I watched the bartender make this and had to estimate the quantities that he poured. Adjust with additional mango puree, lime juice, or simple syrup to get the flavors just right for you. For the mango puree, purchase a bag of frozen mango chunks, thaw, and puree in the blender until smooth.
Total Time 10minutes
3ouncesgood tequila2 shots
3ouncesGrand Marnier liqueur2 shots
6-8ouncesfrozen pureed mango(see note below)
4ouncesfresh squeezed lime juicedivided use
1-2tablespoonscooled simple syrup, to taste
Rim Garnish (optional)
Tajin or coarse salt to rim glasses
Start by making simple syrup. Add water and sugar to a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the sugar has completely dissolved, swirling pan occasionally. Allow syrup to cool.
If rimming the glasses in spice blend or with salt, place half of the lime juice in a saucer and add a little water. Dip rim of the glasses into the water-lime mixture, then into salt or spice blend. Set aside.
To make margaritas, place tequila, Grand Marnier, mango puree, the rest of the lime juice, and ice. Whirl until smooth. Add simple syrup to taste and adjust sweetness to your preference. Pour into prepared glasses and enjoy.
To make your own mango puree, add a semi-thawed bag of frozen mango cubes to the blender and puree.
Recipe from Chef Sally Cameron of AFoodCentricLife.com