Author, The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails
Margaritas are the go-to cocktail for Cinco de Mayo, but if May 5 turns out to be a warm day, a fruity frozen version may be in order. This drink requires no special slushy machine—just a blender and cracked ice—and it can double as a refreshing cocktail or a boozy dessert. Or omit the alcohol for an icy mocktail.
1½ oz. tequila
¾ oz. orange liqueur
2 oz. fresh mango puree
2 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 cup cracked ice
1 lime slice
In bar blender, combine first six ingredients; blend until smooth. Serve in a tumbler or margarita glass. Garnish with lime.
Photo courtesy of National Mango Board