Strawberry and Mango Margaritas and Paletas

mango and strawberry margarita

Are limes pricey in your neck of the woods? Don’t let the lime shortage stop you from making margaritas! Check out my latest feature on KitchenAid’s blog, The Kitchenthusiast, where I share how to build your own tropical margarita bar plus fresh fruit paletas (popsicles).

Instead of squeezing limes, substitute with bottled organic lemonade, a variety of fresh fruits such as mangos, strawberries, and tequila (of course).

A margarita bar for the adults and paletas for the children. Everyone will surely have a great time.

paletas kids

Get the step-by-step instructions on the Kitchenthusiast blog »

Fresh Fruit Paletas & Tropical Margarita Bar


Organic Lemon Margarita Mix:

  • 2 (64-ounce) bottles of organic lemonade
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1 passion fruit, pulp (optional)

Margarita Bar:

  • Organic lemon margarita mix
  • Tequilas of various styles
  • Agave nectar
  • 2 limes, halved
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 2 pounds strawberries, hulled
  • 4 mangos, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • Course salt for glass rims
  • Raw sugar for glass rims

Strawberry and Mango Margaritas:

  • 2 cups organic lemon margarita mix
  • 3 ounces tequila of your choice
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup fresh fruit (mangos or strawberries or combination of both)


Organic Lemon Margarita Mix:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a drink dispenser.

Strawberry and Mango Margaritas:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Moisten rims of the glasses with a lime and coat with course salt or raw sugar.
  3. Pour the blended margarita mixture in glasses filled with ice. Garnish with fresh fruit slices or mint leaves, if desired. Serve immediately.

Strawberry Mango Paletas (Popsicles):

  1. Add sliced strawberries, chopped mangos, and passion fruit pulp, if using. Fill with organic lemon margarita mix or coconut water.
  2. Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight.

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  1. the drinks look so colorful and good, and the paletas would hit the spot right now with this heat

  2. Perfect! I was looking for something fresh and a bit different.

  3. I am lucky to live in Florida, and I have every intention of buying a dwarf lime tree soon! (I’ve been calling it a Margarita tree, LOL!) There’s a farm stand a short distance from us, so I can get limes @ 4/$1, so I’m also planning to try your wonderful recipes! They are beautiful and I’m sure they’ll be tasty. Thanks!

  4. Darn; the links go to 404 land!

  5. I will be making this paletas para mi hija ,lili’s birthday o DONT worry SHES turning 24 lol

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