Mango Margaritas have long been a special treat to have only at a great restaurant. But now that we’ve figured out how to do mango margaritas on the rocks at home, these are a more regular occurrence.
I have an incredibly strong aversion to blenders. I think it’s the noise. Maybe their undependability? And definitely the frustration that comes when cleaning all the bits and pieces. You know. Basically everything!
When my husband started making smoothies on his diet, however, we needed a blender that we didn’t hate. After some research, I found this one, and all things considered it’s actually pretty great (and it’s wasn’t $400)!
But nevertheless, cocktails that don’t require a blender are preferred…so let’s get to it.
We love mango margaritas! My husband discovered the deliciousness of mango margaritas at our favorite Mexican restaurant in Reno, Nevada on his first trip with us to the Eastern Sierras over a decade ago.
Part of our love for this tasty sip is that we associate it with embarking on our annual escape – a getaway we count down to year round. It’s amazing how much a memory or tradition can make flavors so much better.
I’m so happy we can enjoy this treat at home without having to worry about the blender stress!
Mango Margarita on the Rocks
For this simple mango margarita on the rocks cocktail, just throw the very few ingredients in a cocktail shaker and serve over ice. This simple technique is perfect for making one margarita. Two margaritas. As many as you need really.
And since you don’t have to clean the blender, you don’t have to debate if the mess is worth the deliciousness. Easy peasy.
When are Mangoes in Season?
Since writing my Spring & Summer Recipe Cookbook, I’ve become even more aware of the seasonality of produce. I don’t know that I ever knew the season for mangoes here in California. As it turns out, the peak season is summer.
Some research says the season begins in May, others say late-July. Since I know agriculture doesn’t use a calendar, you’ll just have to be on the lookout for them in the summer.
This recipe, however, doesn’t call for fresh mangoes (though that would be delicious). You can easily buy mango nectar year round.
Items like juices and nectars are great ways to take extra or imperfect produce when it’s in season and preserving it to use later – a great industry way to avoid food waste!
Mexican Inspired Recipes
If you’re looking for more tequila cocktails, try ranch water! It’s a lightened up version, but still flavor-forward on the tequila front!
MANGO MARGARITA ON THE ROCKS
- ½ Cup mango nectar
- ½ Cup good tequila
- 2 Tablespoons Triple Sec
- 2 small limes juiced (approx. 2 tablespoons)
- Combine all ingredients in shaker. Shake well to mix and chill. Pour over ice.