This Spicy Mango Margarita is a fruity, fiery twist on the classic Mexican cocktail. Flavored with mango, pineapple, jalapeno and grenadine, this tropical tequila cocktail is sure to get the party started!
This post was originally published in May 2017. I’ve updated the post below to include more information about this spicy margarita. Plus, I added a recipe video to show you how easy this mango cocktail is to make!
Today we are margarita-ing!!! Because that should most definitely be a verb.
So, go grab your sombreros, maracas and tiny cocktail umbrellas, because it’s fiesta time!
Not only is today #ThirstyThursday, but it also happens to be #MargaritaWeek!!
And, tomorrow just so happens to be Cinco de Mayo!!! I mean, have the stars aligned to create some awesome sauce or what!?
In case you are over there thinking, ‘what the heck is margarita week?’, let me drop some knowledge on you.
In celebration of ALL things margarita, a bunch of fabulous food bloggers (*ahem* and myself) have gotten together to bring you an entire slew of margarita recipes this week. Think, taste the rainbow in margarita form.
So, make sure you check out the evil genius behind the festivities, Kate from ¡Hola! Jalapeño’s page, for a list of all the margarita recipes. Or, you can search the hashtag #margaritaweek on social media to check out all the margarita madness!
Spicy Mango Margarita
AKA tropical boozy deliciousness!
This luscious libation is sweet, spicy and tart with distinguished notes of pineapple, mango, lime and boozy tequila.
Paired with a piquant, salty, sugary rim this margarita is magically delicious.
A word to the wise, this boozy babe is radically refreshing and dangerously smooth. Like, you could easily suck down three (or five) of these Spicy Margaritas and be terrifically tipsy before you know it. So make sure you hide the car keys.
However, running through the streets belting love tunes to your neighbors is highly encouraged. 🎤
Just make sure you don’t live on my street first. 😉
What is a spicy margarita?
A spicy margarita the same thing as a traditional margarita, just with a spicy kick! A spicy margarita is made with the same classic ingredients, such as tequila, triple sec and lime juice, however muddled jalapeño is added for a spicy edge!
How to make spicy margarita salt?
Spicy salt is the perfect way to rim the glass of a fiery margarita! To make spicy margarita salt, mix 3/4 teaspoon of chili powder with 1 1/2 teaspoons of coarse salt. For a well balanced salt, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of granulated sugar to the mix to offset the spice!
How to make a Spicy Mango Margarita:
- If you like your margarita on the sweeter side, add an ounce or two of agave or honey to the blender with the chunks of fresh mango. Just make sure you taste the mango-pineapple mixture for sweetness first, and then add the agave if desired. Depending on the ripeness of your mango, the mixture may be sweet enough without the addition of a sweetener.
- If a super spicy sunset margarita is desired, use all four slices of jalapeno. For a milder margarita, use one slice.
You just CAN’T have a Cinco de Mayo celebration without a few margaritas! Make this tropical Spicy Mango Margarita a part of your festivities!!
Until next week friends, cheers- to tasting the tropics, from the comfort of your own home.
The best Spicy Mango Margarita recipe plus step-by-step video 👇
Spicy Mango Margarita
- ½ Ripe Mango – skin & pit removed, and cubed
- 3 ounces Pineapple Juice
- 1 ounce Lime Juice
- ½ Jalapeno - sliced
- 3 ounces Triple Sec
- 3 ounces Silver Tequila
- 1 TBS Grenadine
- Agave - to taste (optional)*
- Lime – sliced, for garnish
- Lime Wedge for wetting the rim
- ¾ tsp Chili Powder
- 1 ½ tsp Coarse Salt
- 1 ½ tsp Granulated Sugar
- For the rim: spread the chili powder, salt and sugar on a small plate. Moisten the rim of 2 glasses with the lime wedge. Dip the edge of the rim into the mixture and gently shake off any excess. Fill the glasses with ice and set aside.
- For the mango-pineapple mixture (yield about 1 cup): Add the mango, pineapple juice and lime juice to a blender*. Blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
- For the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1-4 slices of jalapeno*. Fill the shaker with ice and add the mango mixture, triple sec and tequila. Shake vigorously until the shaker is cold to touch. Strain the margarita into the prepared glasses.
- Slowly pour the grenadine into the margarita. Garnish with the slices of lime and remaining slices of jalapeno. Enjoy!
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