Frozen Mango Margarita Recipe
This frozen mango margarita is the only drink you’ll need this summer. Made from fresh fruit, Agave in The Raw and tequila Blanco, this margarita is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. Serve these up alongside my street corn guacamole, chicken enchilada dip or my fresh shrimp ceviche for the ultimate Healthyish happy hour.
This post is sponsored by Organic Agave In The Raw. I was compensated for my time, but all opinions are my own.
Don’t Forget Lime Juice: Ingredients Needed for Frozen Mango Margarita
Mango – Carefully remove the peel and the pit from the mango. Cube the mango into small pieces. Add the cubed mango to a sealable bag and place it in the freezer overnight. You will want the mango to be fully frozen for the best results.
Tequila – I like using a Blanco tequila. Patron or Casamigos are two great options.
Lime Juice – Be sure to use fresh squeezed lime juice. It really takes this recipe to the next level.
Orange Juice – You will also need the juice from one ripe orange. The hint of orange tastes great in this recipe. Plus, it is a great substitute for triple sec which is all sugar.
Agave – for this recipe, I used Organic Agave in The Raw. Be sure to use this on the rim of your glass and in the margarita.
Ice – When adding the ice, you will want to add a handful of cubes. I added about 10-12 cubes.
Tajin – Add Tajin to a small plate so you can rim the glass.
How to Make Frozen Mango Margarita
Add Organic Agave In The Raw to a small plate.
Add tajin to the second small plate.
Grab a glass and turn it upside down. Run the rim of the glass through the agave making sure it is well coated.
Next, you’ll run the agave coated rim through the tajin. Making sure it is well coated.
Turn the glass right side up and it is ready for the mango margarita.
Add the tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, fresh squeezed orange juice, agave, ice, and frozen cubed mango to a blender.
Buzz in the blender until creamy and smooth.
Add the tajin rimmed glass and enjoy!
Option to garnish with a slice of jalapeno and a slice of mango that has been dipped in the tajin.
Best enjoyed immediately.
What Alcohol is Best for This Margarita Recipe?
The type of alcohol you use for a margarita is entirely subject to your personal preferences. As I noted, Patron and Casamigos are two excellent options, but I prefer a Blanco tequila which gives this drink a little bit of a smoother profile going down. A lot of people also use Triple Sec, which is probably the most iconic and popular alcohol for margaritas.
If you’re looking for a more complex, earthy, and smokey flavor, you can easily substitute this alcohol for mezcal, which is also made with agave. Be sure to get a bottle of true mezcal if you do go this route, so mid-shelf quality at least, as the difference in quality will drastically change the flavor of this recipe.
Blanco tequila is the go-to for margaritas in many restaurants because it is a clear spirit that really highlights the agave flavor, especially when you rim the glass with an additional layer of agave. This provides the margarita with a very pure, clean flavor profile that you won’t get anywhere else. Blanco tequila really provides this recipe with a lot of excellent depth and complexity to the flavors.
Before you know it, you’ll have everyone asking you to make margaritas for the next girl’s night in.
Can I Make This Without Alcohol?
If you’re looking to make this margarita non-alcoholic, you can easily do this by mixing in sparkling water or tonic. If you do go this route, I recommend finishing it off with a splash of agave nectar to really infuse the flavors of agave into this mix.
When making shaken or stirred drinks, you should always mix the alcohol replacement separately from the drink so you can pour it in at the same time. For example, in making a virgin mango margarita recipe, I would first mix the sparkling water and agave nectar together, then substitute that mixture for the alcohol in the recipe. Since this is a blended recipe, however, we don’t have to worry about that extra step. Instead, we can pour our sparkling water and agave nectar mix into the blender on a 1:1 ratio as if it were alcohol.
If you’re looking for a little bit of astringency to mimic the mouthfeel of alcohol, you can add a splash of extra-strength ginger beer to the mix. Be sure not to add too much, as we’re not trying to flavor the drink with ginger, but we are trying to incorporate the astringency from the ginger’s natural spiciness.
Is This Mango Recipe for Margarita Stronger Than Wine?
A margarita can pack a punch when it comes to alcohol content. While the amount of alcohol present in the recipe can always be modified according to what you’re looking for, most margaritas contain just as much alcohol as wine, if not a little more because of how strong liquor is in comparison to the diluted average of wine and beer. Depending on how you divvy out your margaritas, you could end up with quite the commitment to drinking. I wouldn’t recommend driving for a few hours after this one.
In this recipe, we are making a margarita with 1.5 cups (or 12 oz) of blanco tequila. Most tequilas contain 40% ABV, meaning a 1.5 oz shot of straight tequila is going to equal 12 oz of a 4% beer. Fortunately, margaritas are also considered a sociable drink where the whole crowd enjoys a cup for themselves, so that gets split rather far between a group of 5-6 people. If you’re looking to lower the alcohol content, simply half the alcohol and substitute the remaining liquid with sparkling water and a little dash of agave nectar. It won’t pack quite as much of a punch, but you’ll be able to enjoy a lot more of the margarita flavor.
Frozen Mango Margarita
- 1 tablespoon Organic Agave In The Raw
- 2-3 teaspoons tajin
- 4-5 cups frozen mango
- ½ cup tequila, blanco
- ½ cup lime juice, fresh squeezed
- ¼ cup orange juice, fresh squeezed
- 1 tablespoon Organic Agave In The Raw
- 12-14 ice cubes
- 1 blender
- 1 juicer
- 2 small plates
- 1 freezer
- Add Organic Agave In The Raw to a small plate.
- Add tajin to the second small plate.
- Grab a glass and turn it upside down. Run the rim of the glass through the agave making sure it is well coated.
- Next, you’ll run the agave coated rim through the tajin. Making sure it is well coated.
- Turn the glass right side up and it is ready for the mango margarita.
- Add the tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, fresh squeezed orange juice, agave, ice, and frozen cubed mango to a blender.
- Buzz in the blender until creamy and smooth.
- Add the tajin rimmed glass and enjoy!
- Option to garnish with a slice of jalapeno and a slice of mango that has been dipped in the tajin.