May 13, 2011

The Perfect Summer Drink Recipe -- Mango Margaritas Tajin



It's been a long, long time since a flavor has met my palette and left me wondering, "Where has this been all my life?" But a few weeks ago, I had that rare, earth-shaking gastronomical experience when my friend Holly introduced me to the combination of  fresh mango and the Mexican seasoning Tajin (you can read her Mango Magic post HERE). The seasoning, primarily composed of lime, salt and chili, excites all the taste buds and is the perfect compliment to the sweet, tart and tropical mango. I've had Tajin on the brain...bad...really bad. Holly got hers from a friend in Los Angeles.  I was determined to find it locally. After searching obsessively for about a week, I was thrilled and surprised to finally find Tajin at Target in the Mexican food section -- and the mangoes of the world rejoiced!!



On Mother's Day, my husband cooked up a fabulous Mexican feast, so I seized the opportunity to whip up a cocktail to serve with the meal. My head still reeling from the revelation of the Tajin & Mango marriage, I decided to make a margarita in their honor. The sweet and tropical taste of the blended mango is the perfect match for the subtle salt, the tart lime, and light chili taste of the Tajin that rim the margarita glass.



Mango Margarita Tajin
(makes 2-4 margaritas, depending on the size of your glasses)


2 ounces Tequila
1 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
8 ounces mango nectar
1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango, cubed
1 ounce sweetened condensed milk
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice
2 large handfuls of ice


Fresh lime to rim the glass and garnish
Tajin Seasoning


Fill the rim of a small saucer with Tajin seasoning.  Rim each glass with fresh lime juice.  Then dip the wet rim into the seasoning.  Set aside.


Combine all ingredients in blender and blend till smooth and slushy.


Pour into prepared glasses and garnish with a wedge of lime.


Enjoy!!


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13 comments:

  1. Oooh those sound great! My friend is having a Margaritaville party in a couple weeks I will pass this on to her!

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  2. Anxiously awaiting my tasting.

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  3. it is truly mango madness up there on the central coast! this margarita looks amazing! i did see frozen mango puree at trader joes this afternoon. if i didn't have an early morning tomorrow--i would have picked it up and whipped up a batch myself. thanks for sharing this great recipe!

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  4. I've never heard of tajin, but sounds like it would make the drink more spicy. I know someone who would love this so I'll have to pass that along!

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  5. OO yum! I had a banana margarita the other day! it was ok.. lol but I am normally only drinking Strawberry lol. I'll have to try a mango margarita!

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  6. OK this stuff's going on my list and then this drink's going in my mouth! YUM. Come link it up at my "Woo Hoo Blogger's back" link party .

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  7. Hey Jenn, thanks so much for coming by my blog! Glad you like the breakfast pizza recipe. :) My husband's already requested it again! Your margarita looks awesome! Put me in the mood for one for sure. :)

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  8. This sounds GO-OD!! I told Holly next time I go to our largest grocery store (lots of ethnic food too), I'm buying this stuff.

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  9. mmm..yum looks really good. and looks easy to make . Thanks for sharing!

    love~mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  10. mmmmmmm, I love Mango Margeritas! Cute blog you have here. I'm stopping by from LBS Tea Party.
    I'd love to see you at Simply Healthy Family too!

    Happy Day!

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  11. Oh yummy! This looks (and sounds) really delicious! Discovered your blog via the LBS, by the way.

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  12. Sooooooo good. We have it at work on occasion w/o alcohol but nonetheless amazing


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