Frozen Mango Margarita Recipe
Toast the weekend with this easy frozen mango margarita recipe! Icy-cold, tangy, sweet, & so refreshing! Made tequila, lime, orange liqueur, and real mango.
I’m so excited to be sharing this frozen mango margarita recipe with you today! I’ve been making this cocktail for years and it is a huge favorite. I love nothing more than to sit out on our patio on a warm night, sipping on one of these refreshing drinks!
I love how cold and slushy it comes out. It’s almost like a smoothie! And the flavor is out of this world. So fresh and real tasting!
This recipe is based on my favorite classic margarita recipe. So if you’re looking for a simple and authentic margarita, be sure to check it out here: How to Make a Margarita.
Or if you like something a little more fancy and fruity, grab yourself some chips and guacamole, and whip up a batch of these frozen mango margaritas!
MANGO MARGARITA INGREDIENTS
To make this fabulous cocktail, you’ll only need 4 ingredients:
- Freshly squeezed lime juice
- Orange liqueur
- Frozen mango chunks
It’s that simple! There’s more info below on what kind of tequila to use, so read on!
HOW TO MAKE A MANGO MARGARITA
Whenever I make margaritas, I ALWAYS start with freshly squeezed lime juice. It makes such a difference! You won’t believe how fresh and flavorful your margaritas will be when you take the time to squeeze the juice yourself.
Juice the limes in a liquid measuring cup, until you have 3 ounces of juice.
Then add in 3 ounces of orange liqueur. Orange liqueur can go by the name “triple sec,” “Cointreau,” or “Grand Marnier.” Any brand is fine!
Top it off with another 6 ounces of tequila.
Next, you’ll need frozen mango chunks. I buy a big bag in the frozen foods section of my regular grocery store. I can usually find it right near the ice cream.
Frozen mango chunks are what will bring your mango margaritas all their mango flavor, and they also serve to make them nice and thick and slushy.
Blend everything up until it’s nice and smooth!
There are lots of ways you can tweak this recipe to make it your own.
VIRGIN MANGO MARGARITA
For a mango margarita without alcohol, substitute orange juice for the orange liqueur, and water for the tequila.
SPICY MANGO MARGARITA
For a hot and spicy version, drop a jalapeno pepper into the blender. Or you can just add a pinch of cayenne.
STRAWBERRY MANGO MARGARITA
Swap out some of the mango for frozen strawberries, and you’ll have a strawberry mango margarita. Yum!
MANGO MARGARITA ON THE ROCKS
Use fresh (or thawed) mango instead of frozen, if you prefer your margarita on the rocks. Blend it up as usual, but pour it over ice cubes.
WHAT KIND OF TEQUILA TO USE
You can use any kind of tequila you have on hand, but I like blanco or silver tequila the best. Sometimes these might be called “platinum” or “white.” The flavor is clean and smooth, and it really lets the fresh fruit flavors shine.
HOW TO SALT THE RIM
If you like a salty rim, here’s how to do it:
Start by wetting the rim of the glass with a little fresh lime juice.
Then gently press it into a dish of coarse salt. I always keep kosher salt on hand, so that is what I used here.
HOW TO MAKE MANGO MARGARITAS FOR A CROWD
This recipe scales up really easily. Just multiply everything by 5 and you’ll have enough for 10 drinks.
CAN MANGO MARGARITA MIX BE MADE AHEAD?
You can definitely make this ahead! But if you want it to be slushy, you’ll want to blend in the frozen mango chunks just before serving.
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Frozen Mango Margarita Recipe
- 3 ounces (85.05 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice
- 3 ounces (85.05 ml) triple sec liqueur
- 6 ounces (170.1 ml) tequila
- 2 1/2 cups (247.5 g) frozen mango chunks
- 1 fresh lime wedge, (optional)
- kosher salt, for rimming the glasses (optional)
- Place the lime juice, triple sec, tequila, and frozen mango chunks in the blender and puree until smooth.
- Serve in salt-rimmed glasses* (optional).