Stay in Season at Spec’s! Masterful Mango Cocktails

Mangos are soon to be in season, and Spec’s has some great suggestions for mango-based beverages that are sure to please! Since these juicy fruits are quite sweet, these cocktails all have a citrus or herb accent for added depth.

Ginger Sweet

1 oz vodka
½ oz orange liqueur
½ fresh mango, peeled, pitted, and pureed
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz ginger syrup
chilled soda water
mango slice for garnish

Add all liquid ingredients except the soda water to a chilled cocktail shaker with ice and shake until blended. Strain into a tumbler filled with fresh ice and garnish with a slice of mango.

Triple Tropic

¼ fresh mango, cubed
3 fresh basil leaves
½ fresh lime
1 ½ oz citrus-flavored vodka
1 ½ oz coconut rum

Combine mango, basil, and lime in a cocktail shaker. Muddle until juices are thoroughly blended. Add ice and both liquors. Shake until blended, then strain into a large cocktail glass. Garnish with mango spear and a basil leaf.

Freshly Minted

1 tbsp fresh mint
1 tbsp agave nectar
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 oz mango nectar
1 oz white rum
1 cup ice
club soda
mango slice for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves and agave nectar. Add the lime and mango juices, rum, and ice and shake until blended. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Garnish with mint and a mango slice.


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