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!