Mango Margarita

LAST UPDATED: Aug 03, 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 purée adds a wonderful flavor and cuts through the tartness 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!

Mango Margarita Ingredients

  • 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! You can use fresh or store bought.
  • 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. You can substitute with simple syrup.
  • Mango Purée – Mango purée 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!

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

How To Make A Mango Margarita

  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

  • Cocktail Shaker Alternative – Shake the ingredients in a tightly sealed mason jar.
  • Shake – Shake the cocktail with vigour for 20 seconds so that all of the ingredients are well combined before serving.

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mango margaritas

Mango Margarita

Julie Blanner
A simple and refreshing Mango Margarita recipe served frozen or over ice. Quick and easy to make and serve.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 238 kcal

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

Substitutions

  • Tequila – Use your favorite tequila. The better quality, the better flavor. Patron Silver, Camerena Reposado, Camerena Silver or Altos are favorites.
  • Lime Juice – Freshly squeezed or store bought in the produce or juice aisle.
  • Orange Juice – Replace with lime juice or lemon juice, if needed. Freshly squeezed or store bought.
  • Agave – Replace with honey or simple syrup in a pinch.

Tips

  • Cocktail Shaker Alternative – Shake the ingredients in a tightly sealed mason jar.

Nutrition

Calories:238kcalCarbohydrates:27gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:3mgPotassium:127mgFiber:1gSugar:22gVitamin A:480IUVitamin C:38mg
Keywords mango margarita, Mango Margarita Float
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