Chili Lime Mango Margaritas

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If you don’t know I’m a margarita lover by now, now you know.

But do I have a mango version? No, despite mango being one of my favorite fruits.

I think you know where this is going.

Origins of Margaritas

There are several theories of where the margarita first originated and we’re not sure which one is true! But the most popular is that it was created in 1938 by Carlos ‘Danny’ Herrera at his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico. It’s thought that he created it for a customer who was allergic to all hard alcohol except tequila, but wanted something more than just a shot.

Based on the popularity and spread of this delicious cocktail, we’d say the creation of the margarita was a major success! You can read about other theories on the origin here.

The following is our inspired version with a fruity, spicy twist!

Chili Lime Mango Margaritas

A couple of weeks ago, I had one of those days where I’d been in the kitchen for one too many hours and didn’t feel like cooking. Mexican food to the rescue.

There’s always Chipotle, but one of our favorite local Mexican restaurants just took over a space just a few blocks from our apartment, so we hiked over there to satisfy our cravings.

Best. Decision. Ever.

We sat down and the margaritas were calling. We went with a spicy citrus one and it was perfect – tangy and sweet with a kick. One sip and I immediately felt inspired to make a version of my own at home.

This recipe is simple, requiring just 10 minutes and less than 10 ingredients! And it’s extremely customizable.

Use frozen mango (or other fruit of choice) for a blended frozen margarita, or use un-chilled mango and serve over ice for an “on the rocks” application.

For a little heat to balance out the sweetness of the mango, I add some hot sauce and chili powder on the rim. But you could omit these if you aren’t into spicy things.

I think you guys are going to love this margarita! It’s:

Super fruity
Citrusy
Boozy
Perfectly sweet
Subtly spiced
Refreshing
& Seriously delicious

This is the perfect drink for spring and summer, and goes great with pretty much all Mexican food – probably my favorite food of all. Who’s with me?

If you give these a try, let us know how it goes! Leave a comment and rate it! And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can see. Cheers, friends!

Chili Lime Mango Margaritas

Simple mango margaritas with orange, lime, agave, and silver tequila! Cold, sweet, tangy, and subtly spiced. Perfect for Mexican food and warm weather!
Author Minimalist Baker
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4.94 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10minutes
Total Time 10minutes
Servings 3(margaritas)
Course Beverage
Cuisine Mexican-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? Best when fresh

Ingredients

MARGARITAS

  • 1ripemango(cubed // 1 mango yields ~1 cup or 157 g)*
  • 1cuporange juice
  • 2smalllimes(juiced // ~1 ounce)
  • 2.5 -3ouncessilver tequila (depending on preferred strength of drink)
  • 1ouncetriple sec or orange liqueur
  • 1dashhot sauce (optional)
  • 1-3Tbspagave nectar or maple syrup (depending on sweetness of mango)

CHILI SALT RIM

Instructions

  • Add all margarita ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness / strength of alcohol as desired.
  • To chill, either blend in a large handful of ice cubes to make a frozen margarita or transfer half of the mixture to a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice and shake vigorously.
  • Rim serving glasses with a lime wedge and immediately dip in salt/chili powder mixture (or sub just salt or sugar), and fill with 1 large ice cube or several small. Pour over margarita and garnish with lime wedge.

Notes

*To make a frozen blended margarita, you could also start with frozen mangos and omit the ice as instructed!
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 3 servings)

Serving: 1margaritasCalories: 195Carbohydrates: 26.5gProtein: 1gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 740mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 30g

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  1. Kaysays

    OMG – This was soo good. I made them for Mother’s Day! It was a hit.
    Will make them again especially during the summer. Thanks

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Yay! So glad you all enjoyed. Thanks for the review, Kay!

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  2. Brittany Villarsays

    This may be a dumb question but do you add ice to the other ingredients you blend? I didn’t see ice on the ingredients.

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  3. Tonyasays

    Made this for my wife and a couple of her friends, it turned out perfect. I added 5 oz of tequila, no hot sauce and no agave. I also added pineapple and they were very satisfied. Thanks for the recipe

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Tonya. We are so glad you all enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

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  4. Kayleighsays

    I made this tonight and love it. The only comments I have are that I used frozen mango and had to use two cups of it to get it to be more like the consistency of a frozen margarita, and I only got two margaritas out of it (but maybe my glasses are bigger). All in all it is delicious and I will definitely be making it again this summer!

