Sweet mango, spicy serrano pepper and a twist of lime shaken with tequila makes this Mango Chili – Lime Margarita a daring twist on the classic.
I like things a little spicy and I love margaritas. That’s why this Mango Chili-Lime Margarita is the perfect addition to my favorite Mexican dishes.
My recipe for classic margaritas most definitely is not from a mix, no sugary sweet margaritas for this girl! I like to blend fresh lime juice with agave, triple sec and tequila as my classic base. Then swirl in some mango puree and spicy minced serrano peppers.
If you can’t find mango puree, use Naked Juice’s Mighty Mango. It works in a pinch. Sometimes the Asian aisle of the grocery has mango puree OR just make your own by blending fresh mangoes and a little water for consistency in a blender.
Mango Chili – Lime Margarita
- 6 oz Tequila
- 3 oz Triple Sec
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup mango puree
- 1 tbsp agave
- 1/4 tsp serrano pepper minced fine
- 1 tbsp Tajin Mexican seasoning with lime
- 1 lime sliced in half
- Combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, water, mango puree, agave and mix well.
- Rub lime over rim of glasses, then roll rim in Tajin Mexican seasoning.
- Fill glasses with ice and pour mixture over ice.
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More About That Serrano Pepper
Serrano peppers are slightly hotter than a jalapeno pepper, but have a more complex flavor. They are smaller than a jalapeno and have less membrane, which is one of the reasons why I like them. Smaller seeds too, which means easier to prep and clean.
My friend eats one with dinner nearly every night…raw! He’s been doing that since he was young growing up in the south. Funny thing is, he is never sick. Could be something to that. What do you think?