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SUMMER COCKTAIL :: Mango Margarita

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Mangoes are everywhere at the moment, and entirely too delicious. For breakfast I’ve been making mango smoothies with fresh Thai coconut meat and milk, a touch of fresh lime juice and a handful of ice…YUM!   But there’s something about a mango margarita that just fits the summertime vibe. Since we’re all about style here […]

July 13, 2012


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Mangoes are everywhere at the moment, and entirely too delicious. For breakfast I’ve been making mango smoothies with fresh Thai coconut meat and milk, a touch of fresh lime juice and a handful of ice…YUM!
 
But there’s something about a mango margarita that just fits the summertime vibe. Since we’re all about style here at Fashion IQ, be sure to serve it in a fabulous glass, and with a touch of garnish.  By the way, if you’re serving more than two, this is one of those recipes that doubles easily (no changing your math, etc.), and remember: The better the ingredients, the better the drink.
 
Here’s my version of this cool cocktail:
 

 

3 oz.  tequila (my fave is Sauza Silver, made from fresh blue agave)
1 oz.  Triple Sec liqueur
2 oz.  filtered water
2-3    mangoes, peeled and seeded
Splash of Cointreau
Splash of fresh lime juice
Pinch of Celtic Sea Salt
Add ice to create your desired consistency
 
Optional: Add vanilla sugar* to taste. (Or your brand of azĂșcar will do – vanilla sugar recipe to follow.) If you’re a big vanilla fan, note that I put in ½ vanilla bean and it was delish. Just gives your margarita some black speckles…
 
Garnish: Mint or lime slice on the rim
 
VoilĂ  – happy summer!
 
 
Vanilla Sugar:
 
So simple!  In a 48oz container or Florida sugar add three vanilla beans and let sit for thirty days. You will love this in everything from your coffee to chocolate chip cookie recipe!