Frozen Mango Margaritas

Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes

Sweet and tangy frozen mango margaritas are served with a chili-lime salt-rimmed glass for a spicy kick. Every sip is sweet, sour, spicy and salty!

Holding a frozen mango margarita.

There is nothing quite like sipping on a fresh fruit margarita on a hot summer day. Of course, I’d always prefer that margarita experience to be happening in Mexico, but I’ve found ways to recreate some of those delicious experiences from my trips in the comfort of my home. The secret? Good tequila. White tequila, to be exact. Throw away the cheap stuff and invest in a nice, smooth tequila. My other secret? Don’t forget the chili lime salt-rimmed glass! Adding it to these mango margaritas was inspired by my travels to Cancun where vendors frequently stroll the beaches offering fresh chunks of mango drizzled with lime juice and sprinkled with chili lime salt.

Ingredients

  • Chili lime salt: Salty, spicy, and the tiniest bit of sweet, it makes a delicious addition to the rim of the glass. You could probably make some yourself, or use store bought like Tajin.
  • Mango: Fresh or frozen, mango is juicy and sweet. I like to use frozen so I don’t have to add ice!
  • Tequila: Blanco tequila is smooth, and a bit sweet, and complex. Depending on the brand or region it comes from, it can also be a bit spicy!
  • Simple syrup: While you can buy simple syrup, I always make my own as it’s super easy with just heating some water and sugar together.
  • Orange juice: Sweet and slightly tangy that pairs great with mango and lime.
  • Lime juice: Adds a citrusy, slightly sour note to the drink that balances out the sweetness of the drink.

How to Make Frozen Mango Margaritas

Making simple syrup

Start your Frozen Mango Margaritas by making a simple syrup. Add the sugar to the water and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is all dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.

Adding mango to blender

While the simple syrup cools, grab your mango chunks and add it to your blender.

Adding lime juice to blender

Then add the fresh lime juice and orange juice.

Adding tequila to blender

Top it off with the white tequila.

Adding simple syrup to blender

And pour the cooled simple syrup at the end.

Blending mango margarita

Blend until smooth and margarita reaches your desired consistency.

Making salt rim

Then take your glasses and run a lime wedge over the rims, then dip into the chili lime salt to create your salt rim.

Pouring frozen margarita into glass

Then pour your blended margarita into each glass.

Mango margarita

Top with a lime wedge for additional garnish, serve, and enjoy your Frozen Mango Margarita!

Switch Things up

  • Make it more boozy. Instead of orange juice, you can up the alcohol content by using orange liqueur like triple sec.
  • Make it a mocktail. Just skip the tequila and this frozen margarita becomes a delicious virgin drink!
  • Make it fruitier. You can easily blend more frozen fruit into this drink to shake up the flavor. Try adding pineapple, strawberries, or peaches!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make frozen margaritas thicker?

Use cold or frozen ingredients, not warm or room temperature. And if all else fails, add more ice!

Can you taste the alcohol in a frozen margarita?

You can taste the alcohol, but its definitely not as strong of a taste as a margarita on the rocks.

Why is my frozen margarita separating?

You may not be blending it enough, or adding too much ice. Always start with less ice than you think, and add more if you think you need it.

Mango margaritas in a row

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Liz enjoying a frozen mango margarita.

Refreshing and cool, my Frozen Mango Margaritas are perfect for a girls night or date night in on a hot summer day.

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Sweet and tangy frozen mango margaritas are served with a chili lime salt rimmed glass. Every sip is sweet, sour, spicy and salty!
PREP: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes
Servings6

Ingredients
 

  • ½ tsp chili lime salt (to rim glass)
  • 4 cups cubed mango (fresh or frozen)
  • cup white tequila
  • ½ cup simple syrup – at room temperature (see below)
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 2 limes juices
  • 4 cups ice

Simple Syrup

  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar

Instructions
 

  • Dip the rim of each glass in water or rub a lime wedge around the edge to moisten. Pour chili lime salt into a small plate and dip each glass to line rim; set aside.
  • Place all remaining ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.
  • Divide margaritas between glasses and serve with extra lime wedges if you wish.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 0.8gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 2mgFiber: 2.5gSugar: 26.8g

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36 responses to “Frozen Mango Margaritas”

  1. Dave Avatar
    Dave

    If I might make a quick suggestion, 2/3 of a cup of tequila for 6 servings is just not enough. That’s not even an ounce of alcohol per drink. Margaritas are typically on the stronger side, in terms of drinks. To taste authentic, there should be enough tequila to taste it.

