What goes w/mango nectar?
I have a jug of mango nectar from Costco and have been asked to bring a pitcher of something delicious to a bar-b-que. Any thoughts on which spirits would make great drinks. The juice is pretty thick/sweet so it might not require any bar syrup. Thanks so much.
I am crazy about mangoes. Fresh mangoes, mango sorbet, mango lassi's, mango shakes, mango pudding, mango cocktails...
I am currently infusing fresh mangoes into rum, in a jar, on the kitchen counter.
It should be ready in a few days.
I've been playing around with different combination for Mango cocktails.
If you want to follow along, here is a link...
I have found that mango works really well with lime and triple sec.
Here's a cocktail...
2 oz. Trader Vic's Mango Rum
2 oz. Absolut Mango vodka
1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
1 oz. triple sec
2 oz. Goya frozen mango pulp
Shake all ingredients until mango pulp is dissolved and then shake again with ice. Fine strain and serve straight up.
If you have a big tub of Costco mango nectar, and it is pretty sweet already,
I would add fresh lime juice to balance out that sweetness, and then use rum or vodka to spike it, if you are serving it as a tall drink with ice (which I think you will at a bar-b-que.) Tnilsson is right about tequila, of course, but not everyone in a crowd appreciates tequila. Barleywino is right with the recommendation of Canton ginger liqueur, but at $30 a bottle, you may just want to try a tablespoon of grated ginger for the whole batch of drinks. Experiment with different ratios until you find something you like, and when you finally go to your function, take a long some big bottles of club soda to top-off the drinks, in case someone finds them too strong, or the weather is too hot.