It’s Mango season, which means well have mangoes for a few weeks now, one of the most wonderful things of living in caracas its the quantity of fruit trees all over the city, which makes it great to walk around and pick up mangoes or rose apples or spanish limes.
Even when mangoes are a delicious fruit, high on fiber and extremely sweet, theres things that can be done with the unripe green fruit, sweets and savory.
It’s Last day of mango week and what a best way to finish it up than with a drink, when you get very ripped mangoes they turn tender and very sweet, in that case it’s very juicy and sweet and makes great mango juice, so lets celebrate mango season with a refreshing cocktail.
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Sugar
1 Ginger root Peeled and coarsely chopped
4 Ripe Mango Peeled, Pitted and pureed
1 Cup Vodka
Ginger syrup (it can be made ahead)
Combine sugar, water and ginger in heavy small saucepan.
Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, cover Cover and let steep 1 hour.
Strain ginger syrup. Cool.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and add:
1 part of vodka
1 part of ginger syrup
1 part of mango puree
splash of triple sec
Shake and strain on a cold cocktail glass.
Garnish with a piece of mango