Blended Strawberry Mango Margarita
A light and fruity blended strawberry mango margarita served in a sugar and salt rimmed glass. Perfect summertime tequila cocktail.
When I turned 21, the very first drink I ordered with my newly legal ID was a strawberry margarita at a Mexican restaurant. One of those huge, gigantic margaritas that is big enough for the whole table to share. It came in a margarita glass that could double as a large fish bowl, with a bunch of long straws. I don’t even want to think about how much spittle made it’s way back into that drink from all the shared straws. Ick!
But here’s the thing, that strawberry margarita was…gross. So sugary and overly sweet, and fake tasting. Something only a 21 year old could enjoy.
I watched them make it at the bar. The strawberry margarita mix came out frozen from a slurpee machine, and they just poured tequila on top and mixed it in with a big spoon.
No fresh strawberry juice, no fresh lime juice. And I’m sure the tequila was the cheapest quality of all.
Luckily my taste has evolved a lot since then, and now when I want order a margarita it has to be made with all fresh ingredients, and good quality tequila.
To make up for that horrendous 21st birthday drink, I’ve created a much better version of the strawberry margarita. A blended strawberry mango margarita. I love the addition of the mango. It gives a tropical and smooth flavor to the margarita, and also keeps it from being too sweet. I make it with frozen strawberries and fresh mango, but you could easily use frozen mangos too. Add in lots of freshly squeezed lime juice, Patron silver tequila and a salt & sugar rimmed glass, and you have the perfect margarita.
The fruit adds enough natural sweetness, so I don’t add in any sugar to keep these margaritas refined sugar free. But if you like your drinks extra sweet, feel free to add in some sugar.
You should definitely make this for Cinco de Mayo next week.
Blended Strawberry Mango Margarita
Strawberry Mango Margarita
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 mango, peeled and chopped into chunks
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1/2 cup high quality silver tequila
- juice from 2 limes, about 1/4 cup
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoon salt
- Sliced strawberry, mango and/or lime (optional)
- In a blender, combine the strawberries, mango, ice, tequila and lime juice. Blend until smooth and combined.
- On a small plate, combine the sugar and salt and stir together with a fork. Take a slice of lime and rub it around the edge of the serving glasses to get them wet. Dip the edge of the glass into the salt and sugar mixture.
- Pour the strawberry mango margaritas into the salt and sugar rimmed glasses. Garnish with a strawberry, slice of mango and/or lime wedge and serve.
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22 Comments on “Blended Strawberry Mango Margarita”
I didn’t fully read the instructions and put two table spoons of salt into my drink. So that was a mess
Oh my goodness, that must have been a mess and very salty Janice! I sure hope you dumped it out and made another one because it is very delicious. So bummed the recipe didn’t turn out well for you the first time.
What can you substitute for the lime juice in the strawberry mango margarita
Thanks for the question about a substitute for the lime juice in my margarita recipe Robert. You can just omit the lime juice entirely if you would like. I like a bit of acid in the drink because it isn’t quite so sweet. I haven’t recipe tested it but I think lemon juice or any citrus juice would work or vinegar would also work. I sure hope this helps!
Mmm that margarita looks amazing! I love all the flavors you choose – yum!! Pinned :)
ah the good ole days when we didn’t think about all the sugary junk and just drank whatever we wanted! now im old and have a headache just thinking about it. I had a coronarita shortly after my 21st…the one with the upside down corona in a giant margarita. Never again. But, these look so perfect! I’ve never made strawberry margs, but I may have to try for cinco de mayo!
I am a major supporter of margaritas! These look absolutely amazing! I might send my boyfriend to the liquor store on the way home to get some tequila ;)
Hahaha, so funny! Normally I like everything overly sweet, but I am NOT into slurpees! This version looks way better :)
Natalie, I’m with you the all fresh ingredients and good quality tequila! I’m glad you gave margaritas a chance after that first one! this one looks fabulous!!!!
When I turned 21 the first drink I ordered was a vodka cranberry at a crappy college bar. I was trying to keep up with the boys, so I downed 4 of them in a very short period of time. These weren’t little drinks either, they were huge. Well, I’m sure you can figure out how my night ended! To this day a vodka cranberry makes my stomach turn.
This strawberry mango margarita looks SO good. Love the salt and sugar rim – great idea!
I had many of those artifical tasting margaritas in my 20’s, and in my late 20’s my tastes changed 100%. I won’t order cocktails most places because you never know what you’ll get! This is the perfect margarita right here, and I love the strawberry-mango combination! Pinned.
These look insanely good! The perfect way to celebrate cinco de mayo and the start of Spring. Can’t wait to give them a try!
These margaritas are beautiful, Natalie! :D Refreshing and the perfect drink to serve at parties! Love the strawberry and mango – two of my favourite fruits!
Strawberry margaritas are a big favorite of my mom’s so I’m thinking I’m definitely gonna have to whip up a few of these on Mother’s Day for her! I loooove the addition of mango here! So fresh and summery. :)
I’m definitely a margarita snob! I usually get mine on the rocks because I know that the blended ones are usually overpriced Slurpees with a gazillion grams of sugar. Although I usually just go for a house margarita, I’d be all over this beautiful creation, Natalie!
I love what a pretty drink this makes! It is so perfect for summer! And I love anything with mango!
This look so pretty and refreshing! I love the strawberry and mango in here and that it’s not overly sweet. This is just perfect for Cinco de Mayo and all summer long :)
I always love your drink recipes Nat, they’re so fun and refreshing every time!
I never tried rimming the glass with both sugar and salt. That sounds like a great idea. Love this blended margarita too. Since it’s loaded with all this fruit it’s technically healthy too right? :)
And yuck for those nasty margaritas. I only order on the rocks when we’re out otherwise I’m destined to get the nastiness. And thanks for the love friend :)
Oh my, yes, what that 21 YO used to drink. I hear you, Natalie! What were we thinking (or not)? I like your version so much better… naturally sweetened, real fruit. Looking forward to whippin this one up! Thank you my dear!
This looks so refreshing! What a perfect summer drink.
I love ordering strawberry margaritas when I go out for Mexican food…it’s almost a necessity! This strawberry mango version looks perfect, Natalie! I love how it’s not overly sweet but still creamy and full of flavor. These are so perfect for Cinco de Mayo, too!