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Mango Margaritas with Sugar Salt Lime Rim

Fresh mango margarita on the rocks with lime salt and sugar rim. Refreshing and delicious! Reminds me of my trip to Ensenada with every sip. 

mango margarita on the rocks with lime salt sugar rim

When I found out that we were going to Mexico I immediately thought about two things – tacos and margaritas. Two of my favorite things in life. I couldn’t wait to head into town and get both of these things. (As soon as I got home, I had to recreate my favorite drink. The mango margarita on the rocks with a lime, sugar, and salt rim.)

mango margarita with sugar salt lime rim

We spent the day at the gorgeous Monte Xanic winery in the Baja region of Mexico. We had a tasting, then ate an extraordinary lunch outside under a shaded area in the vineyard.

mango margarita with sugar salt lime rim

I ate things that I would have never dreamed of and every bite was incredible. It was a very seafood heavy meal and I loved it.

mango margarita with sugar salt lime rim

Our tour guide took us to get tacos and margaritas in Ensenada on the way back to the ship. She was very specific about how margaritas should be made. White tequila, excellent quality. Fresh juices. Not sweet. (She also said that people in Mexico would never shoot tequila with salt and lime, they only sip and savor their tequila.)

mango margarita with sugar salt lime rim

I prefer mine on the rocks, but you could use frozen chunks of fresh mango instead. No ice needed.

mango margarita on the rocks with lime salt sugar rim


Mango Margaritas with Sugar Salt Lime Rim


A refreshing mango margarita with a lime salt, and sugar rim.


Mango Margarita

  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 2 ounces mango juice
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur

Lime Sugar & Salt Rim

  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • zest of one lime
  • lime wedges


  1. Add lime juice, mango juice, tequila, and orange liqueur to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled.
  2. Mix together salt, sugar, and lime zest on a plate. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and dip the glass into the salt and sugar mixture. [url href=”undefined”]mango margarita with sugar salt lime rim[/url]

To read more about the experience from the other bloggers on the trip – Aggie,Kristen, Kristy, LizKarly, Deb, Christin and Shelly.

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Disclosure: I was delighted to be a guest of Princess Cruise Lines on a 4-day West Coast Culinary Cruise Adventure. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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  1. Aggie

    November 29th, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    As cheesy as this may sound, this drink reminds me of meeting you on our cruise since we drank them together on the deck. Makes me miss you even more! I want one now 🙂

  2. bakedbree

    December 1st, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Same here! Let’s go back on the cruise and drink more!

  3. Andrew

    March 3rd, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I have to commend you. I, on a wild moment of creativity, tried salt AND sugar together as the rim for our margaritas. We loved it! Then, since I had never heard about combining salt and sugar for rimming any cocktail, I googled it. This recipe is the only one I have found with this wonderful combination. How did you discover it? Cheers! 😉

  4. bakedbree

    April 1st, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    I must have had it in a bar somewhere, I normally don’t get such divine ideas on my own. 🙂

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