Frozen Mango Margaritas | Frozen margaritas are the perfect backyard summer drink. This blended tequila cocktail uses frozen mango chunks for delicious mango flavor, lime juice, simply syrup to sweeten and tequila - no triple sec.
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Margaritas come in all shapes and sizes and the flavor options are fantastic and fruity. You can make the classic margarita recipe with lime or lemon juice and then you can also choose from a blended margarita or a margarita on the rocks.
A margarita on the rocks, is a cocktail with all of the regular ingredients like tequila or vodka, triple sec, fruit, but served over ice cubes instead of blended with ice.
A blended margarita is exactly how it sounds – made in a blender. Add the ice and frozen fruit, tequila or vodka and blend!
I make all of my margaritas with just tequila or vodka and no triple sec, simply because I can't be bothered to buy a second bottle here in Canada where alcohol is pretty expensive. Triple sec is an orange liqueur and is typically added to the classic margarita along with tequila, and lime juice.
For my frozen mango margarita recipe, I use store-bought frozen mango chunks and ice for the base of the cocktail. I add lime juice for some acidity and simple syrup for sweetness. For the alcohol, I use tequila for this one, and I use Jose Cuervo Tequila Reposado (aged tequila), but you can use silver tequila if you prefer.
Try my Dragon Fruit Margarita with vodka and frozen dragon fruit.
About the ingredients for this recipe. See the recipe card below for exact amounts.
- Frozen mango chunks: I buy a giant bag of frozen mango chunks so I always have mango on hand, for this easy mango margarita recipe or for my mango smoothie bowl.
- Tequila: I use Jose Cuervo Tequila Reposado (aged tequila, gold in color) but you can use silver Tequila if you prefer, which is more typical for margaritas. Honestly, use whatever you have, you make the rules in your kitchen! I make my rules and decide not to use triple sec but you sure can if you want to!
- Lime Juice: I like fresh lime juice because I always have fresh produce on hand and I think it tastes zippier than bottled, but if you have the bottled lime juice and prefer it, go for it - your rules right? 🙂
- Simple syrup: I usually have simple syrup on hand to because I create all kinds of recipes that require it and it's super easy to make using my simple syrup recipe. You can use agave syrup if you prefer.
- Ice cubes: To blend the cocktail.
- Kosher salt or Tajin: optional. You can give your drink a salt rim if you like. To do this, prepare the glass before you add the drink by wetting the rim with either lime juice or even just some water. Spread some kosher salt or Tajin (a Chile, lime and salt mix) on a plate and then roll the rim of the glass around in it. Then add your drink.
- Lime wedge: I like to garnish my frozen mango margaritas with a lime wedge.
- Make simple syrup (or use agave).
- Slice lime wedges for garnish (optional).
- Prepare a plate of salt or Tajin for a rim (optional).
This easy mango margarita comes together quickly - you'll just blend and serve before it starts to melt, so have any optional garnishes ready.
Add the tequila to the blender jug.
Add simple syrup.
Add lime juice.
Add frozen mango chunks.
Add ice cubes.
Blend the drink until super smooth!
Pour the margarita into your glass. (Salt the rim first if using). Add a lime wedge (optional).
This frozen mango margarita is easy to make for groups, just multiply the ingredients and add them to the blender jar. Add a touch of water if needed for blending - my Ninja blender is pretty powerful and doesn't struggle to make blending margaritas.
How to salt a rim: Salt the rim while the drink is blending so your glass is ready when the drink is. Wet the rim of a glass with lime juice or just water. It should be damp but not dripping. Sprinkle kosher salt or Tajin Chile Lime Seasoning on a plate. roll the rim of the glass in the salt or Tajin until covered to your liking.
✔ This recipe is vegetarian + vegan
> I use gold tequila for this blended margarita, you can use silver tequila if you prefer.
> I use simple syrup, you can use agave if you prefer.
> Want a more classic margarita? Add half a shot of Triple Sec before blending.
> Want to dry different fruit? Try my dragon fruit, passionfruit + pineapple margarita.
> Don't want alcohol? Try my Mango Smoothie Bowl.
I use my Ninja Kitchen System with the blender jug to make blended margaritas.
Make these blended mango margaritas as needed - they will melt if stored in the fridge and freeze most of the way if kept in the freezer (the alcohol keeps it from freezing solid).
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Tips + FAQs
To make a frozen mango margarita you need frozen mango chunks, tequila, lime juice, ice cubes, and simple syrup.
A classic margarita has the ingredients (usually lemon and lime juice) served on ice cubes (on the rocks), while a frozen margarita blends all of the ingredients together with ice to attain a slushie consistency.
Frozen Mango Margarita
- Ninja Food Processor with the blender jug
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 ½ oz tequila (I use gold, you can use silver)
- 1 tablespoon lime juice from 1 lime (I use fresh lime juice, you can use bottled)
- 1 tablespoon simple syrup (You can use agave instead)
For Optional Garnish
- kosher salt (optional)
- Tajin Chile Lime Seasoning (optional)
- Lime wedges (optional)
- Add the mango, ice, tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup to a blender jug and blend until smooth. Serve right away.
For Optional Garnish
- To rim the glass with salt or Tajin wet the rim of the glass with lime juice or water. Sprinkle kosher salt or Tajin on a plate. Roll the wet rim of the glass in the salt or Tajin to coat as much as you like. Add a lime wedge to the top of the glass if you like.
Nutritional information is an estimate. Values vary based on products used.
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