I've been a little obsessed with experimenting with the recipe for this Mango Chile Margarita after visiting a local Mexican restaurant. The cocktail was so good, I had to try to duplicate it.
After experimenting for a few days (I sacrifice for you!), I think I nailed this margarita! The secret ingredients? Frozen limeade concentrate and Tajin Clasico Fruit and Snack Seasoning. I also mixed some of this amazing fleur de sel with the Tajin Clasico to rim the glass.
This cocktail is slightly "smoothie-like" and thick with the fresh mango. It's spicy, but not overly so. Plus, there's enough mango in this cocktail that you could pretty much convince yourself that it helps you meet your five daily servings of fruits and vegetables requirement. Plus, mangos are very high in vitamins A and C.
So there you go! Cocktail, justified!
Mango Chile Margarita
About one fourth of a ripe mango, peeled and chopped
2 ounces of blanco tequila
3/4 ounces Grand Marnier
3/4 ounces of fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons frozen limeade concentrate
Generous pinch of Tajin Clasico fruit and snack seasoning plus more to rim the glass
1 to 2 thin jalapeno slices, plus more for garnish
1 to 2 thin lime slices
- Place the mango, tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, and limeade concentrate into a blender, food processor, or tall glass (wide enough to accommodate an immersion blender), and blend until the mango is pureed.
- Pour the ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker and add the jalapeno slice.
- Shake the ingredients until fully chilled.
- Rub the rim of an old fashioned sized glass with a lime and coat with a mixture of Tajin and sea salt. Fill the glass with ice.
- Strain the cocktail mixture into the glass and garnish with jalapeno and lime slices.