White Chicken Chili for Two and Mango Mez-Garitas, as seen on Jet and Ali Tila Date Night, Season 1.
Recipe courtesy of Ali Tila and Jet Tila

Mango Mez-Garita with Tajín Rim

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 large margaritas
Mezcal is tequila’s smoky cousin. Both liquors are made from agave, but the roasting technique used for mezcal deepens its flavor and makes it perfect for what we think of as a “grown-up” margarita. Tajín, a chile-and-lime spice mix that’s commonly sprinkled over fruit or vegetables, makes an ideal rim for the drink.



Special equipment:
a large cocktail shaker
  1. To make the mango puree, combine the mango and 2/3 cup water in a blender. Pulse until you have a smooth puree, 5 or 6 times.
  2. Place the Tajín in a small bowl or on small plate. Run the lime wedge around the rims of two 9- to 11-ounce margarita or high ball glasses. Gently press the glasses into the Tajín, coating the rim well.
  3. Fill a large cocktail shaker with ice. Add the lime juice, mezcal, orange liqueur and some mango puree. Shake vigorously until the mixture is chilled and blended, about 10 seconds. 
  4. Fill the prepared glasses with ice, then pour the margarita carefully into the glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.