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  5. Alisa Munsonsays

    See my previous post above! Loved this recipe so much! I will make it again!

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  6. Alisasays

    These were amazing!!! With the second batch I tossed in some fresh ginger root and it was yummy. Will make again… and again.. and again!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Alisa. We are so glad you enjoyed them! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

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  7. Maricelasays

    Perfect recipe! The best that I have ever found. For so many years I have tried to replicate this drink as one of my favorite restaurants makes a mean mango margarita, but they also charge a whopping $12 for each! I used Grand Marnier as the orange liquor, 2oz of Tequila per drink and used frozen organic mango I bought from Costco (2/3 of a cup for every two drinks). I used Tajin (chili/salt/lime Mexican Fruit Seasoning) for the glass rim and added it to the drink as a garnish. Thank so much for this amazing recipe!

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  8. Teddy Finlaysays

    Omg I love this recipe. I made it while preparing the vegan tortilla soup. New hit for sure. Thanks for this addition.

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  9. Teri H.says

    This margarita is SOOOOO GOOD!! The only thing I changed, because I didn’t have hot sauce, was to add three slices of jalapeno to the blender to give it a little kick. Definitely using this recipe again!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Teri. We are so glad you enjoyed them! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

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  10. Daniellesays

    Hi! I was wondering what kind of result I would get making this recipe with frozen mango chunks. I do like frozen margaritas and that’s also what I have on hand. Would you recommend any modifications? Perhaps more orange juice?

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  11. Carolsays

    Found ripe mangoes at market. Made these for Cinco de Mayo. Delish. BTW: Simply Orange makes an orange juice with mango, so I swapped it in for the OJ. Really rocked the flavor, and now I’m making better ‘Ritas than my favorite Mexican haunt. Shhhh!

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  12. Hannahsays

    The best mango margarita I’ve had is with the rim dipped in chamoy and tajin, you should be able to find both in the Mexican section of your grocery store

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  13. Laurensays

    Had a sudden urge for a mango margarita so I used your reicepe and wow was it amazing!!! I wouldn’t change a thing, can’t wait to make it again!!

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    • Betsy Dsays

      I was trying to find a dupe for these amazing mango margaritas I had in Holbox and THIS IS IT. The only difference I did was bring the OJ down to 1/2 cup and the other 1/2 of mango nectar or mango juice. I also added more tequila but that’s because we love our tequila at my house. 😝 These are so delicious!!!!

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      • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

        Whoop! We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Betsy! Thanks for sharing!

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      • SLMsays

        How much more tequila did you add? I started with 3oz but thinking of upping it to 4oz. Keeping triple sec the same. Thoughts?

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          • SLMsays

            Thanks so much!!! I followed the recipe exactly as given m, omitted the syrup as the mangoes in India are quite sweet. Used a slightly tart variety. They turned out fab. But I did feel the tequila needed yo be upped a bit. Thanks for this. :)
            Shall re-make it on Friday as I have friends coming over. 😁

  14. Melissasays

    Just got back from Mexico where I fell in love with Mango Margaritas!! They use a product called “Tajin” on the rim. It’s a citrusy chili lime seasoning. I was lucky enough to find it at my local grocery store in the Mexican food aisle so I am so excited to try this recipe with it!!

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  15. Davidsays

    I really like this recipe.
    I didn’t have orange juice so I used simply juice mango lemonade.
    Using this I didn’t need any other sweetener.
    Also I didn’t use chilli powder. It’s got other spices besides chilli.
    I used guajjillo molido and went with more sugar and just a dash of the molido.
    I truly enjoyed your recipe and got great reviews from the neighbor.thanks!

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  16. Lisasays

    Just made these to celebrate our favourite Hawaiian in Mexico and the chilli lime salted rim goes great with the sweet mango. Yummy!

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  17. Elanasays

    My husband made these for us last night to celebrate my birthday coming up (also a July baby!) – they were amazing!! Making them again tonight to kick off the weekend. Thanks for another awesome recipe!

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  18. Ashleysays

    I’m sure the addition of chili powder on the rim accounts for a good yin yang factor, but being from Hawaii it’s gotta be li hing mui powder on the rim. Give it a try also if you can find in an Asian grocery store. Da bugger is ono sprinkled atop fresh mango, pineapple and other fruit as well.

