I've always loved a good margarita, frozen or on the rocks, I'm not picky. And who doesn't love a giant bowl of salsa, guacamole or queso?? I could basically live on those three dishes alone. That being said, Cinco de Mayo is hands down my favorite holiday where yummy food is in the spot light [yes, it even trumps Thanksgiving!]. My favorite+best memories of Cinco de Mayo would have to be college when we would all make our way to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants who served the best and strongest margs. [Mad Mex for any of you Ohio Staters]. Seriously the best memories. So in honor of those fun times I wanted to share with you a margarita I recently discovered and will probably become obsessed with once I start serving them up at home since I'm on a huge mango kick. It also gives me a reason to buy this nifty little gadget.
Mango Margarita with Chile Salt & Lime
2 medium mangos, peeled, pitted and chopped into large chunks
2 cups ice
6 ounces tequila
4 ounces orange liqueur
3 ounces fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon super fine sugar
1 tablespoon chile powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 lime for garnish
- In a blender, puree the mango then add the ice, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and super fine sugar and blend until smooth.
- Mix the chile powder and kosher salt on a small plate. Moisten the rim of a glass with the lime wedge; dip the rim in the chile powder and twist to coat. Pour into the glass and serve with a wedge of lime.
image and recipe via Foodie Crush