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!
A couple of weeks ago I shared a bit about my visit to Ensenada, Mexico during my four-day culinary cruise with Princess Cruise Lines. There was no way I could leave you hanging without sharing the best ever frozen mango recipe you ever will make.
You see after we toured Monte Xanic winery our tour guide drove us back to downtown Ensenada for crispy fish tacos and fresh fruit margaritas.
Fresh fruit margaritas you say? My mind was blown. I mean of course, I have heard of fresh fruit margaritas but there is just something about being in Mexico and sipping on a cold, frothy margarita made with ripe and juicy mangos. My mind was officially blown.
The other secret? Good tequila. White tequila, to be exact. Our tour guide was very specific about this tip! Throw away the cheap stuff and invest in a nice, smooth tequila. I happened to use this sexy bottle of Altos but use whatever fits your budget as long as you stick with white or silver.
Last but not least, don’t forget the chili lime salt-rimmed glass! A staple in Mexican cuisine, this seasoning is made with chili peppers, lime, and salt. 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.
The salty, spicy, sour topping is the perfect balance to the sweet and tangy mango margs.
Your straw is waiting.
- ½ tsp chili lime salt (to rim glass)
- 4 cups cubed mango (fresh or frozen)
- ⅔ cup white tequila
- ½ cup simple syrup – at room temperature (see below)
- 1 orange juiced
- 2 limes juices
- 4 cups ice
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup sugar
- 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.
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