When it comes to cocktails, I pretty much go with the mantra “the sweeter, the better”. As I mentioned in my first Olympics Inspired Drinks post, (Rio De Ja-tini recipe here) I am more of a rum girl. That being said I really enjoyed this margarita recipe that I am lovingly calling the “All I Do Is Win Gold Medal Mango Margarita”. I garnished this tasty drink with tajín, margarita salt, and lime. Much like making the other cocktail that was filled with firsts, this was the first time that I had salted the rim of anything and I might have gotten a little over zealous with the tajín and salt (yowza!) Usually I am one to always stick to the recipe because if I branch out, then I might mess something up. On this one I had the nerve to get a little adventurous and in my quest to make this “girly” drink a little more manly for my husband’s liking I spiced the rim a little too much! It definitely put a little hair on all of our chests, haha! Stick with the recipe on this one ya’ll!
Once I got past my tajín fail and actually put the amount the recipe called for, I actually found this cocktail to be really refreshing and enjoyable! Perfect for the hot summer days leading up to the Olympics if you are planning on spending the better half by the pool. I am sure this will be a definite favorite at my Olympics watch party in August for the tequila lovers.
recipe adapted from the lemon bowl
Yields 6 glasses
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1/2 Tajín & margarita salt mix to rim glass
- 4 cups cubed mango (fresh or frozen)
- 2/3 cup white tequila
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
- Juice of one orange
- Juice of two limes
- 4 cups ice
- Rub a lime wedge around the edge to moisten
- Pour Tajín and salt into a small plate and dip each glass to line rim and set aside.
- Place all remaining ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.
- Divide margaritas between glasses and serve with extra lime wedges.
See, much better, haha! Try the Olympics themed “All I Do Is Win Gold Medal Mango Margarita” sometime this summer before the Summer Olympics! Test it out during a pool day with your friends. More refreshing drink ideas to come of the non-alcoholic variety to please everyone at your upcoming Olympics watch party! Cheers!