When it comes to refreshing drinks, few cocktails can beat a margarita. The combination of tart lime juice, sweet orange liqueur, and crisp tequila is a classic. But have you ever tried a frozen mango margarita? If you haven’t, you are in for a treat! This tropical twist is sure to be your new summer favorite!

A glass of frozen mango margarita on a light blue background, garnished with lime and mint.

My usual go-to party drink is a spicy grapefruit margarita, but this mango version has quickly climbed to the top of the list. One sip, and you’ll understand why it’s so popular!

Made with just 5 simple ingredients and ready in under 10 minutes, this mango margarita is icy, sweet, and refreshing.

Pair it with classic Mexican dishes, like fish tacos drizzled with avocado saucesalsa and chips, or a flavorful Mexican street corn salad.

Why I love frozen mango margaritas

  • Quick and easy: Whip up a batch of these tropical margaritas in no time with just a handful of ingredients and a blender.
  • Endless variations: Swap the mango for other fruits, adjust the sweetness, or add a spicy kick to create your perfect summer drink.
  • Big or small batch: This recipe makes 2 servings, but you can easily quadruple the recipe for a crowd or halve it for a single-serve margarita.
  • Perfect for any occasion: Enjoy this frosty margarita anytime – Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesdays, summer barbecues, or pool parties!

Ingredients & substitutions

Here’s a breakdown of the key ingredients and some substitution options for this recipe:

  • Mangoes: Frozen mango chunks create the slushy texture we love in a frozen margarita! If you don’t have them, cube fresh mangoes and freeze them beforehand.
  • Tequila: Blanco tequila (also known as silver or white) has a smooth taste that complements the other flavors without overpowering the drink.
  • Orange Liqueur: Triple Sec, Cointreau, or Grand Marnier add a delightful orange touch. Fresh orange juice works too, for a less boozy option.
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice: Don’t use bottled lime juice; it just won’t taste the same!
  • Agave syrup adds sweetness, but honey, maple syrup, or simple syrup work well too.
  • Spicy rim (optional): For a kick, rim your glasses with chili powder and sea salt (or coarse sugar!). Adjust the spice level to your preference, or skip it for a non-spicy version.

See the recipe card below for a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions.

How to make a frozen mango margarita

  1. Prepare the glasses: Rub a lime wedge around the rim of your glasses and dip them in a mixture of chili powder and sea salt.
  2. Blend: Combine frozen mango chunks, lime juice, tequila, triple sec, and agave syrup in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and slushy.
  3. Taste and adjust: Taste your margarita and adjust the sweetness or strength as desired.
  4. Serve and enjoy: Pour the margarita into the prepared glasses, and garnish with lime wedges and fresh mint sprigs. Serve immediately.

Recipe variations

  • Use different fruits: Swap the mango for other frozen fruits like peaches, melons, watermelon, pineapple, and strawberries for endless flavor combinations.
  • Mocktail: Replace the tequila with mango nectar or mango juice and the triple sec with orange juice.
  • Spicy margarita: Infuse your tequila with jalapeño slices or add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Skinny margarita: Use fresh orange juice and a small amount of agave nectar instead of triple sec.
  • On the rocks: Would you prefer a non-frozen version? Use mango juice instead of frozen mango chunks, shake with the other ingredients, and serve over ice.
  • Taste & adjust: This is your drink, customize it! Add more agave, squeeze in extra lime juice, and increase or decrease the alcohol based on how strong you like your cocktails.

Make ahead instructions

You can make frozen margaritas ahead of time and store them in the freezer for stress-free party prep. Simply pour the blended mixture into a freezer-safe container and stir it occasionally (every hour or so).

The texture won’t be exactly like freshly blended, but it’ll still taste amazing! Just stir it well before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

What glasses should I serve margaritas in?

Traditional margarita glasses are wide-rimmed and stemmed. However, if you don’t have them, margaritas can be served in cocktail, old-fashioned, or highball glasses.

Is triple sec necessary for margaritas?

Triple sec adds sweetness and balances the tartness of lime juice, but you can omit it or substitute fresh orange juice or a different orange-flavored liqueur.


Can I make a frozen margarita without a blender? 

Unfortunately, a blender is needed to achieve the signature slushy texture. For a non-frozen version, make a traditional margarita “on the rocks” by shaking all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker or mason jar and serving over ice.

A glass of frozen mango margarita garnished with lime and mint.

Have you tried this delightful frozen mango margarita recipe yet? We’d love to hear your feedback, creative variations, or any questions you have in the comments below!

How To Make It: Frozen Mango Margarita

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Get ready to add a new favorite to your cocktail repertoire with this delicious frozen mango margarita recipe!
Blend frozen mango chunks, lime juice, tequila, triple sec, and a bit of agave syrup for a perfectly balanced tropical flavor.

Ingredients

For the mango margarita:

  • 2 cups (280 g) mango chunks frozen
  • 3 oz. (90 ml) tequila
  • 1 oz. (30 ml) triple sec
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave syrup or to taste

For the chili-salt rim:

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Garnish (optional):

  • fresh mint
  • lime wedges

Instructions

Rim the glasses

  • Mix the chili powder and salt on a small plate.
    Rub a lime wedge around the edge of your glasses, then dip the rim in the chili powder/salt mixture and twist to coat.

Prepare the mango margarita mixture

  • Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
    Taste and, if desired, add a little more tequila or agave syrup.

Serve

  • Pour the frozen mango margarita into the prepared glasses, and garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of fresh mint.
    Serve immediately, or transfer it to a container and store it in the freezer until needed.

Notes

  • Use Blanco tequila for the best results.
  • My favorite triple sec is Cointreau. Grand Marnier is a good substitute.
  • You can replace agave syrup with honey or simple syrup.
  • For a crowd, you can easily double or triple the recipe to make a pitcher. Simply click on the number of servings in the recipe card and slide the toggle that appears to the number of servings you want to make. The ingredient amounts will change accordingly.
  • To make a non-alcoholic version, swap the tequila for mango nectar and the triple sec for orange juice.
  • For a skinny margarita, replace the triple sec with fresh orange juice and a small amount of agave nectar.
  • Use mango juice instead of frozen for a margarita on the rocks.
  • Make ahead by storing the margarita mixture in an airtight container in the freezer and stirring it occasionally.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 margarita, Calories: 249 kcal, Carbohydrates: 35.9 g, Protein: 1.2 g, Sodium: 3 mg, Fiber: 2.2 g, Sugar: 31.3 g
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