Easy Mango Margarita on the Rocks Recipe for Single Cocktails

Sometimes you just want a margarita without all the hassle, right?? This easy mango margarita on the rocks recipe can be made in minutes and you can even make it a spicy mango margarita in seconds! Using fresh mangoes gifted to me by Melissa’s Produce, I had a refreshing, tangy margarita for my guests in minutes!

easy mango margarita on the rocks

I love blended margaritas sometimes, but I’m not a margarita guzzler. I’m a sipper. Blended drinks often tend to get watered down, and I want something that’s going to taste good pretty much however long it takes me to finally finish it. A mango margarita on the rocks means it’s full of flavor from the first sip to the last, and I don’t even need to make a pitcher just to enjoy one.

A short disclaimer though: this recipe does require mango puree. I prefer to make it quick with fresh mangoes, but you can purchase it in the store. I make mine with an immersion blender in a tall glass; it takes less than 30 seconds to puree the flesh of a mango and you have enough for a few drinks without wasting any mango. Want one drink? Puree just one half of the mango.

Onwards to the making of this super-simple cocktail! Save this post so you can find it later when you’ve got guests over and you want to wow them with a drink, or if you’re like me, this is a delicious drink to enjoy on the patio around the firepit with a good book. Hey, no judgment here. Some weeks are long and relaxing with a bev is just what we need.

easy mango margarita on the rocks

Mango Margarita on the Rocks

You can kick it up a notch with some fresh jalapeno slices, making it a Spicy Mango Margarita!


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz Triple Sec Cointreau is a good sub
  • 2 oz sweet and sour Homemade recipe below!
  • 4 oz mango juice Or a juice blend
  • 1 oz mango puree


  1. Mix everything in a shaker, pour into a tall glass, over ice, and garnish with another slice of mango if you want!

  2. If you do want to make it spicy, gentle muddle a few slices of fresh jalapeño with the sweet and sour in your shaker before you add everything else. Or, you can add just a few thin fresh jalapeno slices and gently stir to infuse the flavor.

Mangoes come in many varieties and sizes. I have no suggestions on what kind to use, so I think you’re good making this with any kind. For the juice, I chose a Langer’s Mango Passion Fruit juice. No high-fructose corn syrup and not overly sweet. I just can’t with the sweet drinks anymore, so we always opt for juice that’s actual fruit and juice and not concentrate.

For any good margarita, you need a sweet and sour, and we prefer to make our own because it’s so easy and it tastes fresh.

Sweet and Sour Mix for Cocktails


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice


  1. Combine sugar and water in small pot. Heat until just combine so no sugar granules are left.

  2. Cool sugar and water mixture to room temp.

  3. Add fresh juices.

  4. Mix until combined and refigerate until use.

If you choose to use a premade sweet and sour mix, that works too! They are easily found at Total Wine, Bevmo, and most grocery stores.

If you like the idea of a margarita on the rocks but mango isn’t your thing, feel free to sub in another fruit puree. Peach is a great option, as is raspberry, but run that through a cocktail strainer to remove the seeds. I’ve even done it with grapefruit juice! It is sour, but plays well with the sweet and sour addition and the jalapeno slices.

easy mango margarita on the rocks

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