Mango Martini
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Mango Martini
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Rating

4.51 / 5
The Mango Martini is a tropical twist on the classic martini, offering a luscious blend of ripe mango flavor with subtle citrus notes. This cocktail combines mango puree and mango ... more The Mango Martini is a tropical twist on the classic martini, offering a luscious blend of ripe mango flavor with subtle citrus notes. This cocktail combines mango puree and mango rum to capture the essence of the fruit, while white rum provides a smooth base. Lime juice adds a zesty sharpness that balances the sweetness, and a hint of Triple Sec introduces a slight orange undertone. The inclusion of cranberry juice imparts a slight tartness and a beautiful color gradient. Typically served in a cocktail glass, the Mango Martini is a vibrant and refreshing choice, ideal for those who enjoy fruit-forward and exotic cocktails.
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(1990)
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White rum
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28.57% | 3 units *
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Classic
Shaken

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Mango Martini is a vivid concoction that captures the velvety essence of mango coupled with a spirited rum backbone, perfect for those who seek tropical bliss in a glass. The mingling of lime and cranberry juices not only adds a tangy zing that sails smoothly through the inherent sweetness of mango but also creates a delightful balance, making each sip both refreshing and complex.

Method
How to make a Mango Martini

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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FAQ's

FAQ

What makes a Mango Martini different from a traditional Martini?

A traditional Martini is typically made with gin and vermouth and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. A Mango Martini, however, uses a combination of mango rum, white rum, and mango puree for its primary flavors, making it fruitier and sweeter than the classic Martini. Additionally, it includes lime juice, triple sec, and cranberry juice, diverging from the traditional Martini's flavor profile.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of a Mango Martini?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of a Mango Martini by substituting the alcoholic ingredients with non-alcoholic alternatives. For example, replace the mango rum and white rum with non-alcoholic rum or a mixture of fruit juices like apple or pear to mimic the texture. You can keep the lime juice, triple sec (non-alcoholic version), cranberry juice, and mango puree for flavor.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What's the best way to achieve a perfectly smooth mango puree for the cocktail?

For a perfectly smooth mango puree, start by selecting ripe mangoes as they are sweeter and blend more easily. Peel and cut the mango into chunks, then blend it in a blender or food processor until smooth. If necessary, strain the puree through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any remaining fibers or chunks. You can add a little water or lime juice if the puree is too thick.

FAQ

How important is the quality of rum in a Mango Martini?

The quality of rum is very important in a Mango Martini as it significantly influences the cocktail's overall flavor and smoothness. High-quality mango rum and white rum will provide a cleaner, more refined taste and enhance the mango and citrus notes in the drink. Low-quality rums may introduce harsh flavors or overpower the delicate balance of the Mango Martini.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Mango Martini?

A Mango Martini can be beautifully garnished with a thin slice of fresh mango on the rim of the glass or a mango ball skewered on a cocktail pick. For a more aromatic experience, a twist of lime peel or a small sprig of mint can also complement the tropical and citrus flavors of the cocktail.

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