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Best Mexican Mango Drinks Recipes

Mango — so sweet, so exotic, so succulent. We all know it’s only made with the addition of alcohol. We’re going to focus on the delicacy that is Mexican Mango drinks today.

Mango Margarita

We will start simple with a classic margarita with the added taste factor of mango.

Ingredients

  • 375ml tequila gold
  • 125ml triple sec
  • 25ml lime juice
  • 125ml mango syrup
  • Ice
  • Some mango wedges

Method

1. Add all the ingredients, excluding the ice, into a shaker.
2. Strain (with a fine-meshed sieve) into your chosen glass over some ice.
3. Garnish with a couple of mango wedges.
4. Serve immediately.

Mango and Tequila Daiquiri

Although a daiquiri is usually a Cuban drink, we have added a subtle Mexican twist the addition of tequila. Don’t worry — it is still very refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 60ml tequila gold
  • 60ml mango purée
  • 15ml lime juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
  • A few chunks of frozen mango (either buy the bags from a supermarket or chop up some mango and place it in the freezer for a few hours)
  • Lime wedges
  • Ice

See the end of this article for how to make mango purée.

Method

1. Pour all of the ingredients into a shaker (except for the frozen mango and lime wedges).
2. Shake thoroughly.
3. Strain (again, like the first recipe, with a fine-meshed sieve) into a chilled glass.
4. Serve immediately.

Mango Collins

This tipple with gin, mango and lemon combine together to make a delicious, tantalising tall drink.

Ingredients

  • 60ml dry gin
  • 60ml mango purée
  • 45ml lemon juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
  • Soda or lemonade to top up with

Method

1. Pour the first three ingredients into a shaker.
2. Shake thoroughly.
3. Strain with a fine-meshed sieve into glasses filled with ice.
4. Top the glasses up with the soda or lemonade.
5. Serve with a straw.

Chilli Lime Mango Margarita

This may be obvious, but it goes extremely well with any Mexican food — ideal for a tapas evening.

Ingredients (makes 3)

  • 1 mango (chop this up into cubes)
  • 240ml orange juice
  • 2 limes (squeeze them, only use the juice)
  • 88ml tequila silver
  • 30ml triple sec
  • Tiny dash hot sauce
  • 20ml maple syrup
  • Lime wedge
  • Chilli powder (about 1 tsp, it’s for the rim of the glass)
  • Salt

Method

1. Put the first 7 ingredients into a blender.
2. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
3. In order for the drink to be cold, blend in some ice cubes.
4. Place the salt and chilli powder into a shallow dish.
5. Run the lime wedge around the rim of each glass.
6. Dip the rims into the chilli powder mix and turn, allowing it to stick.
7. Place extra ice cubes into each glass.
8. Pour the margarita mix into the glasses.

Mangonada

The mangonada is a must-have in Mexican culture and is simple enough for anyone to make at home. This drink is an amazingly amount healthier than a margarita and adds to the fact that the Mediterranean food climate is miles ahead compared to the British and American market.

Ingredients (makes 2)

  • 6 ice cubes
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 30g apricot jam
  • 60ml lime juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ancho chili pepper (make sure this has been dried and all stems and seeds have been removed)
  • 247g mango (chopped into chunks)
  • 45 tequila (really, any spirit will do)

Method

1. Place the chilli into some hot water and leave there for 30 to 60 minutes.
2. Put the apricot jam, soaked chilli, salt and lime juice into a blender.
3. Blend until it is all smooth. This is mixture is called chamoy.
4. Put 165g of mango in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
5. Blend the frozen mango, ice, lime juice and chamoy together until it is very smooth.
6. Mix salt, chilli powder and the zest of a lime in a shallow dish.
7. Line the rim of each glass with a lime wedge.
8. Dip each rim into the salt, chilli powder and lime zest mix.
9. Twist until they are completely covered.
10. Pour the mango mix into each glass.
11. Remember to garnish with the fresh mango and some extra chamoy.

Baby Mango Shots

We all love a shot but this one really beats the others in terms of flavour! The chilli offset by the sweetness of mango is a true winner in the world of shots.

Ingredients

  • 60 ml vodka
  • 45ml mango nectar (or syrup)
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • Slices of mango (1 slice for each glass)

Method

1. Place the hot sauce in a small bowl.
2. Put the chilli powder in a shallow dish.
3. Rim each shot glass with the hot sauce.
4. Dip the hot sauce-rimmed glasses into the chilli powder to finish it off.
5. Pour the vodka and mango nectar into a shake, along with some ice.
6. Shake really well.
7. Strain with a fine-meshed sieve into the rimmed shot glasses.
8. Put a mango slice on the side of each for garnish.

Mango Purée

Mango purée is a staple ingredient in most tipples involving the mango fruit; it is essential to know how to make your own if you want to save money and be the go-to friend for the best drinks.

Ingredients

  • 1 mango, that is all

Method

1. Use a knife to slice the mango lengthways either side of the stone.
2. Make a crosshatch pattern with your knife on both cheeks of mango. Note: Do not cut through the skin.
3. Push the skin up so that the flesh is protruding.
4. Slice off each cube and ensure you place the skin in the bin.
5. Take any remaining flesh off from around the stone.
6. Discard of the stone.
7. Place it all into a food processor or blender and blitz until smooth.

These mango drinks are best enjoyed with friends and family, however, after a long work day, you will love to come home and one of these beautiful tipple ready and waiting for you.