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When I was in college, I used to love to head out to Hacienda on their dollar margarita days! I mean it’s not everyday that you can get tipsy off a buck, and you know poor college kids don’t have a lot of money. Now that I am older, though, I would rather sit at home and sip my margaritas. But, I wanted a kick ass margarita like I used to get at Hacienda. This Kickin’ Mango Margarita is better than anything I ever got and, I am adding the alcohol, so I know I’m gonna be tipsy. 

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Kickin’ Mango Margarita Ingredients

Do I Have to Use Jalapeno in My Mang0 Margarita? 

If you don’t use jalapeño, you won’t have a kicking’ mango margarita. Instead, you will just have a mango margarita. The flavor will be much different, but not horrible. You will have more of a sweet and sour margarita than a sweet and spicy margarita. But, if you can’t handle the kick, leave the jalapeño out. 

jalapeno

What Kind of Tequila Do I Use?

Since you are making a cocktail, you don’t have to have top of the shelf tequila. However, if you want to avoid a nasty hangover, I would pick something in the middle! If you are looking for a good mid-range tequila perfect for cocktails, I would suggest the 1800 brand. In fact, you could compare it to Patron. Additionally, a silver or blanco tequila is best for margaritas. I tend to get tequila silver 1800. Not only is it good in margaritas, but it is pretty smooth as a shot, too. 

mango margarita

How to Make a Kickin’ Mango Margarita

Packed with flavor and a kick of jalapeño, this mango margarita is the perfect splash of sweetness and spiciness that you can whip up in just a few easy steps. 

Step 1

First, prepare your glass. Fill a tall glass with ice. 

Step 2 Optional

Rim the glass with a slice of lime, then dip it into salt or sugar (I like mine in sugar). 

Step 3

In a separate glass, combine  jalapeño, frozen mango, cilantro, and juice from half of lime. Then, muddle the ingredients for about 30-seconds. 

muddle ingredients

Step 4

In the glass you muddled the ingredients, add tequila, sweetened lime juice, and mango juice.

add liquid 

Step 5

Strain your mixture into the glass prepared with ice, garnish, and enjoy your mango margarita!

How do You Muddle Ingredients?

Muddling ingredients means you are pressing the ingredients against the sides of the glass. To muddle the jalapeño, frozen mango, cilantro, and lime juice, you can put it in a shaker, press it in the glass with a muddler, or you can use the back of the spoon to press the ingredients to the sides of the glass. Remember, do this for 30-seconds. 

 green margarita  

Other Margaritas to Try

If you are like me, Monday is Margarita Monday! I am always looking for new margarita recipes to try. Here are some of my favorites:

Mango Margarita     

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Kickin’ Mango Margarita

Kickin’ Mango Margarita

When I was in college, I used to love to head out to Hacienda on their dollar margarita days! I mean it’s not everyday that you can get tipsy off a buck, and you know poor college kids don’t have a lot of money. Now that I am older, though, I would rather sit at home and sip my margaritas. But, I wanted a kick ass margarita like I used to get at Hacienda. This Kickin’ Mango Margarita is better than anything I ever got and, I am adding the alcohol, so I know I’m gonna be tipsy. 

Ingredients

  • 1-2 slices of jalapeño
  • ¼ cup frozen mango
  • Cilantro
  • 2.5 oz tequila
  • 1 oz sweetened lime juice
  • 1 lime
  • 3 oz mango juice

Instructions

  1. First, prepare your glass. Fill a tall glass with ice. 
  2. Rim the glass with a slice of lime, then dip it into salt or sugar (I like mine in sugar).
  3. In a separate glass, combine  jalapeño, frozen mango, cilantro, and juice from half of lime. Then, muddle the ingredients for about 30-seconds. 
  4. In the glass you muddled the ingredients, add tequila, sweetened lime juice, and mango juice.
  5. Strain your mixture into the glass prepared with ice, garnish, and enjoy your mango margarita!

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