Oh, hi! And happy Monday-Before-Cinco-de-Mayo!
You’ve probably been able to infer… but I’m not really much of a frozen margarita girl, I’d much rather have my favorite cocktail poured over ice. But we love trying out new margarita flavors and there are just some fruits that just make a better frozen drink.
Like the Mango Margarita. It’s one of the very few margaritas that make a better frozen drink than an on-the-rocks cocktail.
We went through a stretch of making frozen margaritas late last summer with fruits like watermelon, cantaloupe, and juicy mango. Between the frosty glasses and the beautifully ripe summer fruits, it was exactly what the doctor ordered in the midst of the unrelenting Texas heat.
The thing to remember here: If it can be frozen it, it probably can be blended with ice, tequila, and lime 🙂
This recipe is pretty widely adaptable – the frozen mango can be swapped for frozen pineapple (if you can take it… I can’t – I’ll explain later this week) and, with a few teaks, frozen cantaloupe.
And because I always get lots of questions on the types of tequila and orange liqueur that we use – you can read more about our homemade margarita mix and our favorite margarita fixins here.
Frozen Mango Margaritas
Frozen mango chunks and homemade margarita mix make a refreshing summer cocktail.
- For the homemade margarita mix:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (8-12 limes)
- For the margarita:
- 3 oz homemade margarita mix
- 1 rounded cup frozen mango cubes (~1/2 inch)
- 3 oz tequila
- 2 oz orange liqueur
- 2 - 2 1/2 cups crushed ice
- Salt or sugar, for rim (optional)
- Lime wedges, for serving (optional)
- Heat water and sugar in a small sauce pan until completely dissolved and the water is clear. Let cool.
- Pour into a pitcher with lime juice. Homemade margarita mix done! It will keep a couple of weeks covered in the fridge and also freezes nicely into ice cube trays.
- To make the margarita, add margarita mix, mango cubes, tequila, orange liqueur and 2 cups ice to the blender.
- Blend on high, until uniformly slushy.
- If the mixture looks too thin, you can blend in the remaining ice.
- Run a lime wedge along the outer rim of your glasses and dip into salt or sugar.
- Pour the margarita into the glasses and drink immediately.
Yields: 2 drinks
Estimated time: 10 minutes
You and I are quite the opposite in that I adore frozen, slushy margaritas! This looks wonderful and refreshing and right up my alley. 🙂
ha! I am posting these margaritas this week too. I am with you – not typically a frozen drink person, but these are killer.
Oh man, with this Texas heat there are few drinks I love more than a frozen margarita. This looks so frosty and delish, and I love the mango flavor! Perfect for watching the sunset on our back porch. Thanks, Shawnda!
yum yum yum! Mango margaritas were the first kind I ever tried years ago..I still love them! Happily now, I drink all kinds! This sounds so yummy! I cant wait for the next warm day around here to sip on a few of these!
Oh heck yes these are happening. I have a huge bag of frozen mango too.
This sounds delish! This might have to make an appearance in my house for Cinco De Mayo. Thanks!
I am a huge fan of mango margaritas! These look amazing. I’m gonna have to whip some up this weekend!
Well, hello best-drink-I-could-ask-for! I might have to try it tonight, you know, to make sure I can handle it for the ‘Big Day’. Ahem. These look perfect!
This is exactly what I need on a Monday!
Aww, yeah! Yum!
I have this recipe planned for this weekend – glad to hear a great review! Your picture is stunning!
I’m not really much of a frozen marg girl myself, but you’re right about mango. It’s totally the exception to my no-frozen-drinks rule. Swooning over this. I’ve been eating a mango a day for the past few weeks for dessert and I really should do something fun with them. Margaritas for dessert!
I could go for one right now!!
Looks like it would be great to serve at a backyard party. Thanks for sharing!
oh my yummmm. i should have made one of these yesterday for Cinco de Mayo! well, better late than never, right?!
I want this. I want this right now, even though it is 10 am. I cannot wait to try this! Thanks for anotehr amazing recipe.
Try converting mangos, raspberries and blackberries to simple syrups and freeze it. That way you can use them anytime in either the regular or frozen margaritas. Strawberry/Mango is great!
Actually, I prefer mango margaritas on the rocks. One suggestion……..rather than rimming the glass with salt or sugar, try chili. One of my favorite places in Cozumel serves them this way. The sweetness of the mango with the spiciness of the chili balance each other very nicely.