful for rimming the edges of your margarita glasses.
Specialized margarita salt is not required to salt the rim of a glass. Any kosher salt will work well.
How do I make a frozen mango margarita?
The ingredients for this Frozen Mango Margarita are exactly the same. The only exception is that you’ll need 1 cup of ice to make this a frozen margarita.
Start by adding the 1 cup of ice, along with the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, agave nectar and mango margarita to a blender. Blend these ingredients together until the ice is well crushed and smooth.
Pour your frozen margarita into a prepared margarita glass. Enjoy right away while cold.
Much like my Mango Mojitos over at Real Housemoms, this mangorita is incredibly fresh, and completely delicious!
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Mango Margarita recipe Q&A:
What is the best tequila for a margarita?
I like Herradura Reposado Tequila. It’s a great, quality tequila that is fantastic in these Mango Margaritas, as well as my Skinny Margaritas and Pineapple Margaritas.
Choose the best quality tequila that fits your budget and taste preference.
What glasses are best for margaritas?
The traditional margarita glass is often a curved ups glass. However, rocks glasses are becoming more popular with margarita drinkers.
Additionally, frozen margaritas are typically served the in the curved ups glass. A margarita on the rocks is often served in a rocks glass. Feel free to use the glass that you prefer.
What type of salt should I use for the rim of my margarita glass?
Most liquor stores, super markets and even party supply stores carry margarita salt. This Jose Cuervo Margarita Salt is a great option.
This is simply just coarsely ground salt, much like kosher salt. Table salt is not preferred, as the small granules of salt have a harder time sticking to the rims of glasses.
If you loved this delicious Mangorita, then check out some of my other similar cocktail recipes:
- Mango Mojito
- Frozen Mango Daiquiri
- Peach Margarita
- Blackberry Margarita
- How to Make A Skinny Margarita
- Watermelon Margarita Recipe
- Pineapple Margarita
- Strawberry Lime Margaritas
- Pineapple Daiquiris
- Coconut Margaritas
- Raspberry Margaritas
- Skinny Malibu Pina Colada
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Here’s the easy directions for my mangorita:
- 2 oz. tequila, good quality
- 1 oz. lime juice, fresh squeezed
- 1 oz. Cointreau citrus liqueur
- 1 oz. mango puree
- 1 Tbsp. agave nectar
- Salt the rim of your preferred margarita glass, by running a lime around the rim and then dipping into margarita salt. (If you prefer an unsalted glass, skip this step.) Add ice to the glass.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, mango puree and agave nectar.
- Fit the cocktail shaker with a tight fitting lid, and shake.
- Pour into the prepared glass.
- Garnish with fresh lime slices and mango wedges. Enjoy right away while cold.
- Frozen directions:
- Add 1 cup of ice to a blender. Add the tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, mango puree and agave nectar. Blend until ice is completely smooth. Pour into salted margarita glass. Enjoy right away.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 0g