Try this best mango margarita recipe! The sunny spin on the classic cocktail is irresistibly delicious and easy to whip up in a blender.

Mango margarita

Every time we make a new margarita variation, we proclaim it our new favorite. Such is true with this Mango Margarita! Really, could there be a more refreshing cocktail? This sunny spin on the classic is frozen and creamy, infused with a fresh mango essence. It’s sweet, it’s zingy, and against the bite of the salt: it goes down pretty easy. Watch out! Here’s how to do it: and you don’t even need to cut a mango.

What’s in a mango margarita?

The margarita is a classic alcoholic drink on the list of International Bartender Association’s IBA official cocktails. This means that there’s an “official” definition of the ingredients in a margarita: lime juice, Cointreau, and tequila. That’s exactly what’s in our Classic Margarita. But if you want to make a mango margarita: it’s a little different method. This mango margarita is a blender drink, which makes a creamy frozen margarita. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

Mango margarita recipe

Frozen mango vs fresh mango

The advantage to using frozen mango in a mango margarita is: 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 a fresh mango on hand and want to use it? No problem! You can substitute it for the frozen mango here. It has the same result, it’s just not as frothy and ice cold.

Need help chopping it? Here’s how to cut a mango. And if you’ve got leftovers, try our Mango Salsa or Mango Skewers.

Frozen mango margarita

How to make a mango margarita

The mango margarita is a blended margarita, like our frozen margarita. So you don’t have to shake the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker like most of our margarita recipes. Instead, throw it all in a blender! Here’s what to do (or go to the full recipe below):

  1. Rim the glass with salt. A salted rim is a must here! Why? The salt enhances the sweet and sour flavors in the drink! More on that, below.
  2. Blend! Throw all the ingredients in a blender and blend until it’s full combined and creamy.

The best tequila for margaritas?

The best tip for this mango margarita: buy a good tequila! A cocktail is only as good as the alcohol you use. Look for a mid-price range tequila (or a high end one, if your budget allows). The price is typically an indicator of quality. Read more at the Best Tequila for Margaritas.

For many of our other margarita recipes, we suggest using tequila reposado or aged tequila because it adds a nice nuance of flavor. Because this one is a frozen margarita, it also works well with a tequila blanco. Tequila blanco is unaged, and it has a more straightforward flavor and that signature tequila burn. You can use either: whatever suits your tastes!

Mango margarita recipe

For the sweetener

This mango margarita needs just a little sweetener to be perfectly balanced (contrary to our Classic Margarita, which has no added sugar). Here are a few of our favorite options and why we’d like to use them:

  • Agave syrup: Agave is often used as a sweetener with margaritas because it’s used to make tequila! It’s easy to find these days at most grocery stores.
  • Simple syrup: This is the classic cocktail sweetener; you can make your own at home!
  • Maple syrup: We love using maple syrup to sweeten cocktails: it gives a nuanced sweetness. (See our Whiskey Sour and Gin Fizz).
  • Honey: Honey works as a natural sweetener, too!

When to serve a mango margarita

The mango margarita is perfect for anytime you’d serve a regular margarita! It’s a fun variation that’s great as a:

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Mango margarita

Easy Mango Margarita


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

Description

Try this best mango margarita recipe! The sunny spin on the classic cocktail is irresistibly delicious and easy to whip up in a blender. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) tequila
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) Cointreau
  • 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ cups diced frozen mango pieces
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup or simple syrup
  • 1 cup ice
  • Kosher salt or flaky sea salt, for the rim
  • For the garnish: Lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
  2. Add the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, frozen mango, agave and ice to a blender. Blend until frothy and fully combined. Salted rim two glasses.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Mango Margarita, Mango Margarita Recipe, Frozen Mango Margarita, Mango Cocktail, Mango Drink

More margarita variations

Do you love getting creative with margaritas? (If you’re here, we think so.) Here are a few more margarita variations you might enjoy:

Last updated: March 2021

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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