Mango Margarita Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Mango Margarita is a tropical twist on the classic Margarita, which originated in Mexico in the 1930s. This fruity version is perfect for those who love the combination of sweet and sour flavors, and it's especially popular in beachside bars and resorts.

  • The Mango Margarita is a favorite among those who enjoy fruity cocktails
  • It's a great choice for warm weather and outdoor parties
  • The cocktail is often served in a salt-rimmed glass, adding an extra layer of flavor to the drink

How Mango Margarita Tastes?

The Mango Margarita has a sweet and tangy taste, with the natural sweetness of ripe mangoes balancing the sourness of lime juice. The tequila adds a subtle kick, while the salted rim provides a savory contrast to the fruity flavors.

Interesting facts about Mango Margarita

  • The Mango Margarita is a variation of the classic Margarita, which is one of the most popular cocktails in the world
  • Mangoes are native to South Asia, but they are now grown in many parts of the world, including Mexico, where the Margarita was born
  • The Mango Margarita is sometimes blended with ice to create a frozen version of the cocktail



Tequila is the spirit backbone of our Margarita, providing a robust, earthy base that complements the sweetness of the mango and the tartness of the lime. Go for 2 oz—any less, and you might miss its complex character; any more, and it could overpower the delicate mango.

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Fresh Mango Puree

The star of the show! Sweet, vibrant, and tropical, fresh mango puree brings the unique twist to this Margarita. At 1.5 oz, it's enough to make its presence known without turning the drink into a smoothie. If mangoes aren't in season, you might try peach puree for a different take.

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Fresh Lime Juice

Lime juice adds the required acidity and balances the sweetness of the mango and simple syrup. 1 oz of lime juice offers the ideal tang, ensuring the cocktail doesn't tip into overly sweet territory. Swap with lemon for a flavor twist—but your drink will be less traditional.

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Simple Syrup

Sweetness that's simple and pure—0.5 oz of simple syrup is just enough to smooth out the tartness without creating a sugar bomb. Incorrect proportions could skew the balance, either missing the mark on sweetness or overwhelming your taste buds.

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Triple Sec

This orange-flavored liqueur provides a zesty, citrusy layer and complexity. A mere 0.5 oz is sufficient to round out the flavor profile. Too much triple sec could lead to a sugar-forward cocktail, while too little might leave the drink feeling a touch incomplete.

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Ice is crucial—it chills, dilutes, and merges the flavors together. 1 cup will give you the perfect chilled beverage without watering it down immediately. No ice, and you've got yourself a room-temperature mishmash.

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Mango Slice and Lime Wedge

For garnishes that echo your cocktail's main flavors and enhance its tropical look. They are the window dressing—omit them, and your presentation may look bare.

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The salt rim offers a contrast that amplifies the sweet and sour notes within the Margarita. 1 tsp goes along the rim to give that burst of flavor with each sip. Without it, the cocktail loses an interactive element and a flavor enhancer.

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Recipe. How to make Mango Margarita Drink

  1. Prepare the glass:
    • Wet the rim of a margarita glass with a lime wedge
    • Dip the rim in salt to create a salted rim
  2. Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker:
    • Add tequila, mango puree, lime juice, simple syrup, and triple sec
    • Fill the shaker with ice
  3. Shake the cocktail:
    • Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds to chill and mix the ingredients
  4. Strain the cocktail:
    • Strain the mixture into the prepared margarita glass
  5. Garnish the cocktail:
    • Place a mango slice and lime wedge on the rim of the glass

Pro Tips

  • Use ripe mangoes for the best flavor and sweetness
  • For a frozen Mango Margarita, blend all the ingredients with ice in a blender until smooth
  • Adjust the simple syrup and lime juice to your taste preference for sweetness and sourness

Perfect Pairings


  • Ceviche: The citrus notes of the lime juice in the margarita complement the acidity used to cook the seafood in ceviche.
  • Chips and Salsa: The saltiness of the chips and the spice of the salsa pair beautifully with the sweet and tangy flavors of the Mango Margarita.

Main Course

  • Grilled Fish or Shrimp: A light and slightly charred fish or shrimp dish can enhance the smokiness of the tequila while allowing the mango flavors to shine through.
  • Tacos: Especially al pastor or chicken tacos that carry both savory and somewhat sweet components.


  • Coconut Flan: A creamy dessert like flan, with a hint of coconut, would be delightful after the bright flavors of a Mango Margarita.

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What you could change in Mango Margarita

  • Triple Sec can be replaced with Cointreau or Grand Marnier for a slightly different flavor
  • If fresh mango puree is not available, you can use store-bought mango juice or frozen mango chunks blended with a little water

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Spicy Mango Margarita

  • Add a slice of jalapeño or a dash of hot sauce to the shaker before mixing. This will give the cocktail a spicy kick that plays daringly with the sweet mango.

Frozen Mango Margarita

  • Instead of shaking, blend the ingredients with the ice to create a slushy consistency. It's perfect when you're looking to cool down on a scorching day.

Virgin Mango Margarita

  • Skip the tequila and triple sec and use soda water or ginger ale instead. It's a non-alcoholic take that still enjoys the sweet and tangy harmony of mango and lime.

In case you forgot basics how to make Mango Margarita

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Mango Margarita

Can I use another fruit instead of mango for this recipe?

Certainly, you can create other fruit Margaritas such as Strawberry or Pineapple Margarita by replacing the mango puree with fresh strawberry or pineapple puree respectively.

What type of tequila is best for a Mango Margarita?

A silver or blanco tequila is usually recommended for Margaritas as it's pure and has a clear, sharp taste, which contrasts nicely with the sweetness of the mango.

How strong is a Mango Margarita?

The strength of a Mango Margarita, like any cocktail, depends on the ratio of alcoholic ingredients to non-alcoholic ones. In this recipe, the alcoholic content is moderate, therefore, it's typically not a very strong cocktail.

Can I make a Mango Margarita without a cocktail shaker?

While a cocktail shaker is certainly ideal, you could use a mason jar with a lid or stir the ingredients together in a jug if you don't have a shaker.

What can I pair Mango Margaritas with?

Mango Margaritas can be paired with spicy appetizers, chips and guacamole, Mexican dishes, or any BBQ and grilled meals.

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