Margaritas are an insanely popular summer drink.
They go hand-in-hand with warm weather, beaches and good times. Over the years people have mixed and matched the flavours to come up with sweet and sour variations. Although the standard lime margarita is still incredibly good and popular, changing it up from time to time is also nice. This mango margarita recipe is just perfect for a hot summer's day!
For the Mango Margarita Mix:
- 1 1/4 pounds fresh mangoes
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Gray salt
For the drink:
- 3 cups ice
- 1 1/2 cups Mango Margarita Mix
- 4 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces triple sec
- Lime wedges
- Mint Salt, recipe follows
Peel and pit the mangoes and cut them into large chunks. Place the mango in a blender with the water, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more sugar, if necessary.
Fill the blender with ice and add the Mango Margarita Mix, tequila, and triple sec. Blend until smooth. Rub the rim of a margarita glass with a lime wedge and dip into Mint Salt to coat rim. Fill glass and enjoy!
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup gray salt or coarse sea salt
Clean and dry mint and roughly chop. With a mortar and pestle, crush equal parts fresh mint and salt.