Mango Mixology: Crafting Exquisite Cocktails With Mango Puree

Mango cocktails on a table

Using mango puree for cocktails is the perfect way to bring some vibrant, tropical flavor to your drink menu. Customers go wild over mango mixed drinks, and for good reason—they’re absolutely delicious! There’s something about sipping the perfect mango-infused beverage that makes you feel like you’re kicking back on a sunny island beach. It’s a vacation in a glass!

Mango’s bold flavor can add an exciting twist to classic, tried-and-true cocktails, but don’t stop there. We recommend experimenting with it to create your own signature mango concoctions. Incorporating exotic, tropical fruit purees into your recipes is a fantastic way to keep your loyal customers jazzed about your offerings and new faces returning for more. 

Using fresh, 100% natural mango puree for cocktails is the key to unlocking the fruit’s magical essence. There’s a huge difference between real mangoes and mango-flavored ingredients! Only the real thing will do. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. Our mango puree is the real deal—strong, sun-ripened fruits picked at their peak.

Need a little inspiration before you start mixing, blending, and stirring? We’re happy to provide some mouthwatering mango cocktail ideas to put you on the path to mango bliss.

Table of Contents

  • Get Familiar With the Flavor Profile
  • Consider Complementary Ingredients
  • Frozen Mangorita
  • Mangojito
  • Mangotini
  • Use 100% Natural Mango Puree

Get Familiar With the Flavor Profile

Before you start using mango puree for cocktails, it’s important that you have a strong grasp of the nuances of how it tickles the taste buds. The best mango mixed drinks are carefully crafted with spirits, mixers, and other accompaniments that elevate the delectable mango’s natural flavor without getting in the way. To accomplish that, you need to start with the basics.

What is the flavor profile of mango?

The flavor profile of mango is juicy, sweet, creamy, and succulent. There are complex herbal, floral, and terpene notes.

Consider Complementary Ingredients

A mango cocktail and a variety of fruits overlooking the ocean

While you could easily mix some soda water, mango puree, and vodka and end up with a delightful drink, creativity goes a long way when using mango puree for cocktails. As you brainstorm mango cocktail ideas, consider these perfect pairings:


  • Rum
  • Coconut Rum
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Tequila
  • Orange Liqueur
  • Melon Liqueur
  • Peach Schnapps

Other Real Fruit Purees:

Don’t feel limited only to these ingredients! They’re a solid starting point, but mango puree is quite versatile and can go in many different directions. For example, a hint of chili pepper in mango mixed drinks can make for a sweet and spicy flavor explosion. Think outside the box!

Now that you have a basic foundation on how to use mango puree for cocktails, let’s dive into some recipes.

1. Frozen Mangorita

A woman holding a mango mixed drink

A tropical variation of the beloved margarita, this recipe doesn’t have to be served frozen. Instead of blending, simply stir or shake the ingredients together.


  • 3 cups mango puree
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 oz tequila blanco
  • 2 oz orange liqueur
  • Ice cubes
  • Sea salt to rim the glass (if desired)
  • Citrus slices for garnish


  1. Blend the mango puree, lime juice, and spirits together.
  2. Add a handful of ice, blend, and then add more ice until your preferred consistency is reached.
  3. If desired, use a wedge of citrus to wet the rim of the glass, and dip the rim into sea salt.
  4. Pour, garnish with a citrus slice, and enjoy!

2. Mangojito

A mangojito garnished with strawberry slices

One of the most refreshing ways to use mango puree for cocktails, the mangojito takes a summertime staple and kicks it up a few dozen notches. Fizzy, minty, fruity, and just the right amount of sweetness (no sugar or simple syrup required), the mangojito is a cup of sunshine. These mango mixed drinks go down easy, so proceed with caution!


  • ¼ cup mango puree
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 oz white rum
  • Soda water
  • Ice cubes
  • Strawberry slices for garnish


  1. Muddle the mint and lime juice. If desired, you can add a dash of sugar to help break the leaves down.
  2. Add all ingredients except the soda water into a shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into a glass of ice (ideally a Collins glass).
  5. Top with soda water to taste.
  6. Garnish with strawberry slices.

3. Mangotini

A mangotini garnished with an orange slice

Here’s one of the quickest and easiest ways to use mango puree for cocktails—make a mangotini! This tropical take on the iconic martini is simple, but it really lets the mango flavor take center stage.


  • 1 oz mango puree
  • 1 ½ oz unflavored vodka
  • 1 ½ oz orange liqueur
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Crushed ice
  • Sea salt to rim the glass (if desired)
  • Citrus slice for garnish


  1. Add all ingredients except the sea salt and lime slice to a shaker.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Rim a martini glass with sea salt, if desired. 
  4. Strain into the martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a citrus slice.

Use 100% Natural Mango Puree

Now that you know how to use mango puree for cocktails, it’s time to get your hands on the best of the best! Our aseptic fruit puree has an 18-month shelf life so you can keep the mango mixed drinks coming—trust us, your customers are going to demand it. We recommend joining our wholesale program and ordering your fruit puree for drinks in bulk so you can keep up.

We hope these mango cocktail ideas help your business to thrive. From mango coladas to boozy mango lassis, there are endless other ways to incorporate mango puree into your menu, so get those mixology gears turning! Be sure to follow our craft brewing blog for more awesome recipe ideas. Order ready-to-use mango puree for cocktails at Fierce Fruit!

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