This is a completely inappropriate post for Monday, I know. But then when have I ever been the kinds to tow the line? And who says Monday doesn’t deserve a drink? More so, in fact. I’ve just had a wonderful weekend in Mangalore where I could put my feet up, read a book and sip coffee while watching the rain paint everything a bright green. And then I got back, to an empty house, reminded of the fact that Denver’s away. While I’m not turning to drinking, I’m reminded of this sharp, spicy and slightly sweet cocktail we spent one afternoon perfecting. This TALL Mango Jalapeno Fizzy Cocktail is going to be your perfect Sunday brunch companion once you give it a try.
In fact try the Sparkling Cucumber Chili Gin while you are at it. They can both be made in pitchers and passed around the table. A perfect reason to celebrate Sundays, or in my case Mondays.
The Jalapenos are steeped in White Rum for a few hours so that the rum has a spicy kick, and then the whole thing is sweetened with Mango juice. Can you just imagine the MINDBLOWING flavors?
This recipe is more a guide, so that you can adjust the alcohol and sweetness to your taste. We loved this ratio, but feel free to improvise. And tell us what you think. This is more Denver’s concoction than mine, and I know he’d love to read your comments on Facebook and Twitter
Tall Mango Jalapeno Fizzy Cocktail is a super fun and refreshing brunch drink which combines the sweetness of mangoes with a spicy kick from Jalapenos.
- 75 ml White Rum
- 3 Jalapeno (slices)
- 150 ml Mango (Juice)
- 30 ml Syrup (Simple)
- Water (Sparkling)
- Steep the Jalapeno slices in White Rum for at least an hour.
- Add flavored rum to a tall glass, stir in mango juice and simple syrup.
- Add ice and top it up with sparkling water.
To make simple syrup, mix equal quantities of water and sugar. Heat on a slow flame till the sugar is completely dissolved. Let the mixture cool down completely before using.
The longer you steep the Jalapenos, the spicier the drink is going to get, which is not always a bad thing 😉
You could also add some sugar directly to the Mango juice to avoid using simple syrup completely.