This bright yellow mango daiquiri is everything sunny and tropical! It’s quick and easy to mix up in a blender.

Mango daiquiri

Looking for a sunny spin on a tropical drink? Try the Mango Daiquiri! This spin on the classic daiquiri is frosty and refreshing, with an intoxicating sweet tart flavor. In fact, we took one sip and exclaimed in delight! It’s a bit like mango smoothie meets mango margarita, but the rum version. (I mean, what could be better?) When it comes to frozen cocktails, this one takes the cake. Here’s how to make this tropical mango cocktail.

What’s in a mango daiquiri?

This mango daiquiri is a spin of the Classic Daiquiri, a cocktail invented back in the 1800’s in Cuba. A classic daiquiri is lime, rum, and simple syrup, shaken and strained into a cocktail glass. That’s right: no ice at all! Frozen daiquiris made with ice in a blender came along later, rising to popularity in the 1990’s.

This mango daiquiri is a frozen daiquiri, adding real fruit to the standard ingredients. Even better: there’s no simple syrup, since the mango carries the sweetness here. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Frozen mango cubes
  • Aged rum
  • Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • Lime juice
  • Ice
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Aged rum vs white rum

What’s the best rum for this mango daiquiri recipe? You can use whatever you’ve got, but we like it with aged rum! The vanilla and caramel notes of the aged rum make the drink taste more complex and interesting. But of course, you can use any type of rum you have on hand! Here are our top choices, in order of preference:

  • Aged rum, aka golden or añejo rum, has notes of vanilla, coconut, almond, citrus, or caramel
  • Dark rum has a deep, caramel flavor and notes of cinnamon and spices (see Dark Rum Drinks)
  • White rum has a straightforward flavor rum with the signature fruity finish.

Got coconut rum on hand? You can use if you like, but keep in mind: it’s got added sugar. (It’s more like a coconut liqueur.) It makes for a very sweet drink, but if this is up your alley: go for it!

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Can you use fresh mango?

The advantage to using frozen mango in a mango daiquiri recipe? It shortcuts chopping the mango! It takes a little time to cut a mango, so it’s more convenient to grab a bag of frozen diced chunks. It also makes a nice creamy, frosty texture.

Got fresh mango on hand and want to use it? No problem! Substitute it for the frozen mango. One mango is about 1 cup diced, so you’ll need 2 mangos for this recipe. Using the fresh fruit has a similar result, but the texture is looser and more frothy: not as icy and frozen. Need help chopping it? Here’s how to cut a mango.

Frozen daiquiri variations

Love a good frozen daiquiri? After you make this mango daiquiri recipe, make all the flavors! Here are a few more frozen daiquiris to try:

When to serve a mango daiquiri

The mango daiquiri is a deliciously icy frozen drink that’s great for summer…or anytime your spirits need a lift! Serve it as a:

  • Summer rum drink
  • Dinner party drink
  • Poolside or lake house drink
  • Cocktail night drink
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Mango daiquiri

Frozen Mango Daiquiri


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This bright yellow mango daiquiri is everything sunny and tropical! It’s quick and easy to mix up in a blender.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups frozen mango cubes
  • 4 ounces (½ cup) aged rum
  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) lime juice
  • 1 cup ice
  • For the garnish: lime wheel, cocktail cherry (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately, garnished with a lime wheel and cocktail cherry if desired.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Mango daiquiri, Mango daiquiri recipe

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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