The Mango Martini recipe is sweet tart and fruity! This tasty cocktail pairs the tropical fruit with vodka and orange liqueur.

Mango Martini

Are you mango obsessed? Try this Mango Martini! This tropical fruit is one of the best ways to mix up your cocktail game, from the Daiquiri to the Mimosa. It’s absolute perfection in this martini recipe, bringing a tropical flair to this sweet tart drink. Add a crunchy sugar rim, and it’s the ideal cocktail for a happy hour or dinner party. Here’s how to make it!

What’s in a Mango Martini?

The Mango Martini is a spin on the flavored vodka martini, using this tropical fruit as inspiration. As you may know, the vodka martini is related to the classic Dry Martini in name only. Vodka martinis became popular in the 1990’s, mainly defined as a drink with vodka served in a martini glass. For the mango spin you can use the fresh or frozen fruit or the juice. The ingredients in a Mango Martini are:

  • Mango puree or mango juice
  • Vodka
  • Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • Lime juice
  • Sugar
Mango Martini

Using fresh fruit for mango puree

Got ripe fresh mangos on hand? Then you’ll want to make the Homemade Mango Puree for this drink! It’s fast and easy to make in a blender. If you’re making multiple drinks, increase the quantities appropriately. You’ll need about 2 mangos to make 1 cup of puree. Here’s what to do:

  • Cube the fruit, then blend with a splash of water until a puree forms. Go to our Mango Puree Recipe.
  • Sweeten to taste. All varieties of mangos have a different flavor, and the sweetness varies on ripeness of the fruit. Add a bit of sugar or syrup to taste. Remember that you’ll also be adding sweetness to the drink itself.
  • Frozen fruit works too. Defrost the frozen mangos before you blend them!
Mango Puree

Mango juice also works!

You can find two types of mango juice when you’re shopping: mango nectar and mango juice. Either work for this recipe! Here are the differences:

  • Mango nectar is a beverage made from mango pulp and juice. It’s typically 50% or less juice. Mango nectar has a delicately sweet sour flavor: while it’s sweetened, the flavor isn’t overly sweet.
  • Mango juice is made of 100% juice. The flavor is sweet tart and more pure than the nectar.

How to make a sugar rim

The only part of this Mango Martini that requires a little effort? Making the sugar rim. Otherwise, you’ll just shake up the drink components in a cocktail shaker! Here’s what to know about making a sugar rim:

  • Use a lime wedge to wet the wedge of the glass. Cut a notch in it, then run it around the edge of the glass. You can do a thicker band, like you see in the photos.
  • Add sugar to a plate. You don’t even have to measure: any quantity will do.
  • Place the outer edge of the glass in the sugar and rotate. Make sure the outer edge is evenly coated.

Pour in the drink from the cocktail strainer, and you’re in business. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

More mango drinks

Love mango drinks? We’ve got lots of mango cocktails to try, from the Margarita to the Daiquiri:

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Mango Martini

Mango Martini


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

The Mango Martini recipe is sweet tart and fruity! This tasty cocktail pairs the tropical fruit with vodka and orange liqueur.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ½ ounces* mango puree (or mango juice)
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce Cointreau or triple sec
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup

Instructions

  1. Prepare the rim: Place granulated sugar in a single layer on a plate. Cut a notch in a lime wedge and run it around the rum of the glass to wet it. Then roll the rim in the sugar until evenly coated.
  2. Shake the drink: Place the mango puree, vodka, Cointreau, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice and shake until cold. Strain the drink into the prepared martini glass.

Notes

*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Mango martini, Mango martini recipe

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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