This recipe was inspired by a picture on Instagram. I really wish I could give credit to the person, but I didn’t “like” the picture so I have no idea who posted it. Who ever it was, thank you for the inspiration!
I love a good margarita (clearly, since I am willing to make it into a tart). But some times its fun to mix things up. So when I saw that mango margarita posted to Instagram, I knew I had to try to make my own.
What makes this a bit unusual, is the chili-salt rim. Growing up in Southern California, the chili-mango flavor combination was very popular. It may seem a bit unusual but they actually go really well together! It is not at all spicy, and the smokiness of the chili and the salt really bring out the sweetness of the mango. However, the margarita is just as good without the chili if that is your thing.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Salud!
- 1 cup lime juice
- 1 cup mango juice
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 1/4 triple sec
- 3 tbsp simple syrup
- 1/4 cup coarse salt
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- crushed ice
- In a pitcher, mix together lime juice, mango juice, tequila, triple sec, and simple syrup.
- On a plate or shallow bowl, mix together salt and chili powder. Moisten the rim of a glass with a lime wedge then dip into salt mixture.
- Fill glass part way with crushed ice, then top off with margarita mixture.
- Serve and enjoy.