Another weekend deserves another cocktail don’t you think? Maybe it’s because I’ve had summer and Cinco de Mayo on the brain but I’ve been in a margarita mood lately. And so, per usual, I share my addiction with you all 🙂 I give you my Mango Margarita – it’s an absolute must!
I’ve made a lot of vodka and even rum concoctions in my day but tequila is a new one for me. Rather than messing with sweet and sour margarita mix (which is where most of those calories hide) I opted for some fun fruity flavors and my secret ingredient…
St Germain. I am a huge fan of this elderflower liqueur. Just about any time I see it on a cocktail menu that’s the drink I’ll go with. I had a tequila cocktail not long ago that had St Germain and I was amazed how well the flavors paired together. A little goes a long way with this so don’t get sticker shock – it’ll last you a long while.
Wondering about this pretty rim? Sugar you’re guessing? NOPE! *start whisper voice* It’s crushed freeze-dried mangos and strawberries! *end whisper voice* Brilliant right? Not only does this add a pop of color to your rim but it’s the perfect extra pop of flavor. Do one loop around the rim with a lemon slice and twist the rim around a plate of these goodies.
- 2oz gold tequila
- 1/2oz St Germain
- 2oz mango nectar
- juice of 1/2 a lemon + 1 slice for garnish
- freeze-dried mango/strawberries for garnish (optional)
- Take lemon slice, cut small slit and go once around rim.
- Crush mangos and strawberries into a dust.
- Dip rim once around in mixture, set to the side.
- Combine tequila, St Germain & mango with ice in a shaker and do your best cocktail shake.
- Pour into prepared glass.
You can even sprinkle some in for some extra festive fun. Cheers to it being FriYay! And on that note, I have a very special giveaway going on today on Instagram! Pop on over to see what it’s all about…pssst…it has a little something to do with the pic to the right here 🙂 It’s for today only so don’t delay! Winner will be announced on Instagram Monday, 4/18.
– Margarita Glasses: Tuesday Morning –