SUMMER COCKTAIL :: Mango Margarita

By Megan McDonald July 13, 2012

Mangoes are everywhere at the moment, and entirely too delicious. For breakfast I’ve been making mango smoothies with fresh Thai coconut meat and milk, a touch of fresh lime juice and a handful of ice...YUM!


But there’s something about a mango margarita that just fits the summertime vibe. Since we’re all about style here at Fashion IQ, be sure to serve it in a fabulous glass, and with a touch of garnish.  By the way, if you’re serving more than two, this is one of those recipes that doubles easily (no changing your math, etc.), and remember: The better the ingredients, the better the drink.


Here’s my version of this cool cocktail:



3 oz.  tequila (my fave is Sauza Silver, made from fresh blue agave)

1 oz.  Triple Sec liqueur

2 oz.  filtered water

2-3    mangoes, peeled and seeded

Splash of Cointreau

Splash of fresh lime juice

Pinch of Celtic Sea Salt

Add ice to create your desired consistency


Optional: Add vanilla sugar* to taste. (Or your brand of azúcar will do – vanilla sugar recipe to follow.) If you’re a big vanilla fan, note that I put in ½ vanilla bean and it was delish. Just gives your margarita some black speckles…


Garnish: Mint or lime slice on the rim


Voilà – happy summer!



Vanilla Sugar:


So simple!  In a 48oz container or Florida sugar add three vanilla beans and let sit for thirty days. You will love this in everything from your coffee to chocolate chip cookie recipe!
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