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Properly Sauced - 10 Mangoes

By Anthony Todd in Food on Sep 8, 2008 7:26PM

10Mangoes.jpgDuring our visit to VTK we tried a few different cocktails, but the one that caught our eye (and our taste buds) was called the 10 Mangoes. It’s the most expensive cocktail on their list, at $9.50, but it was also the most distinctive. It’s made with mango puree and a homemade vanilla-lime syrup. It’s a little complicated to make at home, but worth the effort. Before you start thinking that it’s just a fruity drink, give it a try – it’s got a serious kick. One of the things we like best about the 10 Mangoes is that the mango and syrup don’t mask the taste of the rum. Below, find the official recipe, as well as some tips for making it at home!

10 Mangoes
(Thanks to Christine Heiser of VTK!)

2 oz 10 Cane Rum
1.25 oz Vanilla-Lime Syrup (see below)
1.25 oz Mango Puree (see below)

Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice. Shake, pour into a martini glass and drink up!

Vanilla-Lime Syrup – Infuse simple syrup with Vanilla Bean, Lime Leaves and Lemongrass. Combine with an equal amount lime juice and store in the refrigerator.

If this seems like too much work, just add a dash of vanilla to your simple syrup and combine with lime juice – it was almost as good when we tried both at home.

Mango Puree – Combine two parts mango puree with one part orange juice and one part pineapple juice. Store in the refrigerator.

Once again, to simplify – we used store-bought Mango Nectar and added some orange juice to taste.