These had a delicious flavor, but were REALLY strong. Next time we’ll reduce the amount of tequila in there a bit… or at least in mine. :)

Mango Cilantro Margaritas

Mango Cilantro Margaritas

Makes 2. Recipe from Bon Appetit.

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 cup sugar dissolved in 1 cup water and simmered for 3 minutes, then cooled)
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.

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