Summers are here and so is the season of mangoes! This is the time of the year when the king of fruits overpowers our tastebuds and instead of feeling threatened, we actually relish it. And why won't we? They're delicious, they're juicy and rich in vitamin C and protein. Both of which are important to keep your immune system working.
Now, I am all for mango-based drinks during summers. But have you ever thought of converting your favourite alcoholic drinks into a mangolicious cocktail? No? Well, there's no time like right now. Be it vodka, rum, whiskey and more... turn your go-to alcohol into a yummy mango cocktail with these 7 super easy recipes right now.
1. Mango Margarita
This silky smooth slushy mango cocktail recipe is the perfect summer-licious booze your tastebuds would dig. Add a little zest of lime to the sweetness of delicious Ataulfo mango, orange liqueur and your favourite alcohol... Tequila! Top off your rim with the mix of salt, sugar and chilli powder, and a slice of lemon for the extra punch and enjoy.
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2. Mango & Ginger Gin Fizz
This beautiful mango cocktail is a blessing to the hot season. Not only it's based on our favourite summer fruit but it's also stacked with the goodness of ginger, lime and fizz (courtesy of soda water). This gin cocktail is super easy to make and even better to taste. The flavours touch your soul and the bright colours adds life to your day.
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3. Mango Daiquiri
Rum is a tasty alcohol that certainly lacks summer spirit. However, with this mango cocktail recipe, you can relish your favourite rum and still enjoy the weather. How? Well, just take a riped mango and add lime juice, sugar syrup and white rum as mentioned in the recipe and voila... you have a perfect summer cocktail with the king of fruits. You can garnish it with a mango slice or any other fruit of your choosing.
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4. Mango Orange Rum Punch
This mango cocktail recipe is a concoction of everything good with summer. Starting from the base fruit (mango) itself to these colourful slices of orange, fresh mint leaves and dark rum. It's a perfect summer cocktail for evening parties and brunches you can easily make at home. The recipe is trickier than others but the result is so worth it. For your punch of sunshine, follow the steps and savour the flavours one sip at a time.
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5. Mango Mary
Add some spice to your mango cocktail with this super easy recipe. It's a mangolicious spin to your classic vodka infused Bloody Mary cocktail but with a hint of summer. And if you're a sucker for spicy mixes, this cocktail will blow your mind. Disclaimer: At one point you have to add tabasco to the medley. Yes, it's a rather spicy kick which balances out the sweetness of mango. A perfect combination you shouldn't miss out on.
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6. Mango Whiskey Smash
Whiskey smash has been around for ages but when you elevate this whiskey cocktail with fresh mangos it takes the form of a yummy summer cocktail you can't say no to. So, to all the whiskey lovers, here's a bitter-sweet cocktail you got to try. The recipe becomes even more interesting when we add mint leaves for freshness and cardamom bitters to cut the sweetness. This is definitely a smashing mango cocktail recipe (pun intended!) perfect for hot summer days.
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7. Mango Martini
Your Mexican cocktail with a summer-tastic spin. The recipe is damn easy to follow and the result is even easier to devour. You can add a bit of a kick by covering the rim with chilli powder/sauce as mentioned in the video tutorial. However, even if your tastebuds oppose spicy flavours, feel free to drink this in its original state. If you ask me, it's one of the best mango cocktail recipes which has vodka in it.
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Roll with the season. Add some fresh mangoes to your yummy cocktails and bask in the summer goodness with these easy recipes.