Frozen margaritas used to be the biggest trend when I was in my twenties. I never ordered them up, or on the rocks, but only blended, and it didn’t matter what time of year it was, you always drank them frozen. So, I thought we’d go “old school” today, with it being summer and all, and make frozen margaritas using mangoes.
Fresh mangoes are readily available right now, and I believe you can find the frozen ones, most times of the year. Peeling a mango can be somewhat of a challenge for some because the seed in horizontal in the center of the fruit, so identifying its direction can be cumbersome. However, in this recipe because this cocktail is frozen, I recommend buying a bag of frozen mangoes because it makes life so much easier.
This recipe makes a complete pitcher of frozen mango margaritas, so you might need to invite some friends over to help enjoy. The natural creamy flavors of mango make this drink go-down so easily, making it wonderful to sip on a warm summer night. I hope this drink will take some of you back to a different time.
1 bag frozen mangoes, about 16 ounces
8 ounces good tequila
2 ounces triple sec
1 ounce simple syrup
(Makes 1 Pitcher, about 4-5 Cocktails)
Add all ingredients to a large pitcher, including 3 cups crushed ice and 1/2 cup water.
Blend until smooth. Add more water to thin, if necessary. Enjoy!