It’s the day of our evergreen national crush – the Mango. Our love affair with mangoes goes way back, spanning countless years and experiences. It feels like just yesterday when we were engrossed in writing those never-ending essays about the majestic Mango, “The King of Fruits.” Running back from school excited to share chilled Dasheri mangoes, with our entire family, post-lunch, or eagerly awaiting our dad’s arrival with boxes full of Alphonsos (turning our fridge into a tropical paradise the minute the mango season hit us!)
From those carefree childhood days to the fast-paced world of today, where our lives revolve around social media and Instagram trends, our journey with mango has taken on a whole new level of excitement. Exploring dishes like Thai mango sticky rice and proudly showcasing our mouthwatering mango-based cocktails on our stories!
But amidst all the changes, one thing remains constant—our unwavering love for the fruit.
So, as we celebrate Mango Day, let’s raise a toast to our old friend. Mangoes make everything better, our favourite cocktails too! Are you all set to whip up and sip on some delicious mango-based cocktails?
Here are some recipes for mango-based cocktails
Thai Mango Martini
For the mango purée:
- 2 fresh mangoes, ripe, or 2 cups cubed frozen mango
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
For the martinis
- 118 ml dry vermouth (4 oz.)
- 230 ml of vodka (approximately 8 oz.)
- 1 cup ice, crushed, or a few ice cubes if using a blender
Steps to make mango purée
- Gather the ingredients.
- Place mango cubes in a blender or food processor.
- Add lime juice, water, and sugar.
- Blend well until a smooth purée forms
Steps to make martinis
- Make the mango purée and keep it in the blender.
- Add dry vermouth, vodka, and a handful of ice cubes (or up to 3/4 cup crushed ice).
- Blend thoroughly until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
- 44 ml (approximately 1 1/2 oz) tequila
- 30 ml (approximately 1 oz) mango liqueur
- 15 ml (approximately 1/2 oz) lime juice
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Pour the tequila, mango liqueur, and lime juice into the shaker.
- Shake well
- Strain the cocktail into a chilled margarita or cocktail glass.
Frozen Mango Daiquiri
- 470 ml (2 cups) frozen mango cubes
- 118 ml (4 oz, or ½ cup) aged rum
- 60 ml (2 oz, or ¼ cup) Triple Sec or Cointreau
- 60 ml (2 oz, or ¼ cup) lime juice
- 237 ml (1 cup) ice
- For the garnish: lime wheel, cocktail cherry (optional)
- Put all the ingredients into a blender.
- Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth consistency.
- Optionally, garnish the drink with a lime wheel and a cocktail cherry.
- 60 ml (2 oz, or ¼ cup) mango puree or mango juice
- 118 ml (4 oz, or ½ cup) champagne, Prosecco, or other sparkling wine
- If you have fresh mangos, make the mango puree by blending them until smooth
- Take a champagne flute or glass and pour in the desired amount of mango puree.
- Add a splash of sparkling wine to the glass and gently stir to combine the flavors.
- Pour the remaining sparkling wine into the glass.
White-Wine Peach and Mango Sangria
- 1 (750 ml) bottle of pinot grigio, or other dry white wine
- 1 1/4 cups mango rum
- 1 1/4 cups peach schnapps
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 2 1/2 cups lemon-lime soda
- Peach slices, for garnish
- Mango slices, for garnish
- Gather the ingredients.
- In a punch bowl or large pitcher, pour the wine, mango rum, peach schnapps, citrus juices, and lemon-lime soda.
- Add large pieces of ice and stir well.
- Serve in glasses garnished with peach and mango slices. Enjoy.