I have never been a huge mango fan,
but while shopping the other day I walked by them and I was almost knocked down by the most wonderful fruit smell.
They were so fresh and smelled so good that I had to pick up a few.
With these same mangos I made salsa.
But, what salsa is complete without a margarita?!?
I made this one a little different--frozen instead of on-the-rocks.
It just kind of suited the mango.
Also, I experimented with the sugar topping by added ginger and orange
to give it a little something special.
Frozen Mango Margaritas with Ginger Orange Sugar
For the Sugar:
1/2 cup coarse sugar
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 teaspoon grated ginger
Mix well and allow to sit for a few days for the flavors to combine.
For the Margarita:
1 cup mango, cut into pieces
6 ounces tequila
3 ounces Grand Marnier
2 ounces fresh orange juice
6 ounces fresh lime juice
3 ounces simple syrup
2 cups crushed ice
Combine the mango, tequila, Grand Marnier, orange juice, lime juice, and simple syrup in a blender. Process until pureed. Add the ice and blend until smooth. Serve with with a lime wedge and rimmed with lime juice and ginger-orange sugar.