Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mango-Ginger Mojito: A Tasty & Tropical Simple Saturday Sipper

Local mangoes were on sale and I was feeling like a mojito was in order to cap a busy week, so I tossed together this fruity version adding mango and ginger to the normal lime and mint combination. These Mango-Ginger Mojitos are an easy and refreshing cocktail and are a tasty and tropical Simple Saturday Sipper.

Mango-Ginger Mojito
by Deb, Kahakai Kitchen
(Recipe for 2 drinks, can easily be increased)

1 lime, quartered
10-12 fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons ginger syrup
4 ounces mango flavored rum
4 ounces mango puree
6 ounces club soda
extra lime slices and mango chunks for garnish

In two tall glasses, divide the lime quarters and mint leaves and muddle together with ginger syrup (1 Tbsp per glass).

Add mango puree and rum to ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour liquid into glasses over the muddled mint and lime and top with club soda. Add additional ice if desired. Stir well. Garnish with lime slices and add mango chunks if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Notes/Results: Delicious--cooling and lightly sweet with a little kick of spice from the ginger. To make the mango puree, I just blended fresh mango chunks until smooth. I used a pre-made ginger syrup but you can easily make one by simmering slices of ginger and the sweetener of your choice for 20 minutes, then straining out the ginger and cooling the syrup. This is a great tropical cocktail for a warm afternoon of evening. I will make these again.

Happy Saturday!


  1. I had the best mango-lime mojito when I went out last week and it's had me craving them! Mango-ginger also sounds fantastic.

  2. this definitely would've been perfect today, the sun was blazing!

  3. Okay...the only thing more perfect than this crazy-delicious mojito is the phrase "local mangoes". I wish! Totally wish I was sipping a few of these =)

  4. The color in your post today is riveting. It looks like bottled sunshine. Your mojito sounds like a perfect summer cooler. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  5. looks amazing. adding it to todays roundup on restlesschipotle.

  6. Mango flavored rum? I haven't spotted any of that yet. I need to be on the look out for it:) The mango-ginger mojito sounds delicious, especially after all the walking I just did!

  7. This mojito looks like the perfect way to end a busy week. I'd love to be sipping on this while on the beaches of Hawaii.

  8. This looks so delicious! And perfect for summer! I'm definitely going to make it. I'm a long time reader of your fabulous blog, but first time follower as I've only just opened a blogger account and set up a blog ( I just hope mine is as great as yours! :)

  9. This is like sunshine in a glass! What lovely flavors! The ginger syrup sounds so delicious - I bet it would be good in iced tea too.

  10. I you aren't yet, I think you need think about marketing yourself as a bartender-for-hire. I'd definitely bring you to my next party! :) Your drinks are always outstanding!

  11. I tried this recipe yesterday and it was excellent! I'm a big mojito fan - and honestly, prefer the classic to the variations - but have to admit, this one is now on my radar screen! If you like mango, give this one a try! (For those who aren't purists, try it frozen - excellent!)

  12. Thanks Adam--I am glad you liked it. I normally am a classic mojito fan too but sometimes a little change is fun. ;-) I bet it is wonderful frozen too--I'll try that next time.




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