This Mango Jalapeño Margarita is made with mango juice, jalapeno pepper, tequila blanco, triple sec, angostura bitters, tajin, and limes.
After living in Mexico for many years, I have seen that they have different margarita variations all over. Apart from the traditional margarita, this was always one of my favorites. Mango is my favorite fruit so I have always wanted to try a margarita with mango instead of lime.
The trick to a good margarita is to use good quality products. I love this recipe because of the tart flavor of the mango mixed with the bitters and the sweet triple sec is so perfect. You get a bitter, sour and sweet flavor, and of course, I had to add a jalapeno to make it spicy as well. I prefer my margaritas on the rocks, but you could totally make this frozen as well with some ice. Blend the mango juice, tequila, triple sec and bitters to make a frozen mango jalapeno margarita.
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
- Mango juice
- Jalapeno pepper
- Tequila blanco
- Triple sec
- Angostura bitters
See recipe card for quantities for Mango Jalapeño Margarita.
In a shaker filled with ice, add the mango juice, tequila, triple sec, and angostura bitters. Shake vigorously until the outside shaker is very cold, about 30 seconds.
Place Tajin in a small plate. Rub the rim of a glass with lime wedge, and dip the rim in the plate of Tajin.
Fill the glass with fresh ice. Strain the shaken margarita over the fresh ice. Garnish with a slice of lime and a thin slice of the pepper. Serve immediately.
Hint: Make sure the shaker feels cold before pouring.
Mango juice: There are many to go about make this mango juice. You could make the juice yourself, or buy store bought mango juice. Alternatively, you could use mango puree.
Jalapeno: I love using jalapenos for this recipe, but I have made the same recipe using serrano peppers too.
Tequila: It is important to use a good tequila brand like Casamigos, Espolon, or Yave. These Tequilas are good quality for not a super expensive price.
Triple sec: I would use Cointreau or grand mariner for a good quality liquor if you don’t have triple sec.
Cooking is a chance to be creative! Have fun with it and feel free to make your own variation.
- Spicy - add more jalapeno slices if you like a spicer margarita.
- Deluxe - serve with some apps like these Vegetarian Nachos.
- Kid friendly - Check out this Margarita Mocktail if your kids feel left out!
I love using this Shaker set from Amazon. It really does the trick and it is so helpful when make most cocktails. You can shake or stir and pour without the mess.
Serve as soon as you make them. These Mango Jalapeño Margarita ingredients don't stand up well to freezing.
Make sure the shaker feels cold before pouring.Print
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