My inspiration for this drink comes from a recent nostalgic replay of a fond memory. As a child my friend and I would go to the La Cucineria and buy these mango flavored lollipops that were covered in chili; they were sweet, tart and a little spicy. Being in Mexico sparked this memory when I saw a local vendor on the beach selling his fresh, chili, lime mangos; I had to have one, it was absolutely delicious!
I love how addicting this drink is; it’s refreshing, sweet and the spice keeps you coming back for more
Recipe: Makes 1 8oz Cocktail Profile: Sweet, Spicy, Refreshing ~ Original Recipe
- 2oz Hangar Mandarin Vodka
- 1/2oz Fresh Lime Juice
- *1/2oz Habanero Simple Syrup
- 1oz Fresh Mango Puree
Garnish: Fresh Lime Wheel
There are a couple things you’ll need to prepare ahead with this cocktail. First make the *Habanero Simple Syrup.
Next prepare the mango puree which simply is fresh mango and 4 tablespoons of simple syrup pureed in a food processor or blender until smooth.
Then add all ingredients to a shaker without ice, pour in a collins glass filled with ice and top with sparkling water.
*Habanero Simple Syrup
- 1/2 Cup Organic Cane Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Filtered Hot Water
- 1 Fresh De-seeded Habanero
Use 1/4 cup of the cooled simple syrup and 1 fresh habanero with no seeds to a food processor, blend until pureed well.
Then strain the habanero from the simple syrup leaving the spice but no pulp.
Lastly you will add the remaining syrup to the mix to dilute the heat as needed or as you like.