We all know mango margaritas are delicious, but have you tried a smoky mango mezcal margarita? If you haven’t, you are missing out! Mezcal has a unique smoky taste to it that balances the sweetness of the mango. So, swap the tequila and give mezcal a try.
What is Mezcal? Mezcal is a Mexican distilled alcoholic spirit made from the agave plant. Tequila is made from a single type of agave plant – the agave tequilana (blue agave). Mezcal is also the national spirit of Mexico.
Of course, being a busy, working toddler mom, I always look for recipes that are easy to make and look very tasty. I never compromise taste! I also look for cocktails with ingredients that I already have at home.
We had recently bought some mangoes, which gave me the idea to make a mango cocktail. I have had plenty of very delicious mango margaritas, therefore, I wanted to try something different.
I searched the over 1,300 cocktails in my “It’s Cocktail Hour” Pinterest board and found the perfect one to try–the Smoky Mango Mezcal Margarita by Plays Well with Butter! It was so easy to make and pretty darn good!
Below is the list of four ingredients and instructions taken directly from the Plays Well with Butter website.
I prepared it slightly different only because I did not have the mango juice. I peeled and blended one, which was enough for two drinks. That was a lot more work so I plan on buying some mango juice the next time. Also , I don’t have Hawaiian salt so I used my favorite beverage rimer, Tajin! I am obsessed with it and I’ve had mango margaritas rimmed with it so I knew it would be perfect for it.
- 3 oz Mango
- 2 oz Lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 2 oz Triple sec
- 1 1/2 ounces mezcal
Throw some mezcal, mango juice, freshly squeezed lime & triple sec into a cocktail shaker, shake it and your smoky mango mezcal margarita is ready to be enjoyed!
I really enjoyed this cocktail. I am definitely making it again with purchased mango juice. Below is what I loved about this cocktail.
- The smoky taste of mezcal
- My favorite fruit is mango, so this cocktail was already destined to win
- It was easy to prepare
If you want a new take on the mango margarita, give this one a try!