Frozen Mango Margarita

by Shawnda on April 30, 2012

in Beverages,Cinco de Mayo,Fruit,Mango,Margaritas,Mexican & TexMex

Frozen Mango Margaritas

Oh, hi! And happy Monday-Before-Cinco-de-Mayo!

You’ve probably been able to infer… but I’m not really much of a frozen margarita girl, I’d much rather have my favorite cocktail poured over ice. But we love trying out new margarita flavors and there are just some fruits that just make a better frozen drink.

Like the Mango Margarita. It’s one of the very few margaritas that make a better frozen drink than an on-the-rocks cocktail.

We went through a stretch of making frozen margaritas late last summer with fruits like watermelon, cantaloupe, and juicy mango. Between the frosty glasses and the beautifully ripe summer fruits, it was exactly what the doctor ordered in the midst of the unrelenting Texas heat.

The thing to remember here: If it can be frozen it, it probably can be blended with ice, tequila, and lime :)

This recipe is pretty widely adaptable – the frozen mango can be swapped for frozen pineapple (if you can take it… I can’t – I’ll explain later this week) and, with a few teaks, frozen cantaloupe.

And because I always get lots of questions on the types of tequila and orange liqueur that we use – you can read more about our homemade margarita mix and our favorite margarita fixins here.

Frozen Mango Margaritas

Frozen mango chunks and homemade margarita mix make a refreshing summer cocktail.


  • For the homemade margarita mix:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (8-12 limes)
  • For the margarita:
  • 3 oz homemade margarita mix
  • 1 rounded cup frozen mango cubes (~1/2 inch)
  • 3 oz tequila
  • 2 oz orange liqueur
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups crushed ice
  • Salt or sugar, for rim (optional)
  • Lime wedges, for serving (optional)


  1. Heat water and sugar in a small sauce pan until completely dissolved and the water is clear. Let cool.
  2. Pour into a pitcher with lime juice. Homemade margarita mix done! It will keep a couple of weeks covered in the fridge and also freezes nicely into ice cube trays.
  3. To make the margarita, add margarita mix, mango cubes, tequila, orange liqueur and 2 cups ice to the blender.
  4. Blend on high, until uniformly slushy.
  5. If the mixture looks too thin, you can blend in the remaining ice.
  6. Run a lime wedge along the outer rim of your glasses and dip into salt or sugar.
  7. Pour the margarita into the glasses and drink immediately.


Yields: 2 drinks

Adapted from The Complete Book of Mixed Drinks via Cook Like a Chamption

Estimated time: 10 minutes


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) April 30, 2012 at 6:32 am

You and I are quite the opposite in that I adore frozen, slushy margaritas! This looks wonderful and refreshing and right up my alley. :)


2 Josie April 30, 2012 at 7:11 am

ha! I am posting these margaritas this week too. I am with you – not typically a frozen drink person, but these are killer.


3 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 30, 2012 at 8:04 am

Oh man, with this Texas heat there are few drinks I love more than a frozen margarita. This looks so frosty and delish, and I love the mango flavor! Perfect for watching the sunset on our back porch. Thanks, Shawnda!


4 Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats April 30, 2012 at 8:37 am

yum yum yum! Mango margaritas were the first kind I ever tried years ago..I still love them! Happily now, I drink all kinds! This sounds so yummy! I cant wait for the next warm day around here to sip on a few of these!


5 Erin April 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

Oh heck yes these are happening. I have a huge bag of frozen mango too.


6 Crystal @ A Lovin' Forkful April 30, 2012 at 9:49 am

This sounds delish! This might have to make an appearance in my house for Cinco De Mayo. Thanks!


7 Audra@The-Baker-Chick April 30, 2012 at 10:10 am

I am a huge fan of mango margaritas! These look amazing. I’m gonna have to whip some up this weekend!


8 Laura @ The Salty Kitchen April 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

Well, hello best-drink-I-could-ask-for! I might have to try it tonight, you know, to make sure I can handle it for the ‘Big Day’. Ahem. These look perfect!


9 Jessica April 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm

This is exactly what I need on a Monday!


10 Katrina April 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Aww, yeah! Yum!


11 amanda @ fake ginger April 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I have this recipe planned for this weekend – glad to hear a great review! Your picture is stunning!


12 Joanne April 30, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I’m not really much of a frozen marg girl myself, but you’re right about mango. It’s totally the exception to my no-frozen-drinks rule. Swooning over this. I’ve been eating a mango a day for the past few weeks for dessert and I really should do something fun with them. Margaritas for dessert!


13 Bree May 1, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I could go for one right now!!


14 LP @dishclips May 4, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Looks like it would be great to serve at a backyard party. Thanks for sharing!


15 Ann P. May 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm

oh my yummmm. i should have made one of these yesterday for Cinco de Mayo! well, better late than never, right?!


16 Aimee {The Girl with the Wooden Spoon} May 12, 2012 at 8:08 am

I want this. I want this right now, even though it is 10 am. I cannot wait to try this! Thanks for anotehr amazing recipe.


17 Andy June 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Try converting mangos, raspberries and blackberries to simple syrups and freeze it. That way you can use them anytime in either the regular or frozen margaritas. Strawberry/Mango is great!


18 Brenda August 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Actually, I prefer mango margaritas on the rocks. One suggestion……..rather than rimming the glass with salt or sugar, try chili. One of my favorite places in Cozumel serves them this way. The sweetness of the mango with the spiciness of the chili balance each other very nicely.


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