Spicy Mango Martini

Chili Mango Martini

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Helloooo Guys! After almost a month of being “across the pond” we are back in Seattle! Best trip ever. I will probably start leaking stories and pictures very soon- but I can’t deal with it yet. I still haven’t even looked at my mail. Also, did I tell you that due to some stinky floor refinishing and trim painting in our house, we all have moved in with my parents for a little while?

And while they are the most gracious hosts ever, living with your parents at our age calls for cocktails. Lots of them. So we should get started as soon as possible.

In this week’s #ThirstyThursday, Chili and Mango meet and have a love child in the form of a martini. What do you think?

Spicy Mango Martini

I had a drink like this 3 and a half years ago in London at a beautiful Indian restaurant and I still remember it. That my friends, is staying power- right?!

Spicy Mango Martini

I love the sweet and tart flavor of the mango combined with the clean bite of the Vodka and the burn of the spicy chili! It is just the right amount of fire! The coconut water lends a slight sweetness to the drink and mellows everything out- plus I am sure it is totally hydrating me while I booze, right???

Spicy Mango Martini

Happy Thirsty Thursday Guys….

 

Recipe: Chili Mango Martini

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Mango Chili Puree
  • 4 ounces chilled vodka
  • ¼ cup chilled coconut water
  • Ice
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1 red chili, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. -For the Mango Puree:
  2. In a small pan, add the mango, chili, water, sugar and salt. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add to the jar of a blender and puree until smooth.
  3. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add the puree, vodka and coconut water and shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of fresh chili if desired.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 3 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

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25 Comments

  1. Your drinks are always gorgeous and this is no exception. Love the vibrant color and the heat from the chili!

  2. jay says:

    Hola Heather: Here in Uruguay there is no Trader Joes, coconut water, or phyllo! What might I substitute for the coconut water?
    Thanks, j

  3. Vicki B says:

    Seriously, Heather, your cocktails are amazing! You’ll never guess what I found out about canola oil…..google that one to make your hair stand on end.

    • I recently read that stuff Vicki- not cool at all! Canola is out of the house now- changing to organic walnut or grape seed or avocado when I am not eating olive oil.

  4. Vicki B says:

    P.S. Welcome back stateside! So glad your trip was wonderful and really can’t wait to hear about it. Was little Wilbur over the moon to have his people home?!

  5. Gorgeous as always, I love the idea of mango and coconut with a kick! And no matter how much we love our parents, I completely see the need for more cocktails! Cheers!

  6. What do I think? I’m thirsty and I’m in. I’m usually dry but these kid’s are driving me nuts so I’m going to make an exception.

  7. Welcome back! Your FB posts of Lake Como were KILLING me with envy!!

    • Thank you Michelle! yeah, Lake Como was incredible :)

  8. Heather, I love the sweet and spicy concept behind this drink and also that you remember it so well from so long ago. We lived with my parents for a few months while construction was being completed, so I get it! Cheers~!

    • Cheers is right Bri- lots of cocktails while living with the parents :)

  9. Alice says:

    Welcome back :) I tried something like this in a fusion restaurant in Miami Beach… I’ll try making by myself ;) I enjoyed so much at that time.. I guess inside there was Passoa as well and passion fruit

    • omg Alice- the passion fruit addition is amazing!!

  10. Welcome back! We can’t wait to hear all about your trip – while sipping one of your delicious Thirsty Thursday concoctions, of course!

  11. collette says:

    Welcome home! This cocktail sounds yummy!! I made a pineapple and jalapeno cocktail a few months back that was yummy, I like the mango even better!

  12. Eileen says:

    This sounds like the most amazing cocktail! I’m always excited to see some real spice in a drink, and this is no exception.

  13. Sophie says:

    Wowwweeeee! I am so making these beauties! I love me a cocktail with a good, spicy kick. Can we bring tequila into this situation? We might :) Wonderful concoction, Heather! Welcome home!

    • yes, yes and yes Sophie!! Tequila is a great idea!

  14. Ashley says:

    It is all I can do to not go to the grocery store for the third day in a row, just to get the ingredients for these. Can’t wait to try them!

  15. I can’t wait to hear all about your trip, I was dying of envy over your Insta photos. That drink looks awesome!

  16. Beth Lindsay says:

    Heather,
    I live in Indonesia where we have red chili peppers as long as my hand… is that the size that you cite in the recipe? They are super spicy and I’m afraid the drink may have too much kick?
    I had something similar to this at a restaurant in Bali and your recipe came up when I googled it!!
    Thanks – I can’t wait to try it!