Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thirsty Thursday: The Fresh Mango Sweet Escape

I bought a box of mangos at Costco to make mango, black bean, poblano pepper quesadillas (they’re delicious by the way). Then I used some of the mangos to make a winter slaw salad. But after that I still had  7 mangos left to consume!

So what’s a girl to do who has too many mangos?

Make a Sweet Escape Cocktail! Now this isn’t tequila based and I’ll be 100% transparent, it wasn’t as good as a tequila cocktail, but it did make us feel like we were in Hawaii… at least for a few minutes!

Please leave a comment with your favorite mango recipe so I can get some ideas of what to do with the rest of my mangos!

The Sweet Escape
1 ounce fresh mango puree – made with fresh mango* 
1 1/2 ounce vodka 
1 ounce fresh lemon juice** 
1 ounce simple syrup *** 
2 ounces chilled soda water 
Mango slices (fan) & lemon spiral for garnish
In a mixing glass add fresh mango puree, vodka, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup; add ice and shake until well blended. Strain into a ice filled Collins glass and spritz with chilled soda water. Garnish with a fan of mango slices and a spiral of lemon.
* Fresh Mango Puree: One medium-sized mango = 1 cup diced = 1/2 cup puree. 
** Fresh Lemon Juice: 1 medium-sized lemon = approx 2 ounces juice 
*** Simple Syrup: Mix a 1:1 ratio of water to sugar; bring water to a boil, add sugar to dissolve, and cool. 


  1. Yum! This drink feels like summer. As for the mangoes, juice them! Okay, really I don't know other than making some good superfood smoothies with them. Or salsa.

  2. Yummy, this sounds like summer to me. I don't have a good mango recipe for you. Mango salsa for fish or a mango crumble for dessert are Michelle's suggestion.

  3. Keep Michelle close by, it will be nice to have a resident chef we can reach out to with our cooking questions!

  4. YUMMY!!!!! This looks amazing and easily made virgin for pregos.

  5. Bring the extra mangoes to your Mom's house....Granddad can probably come up with some Meyers Rum infusion!!!!

  6. Oooohh, I am making these for sure! Wild Ginger's Mango Daquiri's are my favorite drink ever. Now I can make them at home.