Spicy Mango Margarita

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Prep Time:
10 minutes

We've kicked up the typical south-of-the-border cocktail with the tropical flavor of mango and a sassy punch of spice. Use one pepper for a gentle burn, or two peppers if you really like it hot.


1 Tbsp coarse sugar (such as turbinado or demarera sugar)
1 Tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 or 2 Lindsay® Hot Chili Peppers
1 tsp coarse sugar (such as turbinado or demarera sugar)
1-1/2 oz reposado tequila
1-1/2 oz Cointreau (or other orange liqueur)
2 oz mango juice
1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
Fresh mint, for garnish


Stir together the salt, sugar, and cayenne in a small bowl. Transfer to a saucer or a small plate and set aside.

Salt the rim of an old fashioned glass: Wet the rim of the glass in a saucer of water, then dip the moistened rim in the prepared spicy salt mixture. Fill the prepared glass to the rim with ice.

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the hot chili peppers with the coarse sugar until the sugar crystals dissolve and the peppers are a rough pulp. Add the tequila, Cointreau, mango juice, and lime juice to the shaker; add ice and shake until well chilled.

Strain through a fine strainer into the prepared old fashioned glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Nutrients Per Serving:

Calories: 292
Calories from fat: 0
Total fat: 0
Monounsaturated fat: 0
Cholesterol: 0
Sodium: 1189mg
Total Carbohydrates: 24g
Dietary Fiber: 0
Protein: 0.3g

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