Mangoes are available nationally year-round and can add a tangy punch to a variety of spirits.
Mangoes boast many nutritional benefits, including providing 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 12% of your daily fiber. If you are not sure when a mango is ripe, don’t judge it by it’s color, red does not necessarily mean it’s ripe. You need to squeeze gently to judge ripeness. A ripe mango will “give” slightly and a firm mango will ripen at room temperature over a few days. Need tips on how to cut a mango? Here is a simple guide.
Bring some sunshine to winter and get your daily dose of vitamin C with these yummy mango cocktails.
- 1/2 cup Mango, Pureed
- 2 tbsp. Lime Juice
- 1 Chilled Mexican Beer
- 1 Lime
- Coarse Salt
- Hot Sauce (Optional)
Preparation: Combine mango puree, lime juice and beer. Rub a lime wedge, coat the rim with coarse salt. Fill glass 2/3 full with ice and then add mango mixture. Add in a few drops of hot sauce, if desired.
- 1 tbsp. Fresh Mango, Pureed
- 4 oz. Chilled Prosecco
- 1 Chilled Champagne Flute
- 1 Mango Peeled, Pitted, and Sliced for Garnish
Preparation: Combine mango puree and chilled Prosecco (or any sparkling white wine) in each champagne glass and serve. Garnish with fresh mango slices on the rim.
- 1 cup Crushed Ice
- 1 large Ripe Mango, Peeled, Pitted and Diced
- 1/2 cup Tequila
- 2 tbsp. Freshly-squeezed Lime Juice (Reserve One Squeezed Lime Half to Moisten Glass Rims)
- Coarse Salt
Preparation: Combine ice, mango, tequila and lime juice in a blender and puree until smooth. Moisten rims of 2 margarita glasses with reserved lime half and dip each glass rim in coarse salt. Pour Mango-rita into glasses.