Mambo margaritas

It’s late July in Nashville, which means it’s really too hot to do much of anything but try not to break a sweat by blinking too much. Getting up to make a margarita, however, is worth the effort. Lissa and I found these when we were taking turns reading the Sweet Potato Queens books a few years ago, and we’ve been making them since then. They’re fast, they’re easy, they’re a little fizzy, and they’re crazy refreshing on an unbearably hot summer evening.

Mambo margaritas


  • 12 ounce can frozen limeade concentrate (still frozen; save the can to measure remaining ingredients)
  • 12 ounce bottle of Corona
  • 12 ounces of Sprite or 7-Up
  • 12 ounces tequila
  • Salt for glasses, optional


  1. Pour all ingredients into a pitcher and stir well
  2. Serve over ice (and don’t forget the salt!)

Because variety is the spice of life and all, what’s your favorite summer drink? Margaritas? Sweet tea? An ice bath?

5 thoughts on “Mambo margaritas

  1. Favorite summer drink? Anything with booze and ice cubes…I’m not picky. 😉 I need to make these ‘ritas. Never met one I didn’t like! I’ve added Sprite to mine for years and I swear it’s the magic ingredient.

  2. I guess I need one if these because when I first read it, I thought it said -Salt and glasses, optional.

  3. Ahhhhh the famous Sweet Potato Queens knock-you-naked-margarita!! Love it. And the books. 🙂 I’m all about white wine, mimosa or a margarita in the summer. Or all year ’round I guess.

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