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It was a great week! I was the lucky recipient of some gorgeous home-grown mangoes. My neighbor brought some back with her from her visit to family in Miami. Both her mom and sister have trees in their yard. So when a friend gives you mangoes, you make frozen mango margaritas.
The mangoes were fairly ripe when I received them making them perfect for margaritas. I cut up the fruit, pureed it and measured what I needed for the cocktails. The rest I put into an ice cube tray and froze to use in the future. Not sure what the plans are for the frozen cubes but it probably involves cocktails.
I like serving margaritas. To me they are a quintessential summer drink. Personally, I prefer frozen margaritas like my frozen peach margaritas and frozen strawberry margaritas. They are cool, fruity, refreshing and easy to make. If you like the glasses, they are called Cactus Margarita Glasses.
They are a perfect addition to the Summer Cocktail Series hosted by Michelle from Weekend Craft. This series will happen on Saturdays for the next few weeks so stay tuned for more summer beverages.
- 2 cups fresh mango, pureed
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 2 ounces silver tequila
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- In a saucer or small plate place sugar. In a separate saucer or small plate place orange juice. Dip the rim of the 2 margarita glasses or other glasses into the juice then into the sugar. Set aside until ready to fill.
- In a blender combine all ingredients. Blend until ice is crushed and mixture is thick and frosty.
- Divide evenly among the glasses and enjoy.