Surprise someone with a “Mexy Mango” for April Fool’s Day

March 29, 2013 -- Published by

Well pranksters, your day is nearing and I’m sure you’ve been cooking up some fun ideas for April Fool’s Day, so I’ll be happy to pass on the recipe for a deceiving little cocktail called the “Mexy Mango.”  It looks sweet and refreshing, but beware- it’s got a chipotle kick that is quite surprising if you’re not expecting it! And who knows? Maybe your friends will even thank you for introducing them to the world of spicy cocktails!

In a cocktail tin filled with ice, add 1 1/4 oz Clique Vodka, 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice, 3 oz of mango nectar (you can find this in the international section of any grocery store), and 2 dashes of chipotle Tabasco. Of course you can add more Tabasco if you like, but I find that 2 dashes is just enough spice to complement the heavy mango nectar. Shake very well, and strain into a glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a slice of spicy dried mango– if you can’t find them pre-packaged, just toss some regular ones in a baggie with some paprika and cayenne pepper. If you’re a fan of spicy cocktails, be sure to check out the recipe for the “Smokey Eyed Mary” too!