Add some flare to your summer barbecues with these delicious Spicy Frozen Mango Margaritas. They are the perfect amount of heat and sweet to complement any meal you can dream up.
I kind of went mango crazy at the market the other day. They are so perfect right now! Not that you can't buy frozen mango year round, but I prefer to buy them fresh, cut them up and freeze them for later use.
I used to despise cutting up mango with its odd-shaped seed. I felt like I was wasting so much of the fruit as I sliced around haphazardly to find the seed and save the flesh. Then something changed my mango-cutting life, I purchased a mango splitter. It's kind of the second best thing I have (in terms of kitchen gadgets) next to the this citrus juicer. Seriously, the mango splitter is life-changing. It finds the seed and slices the mango perfectly around it, separating the flesh from the seed. Even my teenager was impressed with it. Do you know how hard it is to impress a teen? Trust me, it's hard.
I rimmed my margarita glasses with my favorite chile-lime seasoning to help counteract the sweetness of the drink. Turns out it was the perfect choice according to my highly trained food tasters!
I used Tajin Seasoning, it's available pretty much everywhere. Usually found in the produce aisle and I also see it at Costco. The Hispanic community taught me to sprinkle it on my fruit and I tend to love it on avocado toast. It's so versatile. It's also what makes my 5-Minute Spicy Lemon Broccoli a hit. As far as I'm concerned it's a must in the kitchen if you love flavor.
And I know we are all grown ups here, so I don't need to nag and remind that good cocktails start with quality ingredients, not just the fruit used, but the alcohol. Do not use that icky gold tequila for these margaritas. A good quality silver tequila is a must as well as Cointreau (which I use in almost every cocktail, even my incredible mojito).
When you hand these to one of your guests, they are going to feel like they have hit the jackpot. They are also going to want seconds so be prepared.
The color is beautiful and all natural. Are they gorgeous or what?
I think when Cinco de Mayo comes around, these are going to be on the top of my list of drinks to serve.
Garnish with lime slices if you like.
I hope you enjoy these refreshing drinks. Let me know if you make them and how they turn out. I have this feeling you are going to love them.
Spicy Mango Frozen Margaritas
Jalapeno Simple Syrup:
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Mango Strawberry Sangria
Mango Ginger Vodka Cocktail
Mango Coconut Daiquiri
Citrus Mango Cocktail
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