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Summer Mango Gin & Tonic

This refreshing cocktail uses fresh mango puree and fresh lime juice. Using diet tonic reduces the sugar and calories in the drink.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people


For the Mango Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup fresh, diced, overripe mango
  • 1/4 cup water

For the Cocktail

  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • 4 shots Gin I used Hendrick's
  • 1 whole lime
  • 2 shots mango syrup
  • 12 oz Diet Lime Tonic Water I used Canada Dry


For the mango syrup

  • Place the diced mango into a small saucepan. Add water and heat over low heat, stirring to prevent burning, for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove mango mixture from heat and mash with the back of a spoon or use a muddler. Set the mixture aside to cool slightly.
  • Place a strainer over a 2-cup glass measuring cup, and transfer the cooked mango to the strainer. Using a wooden spoon, press the juices from the mango into the cup.
  • Continue pressing until no more juice is left (you'll be left with pulp in the strainer).
  • The liquid will serve as the mango simple syrup for the cocktail (no sugar added!). At this point, if you have some fresh basil in your garden, muddle in a few leaves for even more deliciousness.

For the cocktail

  • To make the cocktail, begin by filling 2 rocks glasses evenly with ice.
  • Add 2 shots of gin to each glass.
  • Squeeze half of a lime into each glass.
  • Add 2 shots of mango puree to each glass and mix well.
  • Top with tonic water and stir. Garnish with a lime wheel.