Fresh Strawberry Mango Margaritas

Fresh Strawberry Mango Margaritas

It’s T minus 9 days to Cinco de Mayo! Are you guys pumped or what?

I know I am. There are few things in life that make me happier than a plate of chips n’ guac paired with a tasty margarita.

Well I guess chips n’ guac with a margarita on a Mexican beach would be slightly better. Unfortunately for me the husband refuses to go to Mexico. Even when we lived in Texas and were just a short and very cheap flight from Cancun, he still wouldn’t go. He thinks it isn’t safe enough but um hello, people go there all of the time and come back just fine. Better than fine, actually. They come back refreshed, renewed, and feeling freakin’ fantastic.

So yeah, that’s a work in progress. But in the meantime I can enjoy Mexican food with these fresh strawberry mango margaritas so life is pretty darn good.

Fresh Strawberry Mango Margaritas

Oh, and if you’re wondering how exactly Jose Cuervo fits into the whole healthy theme I’ve got going on around here, allow me to explain:

1. Fresh strawberries are high in antioxidants and vitamin C.

2. Mangoes are high in vitamin C.

3. Lime juice is also high in vitamin C.

4. Tequila makes you feel good.

I rest my case.

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The best part is that they look all fancy and pretty but they’re super easy to make. It’s literally like making a smoothie. But with liquor.

I made them with fresh fruit so that it’s more of a puree, almost like a thick juice, that you can serve over ice (aka “on the rocks”) but you could also make them frozen by substituting frozen fruit if you want. I personally prefer the fresh option because it prevents the whole brain freeze problem.

Not that I slam my margaritas or anything.  I always try my best to keep it classy. But man, it’s hard to do when they taste this good!

Fresh Strawberry Mango Margaritas

Fresh Strawberry Mango Margaritas

Yield: 32 ounces (approx. 6 margaritas)

Prep Time: 15

Total Time: 15

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Ingredients:

Mango Layer

  • 2 large red mangoes, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 ounces silver tequila
  • 4 ounces fresh lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
  • 4 ounces orange liqueur (or triple sec)

Strawberry Layer

  • 1 pint strawberries, hulls removed (approx. 16 ounces)
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 4 ounces fresh lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
  • 4 ounces orange liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
  • sugar or salt for rim
  • ice and fresh limes for serving

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle the salt or sugar on a plate then lightly wet the rim of each glass with fresh lime juice. Place the glass rim down onto the plate and gently turn until the whole thing is coated with the salt or sugar.
  2. Fill each glass with a few ice cubes then combine all of the ingredients for the mango layer in a blender and blend until smooth. Then distribute the mixture into each glass until they’re halfway full.
  3. Next combine all of the ingredients for the strawberry layer in the blender and blend until smooth. Hold a small spoon flipped over the inside of each glass and pour the strawberry mixture on top of the spoon so that it gently spills over and fills the glass to the brim. This helps to keep the layers from mixing so it looks pretty.
  4. Garnish with fresh lime, serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition  Facts are for one margarita

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Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback! heart