A light, refreshing mango gin cocktail made with fresh mango juice, gin, triple sec, lime juice and simple syrup. This easy-to-make gin drink is the perfect spring and summer cocktail.
What fruit goes well with gin?
Pretty much any fruit goes well with gin with the right cocktail recipe. In this mango gin cocktail, the mango goes SO well to make this a perfect summer cocktail. But other fruits also go well with gin, such as in this Pomegranate Gin Fizz or this Kiwi Gin Cocktail.
- Mango Juice — Fresh mango juice is the best for this cocktail. The easiest way to extract fresh mango juice is to pass peeled mango chunks through a juicer. This will make sure you get the most juice out of your mango and also remove the pulp. If you don’t have a juicer, you can either buy mango juice or blend mangoes and press them through a fine mesh sieve.
- Gin — Any type of gin works so use your favorite type.
- Triple Sec — This adds a slight orange flavor that combines really well with the other flavors in this cocktail. If you don’t have triple sec, you can also use Cointreau.
- Lime Juice — Again, freshly squeezed juice! The lime adds a subtle sour contrast with the sweet mango flavor.
- Simple Syrup — This is a liquid water and sugar mixture. You can easily make this yourself or buy it pre-made.
How to make the mango gin cocktail:
- Make the simple syrup. If you are not using premade simple syrup then you can easily make your own using granulated sugar and water. On a saucepan over medium to high heat, add equal parts granulated sugar and water. Use at least ¼ cup granulated sugar and ¼ cup water. Stir occasionally as you heat the mixture and continue heating it until the sugar has completely dissolved. This will take about 5-10 minutes. Then, remove the syrup from the heat and let it cool to room temperature before using in your cocktails.
- Extract the mango juice. Pass peeled mango chunks through a juicer to get enough fresh mango juice for your cocktails. Or, if you don’t have a juicer, blend ripe mango chunks into a purée and then pass this mixture through a strainer to remove the pulp. The amount of mango you need for one cocktail will depend on the type and size of mango you use as well as the method for extracting the juice— using a juicer is much more efficient than using a strainer.
- Make the cocktail. Add the mango juice, gin, triple sec, lime juice, simple syrup and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake well for 15 seconds. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass.