How To Make Mango Margarita

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You want to know how to make Mango Margarita cocktail drink recipe at home? Make fresh and tasty Mango Margarita anytime with this quick recipe.

Mango Margarita is a great drink that everyone loves. The best thing about it is everyone would love to know how to make this recipe and now with the help of this article, you will learn all that it takes to make this delicious drink.

MANGO MARGARITA (NO SUGAR ADDED)

You’re gonna love this mango margarita on the rocks. It’s made from fresh mangoes and because mangoes are naturally sweet, there’s no need for added sugar. It’s the perfect summer drink and great for Cinco de Mayo!

Two mango margaritas in glasses with a lime wedge.

Mango season is the best. If you haven’t noticed already, mangoes are one of my favorite fruits. And this time of year markets are chock full of fresh mangoes in all their glory.

A reader favorite recipe is my Mango Smoothie Bowl (so darn good) and I’ve got more mango recipes that I’ll link to below. But today’s mango margarita recipe is prep for a very important holiday this week – Cinco de Mayo!

But I’ve also got tacos on the brain. So maybe I’ll whip up my Shrimp Tacos, Grilled Fish Tacos, or Pulled Pork Street Tacos. Tough decisions, I know. But whichever taco recipe I choose, they’ll be served up with my best ever guacamole recipe.

Carafe of mango margarita mix next to a glass of ice.

What’s in a mango margarita?

The margarita is a classic alcoholic drink on the list of International Bartender Association’s IBA official cocktails. This means that there’s an “official” definition of the ingredients in a margarita: lime juice, Cointreau, and tequila. That’s exactly what’s in our Classic Margarita. But if you want to make a mango margarita: it’s a little different method. This mango margarita is a blender drink, which makes a creamy frozen margarita. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Tequila (use blanco or reposado)
  • Cointreau
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Frozen mango
  • Agave syrup or simple syrup
  • Ice
Mango margarita recipe

Frozen mango vs fresh mango

The advantage to using frozen mango in a mango margarita is: it shortcuts chopping the mango! It takes a little time to cut a mango, so it’s more convenient to grab a bag of frozen diced chunks. It also makes a nice creamy, frosty texture. Got a fresh mango on hand and want to use it? No problem! You can substitute it for the frozen mango here. It has the same result, it’s just not as frothy and ice cold.

Frozen mango margarita

THE BEST MANGO MARGARITA RECIPE

When it comes to mango margaritas, you’ve probably had the frozen, super sweet, brain-freezing kind. Especially if you’ve ever lounged by the pool on vacation in Mexico. And they’re not bad, except they’re loaded with tons of unnecessary sugar (which might give you a headache in addition to that brain-freeze).

So today I bring you a simple mango margarita recipe that uses all fresh ingredients, including mangoes, oranges and limes. Plus the requisite alcohol that makes a margarita a margarita, tequila and orange liquor (aka triple sec).

HOW TO MAKE A MANGO MARGARITA

To make this mango margarita just score and scoop out the flesh of the mango. If you’ve never done this before, you can watch me do it on the video for my White Sangria with Mango and Berries recipe. After that, juice the oranges and limes and throw it all in a blender with the alcohol. Voila. Boozy mango margarita mix.

If you want to get fancy, you can put this in a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice, give it a good shake and then pour into a salt rimmed glass. I don’t own a cocktail shaker so I just poured the mango margarita mix on top of a cup full of ice and gave it a good stir. Super easy.

Making a mango margarita and scoring the mango.

This recipe is meant to be “on the rocks,” meaning, it should be slowly sipped with the ice melting, which dilutes the alcohol a smidge. In other words, this mango margarita is quite boozy, so feel free to adjust the level of alcohol.

You could also double this recipe and pour the mango puree into a pitcher full of ice, if you’re serving the mango margarita up for a party. Or if you’re just one to two people, you could easily half the recipe. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Mango margarita on a table with bottles of alcohol.

FRESH MANGO MARGARITA

5 from 8 votes

PREP TIME: 15 mins

TOTAL TIME: 15 mins

SERVINGS: 4 servings

This mango margarita on the rocks uses all fresh ingredients and has no added sugar. Mango is definitely sweet enough on it’s own!

