Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mango Margarita

Mangoes are in season and they are practically giving them away here in Florida.  When the mangoes are ripe, this drink is perfect. This margarita is smooth and it is spiked with plenty of tequila.


Mango Margarita
Makes 1 drink
Adapted from Margaritas Mojitos and More

Ingredients:
1 lime wedge
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 cup crushed ice
1/2 cup peeled, cubed ripe mango, plus 1 or 2 wedges for garnish
2 ounces good quality gold tequila
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce Cointreau or other good quality orange liqueur

Note: Make sure you use ripe mangoes, and don't use too much ice. This is a cocktail that the mango flavor should have the opportunity to be the star.

Directions:
Moisten the outer rim of a chilled  margarita or martini glass with the lime wedge.  Spread the salt on a shallow plate and dip the glass in the salt, covering it with a light band.  Set the glass aside.

In a blender, combine the ice, cubed mango, tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau.  Blend at high speed until smooth.  Pour into the prepared glass.  Garnish with a mango wedge or two.

Enjoy!

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45 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

One of my favourite fruits, wish we could get them here! Diane

Kim said...

Delicious! I love that the mango is accented with the orange liqueur and lime juice. This sounds fantastic.

dinnersanddreams.net said...

Yummy mango. I'm thirsty...

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Slurp!!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Wow! Looks like a "sunshine cocktail!"

Ana Powell said...

I am really thirsty, delicious drink ♥

The Japanese Redneck said...

I could gaze out at the ocean with one of those in my hand!

TKW said...

I find that drinks are really tricky to photograph, but you've done a great job with this one! Sounds (and looks) divine!

Claudia said...

What a gorgeous drink. Mangoes will never be in season in Minnesota. Sigh. And I do love them so. I am ready for my cocktail (at 9 a.m.) Velva.

Eliana said...

There is nothing more satisfying than a nice ripe mango. So I'm sure this drink it outstanding. Anyway you could come over to NYC and make me one for happy hour tonight?

Susi said...

Now that sounds like my kind of drink! Love mango flavor and this looks delicious!

From the Kitchen said...

Yes, thank you! And the color reminds me of fall and cooler weather and pumpkin pie. Oh, your drink is taking me away!!

Best,
Bonnie

teresa said...

oh gosh, that sounds so good right now. i adore mangoes, i bet they're awesome in this drink!

Karen Harris said...

You're my favorite mixologist! I only wish I could reach through my screen and have a taste. Drinks are always better when someone else makes them for you.

Katerina said...

Margaritas, mmm, a sweet sound to my ears. I love yours! So fresh.

Mimi said...

Such a nice way to get your mango fix.
Mimi

Dishesdone said...

Great looking cocktail!

Marguerite said...

Love mangoes and love margaritas! Looks wonderful!

Christy said...

ooh..i could use one of those right now...it is 5:00 somewhere..right?

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

This drink looks incredible. I can almost "taste" it from the picture!

aipi said...

wow,looks stunning!i will try it...i love mango very much,too!

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We Are Not Martha said...

Oh boy, I think this needs to be next on my drink list. I loved the watermelon margs I made, but this looks even better!

Sues

Rebecca said...

Hi.. Um.. Yea... it looks delicious! I think we could be best friends!

Mags said...

I'm not sure if you've noticed or not, but most often I comment when you post about cocktails. Is this a problem? (mine, not yours...LOL)

Looks delicious!

bobbinis-kitchen.com said...

This drink looks magic!
Thx.

Hungry Dog said...

I am so in need of this drink right now!! Looks fabulous.

Nil said...

I love, love manga. Good idea!

Raina said...

You make the most delicious looking drinks! This one really sounds scrumptious:)

RamblingTart said...

Ohhh, how marvelous, Velva. :-) I have two champagne mangoes waiting for something lovely to be made with them. :-) You've inspired me beautifully!! :-)

Chow and Chatter said...

you make the best drinks and welcome to twitter you will be fun to tweet with

scrambledhenfruit said...

Mangoes are yum! Wish they were almost giving them away here- that drink looks so good!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Mangoes are the best! I do need to go to an "Asian" grocery store to get the big juicy ones around here.

My Little Space said...

Hmm...mm...How could i resist! Salivating already. Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
Cheers, kristy

Foodessa said...

Velva...the cointreau addition to this cocktail is certainly the ticket to convince me how great the flavours of the mango explodes in this refreshment. Fabulous.

Ciao for now,
Claudia

intuitive eggplant said...

Fresh mango and cointreau - can't get much better than that!

LaDivaCucina said...

You realize of course that this is one of La Diva's all time fave drinky poos?! It is! When I worked in a high end restaurant in Sydney years ago when blended drinks were still the rage, I would make a bird's eye chile sugar syrup and add to the mangoes when blending. Mmmmmmm....hot and spicy! So drinkably dangerous.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Oh, wow. I'm struggling to imagine a more perfect drink. I love raspberry margaritas but I've never tried a mango one...

Jessica said...

Yuuuum! That looks like such a great cocktail to start the weekend with! Can't wait to try it!

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5 Star Foodie said...

Mango margarita is such a unique drink, love mango!

ThatJewCanCook said...

...in a chilled glass. Nice touch :)

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Oooo! I've got five mangoes sitting on the counter--guess where they are going tonight???

Chef Dennis said...

what a perfect margarita!! my wife loves mangoes, I will have to make this one for her!! thanks so much for sharing!

Salsa Verde said...

I'm already thirsty!!!
Cheers,
Lia.

tasteofbeirut said...

Sounds fantastic! I love mangoes but truth be told I love maragaritas MORE

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