I’m sure, by now, you all know I love a good cocktail or two. Sadly cocktails are pretty much the most expensive thing you can order in a bar, so over the last few years I’ve been honing my homemade cocktail skills to save a few pennies on pre-drinks. I’ve been meaning to do some cocktail-related posts for a while, so when Sourz sent me a bottle of their new Sourz Mango* I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce Cocktail Hour! Club Tropicanaaaaa drinks are freeeeeee.
I remember buying a bottle of Sourz Mango a while ago when it was introduced as a limited edition flavour, but sadly the bottle was polished off as shots (oops) before I got the chance to make any cocktails with it, so I’m glad to see Mango is now part of the permanent line. This weekend I tried out the Mangotini recipe from Sourz and I can confirm that Sourz Mango is just as good in cocktails as it is in a shot glass!
You Will Need (Serves 1):
1 part (35ml) Sourz Mango
1 part white rum
2 parts pineapple juice
1/2 lime (juice only)
Ginger beer (to top up)
1 slice lime (to garnish)
1. Add the Sourz Mango, rum, pineapple juice and lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Throw in a few ice cubes, then shake well.
2. Pour into a martini glass and top up with ginger beer.
3. Garnish with a slice of lime and a cocktail umbrella.
This is a pretty simple cocktail to make and doesn’t require any weird, specialist ingredients which can be a pain to get your hands on. It tastes great too, just like summer in a glass! If you’re not a fan of ginger beer, you could easily swap it for soda water or lemonade. The sour mango flavour and the slight kick from the ginger beer work really well to create a cocktail that’s not to sickly sweet, but is very drinkable!
Have your tried Sourz Mango yet?