Jun 9, 2016

Mango Chile Margarita

Mango Chile Margarita

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

Ingredients

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
Sea salt
1 to 2 thin jalapeno slices, plus more for garnish
1 to 2 thin lime slices

Instructions

  1. 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. 
  2. Pour the ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker and add the jalapeno slice.
  3. Shake the ingredients until fully chilled. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Strain the cocktail mixture into the glass and garnish with jalapeno and lime slices. 
Mango Chile Margarita



8 comments:

  1. I LOVE mangoes! I will look for your secret ingredient, I hope we have it in this part of the globe. This is definitely a welcome addition to my mango eating and drinking pleasure! Thanks Karen! :)

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    1. If you can't find the Tajin (it's made in Mexico) just find some mild chile powder and use it sparingly. Even a dash of some sweet/hot sauce would work!

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  2. Obviously you are sacrificing yourself with me in mind, because this drink SCREAMS HAWAII!

    one of my stepdaughters in law LOVES spicy drinks. Now, I cannot promise we will make it during this trip because you would not believe the prices of stuff here and we decided to stick with one type of alcohol - rum. I almost passed out when I saw the prices for tequila here...

    such is life. We dance to the music... ;-)

    ALOHA!

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    1. Totally. Your vacation satisfaction has been on my mind ever since you landed! I bet rum would work nicely with this cocktail.... just saying...

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  3. Hi Karen,
    Thanks very much your dedication�� I can't wait to make this. I had a similar drink at Nuestra Cochina in Portland, OR, a couple of months ago when on a vacation there and have been craving it again when Fridays roll along.

    Amazing bread AND cocktails??! Oh my, are we ever lucky you blog for us!!!
    Cheers,
    Anne

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    1. Bread and cocktails go together, right? =)

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  4. Those question marks in my previous reply was a happy cat emoticon! Did not then show up right when posted. I certainly never question your dedication. It is so plain to see in each and every post of your's! Again, big, big, thanks to you.
    Your always fan,
    Anne

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    1. Anne, your comments totally made my day and put a big smile on my face. Big big thanks to YOU!

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