    That being said, everybody has their preferences, but just a heads up, this is on the weak side.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Good point Dave. Feel free to dial it up!! :)

  2. Ann Avatar
    Ann

    Any chance you’ve made the chili lime salt at home & would share the recipe? I make mango margaritas often in the summer, but love the idea of this twist!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I never have I’m afraid-shoot! So sorry!

  3. Cara Avatar
    Cara

    Does the simple syrup go into the blender as well?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes it does! Enjoy!

  4. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen Avatar
    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

    I’d love to throw a few of these back with Cat Cora. :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      hahaha No kidding right?

  5. Jennifer Avatar
    Jennifer

    I love anything mango, so this sounds right up my alley! The chili lime salt would be the perfect addition for a spicy kick. Now I just need some tacos to go with it. Yum!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It was the perfect balance to the drink!

  6. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet Avatar
    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

    I would have to make this virgin, but wow, I’ll bet it would be delicious even so!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It’s delicious virgin!!

  7. Rachelle Avatar
    Rachelle

    Reminds me of Mexico! And I do prefer the taste of mango to lime. Great idea with the chili lime salt too.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Ahh I miss Mexico so much Rachelle!

  8. Tara Avatar
    Tara

    That margarita looks amazing!! We just did a Princess Cruise last January and loved it so much, has spoiled me for any other cruise lines!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh my gosh I’m seriously nervous about my next cruise!

  9. Amanda Paa Avatar
    Amanda Paa

    a culinary cruise?! so much yes. and thank you for sharing this mango margarita recipe! salty, sweet, tart – yum.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Right? I was immediately on board – haha!

  10. Christina @ Christina's Cucina Avatar
    Christina @ Christina’s Cucina

    I’m sure this is all you’d need to make, add some friends and you will definitely have a PARTY! Looks spectacular! Wow!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      That is the darn truth!! And a party was had when I made these!

  11. TidyMom Avatar
    TidyMom

    Chili lime salt?! oh heck yah!! This margarita is calling my name…….so is Cancun ;)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      hahah!! Let’s go together!!

  12. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen Avatar
    Katrina @ In Katrina’s Kitchen

    I totally agree! Something about fresh tropical fruit is intoxicating! Ha see what I did there ;)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      ahahah I like that girl!! sneaky :)

  13. Sarah | Broma Bakery Avatar
    Sarah | Broma Bakery

    Next time we get together I vote we make these. <3

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Ummm. Yes x 100!

  14. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain Avatar
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    Um, it’s 7am and I would like one of this right now! It’s five o’clock somewhere, right?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Dude. I miss your FACE!

  15. Meghan | Fox and Briar Avatar
    Meghan | Fox and Briar

    Looks so great! I actually have never made margaritas at home…I’m not sure how that’s possible? But Mango and chili and lime sounds amazing!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Dude. Make them IMMEDIATELY!

  16. Nicole Avatar
    Nicole

    The best part of cruises are enjoying the local foods and drinks. That taco and this margarita looks amazing!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes exactly Nicole!!! I love that about excursions!

  17. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps Avatar
    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    Ahhhh margaritas, another thing I miss while pregnant. ;) These look INCREDIBLE.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh man. Make a virgin one!!

  18. Susan Avatar
    Susan

    These sound wonderful! I was not a fan of margaritas until this last summer, when the bartender at Agave Roja restaurant (Corolla, NC) made us a classic margarita. What a difference it makes to have the drink made just with fresh ingredients! We got hooked on that one, and I could see getting hooked on these, too. :-)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes that is exactly it!! Not using a mix makes a world of difference!

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