May 05, 2007

Cinco de Mango Margaritas


Ingredients:
2 mangos, cubed
2 limes, juiced
1 cup of tequila
2 cups ice
ginger syrup to taste

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Serve or keep cold in an ice cream maker. Makes about 4 margaritas.


My thoughts:
I wish I could take credit for Cinco de Mango, but in actuality it was the National Mango Board (how cool is it that the US even has a mango board?) who came up with it. Recently they offered to send me a special "Cinco de Mango" box containing one mango, one lime, a margarita glass and coarse salt-in short, everything you need to make a mango margarita except the tequilla. How could I pass that up? They also sent a basic mango margarita recipe (mango, lime juice, triple sec and tequilla) but we tweaked it a bit to make it more to our taste. They also sent a great chart of the different mangos varieties imported to the US, they are always just labeled "mango" at the store, but now I know I recently bought some Hayden mangos.
Happy Cinco de Mango!

20 comments:

  1. Great drink and cute idea from the mango board!

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  2. Happy Cinco de Mayo, I love the mango margarita!

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  3. Mango ritas are terrific but I've only had them as over-priced restaurant drinks. Perhaps I can sneak a couple of them into the shopping cart tonight without the husband noticing :)

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  4. Happy Cinco de Mayo- I love mangos and can't wait to try this recipe. Like Shawnda, I never thought to try this at home.

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  5. Sounds refreshing! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  6. I could go for one right now!

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  7. Looks mighty good, make mine a double.

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  8. Hey now this is the best dirnk of the season.Looks great the yeooow rich juice..hmm

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  9. Oooh! I've never been a huge fan of magaritas, but a mango margarita? Now that sounds like a winner~!

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  10. I've been wondering whether you got one of those mango kits, with all your great mango recipes lately. I didn't make the margaritas, but they do sound great!

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  11. I posted on Cinco de Mayo too!
    I'm off to Margarita Grille... I bet they have peach margaritas.

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  12. LOVE traditional margaritas and mangos.. can't go wrong here!

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  13. Tiene un buen Cinco de Mayo.

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  14. More mango! Awesome!

    Paz

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  15. Too bad you can't take credit for the name - too cool!

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  16. Oh yum! And I just bought a box of Mangoes at the Market....
    hmmmmm! :)Me thinks a Mango-rita is in my future!

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  17. Kalyn: actually, I've been cooking a lot with mango because we just bought a case of them for only $6 for 9 mangos! I got the Cinco de Mango box weeks ago and saved the post.

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  18. Everyone else: let me know what you think, if you make them!

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  19. Rachel, love it love it!!! Please hope I just stop at the 2nd glass!

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  20. What a wonderful recipe! Good thing i have more mangos! Happy Cinco de Mayo! The ginger simple sugar is great! Thank you!!! :)

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