Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that commemorates Mexico’s victory over France at The Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war. Since, the fifth of May has become a holiday that Mexico and North America celebrate together.
One Cinco de Mayo festivity is enjoying copious amounts of Mexican libations like Corona beer and margaritas. A great recipe we scoped at the Confections of a Foodie Bride blog throws some mango into an amped up frozen margarita mix. You’ll need…
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (8-12 limes)
- For the margarita: 3 oz homemade margarita mix
- 1 rounded cup frozen mango cubes (~1/2 inch)
- 3 oz tequila
- 2 oz orange liqueur
- 2 – 2 1/2 cups crushed ice
- Salt or sugar, for rim (optional)
- Lime wedges, for serving (optional)
To make two glasses of Frozen Mango Margarita. To make homemade margarita mix, heat water and sugar in a small sauce pan until dissolved and clear. Let it cool and pour into a pitcher with lime juice.
Next, to make the margarita, add margarita mix, mango cubes, tequila, orange liqueur and 2 cups ice and blend on high, until slushy. Run a lime wedge along the outer rim of your glasses and dip into salt or sugar, then pour and enjoy!