Mango Mocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Mango Mocktail is a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage that originated in tropical regions where mangoes are abundant. It has gained popularity worldwide due to its fruity and exotic flavors. This drink is perfect for those who enjoy fruity beverages and want to experience the taste of the tropics without the alcohol.

  • Originated in tropical regions
  • Popular worldwide
  • Perfect for non-alcoholic fruity beverage lovers

How Mango Mocktail Tastes?

The Mango Mocktail has a sweet and tangy taste, with a hint of tartness from the lime. It is a well-balanced drink that is both refreshing and satisfying.

Interesting facts about Mango Mocktail

  • Mangoes are rich in vitamins A and C, making this drink a healthy choice
  • The Mango Mocktail is a versatile drink that can be enjoyed by people of all ages
  • This drink can be easily customized by adding other fruits or flavors


Mango Pulp

Mango pulp is used for its sweet, tropical flavor that serves as the foundation for this mocktail. The 1 cup measurement strikes the perfect balance; less would make the mango too subtle, whereas more could overpower. Without it, you'd miss the heart of the drink! Alternative: Peach or apricot puree can be used for a different fruity taste.

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Fresh Lime Juice

The 2 tablespoons of lime juice provide an essential acidic counterpoint to the mango's sweetness, brightening the drink. Too little lime, and it falls flat; too much, and it turns sour. Omitting it would result in a drink that's too sweet. Alternative: Lemon juice can offer a similar citric balance.

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Simple Syrup

1 tablespoon of simple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness to complement the natural sugars of the mango pulp. Overdoing it could make the mocktail cloying, while using less might not sufficiently temper the tartness of the lime. Without simple syrup, the drink could be too tart. Alternative: Honey or agave syrup can be subbed in for a different kind of sweetness.

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Club Soda

Club soda adds the fizz, making the mocktail more refreshing and lighter on the palate with 1 cup. Not enough fizz and the drink feels flat; too much and it can dilute the flavors. Club soda's absence would result in a juice-like texture. Alternative: Sparkling water or ginger ale for a slightly different effervescence or a hint of ginger flavor.

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1 cup of ice chills the drink, keeps it cool, and adds a bit of dilution, which brings harmony to the flavors as it slowly melts. No ice means a warm and intensely flavored drink, which isn't as refreshing. Alternative: Frozen mango cubes can chill the drink and enhance the mango flavor as they melt.

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Mint Leaves

5 mint leaves introduce a fresh, herbal note that complements the tropical and citrus flavors. Too many can overpower with a menthol taste; too few, and you'll miss the refreshing aroma. No mint would leave the drink lacking in complexity. Alternative: Basil leaves could offer an interesting twist with their sweet, peppery aroma.

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Garnish: 1 Mango Slice

This garnish adds visual appeal and hints at the mango flavor within. It also can be nibbled on for an extra mango zing. Without the garnish, the presentation suffers, but the taste remains largely the same. Alternative: A slice of lime or a pineapple wedge could work for a different look and subtle flavor note.

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Recipe. How to make Mango Mocktail Drink

  1. In a blender, combine the mango pulp, lime juice, and simple syrup
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Fill a glass with ice
  4. Pour the mango mixture over the ice
  5. Top with club soda
  6. Stir gently to combine
  7. Garnish with mint leaves and a mango slice

Pro Tips

  • Use ripe mangoes for the best flavor
  • Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less simple syrup
  • For a spicier twist, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the mango mixture

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled shrimp or calamari – The sweet mango pairs well with seafood, offering a tropical twist.
  • Chicken satay – The zesty lime juice adds a punch that complements the savory peanut sauce.

Main Courses

  • Coconut curry with vegetables – The sweetness and bubbles refresh the palate between spicy bites.
  • Tacos al Pastor – The fruity nature of the mocktail balances the rich flavors of the pork.


  • Lemon sorbet – The mocktail's citrus undertones create a harmonious citrusy duo.
  • Vanilla ice cream – Provides a creamy contrast to the tangy and sweet mocktail.

Other Drinks

  • Iced teas (especially fruit-flavored ones) – They make for a non-alcoholic tropical drink feast.
  • Water – To cleanse the palate and ensure the mocktail's flavors are prominent.

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What you could change in Mango Mocktail

  • Replace mango pulp with fresh mango chunks
  • Substitute club soda with sparkling water or ginger ale
  • Use honey or agave syrup instead of simple syrup

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Spicy Mango Mocktail

  • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a few slices of jalapeño to the blender for a kick. The spiciness will contrast beautifully with the sweet mango, creating a tantalizing balance.

Mango & Berry Fusion

  • Replace half of the mango pulp with mixed berry puree. The result is a mocktail with a delightful berry tartness that pairs wonderfully with the mellow mango.

Tropical Ginger Mango Mocktail

  • Add a 1/2 inch of ginger to the blend for a warm, spicy note. The ginger adds a zesty edge that will give your mocktail a distinctive punch, making it particularly refreshing on a hot day.

In case you forgot basics how to make Mango Mocktail

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Mango Mocktail

Do I need a specific type of mango for this mocktail?

No, you can use any type of mango you prefer or find available. However, the sweetness and flavor might slightly vary based on the type of mango used.

Does the Mango Mocktail have any significant cultural associations?

The Mango Mocktail is often enjoyed in tropical countries and regions during summer and festive celebrations, due to its refreshing and fruity taste.

What other non-alcoholic beverages can I try if I liked the Mango Mocktail?

If you liked the Mango Mocktail, you might also enjoy other fruity mocktails such as Strawberry Mocktail, Pineapple Mocktail or Peach Mocktail, which all have a similar refreshing and fruity taste.

Can I prepare the Mango Mocktail in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the mango mixture in advance and keep it refrigerated. However, it is suggested to add the club soda just before serving, to maintain the fresh and fizzy texture of the drink.

Can I use any other garnish instead of mango slice and mint leaves?

Yes, you can experiment with other garnishes like a slice of lime, a cherry, or a sprig of basil. Just keep in mind to use something that complements the flavor of the mocktail.

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