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.

Mango Michelada, with rim garnish

Mango Michelada

Photo by National Mango Board

Mango Michelada

Ingredients:

  • 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.


Mango Bellini cocktails with star mango garnish

Mango Bellini

Photo by National Mango Board

Mango Bellini

Ingredients:

  • 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.


Mango Rita cocktail with garnish

Mango Rita

Photo by National Mango Board

Mango-Rita

Ingredients:

  • 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.