A Mango Margarita is a creamy, sweet, and slightly tangy drink sure to please the whole crowd this summer! It’s so quick and easy to blend up frozen mango with your favorite tequila and triple sec, then throw in some lime juice and agave. This real fruit cocktail recipe will be your new go-to drink when the weather gets hot.

A frozen mango margarita is topped with a lime wedge.

Best Frozen Mango Margarita

Imagine taking the best frozen fruit smoothie and combining it with your favorite classic margarita.

That’s exactly what this Frozen Mango Margarita is: a match made in heaven!

Frozen mango chunks transform into a thick and creamy, slushy-like consistency with hints of acidity from lime juice and sweetness from agave nectar.

You can either choose to buy fresh and cut a mango yourself, or skip a step and buy the frozen bags to have this scrumptious summer cocktail ready to sip on in less than 5 minutes!

Yes, it really is THAT easy to make!

If you’re planning a Cinco de Mayo celebration, or cooking your favorite Mexican dishes at home (like these fish tacos) and want the PERFECT drink, you have to make this cocktail.

Tequila, triple sec, mango, lime juice, and agave are the ingredients for this drink.

Ingredients

The fresh ingredients you need to make this mango margarita recipe include:

  • Tequila. The best tequila for margaritas is reposado. It is sweeter than tequila blanco (or silver tequila) and has been aged longer. It’s also more affordable than añejo, which is an aged tequila, and has a better flavor. Choose a tequila you enjoy, since the taste will come through in the drink. Some of my favorites include Lunazul, Espolón, and Cazadores. These brands are all great options and roughly $20 for 750ml – delivering tons of flavor without a hefty price tag.
  • Mango. You can either buy fresh mangoes and learn to cut a mango yourself and then freeze it, or buy a bag of frozen mango at your local grocery store. Both options work great!
  • Lime juice. For the most authentic flavor, grab some whole limes and squeeze them yourself. Fresh lime juice helps balance the sweetness of the mango, as well. A good ratio is 1 lime for 1 margarita. A citrus juicer or lemon squeezer makes this step easy.
  • Grand Marnier. You need an orange liqueur, so opt for Grand Marnier or a more affordable triple sec.
  • Agave nectar. You only need a couple of teaspoons. If you don’t have any, it’s easy to sub in honey or regular sugar, but these don’t mix in as well. Plus, agave gives margaritas the most traditional flavor. It might be called agave syrup, alternatively.

How to Make a Mango Margarita?

Below, you’ll find the basic steps for making this mango margarita at home:

Prep the Mango

If you bought a bag of frozen mango chunks, you can skip this part!

However, if you have a whole mango, here are the simple steps to cut a mango. You want chunks, not slices.

After it’s cut, spread out the pieces on a baking sheet and flash freeze them. This way, they won’t stick to each other. If you throw everything into a bag, you’ll end up with a big ball of frozen mango.

Blend Until Smooth

For a smooth and creamy margarita, you need a high-speed blender. A food processor will work, but it will most likely be a bit chunkier.

Add the frozen pieces of mango along with the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice to the pitcher of the blender. Process everything for 2 to 3 minutes. The longer it goes, the smoother the drink will be.

Then, add the agave nectar in small doses to reach your desired sweetness. Remember- you can always put more in, but you can’t take any out.

Dip the rim of your glass in margarita, lime juice, or water, then set it in a shallow dish or plate filled with margarita salt. If you don’t have any, kosher salt or another coarse salt will work. (You can also learn more about how to salt a rim!)

Meal Prep and Storage

  • How to prep ahead of time: Squeeze a whole lime up to 1 to 2 days before. The mango can be cut and frozen several weeks in advance.
  • How to store: Frozen margarita won’t last in the fridge, so enjoy it right away!
  • How to freeze: Place leftover mango margaritas in an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 to 3 months. You can also use a freezer bag if needed. When you’re ready to serve previously frozen margarita, be sure to give it 30 minutes or so at room temperature to thaw.

What is a mango margarita made of?

