Mangoes are both delicious and healthful; the fruits of this tropical tree are rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber. Mix mango juice or puree with your choice of alcohol to make a mango cocktail. Pair mango drinks with spicy food like currys, or just enjoy them on their own.
When mangoes are in season, blend peeled, pitted mangoes to make mango puree. Mix the mango puree with pineapple juice, light rum and crushed ice to make a mango daiquiri; season the drink with lime juice and sugar to taste. For a mango margarita, blend the mango puree with tequila, triple sec, lime juice and ice, then strain it into a glass. Muddle a glass of mint leaves, then shake them with rum, lime juice, sugar syrup, ice and few tablespoons of mango puree to make a mango mojito.
For a simple mango martini, mix one part vodka with two parts mango juice. Shake the drink with ice, strain it and serve. For a mango cosmopolitan, use one part mango juice, one part cranberry juice and one part vodka; add triple sec, lime juice and powdered sugar or simple syrup. To make a mango Swizzle, mix the mango juice with rum and orange liqueur, then season it with lime juice. Add a few dashes of grenadine if you have it; if not, add simple syrup or powdered sugar to taste and stir the drink with ice.
References and ResourcesPurdue University; Mango; Julia Morton; 1987
BDNews24.com; Mango Tree, National Tree; 2010
Fun and Food Cafe: Mango Mojito
The-South-Asian.com; Mango Mania; 2008
ClubPlanet.com; Cocktail of the Week: Van Dyke's Mango Cosmo; Marcos Colón; 2008
Bar None Drinks: Trinadad Swizzle