Frozen Mango Margarita Cocktail Recipe

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Frozen Mango Margaritas

Made with a winning combination of mango, lime and tequila, this Frozen Mango Margarita will definitely get your guests coming back for refills. Fruity Margaritas like this one make a delicious alternative to the much-loved classic recipe and this frosty drink will keep you cool on a balmy summer day. If you’re hosting a backyard BBQ, use our top tips on how to make this Frozen Mango Margarita cocktail in a jug and discover delicious snacks to serve alongside it.

For other tasty twists on the classic Margarita, try our Blood Orange Margarita recipe or our Apple Marg.



For an extra kick, add a dash of Grand Marnier orange liqueur to bump up the citrusy flavours 


Add some jalapeño slices to ramp up the spice if you like it hot


For an funky salted rim, try our tajin recipe for a colorful garnish



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For the rim:

Flaky sea salt
A wedge of lime

For your cocktail:

Division by zero



Run a lime wedge around the rim of a cocktail or coupe glass  


Dip the glass in salt and tap off any excess  


Add all the cocktail ingredients to a blender and whizz until smooth 


Pour into chilled rimmed glasses 


Garnish with a slice of lime or mango 

How to make Frozen Mango Margaritas

For the best Frozen Mango Margarita recipe this side of the border, you only need four ingredients. Up first, the tequila. The tequila is going to be centre stage in this cocktail so make sure you choose a top shelf bottle for the ultimate taste. We love Cabo Wabo and Espolõn Tequila Blanco, as both deliver a clean zesty base for your Frozen Mango Margarita. For the mango, use frozen mango as it’s easy to find and ready to blend. Finally, to add some zesty tang and to balance the mango sweetness, use freshly squeezed lime juice and a dash of simple syrup. If you’re feeling fancy and want to serve your Margarita in true Mexican style, salt the rim of your glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

All that’s needed next is to blend for a slushy-like texture. It’s that easy!

What is the best tequila for Frozen Mango Margaritas

The key to making the best frozen Mango Margarita recipe is choosing a top shelf blanco tequila. It will blend well without overpowering the other flavours. Our recommendation is the zesty Espolõn Tequila Blanco; the grilled pineapple and vanilla notes offer a perfect tropical base.

How to salt the rim

Pouring a legit Margarita with all the sass needs a salted rim. This super sweet Frozen Mango Margarita cocktail recipe also benefits from the punchy salt to balance the flavours. Always use kosher or sea salt, avoiding table or fine salt which is too intense.

To salt the rim of your cocktail glass, tip salt onto a saucer and wet the edge of the glass with a wedge of lime so that the salt has something to stick to. Dip the glass into the salt and twist to coat fully. Tap off any excess and enjoy! Have fun with different flavour combos by adding some lime zest or chilli flakes into the salt too.

Tips on making the best Frozen Mango Margarita recipe

For the best frozen mango margarita recipe, we’ve listed our top tips:

No blender? No problem! If you don’t have a blender, use mango puree and shake in a mason jar or cocktail shaker with ice until frosty. It won’t be as thick but it will be just as tasty

Up the citrus: For an extra kick, add a dash of Grand Marnier orange liqueur to bump up the citrusy flavours

Personalize: Cocktail perfection is subjective. If it’s too thick, add a little bit of water or ice and blend briefly. If it’s too sweet, add more lime. If it’s not sweet enough, add more simple syrup

Spice it up: Add some jalapeño slices to ramp up the spice if you like it hot

Frozen Mango Margarita ingredient substitutions

  • For other fruity Margarita variations swap your mango with papaya or pineapple, or go wild and use a tropical mix of all three.
  • Summer juicy plums would make an unusually tasty Margarita too!
  • Add more flavour and use a vanilla-infused simple syrup
  • Make a spicy rim and add some cayenne powder or chilli to your salted rim

What to serve with Frozen Mango Margaritas

These sweet tropical flavours pair so well with spicy foods, perfect for when you’re hosting a Mexican fiesta or Cinco de Mayo party.

Light snacks:

  • Guacamole and corn tortilla chips
  • Grilled pineapple, chilli and mint salsa
  • Fish tacos with lime and black beans

More substantial bites:

  • Spicy steak tacos with cilantro and lime
  • Spicy vegan “pulled” mushroom tacos
  • Slow cooker beef barbacoa with corn salsa
  • Corn, chilli, cilantro and black bean salad
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To sweeten a Margarita, we add in a simple syrup. You can adjust the sweetness to suit your taste, just add a little less syrup if you have supersweet mangoes.

If you follow our recipe to the letter and add 20ml of sugar syrup, you'd be adding about 20g of sugar to your cocktail