Mojito or Margarita? Have both with this Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita. A mix between the classic Mexican margarita and an extra minty Cuban Mojito. Made with plenty of tequila, fresh lime juice, sweet mango, summer garden mint, and served frozen in a salt-rimmed glass. It’s the simplest to make, but so delicious and so refreshing. Summer weekends are made better with a Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita in hand. Promise.

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I can’t think of a better recipe for today. It’s the height of summer, it’s crazy hot, so humid (for most people), and the weekend is finally here. Therefore, this can only mean one thing, fun, fruity, and icy cold cocktails are a must. And this Mojito-Rita? It’s so darn good. 100% inspired by my trip to Costa Rica. And 120% what you need to be making tonight, tomorrow, and every other fun day from now until summer’s end.

Slightly dramatic, but also true.

Here’s the deal, typically Fridays here on HBH are all about desserts…and sometimes breakfast/brunch. Whatever the recipe it’s almost always something sweet. It might be a layer cake, cookie bars, pancakes, peanutty ice cream cake, french toast, or a fruit cobbler. But all the most delicious recipes are saved for Friday…

Which brings me to this Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita. It’s not a dessert. It has nothing to do with brunch (well…maybe it does), but yet I felt the need to share it today. On a Friday. This means big things. If I share a recipe on a Friday, it’s what I think is one of the top recipes of the week. Meaning it checks off all of my boxes, exceeding my crazy high standards. Meaning, it’s DELICIOUS, oh so PRETTY, crazy SUPER SIMPLE, a recipe fit for the weekend, and all around FUN.

This recipe is all of those things. So, cocktail Friday it is. Just this week. Promise, come the fall it’s back to all things cocktail Saturday. I’m already plotting out this fall’s drinks.

Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita ingredients before blending

As I mentioned, the inspiration for this fun drink came from my recent trip to Costa Rica.

We stayed in the little town of Playas Del Coco, or Coco for short. They had mom and pop restaurants (some of them Italian, which we all found odd, but greatly enjoyed), roadside fruit stands, black lava beaches, and a little beachside bar and grill called, Father Rooster. For any of you have spent time in the town of Coco, you know that Father Rooster is certainly the place to be. Live music, island-style food, and the best house-made cocktails.

My family spent maybe half of our vacation at this spot. It’s a Gerard kind of place. And the drink order of choice?

The Mojito-Rita.

Obviously.

If you’ve never had a Mojito-Rita, it’s exactly what it sounds like, part mojito, part margarita, all things GOOD.

Why is Father Rooster’s Mojito-Rita so special you ask? Two things.

Thing 1: It’s made with more mint than you’d think you’d ever need in a drink, but oh my gosh, it’s perfect.

Thing 2: It’s frozen. Frozen drinks equal better drinks.

The girls in the family must have ordered countless Mojito-Rita’s in the days we had on the beach. It was a favorite. Consequently, the only thing that everyone agreed I must recreate from our trip…the Mojito-Rita. SO. HERE. IT. IS.

overhead photo of Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita

My version is simple, very similar to Father Rooster’s, but made a touch more fruity with the addition of mango.

The sweet details.

First, rim your glasses in salt. While optional, this is a game-changing step. You can never go wrong with a salty cocktail rim.

Second, combine everything…good tequila, so much lime juice, frozen mangos, honey, and all the mint you can find. Blend, blend, blend. Add ice and blend some more.

Three, pour into your salt-rimmed glass and top with sparkling water.

Four, drink and enjoy.

Simple as that.

side angle close up photo of Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita

And now you see…

The most perfect Friday recipe that you can enjoy throughout the weekend and on all the hot summer days to follow. Major bonus? I’m giving you recipes for both a single-serve and pitcher style Mojito-Rita. Enjoy by yourself or serve to family friends.

Mojito-Rita’s tonight? Maybe while making my all-time favorite summer pasta and blueberry galette…pretty close to perfect.

costa rice shoreline

(the view from Father Rooster)

If you make this frozen mango mojito-rita be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

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The Recipe

Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita

A mix between the classic Mexican margarita and an extra minty Cuban Mojito. Made with plenty of tequila, fresh lime juice, sweet mango, summer garden mint, and served frozen in a salt-rimmed glass.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 275 kcal

Ingredients

  • flaky sea salt
  • 1/3 cup (2.5 ounces) silver tequila
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 2 teaspoons honey, more or less to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for serving
  • 1 cup ice
  • sparkling, water for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. 1. Run a lime wedge around the rim of your glass and then coat in salt.

    2. In a blender, combine the tequila, lime juice, mango chunks, honey, and mint. Blend until combined. Add the ice and blend until slushy. Pour into your prepared glass. Top with sparkling water, if desired. Serve with limes and fresh mint. Drink!

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4.6 from 20 votes
The Recipe

Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita Pitcher.

A mix between the classic Mexican margarita and an extra minty Cuban Mojito. Made with plenty of tequila, fresh lime juice, sweet mango, summer garden mint, and served frozen in a salt-rimmed glass.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 275 kcal

Ingredients

  • flaky sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) silver tequila
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 2 tablespoons honey, more or less to taste
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for serving
  • 3-4 cups ice
  • sparkling water, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. 1. Run a lime wedge around the rims of your glasses and then coat in salt.

    2. In a blender, combine the tequila, lime juice, mango chunks, honey, and mint. Blend until combined. Add the ice and blend until slushy. Pour into your prepared glasses. Top with sparkling water, if desired. Serve with limes and fresh mint. Drink!

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