Last Updated on January 30, 2024 by Carne Diem
Origin: MexicanJump to Recipe
These spicy margaritas with habanero and mango are the perfect addition to your Mexican themed dinner or Cinco de Mayo celebration.
With Cinco de Mayo just days away we knew we had to get a margarita recipe out there. I don't know about you but we love, Love, LOVE Margaritas in our household. Seriously our house is like the Bubba Gump Margarita Factory. We have margaritas straight up, margaritas on the rocks, blended margaritas, fruit margaritas, mezcal margaritas...and that is just for taco Tuesdays. What is your favorite Margarita?
Ok, I get it, I know it is hard to choose, and I know I can get a bit chatty after a few of these bad boys. We do have a new recent favorite margarita recipe though. This Mango Habanero Margarita has proven to be the perfect mixture of sweet and fruity with a background spiciness that we absolutely love. We know you are going to love it too.
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Making the Mango Habanero Margaritas
Making the infused tequila
The first step in making this Spicy Mango Habanero Margarita is making some habanero infused tequila. We prefer to use a Silver or Blanco tequila for this. To infuse a 750ml bottle of tequila you will need ⅓ of a lime cut into slices and 2 habaneros. Rinse the habaneros and cut them in half. Remove the stem and seeds. Place the lime slices and habanero halves in the tequila. You may need to remove a little bit of tequila to get them to fit depending on the bottle. The flavors are infused pretty quickly, so after about 24 hours you should be good to go. The longer it infuses the spicier it will get. If you do not wish to infuse an entire bottle of tequila you can decrease the recipe by infusing in glass jars and adjusting the amount of lime and peppers accordingly.
Mix up the margarita
For 2 Mango Habanero Margaritas you will need 4 Ounces Tequila, 4 Ounces Cointreau, 3 Ounces Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice, 2 Ounce Habanero-Lime Infused Tequila, and 2 Ounces Mango Juice. Please take the time to use fresh squeezed lime juice. It is so much better than the bottled stuff they sell in the liquor section.
Combine and mix all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, or stir together if you are making larger amounts.
If you are serving your margaritas on the rocks you may have a little bit of the margarita left over. We won't tell if you just drink the little remaining bit right from the shaker. I mean it is pretty much the adult version of licking frosting from the spoon. Adulting rocks!
This recipe is also easily halved or multiplied. If making larger amounts you basically you just need: 2 parts tequila, 2 parts Cointreau, 1 part habanero infused tequila, 1 part mango juice, and 1.5 parts of fresh squeezed lime juice. Be careful though, these Mango Habanero Margaritas are deceptively strong. As tempting as it may be, we do not recommend drinking an entire pitcher by yourself.
Looking for more Mexican inspired cocktails? Try our Mezcal Paloma.
What to Serve with Mango Habanero Margaritas
These margaritas pair perfectly with and Mexican food. Try a few of these homemade Mexican food recipes.
- Cast Iron Chicken Fajitas
- Cochinita Pibil
- Scratch Fire Roasted Chile and Beef Enchiladas
- Beer braised barbacoa
- Fresh guacamole
- Pollo Asado al Carbon: Mexican Grilled Charcoal Chicken
- Charro Beans With Hickory Smoked Bacon
Frequently Asked Questions
If you do not have Cointreau, Grand Marnier or a high-quality triple sec make good alternatives.
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Spicy Mango Habanero Margarita
- 4 Ounces Tequila
- 4 Ounces Cointreau
- 3 Ounces Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
- 2 Ounce Habanero-Lime Infused Tequila see note
- 2 Ounces Mango Juice
- Ice optional
- Coarse Salt optional
- Lime Wedges for Garnish
Making the Habanero Lime Infused Tequila
- Add ⅓ of a lime cut into slices and 2 habaneros (halved and seeds and stems removed) to 1 750ml bottle of silver tequila. Let infuse at least 24 hours. The longer it infuses the stronger it gets. Depending on the bottle you may need to remove a small amount of tequila to get them to fit.
Mixing the Margarita
- Combine the tequilas, Cointreau, lime juice, and mango juice in a cocktail shaker with some ice and shake to combine. Serve straight up or on the rocks.