Spicy Mango Margarita

Spicy Mango Margarita

We've kicked up the typical south-of-the-border cocktail with the tropical flavor of mango and a sassy punch of spice. Use one pepper for a gentle burn, or two peppers if you really like it hot.

  • prep
  • 1 servings


  • 1 Tbsp coarse sugar (such as turbinado or demarera sugar)

  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt

  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper

  • 1 or 2 Lindsay┬« Hot Chili Peppers

  • 1 tsp coarse sugar (such as turbinado or demarera sugar)

  • 1-1/2 oz reposado tequila

  • 1-1/2 oz Cointreau (or other orange liqueur)

  • 2 oz mango juice

  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice

  • Fresh mint, for garnish

Cooking Directions

  1. Stir together the salt, sugar, and cayenne in a small bowl. Transfer to a saucer or a small plate and set aside.

  2. Salt the rim of an old fashioned glass: Wet the rim of the glass in a saucer of water, then dip the moistened rim in the prepared spicy salt mixture. Fill the prepared glass to the rim with ice.

  3. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the hot chili peppers with the coarse sugar until the sugar crystals dissolve and the peppers are a rough pulp. Add the tequila, Cointreau, mango juice, and lime juice to the shaker; add ice and shake until well chilled.

  4. Strain through a fine strainer into the prepared old fashioned glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.


  • Calories292
  • Fat0g
  • Protein0.3g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Total Carbs24g
  • Fiber0g

Percent (%) Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.

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