Frozen Mango Margaritas
These frozen mango margaritas with hints of vanilla and orange blossom are a tropical escape right in your backyard.
Thank you Nielsen-Massey for sponsoring this recipe. As usual, all my opinions are 100% mine and I love sharing with you brands/products I use and enjoy in my kitchen.
You guys we are starting this week with a cocktail!! A mango margarita that’s tropical in flavors and refreshing to the touch. Why, yes this is just as delicious without the tequila although the hubs think the tequila brings it over the edge (Thank you resident cocktail taster…for three more weeks).
I was looking through my recipe index recently at the tropical recipes I have and noticed that I only have one or two mango recipes. And that’s unacceptable given that I LOVE mangoes beyond normal. I grew up with mango trees in my backyard in Sierra Leone and during the raining season, we enjoyed a bounty of fresh ripe mangoes right off the trees. It was a nightly tradition where we will all sit around the table with a bushel of freshly picked mangoes in front of us and we will just eat. Eat until the juices run down our arms.
Sadly mangoes on that level of sweetness and juiciness seem to come from tropical places only and I have missed that living on the north end of the US. But I will settle for whatever ones I can get over the summer that are ripe.
OK back to these mango margaritas that are staring us in the face. They are pretty simple really but the flavors are amazing. Combining fresh mango puree with lime juice, agave syrup, Nielsen-Massey’s Tahitian Vanilla extract with floral and fruity hints, and a dash of their Orange Blossom water brings together a wonderful blended cocktail that is refreshing, fruity and tropical.
Of course, you can leave out the tequila and still enjoy all these flavors but for an adult version, be sure to add the tequila and some sugar-lime zest to the rim of the glass.
- Salt and lime zest for glass rims
- Ice cubes for serving
- 1 cup mango puree (made from 2-3 ripe mangoes blended) (you can also use frozen mangoes)
- 2-3 tablespoons agave syrup
- juices from 2 limes
- ½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Vanilla Extract (optional)
- a dash of Nielsen-Massey Orange Blossom Water (optional)
- ½ cup Tequila
- 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or Cointreau
- 3 cups of ice cubes
Putting vanilla in a margarita is THE BEST idea! I love super flavorful cocktails, and this totally fits the bill!
Me too!! We see eye to eye here 🙂
Mangoes are definitely my favorite fruit! This looks so refreshing and I cannot IMAGINE what it must have been like to have them fresh off the tree 🙂
Thanks Medha!! It really was amazing and of course I didn’t appreciate it until I didn’t have it anymore.
I love this, Z!!!! Perfect for summer!!! I so want to sip on one now!!! I wanna try the Nielsen Massey Orange Blossom Water!!! delicious!!!!
The orange blossom water is delicious!!! I can’t wait to bake with it…was thinking of adding it to a sweet bread soon!
This is all I want to drink, ever! Mangoes are the BEST fruit there is. I can only imagine how good they were back in Sierra Leone, right off the tree. This drink is gorgeous and I love the hints of vanilla and orange blossom 😀
Let’s drink this all day long!!
I am SO SO down for margaritas on a Monday! I have been craving mangoes lately, and this is EXACTLY how I want to get my fix! Pinned!
Thanks Taylor!! It makes Mondays so much better!!
Shout out to Sierra Leone! Every summer my husband makes it known that Sierra Leone has THE BEST MANGOES! He mentioned the juice streaming down your arm! I can’t wait to visit Sierra Leone! Thanks for the memories! Sierra Leone with the mango trees-here I come! Pinned!
Aww that’s amazing!! So glad he agrees with me lol! I can’t wait for you to visit soon 🙂
Must have been awesome to have a mango tree right in the yard. They are one of my favorites too! Love the gorgeous marg. It’s like a beam of sunshine!
I love that..a beam of sunshine!! We all need that right??
What a great idea to use some vanilla in a cocktail! These look great.
Yum, I love mangoes and mango margaritas are my favorite (every time I go someplace that sells them I HAVE to order one). Now I can just make them myself, thanks for sharing this recipe! 🙂
ME too!! I always have to order one and now I know I can make it anytime I want at home 🙂
The color of these margaritas is gorgeous! How lucky to grow up with mango trees in your backyard! Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits, and these margaritas sound amazing with the mango and vanilla.
Mmmm, now I want to sit at a table full of mangoes and devour them. Or maybe a table full of these margaritas will do 😉
Let’s get together and eat and drink mangoes 🙂
I have never tried such margaritas! Since there is mango I would love them no doubt!