INGREDIENTS

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  • 2 large mangoes, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup tequila
  • ⅓ cup orange liqueur, Cointreau or similar
  • margarita salt, to rim the glasses
  • ice cubes

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Add the diced mango, orange juice, lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Slice a lime into wedges and rub one wedge on the rim of a glass. Dip the glass upside down in the salt.
  • Fill the glass full of ice and pour the mango margarita on top. Give it a stir, garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.

FROZEN MANGO MARGARITA

Frozen mango, freshly squeezed lime juice, tequila, triple sec, and a touch of agave nectar, make this Frozen Mango Margarita the ultimate summer cocktail!

A glass of frozen mango margarita garnished with lime and mint

FROZEN MANGO MARGARITA RECIPE

My go-to margarita is usually a Spicy Grapefruit Jalapeno Margarita, but this mango version has quickly climbed to the top of the list. One sip, and you’ll see why this frosty cocktail keeps everyone coming back for a second round!

Frozen Mango Margarita is a fruity take on the classic cocktail, perfect for summer parties and backyard barbecues. It’s creamy, smooth, refreshing, thirst-quenching, subtly spiced, and so easy to create with just 5 ingredients.

Pair it with some blackened fish tacos and a Mexican street corn salad for the best meal ever!

INGREDIENTS & SUBSTITUTION SUGGESTIONS

To make these easy margaritas, you will need:

  • Mangoes –  it’s better to use frozen mangoes so there is no need to add ice which can water down the drink. If you don’t have frozen mangoes, you can cube fresh ones and freeze them the night before you plan on making this.
  • Tequila – feel free to use your favorite tequila. I prefer to use silver or reposado tequila.
  • Triple sec – triple sec is an orange-flavored liquor. Grand Marnier or Cointreau are also good options.
  • Freshly-squeezed lime juice – I highly recommend juicing your own limes versus using store-bought lime juice.
  • Agave nectar – If you don’t have agave on hand, use honey instead or simple sugar.
  • Chili powder+sea salt to rim the glasses – it balances out the sweetness of the mango, but you could omit this if you aren’t into spicy drinks. Feel free to adjust the spice level to your liking.

HOW TO MAKE BLENDED FROZEN MARGARITAS

You’ll be surprised how easy and quick it is to make a frozen mango margarita.

  • Prep your glasses – run a lime wedge around the upper outer rim of your glasses, then dip the rim in a chili powder/salt mixture and twist to coat. 
  • Blend – add frozen mangoes, freshly squeezed lime juice, tequila, triple sec, and a touch of agave nectar into a blender, and blend until slushy. 
  • Pour and serve – pour it into the prepared glasses, garnish with limes wedges and a sprig of fresh mint, and serve immediately.

CUSTOMIZE IT!

The recipe is pretty versatile, making it perfect any time of the year.

  • Use different fruits – swap out the fruit in this recipe and use whatever you have in your kitchen or whatever is on sale at the grocery store. Peaches, melon, watermelon, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries are all delicious in this frozen drink!
  • Adjust the ingredients to suit your taste – add more agave for a sweeter cocktail, increase or decrease the tequila based on how strong you prefer your drinks. 
  • Adjust the servings – This recipe makes 2 margaritas, but you can easily double or even triple it to make a pitcher.
  • Make it a non-alcoholic beverage – simply swap the tequila for mango nectar or mango juice, and the triple sec for orange juice.
  • Make it spicy – for a spicy frozen mango margarita, make a jalapeño-infused tequila. All you have to do is put some tequila and jalapeño slices in a glass jar and let it sit for a few hours. You can also add a pinch of cayenne into the blender.
  • Make it skinny – swap the triple sec for fresh orange juice + a small amount of agave nectar.
  • Make it on the rocks – use fresh mango instead of frozen, blend it up with the other ingredients, and pour it over ice cubes. You can also use store-bought mango juice.

MAKE AHEAD!

Frozen mango margarita could also be made ahead of time. Place it into a sealable container, store it in the freezer, and then just stir it every now and then to keep it slushy. The tequila will prevent it from freezing completely solid, but it won’t quite have the same smooth texture as right out of the blender.

