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Spicy Gingered Mango Margarita.

Spicy Gingered Mango Margarita | #cincodemayo #drinks #mexican

Hey, Hi, and welcome back to cocktail Saturday! Just jumping in for a quick read today. I am SO very exited to be sharing this margarita. Hands down it’s my favorite margarita I have ever made. But that’s probably because it is full of all of my favorite foods: mango, ginger, lime, and jalapeño. It’s perfection in so many ways, so of course, it’s perfect for tonight, tomorrow, and really any time from here on out.

My cousin Abby is constantly reminding me that her favorite drink to order in San Diego (where she lives) is a spicy margarita. With her birthday coming up next week, and Cinco de Mayo in a couple of weeks, I knew it was time to share this fresh new margarita recipe. I have made a spicy margarita before, but I’m loving this gingery mango version so very much (again, I love mango – and I love ginger). It’s a simple mix of fresh mango juice, mango chunks, ginger, jalapeño, tequila, and lots of lime. I don’t like to add any sugar, as I find that the mango really adds enough sweetness on its own. Plus, I think sugary cocktails are no bueno. No one needs a sugar hangover come Sunday morning, you know? Trust me, I am only looking out for you guys here, you don’t want the extra sugar.

Anyway, I top my margs off with a splash of sparkling water, because I love a little sparkly action with most of my drinks. Then garnish with some fresh limes and jalapeños, and you’ll have the prettiest, most refreshing…and certainly the most delicious, margarita. If you’re looking for a fast and easy drink, this is it. It’s sweet, spicy, and all things good in life.

Spicy Gingered Mango Margarita | #cincodemayo #drinks #mexican

Spicy Gingered Mango Margarita | #cincodemayo #drinks #mexican

I think your weekend really needs it.

PS. I get a lot of questions about making drinks alcohol free and it’s so simple to do. Simply omit the alcohol, add a splash more citrus, and a splash or two of sparkling water. Simple as that.

Spicy Gingered Mango Margarita | #cincodemayo #drinks #mexican

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Spicy Gingered Mango Margarita

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories Per Serving: 359 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Chipotle Chili Salt


  • 1. To make the chipotle chili salt. Combine the salt and chili powder in a shallow bowl.
    2. Run a lime wedge around the rim of your glass and coat in chili salt.
    3. Combine the mango juice, mango chunks, and ginger in a cocktail shaker. Muddle the mango and ginger together until the mango is mashed. Add the tequila, lime juice, and jalapeños. Fill with ice and shake until combined. Strain into your prepared glass. Top with sparkling water, if desired. Serve with limes. Drink!
    4. To make a frozen margarita, combine the mango juice, mango chunks, ginger, tequila, jalapeños, and lime juice, in a cocktail shaker. Muddle together until everything is mashed down. Shake to combine. Strain the mix into a a blender. Fill with ice and blend. Pour your prepared glass. Top with sparkling water, if desired. Serve with limes. Drink!
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Big Batch Spicy Gingered Mango Margarita.

Prep Time 10 minutes
chill time 2 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 189 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1 1/3 cups 100% mango juice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped ginger
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) silver tequila
  • 4 jalapeño slices
  • juice of 3 limes
  • sparkling water for topping (optional)


  • 1. Combine the mango juice, mango chunks, ginger, tequila, lime juice, and jalapeños in a large pitcher. Stir to combine and chill for 2 hours. The longer the jalapeños sit, the spicier the drink. Strain out the mango chunks, ginger, and jalapeños and discard. Return the drink to the pitcher and chill until ready to serve. 
    2. When ready to serve, fill the pitcher with ice and top off with sparkling water. Serve.
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Spicy Gingered Mango Margarita | #cincodemayo #drinks #mexican

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    1. Hey Philippa,
      Thanks a bunch for trying out this recipe, I am delighted to hear that it was enjoyed! Have the best day:) xTieghan

  1. Hello. I’m making this margarita for a party next month. I will be making the non alcoholic version in a batch. My question is do I still have to wait to add the sparkling water or can I add it after I make it. Thank you

    1. Hey Stacy,
      I like to add the sparkling water right before serving otherwise it will go flat. I hope you love the recipe! Cheers! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    I have a question, the video shows muddling just the lime
    Juice, ginger and jalapeño but the instructions say
    To muddle mango and ginger with lime juice, is there a difference ? I want to make it and get it right 🙂

  3. Is there anything else I can use to substitute the spice of the jalapeños? We love spice in coctaild, but not the flavor of jalapeños. Maybe any bitter you might recommend instead? Love your recipes by the way! Thank you!

  4. I know I already asked about subbing mango nectar— but instacart brought me orange juice! Will it work to use OJ or do I need to jump ship? Thanks!

    1. Hey Marie,
      Orange juice will work, obviously the flavors will be different but I am sure it will still be great! Cheers! xTieghan

    1. Hey Marie,
      Yes, that should work just fine. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi Caroline! I would recommend subbing vodka in this for the tequila! I am not sure other alcohols will taste well. I hope you love this one! xTieghan

  5. Excited to try this recipe for the fourth! Do you juice your own whole mangos or do you buy a bottle of juice and throw it in? Thanks!