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How to Make a Mango Martini

There’s nothing like mango to add a little zing to your salsa, fish, salads, chicken and smoothies, but did you know that mango is also great in a martini?!!! Mango martinis are a colorful, fun twist to a traditional martini, and they include one of the three to four recommended fruit servings you should consume each day! So, if we stretch it just a wee bit, we can consider a mango martini a healthy snack. Okay, so maybe not, but…

Whether you decide to try one for its fruit content or simply for some sumptuous sipping, here’s one delicious way to make a mango martini:

All you need is fresh mango, triple sec, vodka and lime. Adding a little sugar is optional. Cut your mango, remove the stone, discard the skin and chop it into small pieces. Place that in the blender with 1 oz. of vodka, 1 oz. of triple sec and ¼ oz. of lime juice. Add a few ice cubes and blend until smooth. If you are using an actual martini glass, you can make it just as pretty as it is delicious by adding a maraschino cherry.

Here’s another tip or two…Substituting white rum for the vodka is quite yummy too, and if you are more of a gin fan, you can make a gin variation of this tasty treat as well.

Bottoms up!