Yes, vacation in a glass may be an over-used phrase, but this time I mean it! My mango martini, originally from Calypso Coolers, is a simple tropical drink that will take you to the beach and beyond.
This super simple sip has just three ingredients: vodka, mango pulp, and fresh lime juice. Many of you already know that the marriage of mango and lime is a luscious one; chilling it—and then combining it with the vodka—makes it into the ideal cocktail combo.
And, my friends, since we’re in the midst of barbecue time, this is the perfect make-ahead-and-serve-to-a-crowd drink, too. You can simply multiply and chill in a pitcher, ice and strain and serve as needed. Or, for you frozen cocktail fans, combine with ice in a blender, mix, and serve away. Don’t be afraid to add a couple of fresh strawberries into the mix. Por supuesto, there are so many possibilities.
¡Buen provecho! Enjoy!
Flexible and festive, this cocktail can easily be made for a crowd! Simply multiply amounts, chill and serve with or without ice, frozen or straight up!
- Ice cubes
- 2 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces fresh mango pulp or mango nectar (or to taste)
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice, plus half-moon lime slice for garnish
- Fresh mango and/or lime wedges for garnish
- In a tall shaker filled with ice, combine all the ingredients, except the garnish.
- Shake briskly.
- Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish and serve.
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces fresh mango pulp or mango nectar (or to taste)
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice, plus half-moon lime slice for garnish
In a tall shaker filled with ice, combine all the ingredients, except the lime slice. Shake briskly. Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish and serve.
— “Calypso Coolers” by Arlen Gargagliano (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)