These mango-lime martinis would be the perfect “Welcome” cocktail at your summer pool party or barbecue. And sampling one of these while you are creating your party menu may inspire a tropical twist.
YIELD: 2 DRINKS MANGO PUREE
2 cups frozen cubed mango
1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lime juice 1⁄3 cup water
3 teaspoons sugar
Place prepared mango in a blender or food processor. Add the lime juice, water, and sugar. Blitz well to create a beautiful mango puree.
2 ounces vodka
1⁄2 ounce dry vermouth
4 ounces mango puree (recipe above) 1⁄4 cup crushed ice
1 lime, sliced, for garnish
Measure all the martini ingredients into a shaker, including the mango puree. Shake well. Pour out into two martini glasses and garnish each with a slice of lime.