'Tangorita' (Mango tamarind margarita)

By • May 10, 2012 • 12 Comments

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Author Notes: Mad scientist 'mixologist in my head' mode.. this was the end result! Panfusine

Food52 Review: Tangorita' - Thank goodness it's always five o'clock somewhere, right? That will definitely be the my attitude when this drink is around. I generally prefer bitter over fruity drinks, but Panfusine's clever take on the margarita won me over with its fragrant complexity. The mango, tamarind, and lime form a sort-of tangy fruit brigade that is flanked by the bite of booze on the one side and earthy spice on the other. I wasn't surprised that mango and tamarind worked well here; the real surprise and stealer of the show is the chat masala, which is amazing with both the fruits and with the tequila. fiveandspice

Makes 2 servings

  • 2 tablespoons Mango puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tamarind pulp (NOT the concentrate)
  • Juice of 1lime
  • 4 ounces Tequila
  • 4 ounces Triple sec
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Chat masala
  • 2 pinches aleppo pepper
  • 1 tray of standard ice cubes
  1. Combine the ice cubes, mango & tamarind pulp in a ice crushing enabled blender and blend into a thick slush
  2. Combine the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, chaat masala and aleppo pepper into the same jar & pulse it once or twice to blend
  3. Rim the edges of margarita glasses with crushed pink Himalayan salt. Pour out the cocktail into the glasses & serve chilled with a red thai chilli as garnish.
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over 2 years ago em-i-lis

Emily is a trusted source on General Cooking.

i would just like to say that I LOVE the spirit here: 5/Friday/boozed up. :) enjoy the weekend!

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over 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

It's 5 and it's Friday! I need one! Great combination!

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over 2 years ago Panfusine

Thanx fiveandspice, you bet I'm whipping the blender out again (the tequila & triple sec are still sitting on the counter!)

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over 2 years ago wssmom

MMmMMmmm ... love the tamarind and the aleppo pepper!

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over 2 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

The mad scientist in you is brilliant.

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over 2 years ago Panfusine

Thanks Boulangere, & make that 'soon to be' boozed up!

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over 2 years ago em-i-lis

Emily is a trusted source on General Cooking.

this looks wonderful, panfusine!!

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over 2 years ago Panfusine

Thanks em-i-lis.. it was tough to just take a generous glug & pour the remaining out! (4.00 pm isn't exactly too conducive to guzzling down a margarita alone!)

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over 2 years ago em-i-lis

Emily is a trusted source on General Cooking.

i hear you, but next time, freeze that sucker!!! :)

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over 2 years ago Panfusine

dang!.. now why didn't I think of that!!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Tamarind and mango are a fantastic combination your margarita's looks amazing!

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over 2 years ago Panfusine

Thanks sdebrango!