This Mango Margarita is so easy and delicious! You don't even need fresh mangoes, made with easy to find mango juice or nectar! Fruity and tangy, it's the perfect cocktail!
I have a confession to make. We have margaritas almost every Saturday evening.
Our routine is to watch a movie, and just for the record Netflix beats out all of our other cable channels combined, and sip a cocktail. That cocktail is usually a margarita.
There is something about that combination of tequila, lime juice, a little orange liqueur and salt that just keeps me coming back for more. I am definitely a salty snacker (you should see how salty I like my popcorn) so any salt rimmed cocktail automatically jumps to the top.
Last Saturday, while looking in the fridge, I noticed a bottle of mango nectar that I bought for a recipe and hadn't used yet. I thought it would be perfect in a fruity cocktail and it was. This was hardly any more work than a regular margarita and had a fun, fruity vibe and a gorgeous color!
Give this mango margarita a try (also called a Margarita de Mango) I think you'll love it!
- Orange Liqueur - if you wonder about what type of orange liqueur to buy, the Serious Eats Guide to Orange Liqueur is a good read. I usually use own Homemade Orange Liqueur, but I was out (don't worry, I have another batch steeping!)
- Tequila - we usually use a Tequila Reposado - which means that it's been aged for at least 60 days and up to one year usually in an American oak barrel.
- Bitters - since the mango nectar was sweet, we used a little extra dash of a citrus bitters - in this case a Grapefruit bitters.
- Mango Nectar - usually easy to find at most grocery stores in the International foods aisle.
- Lime - not pictured! Use fresh squeezed juice.
Step by Step Directions
Add one ounce of mango nectar to a cocktail shaker and then add 1 tablespoon of lime juice.
Add 2 dashes of grapefruit bitters, which is about ¼ a teaspoon.
Add 1 tablespoon of orange liqueur.
Add 2 ounces of tequila to cocktail shaker.
Run a lime wedge around the rim of a cocktail glass and dip it in salt. I like to use Himalayan Pink Salt, because it's pretty, tastes good and has some trace minerals!
Add ice to cocktail shaker and shake until a frost forms on the outside of the shaker - usually 15 to 30 seconds.
Add ice to your margarita glass and strain the cocktail into the glass.
Garnish with a lime wheel.
How easy was that?! While sipping this fruity tequila cocktail, I kept thinking about all the fruit nectars out there! Perhaps I should make my new pretend made up job to be trying all the possible fruit margaritas!
More Margarita Recipes
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- Combine the mango nectar, lime juice, citrus bitters, orange liqueur and tequila in a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice about ¾ way full. Shake for 15-30 seconds or until shaker becomes frosty.
- Add crushed ice to a margarita glass and strain cocktail into glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.