The King of Fruits

Are you ready for summer? I sure am!! When I think of summer, the first thing that comes to my mind is mango! Yes, the king of fruits, mango, reminds me of my childhood summer holidays, and whether it’s the Mexican or Indian Alphonso mango, it is synonymous with summer for me. So to kick off the summer season, I’m going to use my favorite fruit in a fun cocktail/mocktail that’s perfect for summertime – Mango Ginger Mojito!

Mango Ginger Mojito

A Summery & an Indian Twist on Mojito 

It’s a summery twist on the classic and refreshingly delicious mojito that is made by muddling cubes of fresh mango and slices of ginger along with some mint leaves, lime/lemon wedges, simple syrup and of course, rum (but it can be skipped for the non-alcoholic version). The ginger gives it an Indian touch! I drew inspiration from the ginger-spiked sugarcane juice that is available in India during the summer months and the spicy and pungent flavor of the ginger elevated the fruity sweetness of the mango! 

Mango Ginger Mojito

Topped with lots of crushed ice, I like to finish it off with a ginger ale/ ginger beer to intensify the ginger flavor. Garnished with fresh mint sprigs, mango cubes and ginger slices, this refreshing mint-lime cocktail with shades of yellow and green colors is the most perfect cocktail to enjoy summertime with friends and family! I have outlined step-by-step details below that you can follow and easily whip up this signature concoction in your own kitchen.

Trust me, you’re going to love it, just like everyone on the virtual Summer Carnival event at Meta did! Give it a try and see it for yourself…

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Mango Ginger Mojito


  • Author: Vasanti
  • Yield: Serves 1

Ingredients

Scale

For every drink

  • 1/2 lime or lemon, cut into 4 wedges
  • 45 whole fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 fresh mango, flesh scooped out and cut into cubes (see Notes and Variations)
  • 1/4 inch pieces of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 12 oz of blue agave or simple syrup
  • 2 oz White / Light Rum (skip for mocktail)
  • crushed ice, as needed
  • ginger ale/ ginger beer/tonic water/club soda
  • 23 mint sprigs, for garnish

Equipment

  • Drink muddler
  • Cocktail jigger or US 1/4 cup measure

Instructions

  • Add mint leaves, lime wedges, cubed mango and sliced ginger to a highball glass.

  • Pour in the blue agave or simple syrup, followed by the rum, if using, and using the muddler, muddle the ingredients to release the flavors from mint, lime mango and ginger.

  • Ensure that the mango is well puréed and the mixture is well combined.
  • Fill the glass with crushed ice almost all the way, leaving a little room at the top. Top it with ginger ale or ginger beer. If you don’t have it, tonic water or club soda will work too.
  • Using a spoon, swizzle to combine everything.
  • Garnish with cubed mango, ginger slices, mint sprigs and sip away!

Keywords: Mango Madness

Step-by-Step Details

Step: 1

Add mint leaves, lime wedges, cubed mango and sliced ginger to a highball glass.

Step: 2

Pour in the blue agave or simple syrup, followed by the rum, if using, and using the muddler, muddle the ingredients to release the flavors from mint, lime mango and ginger.

Step: 3

Ensure that the mango is well puréed and the mixture is well combined.

Step: 4

Fill the glass with crushed ice almost all the way, leaving a little room at the top. Top it with ginger ale or ginger beer. If you don't have it, tonic water or club soda will work too. Using a spoon, swizzle to combine everything.

Step: 5

Garnish with cubed mango, ginger slices, mint sprigs and sip away!

Recipe FAQ’s and Notes

Use Fresh or Frozen Mango

If you can’t find fresh mango, you can use frozen mango and you don’t even need to thaw it!

No Mango?

You can use store-bought mango nectar or juice if you can’t find fresh mango

Recipe Variations

Use fresh or frozen wedges of peaches or nectarines that are also in season during summer.

Happy cooking
Vasanti

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Hi I’m Vasanti
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I share a modern take on Indian cuisine made using nontraditional techniques and ingredients, while staying true to its authenticity. You’ll also find classic recipes from my beloved Maharashtrian culture and heritage.



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