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Charred Mango Ancho Mezcal Margarita Cocktail Recipe

One thing we’ve learned in life?

When Kate of Hola Jalapeño throws a party, you want to make sure and be there – especially when said party is in her wheelhouse (ie filled with creative Mexican flavors). That’s why for yet another year, we’re joining Kate in toasting Cinco De Mayo by being part of her celebration that is Margarita Week.

Mezcal Twist On A Mango Margarita

And this year we’re bringing a smoky, spicy take on the classic mango margarita. We have nothing against a standard mango margarita: it’s a little floral, sweet, and a totally refreshing take on the classic margarita cocktail. But this mango margarita variation brings some more depth by mixing together charred fresh mango, ancho chile tequila, and smoky mezcal. Want to make it? Then follow this Charred Mango Ancho Mezcal Margarita Cocktail recipe.

Okay, that’s it! Go stock up on all your bar essentials then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

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Charred Mango Ancho Mezcal Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Charred Mango Ancho Mezcal Margarita Cocktail Recipe

We have nothing against a standard mango margarita -- it's a little floral, sweet, and a totally refreshing take on the classic margarita cocktail. But this mango margarita variation brings some more depth by mixing together charred fresh mango, ancho chile tequila, and smoky mezcal. Want to make it? Follow this Charred Mango Ancho Mezcal Margarita Cocktail recipe.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 Margaritas

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ancho chile powder

    or Tajín chile-lime seasoning

  • 1/3 cup Maldon sea salt or other flaky sea salt, for garnish
  • 1 cup good quality Añejo tequila
  • 1 dried ancho chile
  • 2 large ripe mango

    peeled, plus a few slices for garnish

  • 3 ounces honey or simple syrup
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice

    plus a few slices for garnish

  • 2 ounces mezcal joven
  • Ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Make The Chile Salt: Mix salt and chile powder in a wide, shallow dish. Set aside until ready to use. 
  • Make The Ancho-Infused Tequila: Toast the dried ancho chile in a dry (no added oil) medium frying pan over medium heat until it gets browned in a few spots and smells fragrant—about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add to the tequila and let soak for at least 1 hour. Depending on the heat level you like, you can either leave the ancho chile in the tequila or strain it off and discard it. 
  • Char The Mango: Lightly oil a large grill pan and place over medium-high heat. Add the mango halves and place flat-side down in an oiled grill pan over medium-high heat and cook until the fruit softens slightly and there are black grill marks, about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the mango from the grill and let cool. Once cool enough to handle, place the mango in a blender and pulse until smooth (you may need to add a few spoonfuls of water to help it along). 
  • Make The Margarita Cocktail: Rub some cut lime on a portion of the serving glasses, then coat in a bit of the chile salt. Fill four rocks glasses with ice water and set aside until ready to use. In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, combine half the mango puree, 1 1/2 ounces of the lime juice, 2 ounces mezcal, 2 ounces tequila, and 1 1/2 ounces of the honey or simple syrup. Fill the shaker halfway with ice.
    Close and shake for 20 seconds until well chilled. Discard the ice water from the prepared glasses, then add in clean ice. Strain the cocktail into the two rocks glasses and garnish with lime and mango slices. Repeat to make two more cocktails.
Keyword Fancy cocktail, Fancy drink
Tried this recipe?Mention @saltandwind or tag #swsociety!

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