Long weekends and the LAST DAY OF AUGUST can only mean one thing: time to relax!
And what better way to relax (responsibly, of course) than with a new Spicy Mango Margarita recipe, one (hopefully not last) weekend of glorious sunshine, and maybe some Double Bean and Corn Enchiladas to go along with the marg?! Maybe, just maybe.
You need this Spicy Mango Margarita in your life so many reasons. But the only reason that matters is because you are fabulous YOU.
I’ve had an intense week that started off with my first personal training session – holy cannoli! – I am NOT someone who works out. EVER. Then my co-workers and I had to move all of our furniture back into our classrooms after a summer of construction (that’s still continuing). The day after my intense weight lifting session. Ha – my poor arms. And thighs. And abs.
It hurts to put on my glasses. ? Does this make me a wimp? Even if it does, I’m getting stronger and it’s going to be so worth it. It’s already worth it because at the end of this week a Spicy Mango Margarita is coming my way!
It feels like so long ago when I asked you guys if you preferred pineapple or mango, vodka or tequila. And when you couldn’t decide, I told you I’d bring you both! Well, it’s finally here. I know it’s not Cinco de Mayo, and that summer is winding down, but is there really a bad time for a margarita? I think not – especially when paired with some tasty snacks (my favorites: any kind of salsa, guac, shrimp taco bites, and of course tacos). YOU CAN’T GO WRONG!
So, back to what this Spicy Mango Margarita is all about. It’s about easy. It’s about delicious.
Muddle together some mango, lime juice, and jalapeños (the more, and unseeded, the spicier – tastebuds’ choice!). Add some ice cubes, pour in the tequila, some mango juice, shake, and strain! Or don’t strain, if you want the mango chunks. Don’t you love customizable drinks? As they should be!
The only way to do the rim for these babies is some kosher salt and chili powder – an additional kick and pop for you. One more note about the mango juice – it can be hard to find, it’s usually labeled “mango nectar” and has a bit of white grape juice mixed in. I get mine from Trader Joe’s, but have seen it in several other grocery stores too.
Don’t forget to leave a comment or tag/# me in your weekend plans – I’d love to see how you’re enjoying a Spicy Mango Margarita! Cheers!Print
An easy cocktail perfect for one or a group; pairs well with your favorite Mexican food or on its own!
- 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 mango, diced
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1–2 fresh jalapeno slices (seeds removed for less spice)
- 1.5–2 oz. tequila
- 3–4 oz. mango juice
- On a small plate, combine kosher salt and chili powder until mixed. Rub half of a lime on the rim of your serving glass and dip into spice mix. Set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker, jar, or glass if you don’t have either, muddle together mango, lime juice, and jalapeno. Add 3-4 ice cubes and pour in the tequila. Add mango juice and shake (or stir if you don’t have a lid). Add fresh ice to serving glass; strain the cocktail over the fresh ice. Top with jalapeno or mango and garnish as desired.
Adjust tequila and juice ratio for the desired strength of alcohol.
- Category: Beverages
- Method: Shake
- Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: cinco de mayo, mexican, cocktail, easy