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  19. pam (Sidewalk Shoes)says

    These sound amazing! My kind of margarita! I would love it if you would link it up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!

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  20. Lindsesays

    We made these tonight for Cinco de Mayo. They’re fantastic! Love the sweet/spicy combo.

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  21. Hazelsays

    This cocktail looks absolutely amazing! The chilli on the rim is so clever! Now I just need some hot weather to kick in over here and I’ll make this!

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  22. The fidgety foodiesays

    Looks amazing! Almost passable for brunch I think. I would try using Miguelito on the rim, I’ve been obsessed with it ever since I found it in Mexico.

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  23. Melissa | Bits of Umamisays

    OH MY GEEZ. I can’t get over how good these look. Need to try these asap! :)

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  24. Thalia @ butter and briochesays

    I too love a good margarita! And these chili, lime and mango margaritas definitely put any I have ever made before to shame. I definitely need to try out this recipe!

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  25. Sarah @ People, Places & Platessays

    Ughh I’ve been driving around in a hot car all day and want to drink an entire pitcher of these soo bad!

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    • Dana @ Minimalist Bakersays

      ha! This does seem like the perfect remedy for that. Hope you were able to try it!

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  26. Lara von Linsowe-Wilsonsays

    This is awesome! I love mango and chili powder, especially together, so I can’t wait to give this a try!

    xoxo
    Lara

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  27. Jennifer {Peppers and Peaches}says

    So there is a chance we were separated at birth because: 1) I LOVE margaritas…as in they are my favorite drink ever (also love tequila but that’s another story) 2) I will never ever get tired of Mexican. Hands down favorite type of food. I mean, tacos, enchiladas, beans, rice…what isn’t to like?! So naturally I am in love with this recipe. I am an “on the rocks” type margarita drinker and will have to pick up a few mangoes…because, obviously, I have everything else ;) Thanks for sharing this delicious looking drink…also, the rim sounds fantastic!

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    • Dana @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Nice! Yeah, I’d just suggest thinning it out a bit more with more OJ and lime and less mango, and serving it over ice. So good!

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  28. Lydia @ Suitcase Foodistsays

    I have been a sucker for margaritas the past couple of weeks. Must be solidly spring….

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  29. Laurensays

    Oh my word. Yes thank you I want these in my life. I only recently discovered frozen mango and life is awesome. We have also been doing the Mexican after a long week routine lately. We’re getting smarter the more we age ;)

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    • Dana @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Agreed! I guess we really do get more wise! Either that or just lazy and predictable ;D Either way, Mexican food ftw!

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  30. Sarah | Broma Bakerysays

    OK so I love Chipotle and eat there wayyy more than I should, but sometimes I want that everything from the can, no muss no fuss Mexican food. So I feel ya sister. Plus, mango margs? YES!

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    • Dana @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Oh yes! Sometimes a girl just needs her refried beans. Hope you love these Sarah!

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  31. Trishasays

    These look so so delicious! We are having a party on Thursday, so will have to stock on ingredients for these. Thanks!

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  32. pragatisays

    Mangoes and margaritas – two faves combined…I just love the chili on the rim..it makes everything so interesting.

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    • Dana @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Agreed! Salty/Spicy – sweet is my jam. Hope you love these Pragati!

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  33. Lauren Jade Martinsays

    Obsessed! Stumbled upon your site and I’m just swooning. I’ve embraced a true minimalist mindset this year and your site just speaks to me. Love it! :D I’ll definitely be sharing your site with my readers soon!
    Xx
    Lauren Jade

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    • Dana @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Ah, thanks Lauren! So cool about finding your way to minimalism! It’s such an elusive thing until you apply it to your life. It’s certainly changed our way of living and thinking! Glad we can be a resource and inspiration for you. Do let us know if you ever have any recipe requests or suggestions! xoxo – Dana

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  34. Rachelsays

    Oh this looks so delicious:) I can’t wait to try it, thanks so much for sharing the recipe x

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  35. samsays

    Mango margarita’s were my favourite when I worked at Chilis. Oh how I miss them! Will have to try these :)

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  36. Agatasays

    Brilliant recipe. i thing this is something i am going to try as i am in love with mangos at the moment.

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