Why this drink is labeled a martini is a mystery to me. A martini is a drink made with gin and vermouth but this cocktail drink has neither. The ingredients are fresh mango, Triple Sec, vodka and lime juice. No gin. No vermouth. But whatever. Even if it’s a case of mislabeling, it really doesn’t matter. It tastes fantastic.
Most mango martini recipes do not include sugar. Speedy made a sugarless mix, I found it weird-tasting, then he handed me another glass which, he said, had sugar in it. It tasted perfect.
If you like to try to make a mango martini, try and get fresh ripe mangoes. We had two which were supposed to go into a bowl of kani salad but no one had the time to make the salad and the mangoes had turned very, very ripe. Obvious solution? Puree and make drinks.
- 1 ripe mango
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 ounce Triple Sec
- 1/4 ounce lime juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Cut the mango, remove the stone and discard the skin.
- Cut the mango flesh into small pieces. Throw into the blender, add the rest of the ingredients and a few ice cubes. Process until smooth.
- Pour into a glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry, if you like. Serve very cold.