My friends have started a tradition here in WV. We like to do clothing swaps. One of us will complain that our closets are a mess and then one will kindly offer up her living room to host a swap where we bring bags full of clothes we haven’t worn in months. We each hold things up and interested parties take what they want, the rest goes to donation.
My friend asked me to supply the cocktails for this swap and since it was pretty close to Cinco de Mayo, I knew we all needed a margarita! What better way to drink margs than over some tropical mango sorbet? There isn’t a better way. Trust me.
Mango Sorbet Margarita Recipe
2 oz. tequila
1 oz. triple sec (or any orange liqueur would do)
1 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. lime juice
1-2 oz. lime water*
2 scoops mango sorbet
For a pitcher
1.5 cups tequila
1 cup triple sec
1 cup lime juice (5-6 limes)
1 cup lime water
3/4 cup simple syrup
Pint of mango sorbet
I made my version by the pitcher because I was serving lots of booze-hungry, hard-working ladies. I’m known for mixing strong drinks. No, I’m not ashamed of this because everyone is always very happy with me after they finish their first drink. So, sorry not sorry and you’re welcome!
I start by juicing my limes. Depending on the size of your limes, you’ll need 1-2 per cocktail. I also save my lime rinds and place them in water* while I concoct the rest of the cocktail because you’ll need a little something to cut through the booze on this one. Regular water would be fine, but I like adding the lime water for a little extra lime flavor.
Load up your glasses by salting the rims first and then scooping in your sorbet (you could also use lime sorbet, watermelon, raspberry or even lemon!).
Next, if you’ve made a pitcher of margarita you can just pour it right over the top. If you’re mixing by the glass, I’d use a measuring cup or shaker to combine the cocktail and then pour over your sorbet. It can get kind of messy if you try to mix everything together in the glass. Yes, I say this from experience.
What kind of sorbet would you use in this recipe?