Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Tajin Mango Margarita

This recipe is inspired by one of my favorite summer treats - mango with chili and lime.  When I lived in New York City I would always buy bags of chili mango from the street vendors who camped out in front of our offices.  When I moved out west to Colorado, I was able to find chili mango candy, like Vero Mango or dried mango covered in chili powder.   I love the combination of sour, sweet, and chili - three flavors that are also in this margarita.

I made a mango syrup with Turbinado sugar and fresh mango, made from the blended fruit.  It's basically jam and it is delicious.  I shook my syrup up with El Mayor Reposado Tequila, fresh lime juice, Ancho Chili liqueur, and a little bit of simple.  I added a pinch of Tajin seasoning, and garnished it with fresh mango peppered with Tajin and a few fancy lime slices.  I wanted to use a reposado tequila with this cocktail to pair with the cooked mango syrup that has a nice round sweetness to it.  I thought the flavors of vanilla and caramel in the El Mayor tequila would work well with the mango - and I was right.

I can tell this Tajin Mango Margarita is going to be a hit this summer!

Tajin Mango Margarita
Created by Gastronomista

2 oz El Mayor Reposado Tequila
3/4 oz Ancho Chili Liqueur
3/4 oz Mango Syrup*
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz Turbinado Simple

Shake with ice and strain over a king cube.  Garnish with lime slices and fresh mango.

Mango Syrup

1/3 c Turbinado Sugar
1/3 c Water
1/2 Mango, Sliced

Bring all of the ingredients to a simmer until the sugar crystals have dissolved.  Let cool and blend into a puree.  Transfer to a non-reactive container and store in the refrigerator for up to one month.

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