Tropical Tummy Mango Faux-jito
a mango “mojito” with spicy simple syrup
Servings 1 serving
- 1 lime quartered
- 2 sprigs mint
- 1.5 oz. jalapeno simple syrup 1 shot glass
- 3 oz. mango nectar
- 3 oz. seltzer water
- Jalapeno Simple Syrup:
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- 1 jalapeno remove seeds if you don’t want too spicy or leave if you love the heat
First make your simple syrup. In a smallsaucepan, bring water to a boil and stir in sugar until dissolved.
Remove from heat and add in jalapeno. For a slight jalapeno flavor, remove after 15 minutes. Otherwise, leave in until it reaches the intensity you like.
In a large cocktail shaker, muddle your mint with lime wedges and your simple syrup.
Fill your shaker with ice and pour the mango nectar on top. Shake rigorously until the shaker feels very cool to the touch. Meanwhile, fill a rocks glass with ice.
Pour your mango mojito into your glass and top with seltzer. Garnish with a lime wedge and extra mint. Enjoy!
Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 119g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 112g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.7mg