Summer Cocktail: The Fresh Mango Sweet Escape

Summer Cocktail: The Fresh Mango Sweet Escape

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Faith Durand
May 26, 2008
Mango! We adore our sweet and creamy mango lassi, spiked with cardamom, but we hadn't thought about a mango cocktail. Then we received this recipe from the National Mango Board. They developed this cocktail with mixologist and Iron Chef America champion Tony Abou-Ganim, and it's a blend of mango and vodka -- perfect for a party but especially good for summer. The Sweet Escape Servings: 1 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. You can see a complete recipe here: DIY Simple Syrup Related: How To Slice a Mango PLUS: Recipe: DIY Mango Lassi (Image: The Mango Board)
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