Recipe: Spiced Minty Mango Mocktail

updated May 1, 2019
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From springtime brunches to afternoon parties to celebrations that go well into the evening, you’ll want to include this fast and fancy mocktail in the mix. Loosely inspired by the sweet, minty flavors of a tropical mojito, this version skips the booze in favor of a fizzy ginger beer twist. It’s sweet, spicy, and totally refreshing.

So if you have a thing for fresh and fruity drinks, this minty mango number is one to consider. Here’s how to make this sparkling, booze-free drink.

A Fast and Fancy Mocktail

Consider this the nudge you needed to finally add that bottle of mango juice you’ve been eyeing to your shopping cart. This juice comes forth with a direct, rich sweetness, which is why it looks to cool mint and ginger beer to keep it balanced. Unlike sweeter, tamer ginger ale, ginger beer keeps this fruity mocktail in check with a stronger, spicier flavor.

When it comes to mixing up this mocktail, three is the magic number. It takes just three ingredients and about three minutes to bring this sweet and spicy drink to life. It’s just the kind of drink you want on your side when you’re serving a crowd and want to leave out the alcohol.

How to Mix This Drink

For each drink, gently muddle about about 1 tablespoon of fresh mint leaves in the bottom of a tall glass. Add ice and fill the glass about one-quarter of the way with mango juice. Top the drink off with ginger beer, and stir together. To serve, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

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Go beyond seltzer, soda, and juice — shaking up booze-free drinks that actually feel fancy and fun is easier than you think. This series on sober celebrations will show you how to whip up super-impressive mocktails with just three basic ingredients.