Mango Cilantro Margaritas!
Now I'll admit these Margaritas sound a little weird, but if you are a cilantro-lover they are worth a try. The mango gives this drink a really smooth texture and the cilantro gives off a little spicy kick. It works really well with the Tequila, I could hardly taste the Tequila even though there is a ton of Jose Cuervo in there! This recipe was originally found on epicurious.com.
1/2 small mango, pitted, peeled, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 1/2 cup 100% blue agave silver tequila
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons simple syrup
- 1 tablespoon Cointreau or other orange liqueur
- 2 cups ice cubes, divided
- Fresh cilantro sprigs (for garnish)
Combine mango and cilantro leaves in medium bowl. Press firmly on solids with muddler or back of wooden spoon until mashed. Mix in tequila, lime juice, simple syrup , and Cointreau, then 1 cup ice. Stir to blend well. Strain into large glass measuring cup. Divide remaining ice between 2 tall glasses. Pour Margarita mixture over. Garnish with cilantro sprigs.
You can also throw this recipe into the blender for an even yummier treat!
Here's a little something new I wanted to try, I picked up an assortment of jello at the store in all different colors. You can even use the sugar-free kind to cut calories. Now you have rimming sugar to coordinate with any drink. I thought the lime green would work best with these margaritas:
Just swipe your glass with a lime....
Put your jello flavor of choice into a shallow bowl, and spin the rim of your glass around until you have plenty of jello on the edges.
Add your margaritas and enjoy!