A mango margarita is a refreshing blend of frozen mango, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and agave nectar. Feel free to choose your favorite tequila and triple sec, or even upgrade to Grand Marnier. Mango margaritas make the most delicious summer cocktails.

How much alcohol is in a mango margarita?

Most margaritas have 3 ounces of tequila along with 2 ounces of triple sec in a single serving. You can increase or decrease these amounts based on personal preference when making this classic cocktail.

How unhealthy is a margarita?

Margaritas are not necessarily considered unhealthy when enjoyed in moderation. Just like any alcoholic drink, pay attention to how much you’re consuming. However, when you make the most delicious fruity margarita (like this one!), you can feel good about enjoying a couple.

A frozen margarita contains tequila and triple sec with mango.

What is the 3-2-1 rule for margaritas?

The 3-2-1 rule for margaritas refers to the drink’s proportions: 3 parts tequila, 2 parts triple sec, and 1 part lime juice. This ratio ensures an authentic flavor and the perfect balance.

For one drink, the ratio translates to 3 ounces of tequila, 2 ounces of triple sec, and 1 ounce of lime juice. Multiply this by the number of drinks to get the right amount of each ingredient.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  • Be picky. Choose a good tequila, especially one that you really enjoy the flavor of.
  • Save time. It’s so simple to buy a bag of frozen mango at the store! If you buy one whole, be sure it’s ripe.
  • Fresh is best. Hand-squeezed lime juice will only enhance the quality of the margarita.
  • Wait till after. Add the agave nectar after you blend it so you don’t make it too sweet.
  • Garnish the top. A lime wedge, orange slice, or a toothpick with fresh mango makes the drink feel super fancy.
Two glasses of mango margarita are ready to drink.

Other Cocktail Recipes

Whether you’re hosting a party or just having a relaxing evening at home, a cocktail immediately makes it more fun. Try one of these recipes next.

For classic crowdpleasers, try a Frozen Mojito or a Piña Colada.

Adding a “little something extra” to Frozen Lemonade is an easy and refreshing treat.

More Margarita Recipes

There is no wrong way to make a margarita. Put all of these recipes on your summer drink menu.

A top-shelf Cadillac Margarita made with your trusty cocktail shaker is a surefire win. This Watermelon Margarita is another refreshing option.

Though Skinny Blood Orange Margarita is perfect if you’re watching your calories.

Try a Mexican 75 for a bubbly version of a margarita.

Tap stars to rate!

5 from 1 vote

Mango Margarita Recipe

A Mango Margarita is a creamy, sweet, and slightly tangy drink sure to please the whole crowd. It's so quick and easy to blend up frozen mango with your favorite tequila and triple sec, then throw in some lime juice and agave.
A frozen mango margarita is topped with a lime wedge.
Yield 2 servings
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 16 oz. mango chunks frozen, about 2 ½ cups
  • 3 oz. tequila silver or reposado
  • 2 oz. Cointreau Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
  • 1.5 oz. lime juice freshly squeezed, or 3 tablespoons
  • 1 Tbsp. agave nectar optional

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients, except the agave nectar, to a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend for 2-3 minutes, or until completely smooth and no chunks remain.
  • Blend in the agave nectar until your desired sweetness is reached. Serve the mango margarita in a salted rim with a wedge of lime and enjoy!

Tap stars to rate!

5 from 1 vote

Video

Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • How to prep ahead of time: Squeeze a whole lime up to 1 to 2 days before. The mango can be cut and frozen several weeks in advance.
  • How to store: Frozen margarita won’t last in the fridge, so enjoy it right away!
  • How to freeze: Place leftover mango margaritas in an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 to 3 months. You can also use a freezer bag if needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 416mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 46g, Vitamin A: 2465IU, Vitamin C: 90mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Made this recipe?Leave a comment below!
5 Secrets to Healthier Family Dinners
Tips & recipes for getting yummy — and healthy — meals on the table.

You May Also Like

Thanks for
Stopping By!

I’m London! Join me as we cook up nourishing meals for you and your loved ones and learn a few healthy cooking tips and tricks!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Comments

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Maria! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!