Mango Margarita

LAST UPDATED: Jan 15, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Apr 23, 2017 | By: Julie Blanner

A simple and refreshing Mango Margarita recipe. This cocktail is full of fresh flavors and it’s so quick and easy to make! It’s the perfect drink for Cinco De Mayo and it comes together with just a handful of ingredients in less than 5 minutes.

Three cocktails in front of a bottle of tequila

I look forward to Cinco de Mayo to celebrate with aaaall the tacos and margaritas

When spring and summer comes around, margaritas are my cocktail of choice. You’ll often find us enjoying one on the dock with neighbors who favor mango. It’s a fun and fresh way to mix up this skinny margarita recipe.

The best thing is, you don’t need an expensive mango margarita mix, just a few fresh ingredients and a couple minutes. They’re quick and easy to mix up for a last minute get together or a cocktail at home.

They’re so vibrant and flavorful! The mango puree adds a wonderful flavor and cuts through the sourness of the lime. There is no added refined sugar in these, thanks to the agave nectar. If you don’t have agave, you can use simple syrup in it’s place!

To Make A Mango Margarita, You Will Need:

  • Tequila – Any will “do”, but the better the tequila, the better the flavor. I love using Patron Silver, Camerena Reposado, Camerena Silver or Altos.
  • Lime Juice – Freshly squeezed lime juice makes all the difference in this cocktail. You can also use lime juice purchased from the produce section or juice aisle in your grocery store. Lime juice in the liquor section has a lot of sweetener, color and additives.
  • Orange Juice – Orange juice is optional but I love adding a hint, it works so well with mango. Again, fresh is always best!
  • Agave Nectar – To add a hint of sweetness to cut through the lime I used agave nectar. It mixes well with the other ingredients and is natural and vegan friendly.
  • Mango Puree – Mango puree is how we get that wonderful hit of mango flavor. It’s concentrated so you don’t need much to make the most delicious cocktails!

How To Make A Mango Margarita

Making this Cinco De Mayo cocktail couldn’t be easier!

  1. Add tequila, lime juice, orange juice,  agave and mango puree to a shaker.
  2. Shake well, strain and pour over ice.

mango margaritas garnished with a slice of lime

How Do You Shake A Cocktail?

This cocktail is one that is meant to be shaken and not stirred. The mango puree is fairly thick so shaking helps to combine all of the ingredients together to create a smooth drink.

Once all the ingredients are added to your shaker, secure the top. Hold the shaker in both hands, each hand on the two parts of the shaker. Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds so that everything is well combined before pouring.

How Much Alcohol Is In A Mango Margarita?

One of these cocktails contains one shot of tequila, or 2 ounces. If you prefer, you can use a one ounce shot, but I like to be able to taste the tequila!

You can turn this drink into a summer mocktail by omitting the tequila, although it obviously won’t be a true margarita.

how to make a mango margarita

Tips

  • If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can shake the ingredients in a tightly sealed mason jar.
  • Shake the cocktail with vigour for a good 2o seconds so that all of the ingredients are well combined before serving.
  • For the best tasting mango margarita, use fresh juice and a good quality tequila.

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Mango Margarita

A simple and refreshing Mango Margarita recipe served frozen or over ice. Quick and easy to make and serve.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 1 cocktail
Calories: 238kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 shot good tequila (2 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 3 tablespoon mango puree

Instructions

  • Add tequila, lime juice, orange juice,  agave and mango puree to a shaker.
  • Shake well, strain and pour over ice.

Notes

If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can shake the ingredients in a tightly sealed mason jar.
I prefer not to add ice to the shaker as this will dilute the cocktail, instead i pour the shaken cocktail over ice to serve.
Shake the cocktail with vigour for a good 2o seconds so that all of the ingredients are well combined before serving.
For the best tasting mango margarita, use fresh juices.
Any tequila will “do”, but the better the tequila, the better the flavor. I love using Patron Silver, Camerena Reposado, Camerena Silver or Altos.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 38mg
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