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Mango Margarita Recipe

Fresh, ripe mango is delicious in blended margaritas. I love this frozen mango margarita recipe made with tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, some agave nectar and plenty of ice.

Frozen Mango Margarita Recipe
1 cup chopped fresh mango
2 ounces blanco or reposado tequila such as Patron or Cabo Wabo
1 ounce clear orange liqueur such as Cointreau
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 to 2 tablespoons light agave nectar
2 cups ice cubes

Add mango, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and agave nectar to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Add ice; cover and blend until smooth and icy. Pour into chilled glasses. Garnish with fresh mango chunks or lime wedges.

Makes 2 margaritas (about 2 1/2 cups total)

Tip: The amount of agave nectar needed depends on the sweetness of the mango and personal taste. Start by blending in 1 tablespoon and add more as needed. If you don’t have agave nectar, simple syrup can be substituted.

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Meyer Lemon Margarita


Here’s a fresh and floral take on the margarita. The sweet, light flavor of Meyer lemon juice pairs perfectly with St. Germain elderflower liqueur. Use blanco (silver) tequila for a milder tequila flavor. If you prefer a tequila-forward flavor, choose aged reposado tequila.

I like to serve this margarita “up” (strained into a chilled glass), but it’s also excellent served over ice.

Meyer Lemon Margarita Recipe
1 1/2 ounces blanco or reposado tequila such as Patron or Cabo Wabo
1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur such as St. Germain
3/4 ounce fresh Meyer Lemon Juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Meyer lemon wheel

Add tequila, elderflower liqueur, Meyer lemon juice and simple syrup to cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled glass. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Makes 1 cocktail

What is simple syrup? Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.

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Blood Orange Margarita

Citrus fruit is amazing this time of year. Everything from grapefruit to blood oranges are juicy and full of flavor.

It’s the perfect time to shake up some blood orange margaritas. The mix of tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh blood orange and lime juices makes a delicious drink. I like to serve this margarita “up” (strained into a chilled glass), but it’s also excellent and extra refreshing served over ice.

Blood Orange Margarita Recipe
1 1/2 ounces blanco or reposado tequila such as Patron or Cabo Wabo
1 ounce blood orange liqueur such as Thatcher’s
1 1/2 ounces fresh blood orange juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Blood orange slice

Add tequila, orange liqueur, blood orange juice, lime juice and simple syrup to cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled glass. Garnish with blood orange slice.

Makes 1 cocktail

Tip: Blood orange liqueur adds both color and orange flavor to this cocktail. I used Thatcher’s, a small batch Michigan distiller. Clear orange liqueur such as triple sec or Cointreau can be used in place of the blood orange liqueur.

What is simple syrup? Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.

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Grapefruit Margarita

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Grapefruit Margarita

Forget margarita mix. Here’s a fresh and simple recipe for grapefruit margaritas. For the best flavor, use freshly squeezed juice. Sweet and juicy red grapefruit are delicious in this margarita recipe.

Grapefruit Margarita Recipe
1 1/2 ounces blanco or reposado tequila such as Patron or Cabo Wabo
3/4 ounce clear orange liqueur such as triple sec or Cointreau
1 1/2 ounces fresh red grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Grapefruit wedge

Add tequila, orange liqueur, grapefruit juice, lime juice and simple syrup to cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

Makes 1 cocktail

What is simple syrup? Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.

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