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 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
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.
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.
In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, mango puree, lime juice, triple sec and cilantro. Shake until combined and cold.
Pour into the prepared glass and top with seltzer water. Garnish with a lime slice if desired.