Mangoes are in season and they are practically giving them away here in Florida. When the mangoes are ripe, this drink is perfect. This margarita is smooth and it is spiked with plenty of tequila.
Makes 1 drink
Adapted from Margaritas Mojitos and More
1 lime wedge
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 cup crushed ice
1/2 cup peeled, cubed ripe mango, plus 1 or 2 wedges for garnish
2 ounces good quality gold tequila
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce Cointreau or other good quality orange liqueur
Note: Make sure you use ripe mangoes, and don’t use too much ice. This is a cocktail that the mango flavor should have the opportunity to be the star.
Moisten the outer rim of a chilled margarita or martini glass with the lime wedge. Spread the salt on a shallow plate and dip the glass in the salt, covering it with a light band. Set the glass aside.
In a blender, combine the ice, cubed mango, tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau. Blend at high speed until smooth. Pour into the prepared glass. Garnish with a mango wedge or two.