Coconut Mango-tini

Coconut Mango-tini

Have you noticed all the different flavored vodkas in the stores now?  I’ve bought several, but still seem to prefer using fresh fruit or juice to get the flavor I want.  But I’m always willing to try a new one, and my bar is stocked with several different flavored vodkas.  One of those flavors is mango, so I thought I’d make you all a Coconut Mango-tini with mango flavored vodka today for your Hump Day Happy Hour.

I started with Absolute mango vodka and Malibu coconut rum (I suppose you could use a coconut flavored vodka if you’d like, I just don’t have that). Then I added a bit of pineapple juice to soften the liquor edge.  It was pretty good, but not quite perfect yet.  So on to the second try, which I really liked much better, I added some cream of coconut to the mix.  I’ve never bought a can of cream of coconut before but picked one up a few weeks ago with the thought of making something with it.  I was anticipating it to be like coconut milk but thicker.  It’s not.  At least the brand I bought, Roland, wasn’t.  I would describe it more of a coconut simple syrup.  Which, actually, was just what I thought this drink needed.   Apparently this is what Pina Coladas are made out of.  It’s pretty sweet so a little goes a long way in my opinion, but added just the right touch to this Coconut Mango martini.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Absolute Mango vodka
  • 1 oz. Malibu Coconut rum
  • 1 oz. cream of coconut
  • ¾ oz. pineapple juice
  • Garnish as desired with a slice of mango or pineapple
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