Mango Cilantro Margarita

Mango cilantro Margarita

First things first.  There’s nothing like a margarita and let me tell you people this one is delish!!!  I’ll admit it may sound a little weird, but if you are a cilantro-lover like me they are definitely worth a try.  The mango gives this drink a really smooth texture and the cilantro gives off a little spicy kick.  I had one of these in The Hamptons last summer and I have been enjoying them ever since – in moderation of course ; )

Adapted from Epicurious.com

The ingredients:

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

1 tablespoon Cointreau or other orange liqueur

1 T agave nectar (optional)

2 cups ice cubes, divided

Fresh cilantro sprigs for garnish

Directions:

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, agave nectar 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!