Mango Matador Cocktail

The Margarita's lighter cousin, this Mango Matador is perfect for days spent poolside or on the beach while wearing a floppy hat and plenty of sunscreen.


  • 1 jigger (3 tablespoons) blanco tequila

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup

  • ice

  • about 4 jiggers (about 6 oz) soda water, tonic water, seltzer or club soda

  • optional garnish: lime slice or wedge, mango pieces


  1. Combine the balsamic vinegar, tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with a few ice cubes. Shake well.

  2. Strain into a cocktail glass or champagne flute. Top with whichever sparkling water you're using.

  3. Taste, and add more water or simple syrup to your preference.

  4. Garnish and serve in a champagne flute, margarita glass, or highball.