A glass of frozen mango margarita garnish with lime and mint

Skip the sugary margarita mix and meet your new favorite poolside cocktail!

If you make this margarita and love it, please be sure to leave a comment and give this recipe a rating!

FROZEN MANGO MARGARITA

prep time: 5 MINS

total time: 5 MINS

servings: 2

Frozen Mango Margarita – An easy homemade margarita ready in 5 minutes!! Mangoes, freshly squeezed lime juice, tequila, triple sec, and a touch of agave nectar come together to make a frosty summer cocktail!

INGREDIENTS

For the mango margarita:

  • 2 cups (320 g) mango chunks frozen
  • 3 oz. (88 ml) tequila I used silver tequila
  • 1 oz. (29.5 ml) triple sec
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave nectar or to taste

For the chili-salt rim:

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Garnish (optional):

  • fresh mint
  • lime wedges

INSTRUCTIONS

Chili salt rim:

  • On a small plate, mix the chili powder and salt. Rub a lime wedge around the edge of your glasses. Dip the rim in the chili powder/salt mixture and twist to coat. 

Frozen mango margarita:

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.Taste and, if desired, add a little more tequila or agave nectar.
  • Pour the margarita into the prepared glasses and garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of fresh mint.Serve immediately or transfer it to a container and store it in the freezer until needed.

NOTES

  • Tequila – feel free to use your favorite tequila. 
  • Triple sec – Grand Marnier or Cointreau are also good options.
  • Agave – it can be replaced with honey or simple sugar.
  • For a crowd – you can easily double or even triple the recipe to make a pitcher.
  • Non-alcoholic – swap the tequila for mango nectar and the triple sec for orange juice.
  • Skinny margarita – swap the triple sec for fresh orange juice + a small amount of agave nectar
  • Margarita on the rocks – use fresh mango instead of frozen.

MANGO MARGARITA

This Mango Margarita is the most delicious fruity margarita you’ll ever make! It can be made frozen or on the rocks and is great for parties and celebrations, barbecues or just relaxing on warm sunny days. Both recipe versions are included below!

A mango margarita served frozen with a lime wedge.

I have been enjoying all the margaritas lately! First this Strawberry Margarita, then this Watermelon Margarita, and now this Mango Margarita!

I love both of the flavors that I mentioned above, but let’s just say I saved the best for last!

Whether you plan on making it frozen or on the rocks, there’s something about the flavor and texture of mangos that makes for the perfect cocktail. The fruit is naturally creamy and thick, which makes the slushiest of frozen cocktails. And it’s also naturally sweet enough so you don’t have to add an additional sweetener if you don’t want.

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

  • mango (juice or frozen chunks)
  • tequila (gold or silver)
  • lime juice
  • triple sec
  • agave syrup or other sweetener (for frozen version only)
  • ice
A frozen mango margarita and a mango margarita on the rocks.

HOW TO MAKE A MANGO MARGARITA

To make it on the rocks – You’ll need some mango juice instead of fresh mangos. I used 100% mango juice that I was able to find at my local grocery store in the juice aisle (near bottles of lemon juice, lime juice, cranberry juice, etc…) If you can’t find any there, you may find some in the ethnic food aisles.

Once you’ve got the mango juice, simply combine it with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Serve over ice and that’s it!

You don’t need any sweetner for this version because the mango juice is sweet enough on its own.

To make it frozen – You’ll need frozen mango chunks which can be found in the freezer section of your local grocery store.

To make, you’ll add frozen mango, tequila, lime juice, triple sec and some additional ice to a blender to make the margaritas extra slushy. Blend until smooth and creamy and serve!

A mango margarita on the rocks with a lime wedge

SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS

Don’t have all the ingredients? Here are some substitutions and that may come in handy.

  • If you can’t find 100% mango juice, you can use a mango juice blend instead.
  • Don’t have agave syrup? You can use honey, simple syrup or plain granulated sugar instead.

TIPS

Want to make these mango margaritas ahead of time? You can! Simply make the margarita mixture, then store in an airtight container in the fridge 1 day ahead of time if you’re serving it on the rocks, or store in the freezer if you’re serving it frozen.

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to make a pitcher. Simply click on the number of servings in the recipe card below and slide the toggle that appears to the number of servings you want to make. The ingredient amounts will change accordingly.

MANGO MARGARITA

serves:2 drinks

A mango margarita served frozen with a lime wedge.

PREP:5 minutes

TOTAL :5 minutes

This Mango Margarita can be made frozen or on the rocks and is great for parties, celebrations, barbecues, or just relaxing on warm sunny days!

INGREDIENTS

Mango Margarita On The Rocks

  • 1 cup mango juice
  • 6 tablespoons tequila (about 3 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec (about 1 ounce)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (about juice of 1 lime)

Frozen Mango Margarita

  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 6 tablespoons tequila (about 3 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec (about 1 ounce)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (about juice of 1 lime)
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup

For Serving

  • ice cubes
  • lime wedges, for rimming glass
  • kosher or flaky salt, for rimming glass

INSTRUCTIONS

Mango Margarita On The Rocks

  • Run a lime wedge around the rim of two glasses. Dip the edges of the glasses in salt.
  • In a cocktail shaker or large cup, add mango juice, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Shake or stir to combine.
  • Fill glasses with ice and pour mango margarita mixture over ice. Garnish with lime wedges and serve immediately.

Frozen Mango Margarita

  • Run a lime wedge around the rim of two glasses. Dip the edges of the glasses in salt.
  • Add ice cubes, frozen mango chunks, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and agave syrup to a blender. Blend until slushy. Taste and add more sweetener to your liking if necessary.
  • Pour mango margaritas into prepared glasses. Garnish with lime wedes and serve immediately.

ISABEL’S TIPS:

  • If you can’t find 100% mango juice, you can use a mango juice blend instead.
  • Don’t have agave syrup? You can use honey, simple syrup or plain granulated sugar instead.
  • Want to make these mango margaritas ahead of time? You can! Simply make the margarita mixture, then store in an airtight container in the fridge 1 day ahead of time if you’re serving it on the rocks, or store in the freezer if you’re serving it frozen.

The best tequila for margaritas?

The best tip for this mango margarita: buy a good tequila! A cocktail is only as good as the alcohol you use. Look for a mid-price range tequila (or a high end one, if your budget allows). The price is typically an indicator of quality. Read more at the Best Tequila for Margaritas.

For many of our other margarita recipes, we suggest using tequila reposado or aged tequila because it adds a nice nuance of flavor. Because this one is a frozen margarita, it also works well with a tequila blanco. Tequila blanco is unaged, and it has a more straightforward flavor and that signature tequila burn. You can use either: whatever suits your tastes!

Mango margarita recipe

For the sweetener

This mango margarita needs just a little sweetener to be perfectly balanced (contrary to our Classic Margarita, which has no added sugar). Here are a few of our favorite options and why we’d like to use them:

  • Agave syrup: Agave is often used as a sweetener with margaritas because it’s used to make tequila! It’s easy to find these days at most grocery stores.
  • Simple syrup: This is the classic cocktail sweetener; you can make your own at home!
  • Maple syrup: We love using maple syrup to sweeten cocktails: it gives a nuanced sweetness. (See our Whiskey Sour and Gin Fizz).
  • Honey: Honey works as a natural sweetener, too!

When to serve a mango margarita

The mango margarita is perfect for anytime you’d serve a regular margarita! Serve this mango cocktail as a:

  • Summer drink
  • Happy hour drink
  • Dinner party drink
  • Cinco de Mayo drink
  • Late night drinks drink
  • Guys or girls night drink
  • Cocktail hour drink
Mango margarita

Easy Mango Margarita

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x

Try this best mango margarita recipe! The sunny spin on the classic cocktail is irresistibly delicious and easy to whip up in a blender. 

Ingredients

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  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) tequila
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) Cointreau
  • 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ cups diced frozen mango pieces
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup or simple syrup
  • 1 cup ice
  • Kosher salt or flaky sea salt, for the rim
  • For the garnish: Lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
  2. Add the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, frozen mango, agave and ice to a blender. Blend until frothy and fully combined. Salted rim two glasses.

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