Mango Margarita (No Sugar Added)


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You’re gonna love this mango margarita on the rocks. It’s made from fresh mangoes and because mangoes are naturally sweet, there’s no need for added sugar. It’s the perfect summer drink and great for Cinco de Mayo!

Two mango margaritas in glasses with a lime wedge.

Mango season is the best. If you haven’t noticed already, mangoes are one of my favorite fruits. And this time of year markets are chock full of fresh mangoes in all their glory.

A reader favorite recipe is my Mango Smoothie Bowl (so darn good) and I’ve got more mango recipes that I’ll link to below. But today’s mango margarita recipe is prep for a very important holiday this week – Cinco de Mayo!

Living in SoCal, we really go all out for this holiday. Glorious Mexican food is happening all week long, and since I just made my Carne Asada last week, I’ll probably whip up my Carne Asada Tacos and Carne Asada Fries this week with any leftovers.

But I’ve also got tacos on the brain. So maybe I’ll whip up my Shrimp TacosGrilled Fish Tacos, or Pulled Pork Street Tacos. Tough decisions, I know. But whichever taco recipe I choose, they’ll be served up with my best ever guacamole recipe.

Carafe of mango margarita mix next to a glass of ice.

Making a mango margarita.

The Best Mango Margarita Recipe

When it comes to mango margaritas, you’ve probably had the frozen, super sweet, brain-freezing kind. Especially if you’ve ever lounged by the pool on vacation in Mexico. And they’re not bad, except they’re loaded with tons of unnecessary sugar (which might give you a headache in addition to that brain-freeze).

So today I bring you a simple mango margarita recipe that uses all fresh ingredients, including mangoes, oranges and limes. Plus the requisite alcohol that makes a margarita a margarita, tequila and orange liquor (aka triple sec).

How to Make a Mango Margarita

To make this mango margarita just score and scoop out the flesh of the mango. If you’ve never done this before, you can watch me do it on the video for my White Sangria with Mango and Berries recipe. After that, juice the oranges and limes and throw it all in a blender with the alcohol. Voila. Boozy mango margarita mix.

If you want to get fancy, you can put this in a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice, give it a good shake and then pour into a salt rimmed glass. I don’t own a cocktail shaker so I just poured the mango margarita mix on top of a cup full of ice and gave it a good stir. Super easy.

Making a mango margarita and scoring the mango.

This recipe is meant to be “on the rocks,” meaning, it should be slowly sipped with the ice melting, which dilutes the alcohol a smidge. In other words, this mango margarita is quite boozy, so feel free to adjust the level of alcohol.

You could also double this recipe and pour the mango puree into a pitcher full of ice, if you’re serving the mango margarita up for a party. Or if you’re just one to two people, you could easily half the recipe. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

For more tasty cocktails, make sure to check out my Strawberry Margarita, Pomegranate Margarita, Mojito, White Sangria and of course, my Classic Margarita.

More Tasty Mango Recipes

Mango margarita on a table with bottles of alcohol.

Mango margarita in a glass with a salted rim and lime wedge.

Fresh Mango Margarita

5 from 8 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


This mango margarita on the rocks uses all fresh ingredients and has no added sugar. Mango is definitely sweet enough on it's own!


  • 2 large mangoes, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup tequila
  • cup orange liqueur, Cointreau or similar
  • margarita salt, to rim the glasses
  • ice cubes


  • Add the diced mango, orange juice, lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Slice a lime into wedges and rub one wedge on the rim of a glass. Dip the glass upside down in the salt.
  • Fill the glass full of ice and pour the mango margarita on top. Give it a stir, garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.

Lisa's Tips


Calories: 318.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 0.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 34.7g
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Fresh Mango Margarita, Mango Margarita, Mango Margarita Recipe
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Originally published May 2017, but updated to include new information. 

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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. Hi Lisa, do you have a non-alcohol version of this or maybe it’s something you can consider in future? As a non drinker, I do enjoy these refreshing drinks sans the alcohol! I’m excited that more and more restaurants are striving for inclusivity and adding mock-tails to their menus – yay!!  I found a nonalcoholic classic margarita recipe online that I made last week which was delicious.  I always check your site first. Thanks in advance! 

  2. I enjoyed this; however, I used frozen mango chunks from Costco. Would you have weight recommendations for using frozen vs fresh?

  3. I did make this recipe and couldn’t taste the mangos as the lime juice and the orange juice killed the mango flavour. Won’t make this one again even added more mangoes but it didn’t help now I have to try and drink something that tastes eh. 

    1. Hi Colin – it sounds like your oranges and limes might have been on the larger side. I’ll adjust the recipe card to have the exact amount, rather than the quantity. Thanks for giving it a try!

  4. Can you provide an approximate amount for the mangoes? I have Ataulfo mangoes waiting to be used, but they are considerably smaller than the regular mangoes.

    1. Hi Susan – I’d probably use 3-4 of the Ataulfo mangoes. You can always try the recipe with that quantity and then tweak as needed based on the flavor. :)

  5. This is my kind of margarita! The freshness of the mango makes this a perfect drink anytime I’m looking to relax.5 stars

  6. Had me at margarita but the mangos are a plus for sure!! Perfect for Cinco de mayo!! Another refreshing cocktail added to my celebrations!5 stars

  7. Oh wow! I can see this being enjoyed on a Saturday afternoon sitting on the deck, listening to some good music. It looks fabulous too, thanks for sharing. I will look forward to trying it. Cheers!5 stars

  8. Lisa, you’re right – husband loves this margarita!  The alcohol cuts the sweetness and it’s lovely, perfect.  For anyone like me without a vitamix, put the juices of the citrus and mango in the blender and blend away.  Then slowly add the Cointreau before slowly adding the tequila.  I made a heck of a mess over the weekend making normal margarita, and this method is ‘foolproof’.5 stars

    1. Woot! So glad you both loved it. This is definitely my favorite margarita flavor…though I love anything with mangoes. ;) Great tips as well! x

  9. These were fantastic! We ended up adjusting the ratio of tequila to orange liqueur (we used cointreau) a bit, as we had some seriously high-octane tequila in the house a friend brought from Mexico. Delicious, and I agree it was so nice to sip slowly. What a fabulous way to christen our new deck!

  10. Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits! Put mangoes in a margarita and I am a happy girl!

  11. I could totally go for this fresh, real version of a margarita. Perfect for warmer days!

  12. I’m feeling very lucky right now because I have everything in the house to make these…cheers!

    1. Oh yes, I’m definitely gonna be making it again later this week. Happy Cinco de Mayo Lindsay! x

  13. Margaritas are one of my favorite summer drinks! I love that you’ve used fresh mangoes and no sugar in this one!

    1. Mangoes are so sweet on their own, your really don’t need any added sugar. :)