Nothing beats a cold, creamy frozen cocktail on a hot day. Frozen mango margaritas are refreshing and perfectly festive for celebrating the weekend or just Taco Tuesday.
Frozen margaritas are so easy to make, especially if you have frozen fruit on hand! I love using frozen fruit instead of blending fresh fruit and ice. The ice can thin out the flavor of your drink, but using frozen fruit will give you a perfect frozen texture without the added water. That means your cocktail is super flavorful!
Frozen cocktails are some of the easiest to turn into mocktails too. I drank so many of these mango mocktails the summer I was pregnant with my daughter. This recipe makes a smooth and creamy mango mock-rita. Just swap water for the tequila and fresh orange juice for the triple sec.
What You Need
- Silver tequila
- Triple sec
- Fresh lime juice
- Simple syrup
- Frozen, chopped mango
- Salt or sugar for the rim
How to Make Your Cocktail
Salt or sugar the rim of your glass by running a piece of lime around the top of your glass and then dipping the glass into a shallow dish of sugar or salt.
For the photos on this post, I made lime salt by zesting 1 lime into a small plate of coarse salt. (Regular table salt or sugar would work here too!) Mix it up with a fork before you use it.
Place the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, simple syrup, and mango in a blender and puree until smooth.
If you don’t have a high-speed blender, make sure you put all of the liquid into the blender first, then add the frozen mango. This will help your blender create a smoother drink.
Pour into your prepared glass and enjoy!
Make it a Frozen Mango Mocktail
Making a batch of alcohol-free mango margaritas is super simple! Just replace the triple sec with orange juice and the tequila with water. They’ll look exactly the same as their boozy counterparts and taste amazing.
Tips and FAQs on Frozen Mango Margaritas
Any traditional blender will work for this. There’s no need to have a high speed blender to make these cocktails.
Silver tequila goes in this drink. Skip the gold tequilas. Your favorite silver (clear) tequila will work great. I love Jose Cuervo tequila in my margaritas.
Add a little water to the blender, 1 oz at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
Yes! If the only mango on hand is fresh, just add 4-5 ice cubes to your blender along with the other ingredients. Note that your drink will thin out as the ice melts in your glass.
If your frozen mango margarita is too thin for your liking, put it in the freezer for 15 minutes. Or you can add ice cubes to the blender - 2-3 at a time - until the desired consistency is reached. Note that your drink will thin out as the ice melts in your glass.
You can use any orange liqueur - like Contreu or Grand Marnier - in place of the triple sec. If you’re looking to get rid of the orange liqueur completely, just substitute the triple sec for fresh orange juice. This is a great way to make this a skinny margarita and cut some calories.
Yes! Make a frozen strawberry margarita or frozen peach margarita by swapping out the frozen fruit. You may need to increase the simple syrup, depending on the tartness of your fruit, so taste and adjust as needed.
Happy Hour Snack Pairing
Enjoy your frozen mango margaritas with some fresh chips and salsa.