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Mango cocktail at Hotel California Baja California

Sparkling Mango Cocktail

Inspired by the famous Hotel California in Mexico, this sparkling mango drink uses fresh mangoes, tequila and white lemonade to create the ultimate summer cocktail!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 drinks
Calories 330kcal
Author Michele Peterson
Cost $5


  • blender


  • 6 cups chopped peeled, fresh mango
  • 1 cup frozen white lemonade
  • 4 ounces tequila, vodka or mezcal
  • 3/4 cup ice cubes
  • chili lime salt to rim the glass
  • lime wedge for garnish

Chile Lime Salt

  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  • Place all ingredients ( except those for the chili lime salt and the lime wedge) in a high-powered blender
  • Blend at low and then high speed for 60 seconds until ice is pulverized into tiny pieces.
  • Moisten the rim of the cocktail glass by running a wedge of fresh lime around the top.
  • Spread the chili lime salt out on a small plate. 
  • Invert the glass and dip it into the chile salt mixture, twisting it lightly until it's fully coated.
  • Pour the mango mixture into the glass and garnish with a wedge of lime

Chili Lime Salt

  • Grate the peel of a fresh lime using a zester.
  • Combine Mexican sea salt, chili powder and lime zest in a bowl.
  • Use to rim the top of a glass for margaritas, mezcalitos or this sparkling mango cocktail.


  • You can use any kind of mango but for the most brilliant orange colour similar to the Hotel California cocktail, opt for the Haden, Francis and Tommy Atkin variety. 
  • White or silver tequila is the best tequila to use in mixed drinks.    
Note: Nutritional information is created by online calculators so the figures are only estimates.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 2678IU | Vitamin C: 98mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg