Mango Margarita in a glass with sugared chili rim and fresh lime slice

When we moved into our home almost two summers ago, we knew we had inherited a mango tree. Last year, I got one mango from it. This year? About a million. Literally drowning in mangoes over here. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good ripe mango, but holy, there are so many and we cannot even reach half of them the tree is so large.

Our neighborhood is also inhabited by a whole zoo of animals including bears, deer, raccoons, you name it who have also discovered the mangoes. We finally had to harvest as many as we could last week and now I am left with an endless of supply of mangoes waiting to ripen so I can dice them up and freeze.

Mango margaritas and mango salsa were obviously the first on my list. These are super simple to blend up and taste so fresh and fruity from the ripe mango. You only need a small handful of ingredients including tequila, Cointreau, simple syrup, and lime juice.

Angled photo of a mango margarita in a class with sliced lime wedges and brightly colored cloth napkin in the background

Recipe Tips and Suggestions:

  • Definitely use frozen mango chunks for this recipe. Alternatively, you’d have to use ice with fresh unthawed mango. I obviously froze my own mangoes from our tree, but store bought works just fine.
  • A good blender will serve you well for these, but it is not required.
  • These are on a thicker side as there isn’t a ton of liquid in these. I also use Cointreau to add some nice orange flavor, but if you don’t want to add that too, you can swap it for orange juice and could add more if needed to thin to your desired consistency.
  • The recipe below makes enough for about 3 margaritas or 2 pretty big ones. They are a bit boozy so you can lessen the booze if you are making these for two servings.
  • I  made my own simple syrup, but you can also it buy it from the store. I prefer simple syrup over just adding sugar directly as its not dissolved and makes the drink more grainy.
  • I did a sugared rim with a pinch of chili powder, but you could also use salt and/or chili powder if you prefer saltiness over sweet.

Close up photo of a frozen mango margarita in a glass with a sugar and chili rim

Mango Margarita in a glass with sugared chili rim and fresh lime slice
Yield: 2 margaritas

Mango Margaritas

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Mango Margaritas - The best summer margarita! Frozen blended mangoes with Cointreau, simple syrup, and lime juice!


For the simple syrup:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

For the margaritas:

  • 2 cups frozen diced mangoes
  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces Cointreau (or orange juice)
  • 4 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1/2 lime juiced

For garnish:

  • salt, sugar, chili powder, lime wedges/slices


  1. For the simple syrup, add the sugar and water to a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and let boil lightly for about 2-3 minutes. Stir and remove from heat. Store syrup in a closed container in the fridge.
  2. Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth. Add addtional simple syrup and/or lime juice to taste.
  3. To garnish, stir together either sugar or salt (with a touch of chili powder if desired). Rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and then dip into the salt or sugar mixture. Pour mixture into each glass. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 222mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 34gProtein: 1g

Mango Margaritas