This Frozen Mango Margarita is so refreshing and simple to make.
Do you love cocktails that aren’t too sweet? Maybe even ones that have a hint of savory heat? If so, this fantastic Mango Margarita is for you. I’ll share the base recipe as well as some ways to spice it up.
Making Frozen Mango Margaritas
If you first would like some tips on choosing a tequila and learning how to perfectly rim your cocktail glass, you can check out our entire Margarita category.
Today’s recipe is a frozen margarita. You’re going to need a good blender to make this since it has to chop through ice. If you have that, you’re sorted. I use this one. Yeah, I know it’s pricey but it’s an amazing machine. Not only does it get through the ice for drinks like this, it also is amazing for making soups and sauces.
Once you’ve got your blender, you add your ingredients – lime juice, tequila, simple syrup (or agave nectar), frozen mango chunks, and ice. Blend it all together. Depending on your blender, you may need to add a drizzle of water to get things going. Pour it into a glass with a salted rim and taste.
Making cocktails for a crowd? Just multiply the ingredient amounts by the number of servings you need. You may need to batch them and do a few at a time in your blender. Then pour it all in a pitcher and give it a good stir. Set out glasses and give your guests the option of adding heat as explained below.
Spice It Up!
For a delicious and unexpected flavor in this margarita, use some smoked chipotle. It’s a great way to balance the sweetness.
How do you get smoked chipotle flavor into a margarita? You open up a small can of Chipotles in Adobo Sauce (look for them near the refried beans and other Mexican foods in your grocery store). Add the liquid from this can to the ingredients in the blender. You just need a tiny bit, about 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon per serving. It gives so much smokey spicy flavor.
Another option is to add the heat to the rim of your glass. You can add some chili powder to the salt in the recipe below or use some Tajin seasoning instead. The creaminess of the mango and the heat from the chili is such a great flavor combination.
I hope you love this frozen mango margarita recipe and let me know if you used any of the variations with spice in the comments below. And, if you like this recipe, you’ve gotta check out our other tasty margarita recipes:
- 1 lime wedge
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 2 Tbsp. lime juice
- 1 and 1/2 oz. tequila
- 1 and 1/2 oz. simple syrup or agave nectar
- 1 cup frozen mango cubes
- 1 cup ice
- Run a lime wedge around the rim of a margarita glass. Put salt on a plate and rub wet glass rim in salt.
- Measure remaining ingredients into a strong-working blender. Puree. If it isn’t moving around well, add a drizzle or two of water until it can really blend up. Puree until smooth.
- Pour into prepared glass.