Mango Martini: Recipe, Variations and Tips for a Perfect Mix

Mango Martini Cocktail

If you're searching for a juicy and refreshing martini, you might feel stumped. However, mango martinis are the quick and easy answer to this dilemma. They pack tropical flavors and some incorporate mango juice to give some extra sweetness. So consider a gorgeous mango martini for your next cocktail or when you're looking for something a little different.

Making Mango Martinis

The classic mango martini recipe includes vodka, triple sec, lime juice, and, of course, mango juice. You'll need one part mango juice, one part triple sec, and two parts any unflavored vodka. You'll also need the juice from half of a fresh lime. Add all the ingredients to a martini shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake the drink until it's cold. Strain it, and serve it in a martini glass.

Mango Martini

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce mango juice
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, mango juice, orange liqueur, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.

Spicy Mango Martini

If you like your sweet with a kick of spice, this martini couldn't be a better fit. If you want more of a bite, add additional jalapeno slices, but do so with care.

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Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and tajin or chili powder to rim the glass
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce mango juice
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • 2-3 fresh jalapeño slices, to taste
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini or rocks glass with lime wedge.
  2. With tajin on saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in tajin to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, muddle jalapeños with a splash of lime juice.
  4. Add ice, vodka, mango juice, orange liqueur, lime juice, and remaining simple syrup.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.

Mango Vodka Martini

If you don't often have fruit juices on hand or they quickly go to waste, this recipe calls for mango vodka to keep some space open for other things in your fridge.

Mango Vodka Martini

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces mango vodka
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup.
  • Ice
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, mango vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange peel.

Kiwi Mango Martini

If you want to go big on tropical flavors that aren't often used, give this a shot.

Kiwi Mango Martini

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces mango vodka
  • 1 ounce kiwi puree or syrup
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Kiwi slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, mango vodka, kiwi puree, orange liqueur, and freshly squeezed lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with kiwi slice.

Citrus Punch Mango Martini

Similar to the tropical flavors above, enjoy the citrus and fruit flavors in this recipe.

Citrus Punch Mango Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • ¾ ounce coconut rum
  • ¾ ounce orange curaçao
  • ¼ ounce pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, coconut rum, orange curaçao, and pineapple juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange slice.

Sunset Mango Martini

Consider this a riff on the tequila sunset without all of the pesky layering.

Sunset Mango Martini

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce mango juice
  • ¾ ounce maraschino liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Cherry and orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe, place cherry at bottom of glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, mango juice, maraschino liqueur, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into prepared glass.
  5. Garnish with orange slice.

Grapefruit Mango Martini

The grapefruit juice adds a pleasant bitterness to the juicy and sweet mango.

Grapefruit Mango Martini

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces mango vodka
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Grapefruit slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, mango vodka, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with grapefruit slice float.

Raspberry Mango Martini

If you love clover clubs but don't care for gin or egg whites, so really you're looking for more raspberry cocktails, give this a shake.

Raspberry Mango Martini

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces mango vodka
  • ¾ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, mango vodka, raspberry liqueur, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange peel.

Cosmo Mango Martini

Mango flavors give the traditional cosmo an upgrade.

Cosmo Mango Martini

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces mango vodka
  • 1 ounce elderflower liqueur
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, mango vodka, elderflower liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lime wedge.

Tricks and Tips for the Perfect Mango Martini

Once you've mastered the classic mango martini, try your hand at a few of these.

  • Add spicy liqueur for a spicier flavor.
  • If you aren't a fan of super sweet cocktails, you can use more citrus or focus on mango vodka instead of mango juice.
  • Consider swapping out orange liqueur for apricot or pineapple
  • Consider a splash of ginger syrup for a savory yet spiced flavor.
  • If you're not a fan of vodka, try making this cocktail with your preferred clear spirit.
  • Any martini can be enjoyed on the rocks or with a little extra fizz by topping off with club soda or prosecco
  • On hot summer days, blend up a frozen version of this cocktail. Simply combine the ingredients with crushed ice in a blender.
  • Make a nonalcoholic mango martini by replacing the vodka with either seltzer water or cranberry juice.

Go for Mango

Mango martini recipes don't need to be overly complicated, ingredients are easily substituted or modified based on what you have stocked or to tailor for your personal taste. Next time you're thinking about a tropical or unique cocktail, shake up a mango martini.

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