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!
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!
1. If you like your margarita on the sweeter side, add an ounce or two of agave, or honey, to the blender with the mango. Just make sure you taste the mango-pineapple mixture FIRST, and then add the agave if desired. Depending on the ripeness of your mango, the mixture may be sweet enough without the addition.2. If a super spicy margarita is desired, use all four slices of jalapeno. For a milder margarita, use one slice.