Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mango Martini

Absolut has had its mango vodka out for quite awhile, but like watermelon or cucumber, the flavor is so light that it's easily overpowered with just about anything you mix it with. So adding fresh fruit and pairing it with enhancing liqueurs makes this cocktail come together. The coconut adds sweetness and the tequila keeps it from being too sugary. A little orange juice adds color and helps bring out the taste of the mango. Overall, the taste is unique with a tequila undertone and a strong mango aftertaste.

  • 2 oz Absolut Mango Vodka
  • 1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz Silver Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Orange Juice
  • Fresh Mango
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Muddle a quarter of a ripe mango in the bottom of a shaker. Shake with the rest of the ingredients on ice until it sweats. Strain into the glass with a fine strainer to keep the mango pulp out. Garnish with a mango slice.