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Mango Margarita

Do you want to take your taste buds for a vacation with every sip? Introducing the mango margarita! This mouth-watering concoction of fresh mango juice, citrusy lime, and zesty tequila will surely transport you away. Whether it’s date night or game night, this easy-to-make fruity margarita will bring joy to any occasion.

Close up of a margarita in a glass with mangos as garnish and limes on the table
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When I first posted about the mango margarita, I made it frozen, the way I used to at the Mexican restaurant where I worked so many years ago. But, even though I love a frosty frozen margarita, I love a refreshing cocktail over ice even better!

So, I decided to make this margarita with mango juice and boy, I’m glad I did. The flavor combination of tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, mango juice, and simple syrup tastes more vibrant than the frozen version!

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I’ll leave the frozen mango margarita in the note section of the recipe card. Try it both ways to see which you prefer.

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helpful
Tips
  • Try to buy 100% mango juice. I find when companies add multiple juices to sweeten a juice up, it mutes the taste of the original fruit.
  • I always recommend pure juices without added sugar, if you can’t find pure mango juice without added sugar, omit simple syrup from the recipe.
  • I prefer blanco tequila, and I recommend Patron Silver because I love it, but there are a lot of good budget-friendly brands out there, and if you prefer, you can substitute tequila reposado or tequila añejo.
  • Want to read more about tequila? Click here.
  • I use the premium orange liqueur Cointreau in this margarita, but if you want a more budget-friendly cocktail, use triple sec, and if you want to go top shelf, use Grand Marnier.
  • Do you prefer agave syrup over simple syrup? You can substitute it easily.
  • I don’t always salt the rim of the glass when I serve fruit margaritas but these mango margaritas are delicious with a salted rim.
  • My new favorite salt to use is this pre-made Rokz lime margarita salt. But if you don’t have something like that, sprinkle coarse salt on a plate before dipping the rims in it.
  • You can use lime juice or simple syrup to salt the glasses, but I prefer the stickiness of simple syrup best.
  • Here’s how to salt the rims of your glasses: Stick your finger in some simple syrup and rub it around the rim of the glasses. Take your glass and dip it or roll it in the salt mixture. With the glass upside down shake any excess loose salt off the rims and set it upright.
  • I’m garnishing this margarita with sliced mango, but you can also use mango chunks or lime wedges
  • Serving this at a party and want to make a pitcher? In the recipe card, there is a slider behind the number of Servings. Change the number on the slider to see the corresponding proportion of ingredients.
  • Want a kick to your margarita? Add jalapeño tequila to make it a spicy mango margarita.

How to make mango margaritas

Pre-step

Cut some slices or chunks from a fresh ripe mango and spear as many slices as you like on two martini picks. I chose 3 slices on each pick. Set aside for garnish.

Also, if you are going to salt the rims, do so now. See Helpful Tips.

Get your cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice cubes. Also, get a measuring glass and glassware.

After measuring the ingredients, pour them into the cocktail shaker.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, fresh mango juice, and simple syrup. (A)

Step two

Measure out 4 ounces of tequila. (B)

Left: tequila, cointreau, limes, simple syrup and mango juice. Right - tequila poured out
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Step three

Measure out 2 ounces of Cointreau or triple sec. (C)

Step four

Measure out 1 1/2 ounces of fresh lime juice. (D)

Cointreau and lime juice measured out
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Step five

Measure out 1 ounce of simple syrup. (E)

Note:  If your mango juice is super sweet, you may not need the simple syrup, so be sure to taste it before you mix the cocktail. You can always add simple syrup, but you can’t subtract it.

Step six

Measure out 6 ounces of mango juice. (F)

Simple syrup and mango juice measured out
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Step seven

Add fresh ice to the glassware.

Place the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain, pour, and divide the liquid between the two glasses. Don’t pour the liquid over the salted rims as you don’t want a salty drink.

Place the martini picks with the slices of fresh mango in the cocktails.

Vertical view of a bowl margarita glass filled with the mango drink with limes and mangos
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Doesn’t that look good!?

A classic margarita glass with the mango margarita on a board with slices of mango and limes
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It’s such a delicious and refreshing summer cocktail.

A double old-fashioned glass filled with the mango margarita with mango garnish and fruit on the table
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Here is the old photo of this classic margarita mixed frozen.

The margarita in a classic glass with mangos on a pick as garnish

I hope you enjoyed this mango margarita recipe as much as I loved to drink it!

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!

