Fresh Mango and Cilantro Margarita: Bright and Boozy

Brandy O'Neill | Nutmeg Nanny

This Mango Margarita is a blast of summer flavor - fresh sweet mangoes, flavorful cilantro and just a splash (or two!) of tequila. You are going to love this cocktail!

Mango Margarita Photo

Summertime is the perfect time to sit by the pool and sip the day away. This simple margarita is made from fresh ingredients and only the best tequila.

I took ripe mangoes and pureed them until smooth. It’s a sweet puree that is also delicious when mixed with seltzer water. A perfect option for the under-21 crowd that wants to join in the fun. 

Don’t fear the cilantro in this recipe. While it might seem odd to add an herb to a margarita it totally rounds out the flavor.

This drink is fruity, herbaceous and perfect for sipping the summer away! 

For another under-21 option, make sure you check out Liz's Mango Smoothie Recipe too.

    1 Servings


  • 1 whole mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon super fine sugar, optional
  • kosher salt, for the rim of the glass
  • ice cubes
  • 3 ounces tequila, of good quality
  • 1/2 medium lime, juiced
  • 3 ounces triple sec
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 ounce sparkling seltzer water


  1. In a high-speed blender or food processor add mango, orange juice, lime juice and optional sugar. Blend until smooth. If you are not using right away, store it in the refrigerator.
  2. Using a margarita or short cocktail glass, wet the rim (you can use water or lime juice) of the glass and dip into kosher salt.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, mango puree, lime juice, triple sec and cilantro. Shake until combined and cold.
  4. Pour into the prepared glass and top with seltzer water. Garnish with a lime slice if desired.


Rate This Recipe!

Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (3 Votes)
Tags: , , , , ,
Like Us On Facebook

About Brandy

Brandy loves all things culinary, as documented on Nutmeg Nanny. But we're especially excited for her boozy cocktails and kid-friendly mocktails as our Cocktails and Mocktails Fanatic.

Around the Web

    More From Food Fanatic


    Pineapple Mango Slush to Beat the Heat

    A Pineapple Mango Slush that you need to enjoy today. This summery drink will make you feel like you're on vacation without ever leaving your back deck. Don't forget the paper umbrella!

    Tequila Sunrise Ice Pops to End All Ice Pops

    Tequila Sunrise Ice Pops are the perfect boozy summer treat. Enjoy the taste and beauty of a classic Tequila Sunrise cocktail in the form of an icy cold popsicle; a cocktail on a stick!

    Moscow Mule Cocktail: Ginger Madness!

    The Moscow Mule cocktail is full of spicy ginger and bright lime. Perfectly refreshing for summer!

    Easy Mango Salsa: Sweet, Spicy Perfection

    Easy mango salsa that you'll want to dollop on everything from tacos to a bagel with cream cheese. It's sweet and spicy perfection.


    I really love the idea of adding cilantro to drinks - thanks!


    That is one gorgeous margarita. Oh, how I have plans for this the minute the baby arrives.