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Mango Margarita (No Sugar Added)

You’re gonna love this mango margarita on the rocks, made from fresh mangoes. Mangoes are so sweet on their own, there’s no need for added sugar.

This mango margarita on the rocks uses all fresh ingredients (and has no added sugar). It's the perfect fruity cocktail!

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 chicken avocado burritos last week, I’ll probably whip up my carne asada tacos this week. Or maybe my shrimp tacos. Or maybe my grilled fish tacos. Tough decisions, I know. But either way, they’ll be served up with my best ever guacamole recipe.

This mango margarita on the rocks uses all fresh ingredients (and has no added sugar). It's the perfect fruity cocktail!

This mango margarita on the rocks uses all fresh ingredients (and has no added sugar). It's the perfect fruity cocktail!

How to Make a Mango Margarita

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 – mangoes, oranges and limes. Plus the requisite alcohol that makes a margarita a margarita – tequila and orange liquor (aka triple sec).

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.

This mango margarita on the rocks uses all fresh ingredients (and has no added sugar). It's the perfect fruity cocktail!

This mango margarita on the rocks uses all fresh ingredients (and has no added sugar). It's the perfect fruity cocktail!

This mango margarita on the rocks uses all fresh ingredients (and has no added sugar). It's the perfect fruity cocktail!

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.

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 mango recipes, check out my Coconut Chia Mango Popsicles, Raw Coconut Macadmia Mango Cheesecake and Mango, Coconut and Dragon Fruit Smoothie.

Enjoy!

Mango Margarita

This mango margarita on the rocks uses all fresh ingredients (and has no added sugar). It's the perfect fruity cocktail!

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Mango Margarita

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

Ingredients

  • 2 mangoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 2 limes, juiced (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/3 cup orange liqueur
  • margarita salt, to rim the glasses
  • ice cubes

Directions

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

Lisa's Tips

I’m loving this bamboo cocktail rimmer and salt keeper. It matches my sea salt keeper that you guys always see in my YouTube videos.

And if you need some Old Fashioned cocktail glasses, these are similar to mine.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 serving

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 318.6
  • Total Fat: 0.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fiber: 4.3g
  • Sugar: 34.7g
  • Protein: 2.1g
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16 comments on “Mango Margarita (No Sugar Added)”

  1. 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’.

    Rating: 5
  2. 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!

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

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

  5. Such a refreshing, celebratory beverage!

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

  7. This mango margarita is the perfect cocktail for Cinco de Mayo! Cheers!

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