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Square photo of two margaritas in vertical view with salt on the rims, and mango slices and limes on the table

Mango Margarita

Reach for a glass filled with a refreshing mango margarita. Tantalize your taste buds by mixing this easy, delicious, and satisfying drink.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Cocktails
Keyword: fruit margarita, mango margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Cocktails
Calories: 298kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces Cointreau (or triple sec)
  • 1.5 ounces lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (optional – if your mango juice is super sweet – omit)
  • 6 ounces mango juice

Garnish

  • 6 slices fresh mango
  • kosher salt (optional – to garnish rims)

Instructions

  • Get a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice. If you are going to salt the rims do so now – wet your finger with simple syrup and rub around the rims of the glasses.
    Sprinkle salt in a dish or use a pre-made mixture and dip the rims of the glasses in the salt. Hold the glasses upside down and shake off any loose salt. Set the glasses aside.
    kosher salt
  • Add tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup, and mango juice.
    4 ounces tequila, 2 ounces Cointreau, 1.5 ounces lime juice, 1 ounce simple syrup, 6 ounces mango juice
  • Cap the shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Add fresh ice to the glassware and pour the margarita between the two glasses. Don't pour the liquid over the salt as you don't want a salty drink.
  • Place three fresh mango slices on each martini pick and add to the margaritas.
    6 slices fresh mango
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

FROZEN VERSION

Ingredients for 1 cocktail:
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 cup fresh chunks of mango
  • 1 cup ice
Directions:
Get out a blender and add the above ingredients ending with the ice cubes. Blend until mixed thoroughly and slightly thick. Pour into glass, garnish with fresh mango and enjoy.

Helpful tips

  • Try to get a good 100% mango juice. I find when companies add multiple juices to sweeten a juice up, it mutes the taste of the original fruit.
  • Also, don’t get mango juice with any added sugar, but if you can’t find it without added cane sugar, omit the simple syrup.
  • Use whatever tequila you prefer. I love to use a blanco tequila like Patron Silver since I love it but there are a lot of good budget-friendly brands out there. Want to read more about tequila? Click here.
  • If you prefer tequila reposado or tequila añejo, feel free to use that instead of Blanco.
  • I use the premium orange liqueur, Cointreau in this margarita, but if you want a more budget-friendly cocktail, you can substitute it with triple sec. On the other hand, if you want a better orange liqueur, try substituting Grand Marnier.
  • Do you prefer agave syrup over simple syrup? You can substitute it easily.
  • I don’t always salt the rim of the glass when I serve fruit margarita but these mango margaritas are delicious with a salted rim.
  • My new favorite salt to use is this pre-made Rokz lime margarita salt. But if you don’t have something like that, you can sprinkle some coarse salt on a plate before dipping the rims in it.
  • You can either use lime juice or simple syrup to coat the rims of the glasses before rolling it in salt, but I prefer the stickiness of simple syrup best.
  • Here’s how to salt the rims of your glasses: Stick your finger in some simple syrup and rub it around the rim of the glasses. Take your glass and dip it or roll it in the salt mixture. With the glass upside down shake any excess loose salt off the rims and set it upright.
  • I’m garnishing this margarita with sliced mango, but you can also use mango chunks or lime wedges
  • Serving this at a party and want to make a pitcher? In the recipe card, there is a slider in the serving section. Just slide it to how many people you want to serve for the amounts of the ingredients.
  • Want a kick to your margarita? Add jalapeño tequila to make it a spicy mango margarita.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 213IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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16 Comments

  1. This looks like the perfect summer cocktail! I love how smooth you got the ice–that’s always an issue for me.

  2. So interesting, mangoes are probably my favourite fruit, especially a few key varieties! Love the look of this mango margherita!

    1. Thank you Kavey. I wonder if it’s because I’m in the Boston area of the US, not many fresh mangos here, other than getting them from other parts of the world.

  3. I have always loved mangoes and could eat anything with mango in it. The weekend is almost here so bring on the mango margarita!! Yummy

  4. I can’t believe you’re not that keen on mangoes! They’re one of my favourite fruits, this looks like a fab recipe

  5. This margarita does look marvelous! This is the perfect recipe to end the day with! I can’t wait to try this.

  6. Such a wonderful margarita, so original with mangoes, I’m craving for one now, Cheers! If you are drinking it alone, we say you are drinking like a Swiss, it means that you forgot to fill the glasses of your guests ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. LOL Patty! I never do that. I always fill my guests glasses first. I may sometimes take the biggest portion, but can you blame me? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I made this margarita for a bunch of friends this past weekend and it was a hit! I made it both on the rocks and frozen and everyone had to try it both ways. It was a great party! Thanks for the awesome recipe.

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