I’ve been working on my mixing skills with Matt recently and tried this mango margarita recipe. It is SO good! When I’m at a restaurant that specializes in culinary cocktails, or when we BBQ over summer, my drink of choice is tequila based, and I like it mixed with something fruity. Matt always likes his cocktails a little more decadent and smoky, so we met in the middle.
The margarita is perfectly balanced and quite refreshing too. The mango’s subtle sweetness totally makes this drink perfection for my particular palette. It’s garnished with pink salt crushed on the rim and a mango (which I ended up adding into the drink and enjoying at the end).
I’m excited to share that I teamed up with Patrón Tequila to spread the word about their search to find 2016’s Margarita of the Year. Patrón connected with some of the best bartenders across the US and Mexico to create seven new margarita recipes, using local trends, culinary influences, and their ideas of what makes a margarita unforgettable. I love how they are involving the community and sharing delicious tips and tricks to master a perfect drink.
2 oz Patrón Reposado
.75 oz Smoked Patrón Citrónge Mango*
.75 oz Mango Puree*
.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Smoked Patrón Citrónge Mango:
Pour 6 oz of Patrón Citrónge Mango into a large empty bottle. Using a smoking gun, fill the bottle with smoke and swirl to combine for 20 seconds. It is now ready to be used as needed. As an alternative, Matt and I smoked the peel of an orange and let the smoke fill up the glass (by setting it upside down) so the smoke fills the glass and leaves a bit of flavor).
Peel and pit one ripe mango and cut into pieces. In a food processor, purée mango with 1.5 tablespoons sugar and one teaspoon fresh lemon juice until smooth.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain over fresh ice into an ice-filled glass that has been rimmed with Tajin (a chili lime salt) or your salt of choice. Garnish with a slice of fresh mango.
And viola, you have one delicious drink ready to sip on in some sunshine.
Thank you, Patrón, for collaborating with me on this feature.
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