There may not be many mango cocktails in the world, but the recipes that feature the fruit are wonderful and amazing. So whether you have a mango rum, vodka, or liqueur in your bar or want to play with the fresh fruit or mango nectar, there are several tasty drink recipes you'll want to try.
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Mango Passion Cocktail
With a couple of ripe mangoes and some vodka, you can make a round of mango passion cocktails for a small group. The fruity vodka mix is blended into a boozy purée and uses maple syrup as a sweetener. It's then topped with sparkling wine in the glass.
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Fresh Mango Martini
Puréeing mango is a common way to use the fresh fruit, and it's also employed in this mango martini recipe. Sugar and lime juice bring the flavor into balance, creating a great foundation for the drink's vodka and dry vermouth. In an interesting twist, these martinis are actually blended with ice, but it works.
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White Peach and Mango Sangria
While many sangrias are dark and somewhat heavy, the white peach and mango sangria is quite the opposite. It's brightly flavored with mango rum and peach schnapps, using a pinot grigio background. With the help of some citrus juices and soda, it's perfect for a spring brunch or summer soirée.
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Mango makes a great margarita, and it comes with options. The easiest way to make a mango margarita is to shake your favorite tequila with mango liqueur and lime juice. Or, you can fire up the blender and create a frozen margarita with fresh mango.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Mango Iced Tea
Mango is a favorite flavor for rum distillers because the tropical fruit is a natural companion for the tropical spirit. The mango iced tea recipe is a simple and fun use of mango rum, pairing it with a nice Canadian whisky. Add chilled iced tea and a lemon wedge, and a refreshing cocktail is ready for your summer afternoon.
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A few brands make mango vodka that can create some fascinating drinks. The mango spice cocktail is a perfect example. It calls for both mango vodka and mango nectar, enhancing the duo with agave nectar, lime, and orange bitters. Yet, the real fun comes into play with a few slices of muddled jalapeño pepper. The contrast is fantastic, ensuring it's a cocktail you won't forget.
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You might also want to make your own mango vodka. Using the fresh fruit, the vodka infusion is easy and should take just about a week. Whether you buy or DIY, while you have mango vodka, give the sage lady a try. The charming cocktail uses fresh sage and cucumber in a classic sour formula with mango vodka and peach bitters.
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Mango Pisco Sour
The pisco sour is a favorite South American drink, with a frothy head and luscious taste. In the spirit of all things mango, the classic gets a fun spin in the mango pisco sour recipe. Everything from the original drink remains—pisco, simple syrup, key lime juice, and egg white— though it's blended rather than shaken with frozen mango.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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One of the easiest ways to get the taste of mango into your cocktails is with mango nectar. It's a semi-sweet addition to mixed drinks and the key ingredient in the French sparkle. Also featuring raspberry vodka and Champagne, this cocktail is a fabulous alternative to the Bellini.
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Garden Patch Smash
A berry-filled cocktail, the garden patch smash offers you the choice between tequila and mango rum. The second option is delightful, softly contrasting all the fresh summer fruits. This tall, refreshing drink also requires a homemade raspberry-lavender syrup, fresh blueberries, a hint of lime, and lavender soda.
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A blueberry martini when we're talking about mango? It's true, and mango juice is the secret ingredient in this intriguing vodka cocktail. The contrast between the two fruits is surprisingly pleasant; the mango does wonders for freshening up the dark berry. No mango juice? Go with the nectar instead.
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An entertaining rum punch, the scorpion bowl is a lot of fun to share with friends. The slushy, boozy drink is made with aged rum and brandy, pineapple and mango, orgeat syrup, and citrus juices. If you have an actual scorpion bowl, fill the center with high-proof rum and light it on fire (then put it out, of course). Then, drink out of long straws and enjoy!Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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It can be difficult to know what to do with some specialty spirits that taste unlike any other. Veev Açai Spirit is one of those. But, if you have a bottle, the treetini is a great cocktail to try. It pairs the açai-flavored liquor with mango juice and elderflower cordial, creating a martini that is definitely a unique taste experience.