'Tangorita' (Mango tamarind margarita)

May 10, 2012

Test Kitchen-Approved

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 teaspoons Chat masala
  • 2 pinches aleppo pepper
  • 1 tray of standard ice cubes
In This Recipe


  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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Reviews (12) Questions (0)

12 Reviews

LE B. April 13, 2015
WOW, P, IF THIS DOESN'T LOOK FANTASTIC! LOVE THE LITTLE BITS YOU'VE ADDED TO KEEP US ALL ON OUR TOES!<br />wow,p. if this doesn't look fantastic! Love the little bits you've included to keep us all on our culinary toes!
Author Comment
Panfusine April 17, 2015
thanks so much Le Bec Fin!
em-i-lis May 11, 2012
i would just like to say that I LOVE the spirit here: 5/Friday/boozed up. :) enjoy the weekend!
fiveandspice May 11, 2012
It's 5 and it's Friday! I need one! Great combination!
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Panfusine May 11, 2012
Thanx fiveandspice, you bet I'm whipping the blender out again (the tequila & triple sec are still sitting on the counter!) <br />
wssmom May 11, 2012
MMmMMmmm ... love the tamarind and the aleppo pepper!
boulangere May 11, 2012
The mad scientist in you is brilliant.
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Panfusine May 11, 2012
Thanks Boulangere, & make that 'soon to be' boozed up!
em-i-lis May 10, 2012
this looks wonderful, panfusine!!
Author Comment
Panfusine May 10, 2012
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!)
em-i-lis May 10, 2012
i hear you, but next time, freeze that sucker!!! :)
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Panfusine May 10, 2012
dang!.. now why didn't I think of that!!