Friday, July 15, 2011

Mango Margarita

Happy Cocktail Friday everyone! I just LOVE Friday. The weekend is here and it’s time to kick it off with a cocktail. It’s still July which means Margarita month is still underway! YAY! Today’s margarita is one you are going. to. love. Now, here’s the thing, I adore mangos, but I am allergic to touching them. I can eat them, but I can’t touch them! Strange (or so i have always thought). 

I recently learned why this is, so I HAD to share my tidbit of knowledge for those of you out there with this same allergy! A quote I received from a guy with the National Mango board: “Mango skin contains very small amounts of the same compound found in poison ivy. The amount is so small that the vast majority of people who handle mangos will never have a reaction but the compound isn’t found in the flesh, which is probably why you can still eat them.”  

Interesting, eh? So I am apparently of that small minority. Oh well, at least I have the hubs to peel my mangos for me! Well, now that I’ve provided you with your useless trivia of the day, on to cocktail Friday with the hubs:

Oh, sweet Friday, thank you for always returning to us. And thank you, foodie friends, for returning as well. I hope you’re ready for the next round of Margarita Madness. Every time I wander through the grocery store with Tina (which is like everyday), I’m always drawn to the fresh, ripe, beautiful tropical fruit. 

It reminds me of our honeymoon where we gorged ourselves on seemingly endless breakfast buffets. These buffets always had amazing carving demonstrations surrounded by tray after tray after tray of delicious sliced fruit. We would always eat our fill and then shuffle down poolside where I would congregate with my favorite bartender at the swim up bar. After a few days, he would have a little tequila and fruit juice concoction waiting for me (they tell you not to tip at all inclusive resorts, but I beg to differ).

This week I wanted to make a drink that could be enjoyed at all entertaining occasions. I thought to myself, what would Tina have at a brunch other than a mimosa? The answer:  a margarita laced with citrus and tropical fruit, specifically Mango. 

Margarita Month Installment 3:  the Mango Margarita will surely be Mr. Popular at the next brunch (so long sad, boring bloody mary) 

Previous Margarita Recipes can be found here: 

This cocktail is a stunner. It is beyond fresh and so satisfying. The natural flavors of these fruit play together perfectly. The mango is unmistakable and so sweet while the tartness of the lime juice gives it balance and the orange juice and hint of peach wrap up this little gift for your taste buds. Tina loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it.

Folks, it’s the weekend; time to celebrate. I know this drink will be a crowd favorite at a brunch but why wait? Summer fruits are on sale and ripe of the picking; you need a Mango Margarita in your life to help you revel in the fact it’s the weekend!


The Hubs


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Mango Margarita

Yield: 1 margarita

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Total Time: 5-10 minutes


For the Mango Puree:
1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted and coarse chopped
¼ cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice

For the Mango Margarita:
2 ½ oz tequila
2 oz mango puree
1 ½ oz fresh orange juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz peach schnapps
Crushed ice


For the Mango Puree:
In a small food processor or blender, combine ingredients and puree vigorously (20 – 30 seconds). Pour puree into air tight container and store in the refrigerator. Shake well before using. NO STRAINING REQUIRED (Hallelujah!).

For the Mango Margarita:
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker and stir or shake well. Fill glass with crushed ice and pour drink over ice.

For the Overachievers:
Prior to filling your glass, take two small shallow plates and pour a few ounces of water one plate and cover the bottom of another plate in coarse sugar (sugar in the raw). Lightly moisten edge of glass in water filled plate and then “rim” the moistened glass edge in the coarse sugar. Pour in your ice and drink and look like a pro! Garnish with a lime round or some skewered mango chunks!

Source: The hubs original

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17 Responses to “Mango Margarita”

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    jaclyn — July 15, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    delish! today must be mango cocktail day, because I have a mango daiquiri going up later on my blog! great minds think alike! 🙂

    this margarita looks so summery and refreshing! I’m a sucker for a good margarita!

    • Kristina replied: — July 15th, 2011 @ 10:37 am

      haha how funny! 🙂 sign of true Florida girls!

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    La Diva Cucina — July 15, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Tina, you are not fooling me with that “I can’t touch mangoes” claim! You just want your hubby to make you a sassy cocktail! haha! I’m just kidding, I bought a box of gloves from Costco, maybe that would work for you? Also, I’ve made frozen mango margies for years and make a chili sugar syrup to make them spicy! Delicious! Have a great weekend and well done!

    • Kristina replied: — July 15th, 2011 @ 11:18 am

      ooo that sound delish! we love us some HEAT! 🙂

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    Lindsey@Lindselicious — July 15, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

    Love that first pic Kristina! And how interesting about mangoes, I never knew that about the skin before. Mangoes are so much work, at least now your hubby can help you reduce the effort! These look so good!

    • Kristina replied: — July 22nd, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

      I’m full of useless information haha… thanks for the compliment!

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    Peggy — July 16, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    Bummer about the mango skin allergy – but hey, it’s better than a mango flesh allergy! And looks like a lot of folks posted cocktails on Friday – but this sounds like one of the tastiest ones I’ve seen so far!

    • Kristina replied: — July 22nd, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

      aw you are too sweet Peggy! Thanks 🙂

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    Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living — July 17, 2011 @ 10:08 am

    The margarita sounds delicious, and I love the photos! So summery :).

    • Kristina replied: — July 22nd, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

      thank you Lauren!!

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    Lilly — July 17, 2011 @ 11:15 am

    I hardly drink any alcohol, but I am more then willing to try this mango margarita. Sounds like a great “tropical” drink!

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    Allie — July 18, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    Loving cocktail Friday! And I can’t believe that little tidbit about mangoes!! That is seriously pretty scary but glad you can still eat (and drink) them and enjoy their juicy delicious flavor.

    • Kristina replied: — July 22nd, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

      me too 🙂

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    Lynn — November 26, 2011 @ 1:29 am

    Try adding a Li Hing rim. Yum! I had a mango margarita on the rocks with a Li Hing rim while in Hawaii have craved it since. I’m going to use your recipe to recreate that memory. Thanks!

    • Kristina replied: — November 28th, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

      what is Li Hing rim??? never heard of it and am intrigued!!!

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    Shannon — March 25, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    Just mixed up a batch of these for a Sunday evening on the porch. Very yummy. I tripled the mango puree recipe – do you think it would freeze well?

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