When temperatures rise, cool off with a Frozen Mango Margarita. These homemade Mangoritas are are fresh, sweet, tangy, and downright irresistible. Made completely in the blender, this summer cocktail takes only 5 minutes to make.
These blended margaritas use just 5 ingredients. Orange juice replaces the need for an orange-flavored liqueur, like Triple Sec or Cointreau. And, while lime juice key to a great margarita—we don't recommend using it as the only liquid for a frozen margarita, because it makes your drink too sour! So, this is our favorite combo: mostly orange juice, with a bit of lime. The combination is perfect. Serve at your next summer gathering and wait for the compliments to roll in!
Why you'll love this recipe
- Refreshing: This mango-studded frozen margarita is a delicious way to cool down in the summer.
- No Triple Sec, Cointreau, or Simple Syrup: This streamlined recipe only has 5 ingredients. So, if you don't have Triple Sec (Cointreau) or Simple Syrup at home, this recipe is perfect for you!
- Easy recipe: This drink takes less than 5 minutes to make. Toss everything in the blender and just like that—cocktails are ready!
- Perfect for entertaining: Mangoritas are a go-to drink for summer parties, barbecues, or anything in between. Simply scale up the recipe and blend in one go!
To make a refreshing Frozen Mango Margarita, you'll only need 5 ingredients, plus ice.
- Mango: We recommend using the ripest fresh mango you can find—but in a pinch, you can substitute frozen mango chunks if needed. (See recipe card for full details).
- Orange Juice: Instead of using orange-flavored liquor, like Triple Sec or Cointreau, this recipe uses fresh orange juice instead. It adds a bright and refreshing flavor, while also creating the perfect texture for a frozen blended margarita.
- Tequila: A Blanco (or Silver) tequila is great in this recipe because it has a clean, bright flavor that compliments the mango.
- Agave: A drizzle of agave helps balance all the flavors. If you don't have agave, you could substitute honey or simple syrup (try Jalapeno Simple Syrup for a bit of heat).
Find the recipe card below for the complete recipe, including all ingredients and instructions.
How to make
These Frozen Mango Margaritas couldn't be easier to make. Here's how:
Frequently asked questions
Selecting a ripe mango is similar to selecting a ripe avocado (source). The main indicator is touch. Give the mango a gentle squeeze—a ripe mango will have a bit of give! On the other hand, an unripe mango will be firm.
Other tips for a finding a ripe mango: see if it smells fragrant and if it's bright yellow in color.
Yes, you can swap frozen mango instead. Your drink will be slightly less creamy and more frosty if you use frozen mango (instead of fresh). If the mixture is too thick, simply let the mixture sit in the blender container on the counter for a few minutes to soften—then re-blend.
Frozen blended drinks are best made fresh. But, if you (surprisingly) have leftover Mangorita, cover and store in the fridge for up to 1 day. It'll still taste good, but the mixture will be looser at this point. To re-thicken, blend with more frozen mango (or ice) before serving.
Mango Frozen Margarita (Margarita)
- ½ cup fresh mango, chopped (or frozen, see note 1)
- ½ cup orange juice
- 3 tablespoons tequila (1.5 fl oz, see note 2)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1 fl oz)
- 1 tablespoon agave (0.5 fl oz, or adjust to taste, see note 3)
- 1 cup ice
- Lime slices (for garnish, optional)
- Kosher salt (for rim, optional)
- Blend: Add fresh mango, orange juice, tequila, lime juice, agave, and ice to a blender (see note 1). Blend until smooth.
- Serve: If rimming the glasses, run a lime wedge around the rim and dip the glasses in salt. Pour the blended drink into glasses and serve (see note 4).
- Frozen mango substitute: You can substitute frozen mango, instead of fresh. If using frozen mango, your drink will be slightly less creamy and slightly more frosty. If the mixture is too thick, simply let it sit in the blender container on the counter for a few minutes to soften—then re-blend.
- Tequila: Use Blanco tequila if you can. It's not aged, so it has a lighter flavor that works well in mixed cocktails.
- Variation: Swap the agave for Jalapeno Simple Syrup for a mild heat.
- Garnish ideas: Garnishes aren't required, but if you want to jazz up the presentation, here are some garnish ideas: edible flowers, lime wedge or wheel, fresh mango or other fresh fruit (e.g. raspberries, strawberries, blueberries).