If you’re a fan of the sweet and spicy cocktail combo like me, then this drink is MADE for you! The slight heat from muddled jalapeños and the sweetness of fresh mango puree, come together perfectly with the bold kick of Sailor Jerry Rum. Mix one up for yourself this weekend and enjoy a mini-tropical vacation in a glass!
Recipe adapted from Food Network
(makes 1 drink)
Half of a large mango, peeled and sliced
8-10 fresh mint leaves
2 jalapeño slices (with seeds) – If you want it really spicy, feel free to add one or two more!
2 tsp sugar
1 ½ oz Sailor Jerry Rum
Mint sprig and extra jalapeño slices for garnish
Add mango slices to a food processor or blender. Cut the lime in half and juice half of it in with the mango. Puree until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
Juice remaining lime half into a cocktail shaker. Add mint leaves, jalapeño slices, and sugar and muddle to release mint and pepper flavor.
Add mango puree and Sailor Jerry Rum and shake. Pour straight into an ice filled glass, top with sparkling water, and lightly stir.
Garnish and serve!