Cinco de Mayo celebrations are such a fun time to celebrate. With all the vibrant colors, flavors and music, what’s not to love ?!!!. Whether your having a large fiesta or just some drinks with friends, this Spicy Pineapple Mango Margarita is the perfect libation to kick off your celebration.
The inspiration for this margarita comes from my childhood. My cousins and I use to get these Spicy dried Mango lollipops ( palletas) from the Mexicans markets . Just thinking of them makes my mouth water. They are the perfect combination of sour, sweet, spicy and salty .
You can use any good quality Tequila you prefer, I used Patron Citronage. It has beautiful delicate orange flavor and I highly recommend it. Frozen chopped Pineapple and Mango create a wonderful slushy consistency and also eliminates the need for ice, while maintaining the full flavors of the fruit, which is very important for this drink.
A bit of Serrano Chile blended up with the frozen fruit will certainly perk up you’re palate and is responsible for the heat factor, so feel free to eliminate it, if you’re not wanting so much heat. Lots of fresh Lime or Lemon juice, helps to brighten up all the flavors and please don’t forget to rim those glasses with the Sweet Chile Lime salt.
This Spicy Pineapple Mango Margarita pairs perfectly with Tacos but its also really delicious with some amazing Guacamole and you can find that recipe here.
Happy Cinco de Mayo yall !!!
Spicy Pineapple Mango Margaritas
Makes 4 ( 8 ounce servings)
- 1 cup of Simply Orange Mango Juice
- 2 cups of Frozen Pineapple cubes
- 2 cups of Frozen Mango
- 1/2 cup of Lime or Lemon juice; about 3 juicy limes
- 1/3-1/2 of a Serrano Chile ( reserve other for garnish)
- 1/3 of fresh Pineapple ; cut into slices with skin on for garnish
- 4-6 ounces of Paton Citronage Tequila or any favorite kind
- 4 glasses
- 1 lime ; for rimming glasses
- 1 tablespoon of Sugar in the Raw
- 2 tablespoons of Tajin or Chile-Lime Salt
- 1 cup of Selzer water
- In a blender; add water, Orange juice, frozen Pineapple, Mango, lime juice and Serrano Chile
- Blend until completely smooth.
- If your fruit isn’t very sweet you can add a bit of Simple syrup or Super fine sugar
- Add in Patron tequila and blend again for 30 seconds or stir in.
- In small shallow bowl or plate, combine Sugar in the Raw and Chile-Lime salt (Tajin)
- Slice up fresh Pineapple into spears for garnish
- Rim each glass with fresh Lime juice from a cut Lime. Dip each glass into the sugar chile lime salt mixture
- Evenly poor mixture into four glasses. Top with a good splash of Seltzer water and garnish with Pineapple spears and thinly sliced serrano chile
- Serve immediately
- Enjoy responsibly
Double the recipe to have it ready to go for more guest .