Strawberry Mango Margaritas and Smoothies

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The day was perfect for hanging out on the patio.  It was sunny and warm enough to wear shorts and sandals, and there was a light breeze blowing.  Butterflies were flitting among the blooming shrubs and perennials in the yard. It was a typical sunny, South Texas November Day.

If I had published this pair of recipes the day I created them in late November, would you have been mad at me? Maybe not, but I’ll bet that by the time most of you had the weather to enjoy your own frosty drinks on the patio, you’d have forgotten about these.  So, I hung on to the recipe and photos until nice weather rolled around for us again in the Northern Hemisphere.
The idea for these came about when I found a bag of mango in my freezer that I had forgotten about. After casting about for ideas, I couldn’t decide whether to make alcoholic Margaritas or non-alcoholic smoothies, so I made both. One bag of fruit wasn’t enough for both recipes, though, so I mixed in a bag of frozen strawberries. I have also made the Margaritas with 100 percent mango, and I imagine 100 percent strawberries would be tasty too, and that the same would go for the smoothies.
Strawberry Mango Smoothies
The photo above is of the smoothies.
1/2 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries
1/2 (10-ounce) package frozen mango
1 cup orange juice
Juice of 1 lime, about 1-1/2 tablespoons (optional)
1 cup water
Ice
Place strawberries, mango, orange juice, and lime juice in a blender. Add the water and enough ice to reach the 4-1/2 or 5 cup line on the blender jar. Blend until smooth.
Serves 4.
Strawberry Mango Margaritas
Since alcohol acts as an antifreeze, I omit the water used in the smoothies and add more ice.
1/2 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries
1/2 (10-ounce) package frozen mango
3/4 cup silver tequila
1/4 cup triple sec or other orange liqueur
Juice of 1 lime, about 1-1/2 tablespoons (optional)
Ice
Place strawberries, mango, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice in a blender. Add enough ice to reach the 4-1/2 or 5 cup line on the blender jar. Blend until smooth.
Serves 4.

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  1. Can’t wait for it too get warm enough to be in shorts :( not thatwrmyet inthemidwest !! Love the color of your smoothie

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