This frozen mango margarita recipe is my go-to drink for hot weather. It’s tangy, frosty, sweet and refreshing. Skip the chips and salsa, please!
It’s finally warming up in Chicago, so let’s cool off with this mango margarita! For me, it’s the perfect drink for hot weather – freezing, refreshing, and deliciously easy to prepare. Just mix 5 ingredients in the blender, puree until smooth and enjoy! Yes, making this frozen mango margarita recipe is that easy.
Another great thing about this recipe? This is all about the mango. Instead of using mango juice or added sweeteners, I mix the frozen mango to create its thick texture and sweet, tangy flavor. Once you try it, you’ll never make a mango margarita any other way. It’s smooth, shiny, and just the right amount of sweet. Do it for Cinco de Mayo this week, or any day you crave a cool, fun drink. We love it and I think you will like it too.
Mango Margarita Recipe Ingredients
Here’s what you’ll need to make this frozen mango margarita:
- Frozen mango, of course! I’m obsessed with Champagne or Ataulfo mangoes (pictured above) because they have a really sweet flavor and a creamy texture. I like to buy these fresh mangoes from the store and peel them, dice them and freeze them myself. If this seems like a problem, don’t worry. Store-bought frozen mango chunks also work here.
- Lime juice – An essential margarita! This makes this cocktail tangy and bright.
- Tequila – Use whatever silver tequila you prefer.
- Cointreau – It adds sweetness and a hint of orange flavor.
- Ice cream – It dilutes the margarita and makes it extra-frosty and cold.
- And sea salt – For the edge of your glass.
Find the full recipe with the measurements below.
Add the frozen mango, lime juice, tequila and Cointreau in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Then add the ice and mix again until the mixture is smooth and frosted. Taste and adjust the balance if necessary. Finally, enjoy it!
Mango Margarita Recipe Tips
- Thawing is your friend. When you mix the margarita for the first time, it will be thick, almost like a sherbet. If at any point you find it is too thick to blend, don’t worry! Walk away for a few minutes to allow the mango to thaw, then come back and try again. The mixture will mix more easily as it thaws, and even if you let it sit a bit, it will still be nice and frosty.
- Taste and adjust. The secret to making a killer cocktail at home? Adjust it to taste! If you prefer a stronger mango margarita, add a little tequila. If you want it to be brighter, add additional lime. Fancy something sweeter? Add a drop of agave or simple syrup. Adjust the ratios until your margarita has a balance of flavors you like.
- Salt the edge of your glass. This frozen mango margarita tastes amazing straight out of the blender, so technically you don’t. to have salt your glass here. Still, I highly recommend it. The salt perfectly accentuates the sweet and vibrant flavor of mango and lime, and gives your glass that classic margarita look.
What to serve with a mango margarita
Chips and salsa, of course! Here are some homemade salsas that would taste fantastic with this mango margarita:
You also can’t go wrong with guacamole.
If you want to serve this mango margarita with a bigger meal, pair it with bigger Mexican dishes. Try it with these vegan jackfruit tacos, roasted cauliflower tacos, nachos, enchiladas, or one of these 11 best vegetarian taco recipes. Complete the meal with a side of refried beans and cilantro-lime rice.
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Serves 3 to 4
This frozen mango margarita is so refreshing and delicious! It’s the perfect drink for Cinco de Mayo or summer parties.
- 3 cups frozen mango in cubes, about 4 small mangoes
- ¼ Chopped off lime juice, plus lime slices for garnish
- 3 ounces silver tequila
- 2 ounces Cointreau
- 3 handfuls of ice cubes
- Sea salt for glass rims, optional
Place the mango, lime juice, tequila, and Cointreau in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the ice and mix to the desired consistency. If the mixture is too thick to mix, let it sit and melt for a few minutes.
If desired, use a lime wedge to moisten the edges of the glasses, then dip the edges in a small plate of salt.
Pour the mango mixture into the glasses and garnish with a lime wedge.