It may still be technically summer but my mind has started to turn to the fall.  I’m dreaming of jeans and sweatshirts, football and Halloween.  (I’ve definitely already picked out the kids’ costumes.)  This is at least in part due to the unbearable heat we’ve been experiencing.  Let’s just say, I’m over it.  However, we’ve still got at least a month until the unofficial end of summer and even longer according to the calendar.  So in the spirit of embracing the present and continuing with my summer goal of trying a wide variety of flavored margaritas, I give you these frozen mango margaritas.  My love of Mexican food knows no season, and neither does my urge to pair it with a festive beverage.  The texture of these margaritas is smooth and almost creamy thanks to the mango.  Even though I often find mango to be a fairly subtle flavor, it is well balanced here and not overpowered by the tequila.  A few more of these can help carry me through to fall.


  • 3 oz. tequila
  • 1½ oz. triple sec (or orange liqueur)
  • 2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 2 to 2½ cups crushed ice
  • 4 oz. fresh or frozen chopped mango
  • Lime juice and salt or sugar, for rimming (optional)


  • 01

    Combine the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and simple syrup in a blender or food processor.  Add in 2 cups of ice and the mango pieces.  Blend until smooth.  If desired, add additional ice to achieve a thicker consistency.  Serve in chilled margarita glasses rimmed with lime juice and salt or sugar (optional).

  • What a pretty drink! This would be perfect for ladies night.

  • This would be perfect for ladies night! Yum!

  • Love frozen margaritas! When I was in Venezuela they had these delicious frozen ice drinks, and my favorite was mango, so I can only imagine how delicious that would be in margarita form!

  • Between you and Shawnda, I’m dying here with all the yummy margarita variations. Definitely filing this one away for a post-baby celebration.

  • Sarah

    I’m hoping it’s still hot out after my due date in one month because THIS is exactly what I want. It would satisfy my fruit craving, my cold drink craving, and of course my alcohol craving!

  • I’m with you on being ready for Fall. These margs could definitely help soften the oppressively hot blow summer brings!

  • I know its hot, but drinks like this make me want summer to last forever. For-ev-er.

  • Alice

    One my favorite Mexican restaurants in Dallas makes killer mango margaritas. They’re the perfect pick-me-up! I’ll have to try your recipe and see if I can recreate the magic at home.

  • SO over the hot weather too – but just picked up some mangos so this sounds fantastic!

  • my love for mango knows no season and these margaritas sound great!

  • I love love love mango! My absolute favorite fruit. I’m not a huge fan of tequila, but I think this would also make a great daiquiri with rum!

  • Aprille

    Annie! First I must say I absolutely love your website, I’ve usedso many of your recipes that I started to feel bad for not commenting. So I’d like to say thanks, and then ask how many Mangos is 4 oz.? Do you have a rough equivilant, or do you just go for taste?

  • Annie

    Hi Aprille,
    I’m not sure, I used a kitchen scale to weigh out 4 oz. If you use a bag of frozen mango, you could estimate based on the size/weight included in the bag. If you use fresh, I would just weigh the mango at the store in a produce scale and get an idea for how much of it to use. Good luck and enjoy!

  • Thank you so much for this recipe!This is one of my favorite drinks and I enjoy ordering this when we go out, so I look forward to making it at home :)