Happy National Margarita Day my Friends! Every Friday I want to sharing a fun cocktail, so what better way to start than the day dedicated to the marg!! Normally I am a classic margarita gal, but sometimes you just need something a little extra fun and fruity on a day like today!
I associate margaritas so much with sun and summertime, so I wish I wasn’t bundled up as i’m typing this, but no matter how chilly it is outside a marg is delicious nonetheless! The food I crave most is Mexican food – spicy, saucy, tons of flavor, and loaded with CILANTRO! It’s obscene how much cilantro we use in a week in our kitchen. Does it grow well in a garden? I sure hope so seeing how much we buy it every week!
I love the combination of a fruity/herby cocktail so combining mango one of my favorite fruits with cilantro was a no brainer!
Mango Cilantro Margarita
– 2 ounces tequila
– 2 ounces lime juice
– 2 ounces mango juice, nectar, or puree
– 1 ounce orange liqueur (Cointreau, Gran Marnier, Triple Sec)
– 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro leaves
– mango slices and cilantro sprigs for garnish
– Simple syrup (optional depending on how sweet your mango juice is)
what to do
Add the tequila, lime juice, mango juice, chopped cilantro and orange liqueur to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. if you feel like it’s not sweet enough for you liking, add in 1 ounce of simple syrup.
Shake for about 10 seconds until mixture is chilled.
Fill you margarita glass with ice then pour the margarita mixture carefully over ice.