Cocktail Hour: Mangotini

27.5.13

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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)

Method:
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?

Gillian x

16 comments

  1. Ooo This is definitely right up my street!
    I hope you don't mind but I've added this to my cocktail recipes section in my recipe book!
    Hello, Tigerface!

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  2. Ah, you lucky devil! I was eyeing this up the other day at the supermarket, it looks and sounds yummy! x

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  3. Looks like such a gorgeous summer drink. Could see me sipping this in my garden with some friends and a bbq. Will definitely be trying this out.

    chelseyxlou.blogspot.co.uk xo

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  4. Oh I love cocktails, I'll definitely be trying this!
    Xx

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  5. This sounds delicious. Will be something I will try over summer ;)

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  6. JEEZ, that sounds like summer in a glass. Looks it too! Immediately want all of the components to bust this baby out.

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  7. This sounds amazing, I didn't even realise that they did mango flavour!

    Maria xxx

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  8. I'm a huge cocktail fan, so homemade coctails are right up my street - my favourite is a June Bug (Malibu, Midori, banana liqueur and pineapple juice = heaven!) This sounds delicious, I'll definitely be giving it a try :) xx

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  9. Oh my that does look very refreshing. Could do with one right now.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  10. totally going to try this! x

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  11. Bloody hell, this looks lush. In serious need of a drink now! x

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