strawberry mango margaritas

‘Tis the season for enjoying yummy cold drinks on the deck — and all the better when made with fresh fruit!

My faithful readers know I’m always a fan of anything mango.  But since I had some fresh strawberries needing to be used up in the fridge, decided to try making some strawberry-mango margaritas.  I don’t know how you could really go wrong with those two…  :)  But thankfully, the margaritas turned out delicious!  The strawberry and mango flavors were actually fairly mild, so if you want them to be really fruity, I’d add in even a little more fruit.  But this ratio made a delicious margarita that everyone definitely enjoyed!

For those looking for a non-alcoholic margarita, this would also be a yummy option.  Just leave out the alcohol, and if you’d like, sub in a little extra fruit juice (strawberry, mango, limeade, or orange juice could work) instead.

So if you’re looking for a fun, fruity drink to enjoy in the heat of summer (or as a bit of inspiration in the winter!), pull out your blender and give this one a try!

Strawberry Mango Margaritas

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries, hulled
  • 1 mango, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Cointreau (orange-flavored liqueur)
  • optional garnishes: fresh strawberries, diced mangoes, lime wedges, and/or salt for the rims of glasses

Directions:

Combine strawberries, ice, tequila, lime juice, sugar, and liqueur in a blender, and process until the mixture is smooth. Pour the margaritas into 4 large glasses. Garnish margaritas with a lime wedge, if desired. Serve immediately.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Ali’s Tip:

Feel free to experiment with other favorite fruits in this as well!  (Just be sure that you have about 3-4 cups of fruit in there.)  Some other fun options might be: blackberries, blueberries, peaches, apricots, plums, etc…

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Comments

  1. Ali's Mom — June 28, 2010 @ 9:25 am (#)

    These look fantastic!

  2. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 29, 2010 @ 3:51 pm (#)

    What a lovely and refreshing summer drink! I have a bunch of strawberries and mangoes that are begging to be used for this…

  3. Laurence Shin — September 2, 2010 @ 8:31 pm (#)

    Interesting. I might have to investigate this myself!

  4. Judy Hudgins — February 22, 2011 @ 1:37 pm (#)

    fresh strawberries will be coming in about 2 months from now…..my mouth is watering already!

  5. Steven E — February 22, 2011 @ 3:45 pm (#)

    Hi Ali,
    Love your blog! I have found that a tiny bit of vanilla extract really punches up fresh fruit flavors… Probably about half a teaspoon in this recipe.

  6. Bev Klinzing — February 12, 2012 @ 12:03 pm (#)

    U left one part out, what kind of salt around glasses, n how does it stick, im green at this

    • Stephen — May 24, 2012 @ 3:51 pm (#)

      Hey :-) In case you didnt get you’re answer, any type of salt will do. To make it stick to the glasses, I use a plate, drizzle on some lime juice, then turn the glass upside down to coat the rim with the juice. Do the same with the salt and it’ll stick just fine! ;-) Another good option we use around here is replacing the salt for sugar!

  7. Lg — May 27, 2012 @ 7:30 pm (#)

    These are delicious. I didn’t use the 1/4 cup sugar. The Cointreau and the berries and ripe mango add plenty of sweet.

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