Spicy Mango & Turmeric Margaritas


These fruit - Mango Margaritas can spice things up a bit with a delicious turmeric simple syrup and a sprinkling of Tajin chili seasoning, remember that you can choose and replace the frozen Mango with your favorite fresh frozen fruit. These Margaritas can also be frozen and taken to-go on picnics.

Tajin (Brand Name) is now a popular spice here in the USA.

For a cultural note, chili seasoning similar to Tajin has been used in Mexico for generations, people sprinkle fresh fruits and vegetables with a similar blend made of Pequin or (Piquin) pepper, squeeze of fresh lime and salt.

Ingredients:

Mango Margaritas

2 cups frozen mango or fruit or your choice

1/2 cup tequila

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup fresh orange juice

Tajin or Piquin Mexican seasoning

3 tablespoons Turmeric Simple Syrup

Turmeric Simple Syrup

1 cup peeled and diced turmeric root

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

Directions:

Turmeric Simple Syrup

Combine turmeric, sugar, and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce to low medium and cook for 1 hour. Strain out the turmeric and store in airtight container in the fridge.

Spicy Mango & Turmeric Margaritas

Take a lime wedge and wet the edges of your glasses. Drag the rims in Tajin seasoning and put in the freezer.

Cut fresh mango into bite sized pieces and put them on skewers. Sprinkle Tajin seasoning on them and set aside.

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Frozen mango is difficult because sometimes it seems like it's smooth but there will be hidden chunks in there.

Pour into the glasses, sprinkle some Tajin seasoning on the surface, and place the seasoned fresh mango skewers across the glass. Serve immediately.

Or if you are taking the margaritas on a picnic, pour them in individual small mason jars and freeze. In 10 to 15 minutes the margaritas will be the consistency they were when first blended.

Celebrate National Margarita Day and say SALUD!

For Great Day St. Louis KMOV

Chef Martin Lopez

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