Thirsty Thursday--Frozen Mango Margaritas with Ginger Orange Sugar

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

(serves 4-6)

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.  




Enjoy,

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