I’m such a sucker for mangos. It’s an amazing fruit and feels so tropical and fresh. My mango margarita recipe was actually born on the beach in the Outer Banks in North Carolina. It’s your typical margarita with the right balance of sugar, mango, lime juice, and triple sec.
While you can use freshly blended mango (it’s certainly healthier), I actually prefer the simplicity and flavor of mango puree. I’m typically against artificial flavors or sweeteners, but this one just works well with the cocktail and saves you the need for a blender. Plus, I’ve got the endorsement of about 7 others claiming this was their beach cocktail of choice during my trip.
Spice it Up
This cocktail pairs really nicely with a few fresh jalapeno slices. If you simply use jalapeno as a garnish alone, the overall spice will be subtle and the jalapenos will slowly add heat to the drink as you sip it. If you prefer more pronounced heat (LIKE ME), shake the jalapenos slices with the cocktails in the shaker to fully infuse the cocktail with more jalapeno spice.
Just to note, not all jalapenos are created equal. Some taste like a bell pepper while others have some pronounced heat. I like to purchase a few and test them out in case I end up with a dud.
Best Tequila for Margaritas
A quick note on top-shelf tequilas. I love them for sipping on the rocks or neat with a lime, but I’d skip them when it comes to a margarita. There are several mid-range tequilas that are really good for margaritas without breaking the bank. I like:
Save the Casamigos and Don Julio for sipping.
Other Margarita Recipes You’ll Love
- Classic margarita
- Watermelon margarita
- Pineapple margarita
- Grapefruit margarita
- Spicy jalapeno margarita
- Grand Marnier margarita
- Elderflower margarita
A tropical-inspired mango margarita recipe made with blanco tequila, mango puree, fresh lime juice, triple sec, and a dash of simple syrup.
- 2 ounces Blanco tequila
- 1 ounce mango puree (I like Mango Reàl)
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce triple sec
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup
- splash of soda water (optional)
- For the salted rim, take a lime or mango wedge and coat the rim of a margarita glass or double old fashioned glass. Dip in margarita salt, rotating until coated.
- Combine all ingredients (except soda water) in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and pour all contents into a double old-fashioned glass. Top with a splash of soda water and garnish with a mango wedge.
The soda water helps to balance out some of the thickness of mango puree. It’s optional but not a bad trick to have up your sleeve if you’d prefer a thinner feeling cocktail.
This cocktail is great when it’s spiced up with some fresh jalapeno slices.
- Serving Size: 1 margarita
- Calories: 280
- Sugar: 30.5
- Sodium: 11mg
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 39.3
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Protein: .1g
Keywords: mango margarita, fruity margarita