This Thai mango martini recipe is the real deal. It is blended with fresh ripe mangoes rather than a packaged juice to give you the absolute best mango flavor.
This exotic cocktail is made in a large batch, enough for four people and it's easy to increase as needed. It makes a great drink to serve guests at any party, especially one with a Thai or Asian theme. Just pick up a couple ripe mangoes, some dry vermouth, and choose your favorite vodka, and you're good to go.
- For the Mango Purée:
- 2 mangoes (fresh, ripe; or 2 cups frozen mango; cubed)
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/3 cup water
- 3 teaspoons sugar
- For the Martinis:
- 4 ounces dry vermouth
- 8 ounces vodka
- 1 cup ice (crushed or a few ice cubes if using a blender)
Make the Mango Purée
The purée makes this cocktail recipe stand out from the rest and gives you the freshest fruit flavor. Once blended, it should taste like a thick and very delicious mango juice.
In a pinch, frozen mango or mango juice can be substituted for the fresh fruit. If you're using a semi-ripe mango or frozen mango, you may need to add more sugar. If you want your martinis to have a very smooth texture, strain the purée through a sieve before blending the drink.
- Place mango cubes in a blender or food processor.
- Add the lime juice, water, and sugar.
- Blend well to create a smooth purée.
Make the Martinis
Unlike most "martini" recipes, this one is blended. This helps integrate the thick purée with the other ingredients and creates a luscious and slushy drink that is perfect for summer.
- Make the mango purée and leave it in the blender.
- Add the vermouth, vodka, and a handful of ice cubes (or up to 3/4 cup crushed ice).
- Blend well until it is nice and smooth.
Tips and Tricks
You can easily adjust the drink to find a good balance of sweet and sour that suits your taste. Add more sugar if you prefer it sweeter, or more lime juice if it's too sweet. If the alcohol is too strong for you, add more ice. When making these adjustments, give it another whirl in the blender.
While it is best prepared right before serving, blended cocktails can be prepared ahead of time. Simply store the finished drink in a covered container (the blender pitcher works, too) in the freezer. Take it out a few minutes before serving to let it thaw a bit, then stir it well.
Thai Party Foods
Every party needs a little food and there are some simple Thai dishes that are the perfect complements to the mango martini. Serve these easy appetizers and enjoy the party.