This mango margarita is served on the rocks with a bit of somethin’ else – our secret ingredient. It helps balance the sweet flavors of mango while also adding a beautiful color to this cocktail. This margarita is sweet, refreshing, and so dang good! Make sure to check out the recipe notes for frozen margarita instructions as well as a mocktail variation.
Mango Margarita, plus our magic ingredient
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE mango margaritas…or just mango cocktails in general. But I’ve also had too many mango drinks that were just much too sweet and syrupy.
So for this mango margarita, I decided to add a subtle layer of flavor that goes nearly undetected but works like magic.
And that magic ingredient is……….fresh carrot juice! Yes, we are hiding our vegetables in cocktails like how parents blend vegetables into their toddlers food. But don’t worry, this mango margarita tastes NOTHING like V8.
But in all seriousness, the fresh carrot juice pairs so well with the mango puree. It’s slightly sweet without being too bitter or earthy. It really just grounds that mango flavor while creating a beautiful bright orange color as an added bonus.
Just make sure to use pure carrot juice with no other vegetables blended in. You can also make your own if you have a juicer!
How to make mango puree
The mango portion of this mango margarita recipe consists of mango puree. This can easily be store bought but it’s also incredibly easy to make at home! Here’s what you will need:
- Frozen mango chunks, thawed
Fresh mango can also be used, but frozen mango is much more reliable as far as flavor and sweetness. But if you’re making a mango margarita on the rocks, make sure to use thawed frozen mango. *See recipe notes for a frozen mango margarita option.
Once thawed, all three ingredients are blended in a food processor until smooth. It should be thick but pourable.
When the puree is ready, all of our margarita ingredients are shaken and poured over ice. The thick mango puree and opaque carrot juice create a unique consistency that’s so delicious.
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