Champagne Mango Margaritas Recipe

Champagne Mango Margaritas

Total Time: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup mango nectar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec
  • 3 Champagne mangoes, peeled, seeded, chopped, and frozen (about 3 cups)
  • 3 dried pequín chiles or chiles de árbol
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 lime wedge

Procedure:

  1. Combine 2 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoons sugar in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup; microwave at HIGH 2 minutes.
  2. Stir until sugar dissolves. Combine sugar mixture, orange juice, and next 6 ingredients (through chiles) in a blender, and process until smooth. Add ice to blender; pulse to combine. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  3. Chill in refrigerator 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes.
  4. Combine remaining salt and 3/8 teaspoon sugar in a saucer. Rub the rims of 6 glasses with 1 lime wedge; spin rim of each glass in salt mixture to coat.
  5. Fill each glass with about 2/3 cup margarita.

Note: Champagne mangoes are also called Ataulfo mangoes. Other varieties may be used but won’t be as smooth. Use more mango nectar to compensate.

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