Spicy Mango Mocktail

This spicy Mango Mocktail combines mango juice, coconut water, fresh mint leaves and jalapeños in a refreshing drink which is great to serve at parties!
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Festivities are incomplete without a refreshing drink and this spicy Mango Mocktail is a drink that can be enjoyed by everyone alike. Made with mango juice, coconut water, ginger and fresh mint the drink gets the kick from jalapeños. Serve plain or top with sparkling water!

yellow color drink served in a glass garnished with mint and jalapeño

I love making mocktails for my dinner parties especially during the festive time. Whether it’s Diwali, Thanksgiving or Christmas, the addition of a good mocktail really adds to the vibe of the party menu. Also, I feel it’s always a good idea to have a nice drink which can be enjoyed by everyone.

Most of the time people who don’t drink have the option of soda or iced tea but why not make it a little fun and make a creative mocktail? Last Diwali, I shared this Orange Rosemary Mocktail which a lot of you loved and made for your parties. So for this year, here’s another mocktail which I love – the spicy Mango Mocktail!

The sweetness in this mocktail comes from the mango juice and coconut water and it is well balanced by the spiciness of the jalapeños. There’s also some chaat masala and kala namak to give it that Indian touch. You can serve this drink plain or top it with sparkling water.

Ingredients

Mango Juice: you can use either mango juice or mango nectar for this recipe. Make sure to chill it before using.

Coconut water: personally, I am a fan of Trader Joe’s coconut water but you can use any brand you like.

Spices and herbs: for that spicy touch, I like using jalapeños. There’s also some mint for the freshness and fresh ginger for flavor.

ingredients for making mango mocktail arranged on a board

Step by Step Instructions

1- To a cocktail shaker, add 3/4 tablespoon grated ginger, 2 jalapeño slices (or as many as you like).

2- Add a handful of mint leaves to the shaker. Also add chaat masala and kala namak.

3- Then using a muddler or a wooden spoon, mash the mint leaves, ginger and jalapeños to release their juices.

4- Add 1 cup cold coconut water. You can use any brand of coconut water that you like. I have used Trader Joe’s Coconut water.

step by step picture collage of making mango mocktail

5- Then add 1 & 1/2 cups of chilled mango juice. I used Rubicon brand.

6- Close the shaker and shake several times until it’s all well combined.

7- Pour the drink into serving glasses if you want to serve it plain. If you want to top it with sparkling water/soda, fill it until the glass is 3/4th full (use a 6-7 oz glass) and then top with plain sparkling water.

8- Garnish with mint leaves, and jalapeño slices if desired. Serve immediately.

step by step picture collage of making mango mocktail

Sparkling or Plain

This drink can be served plain or with sparkling water. My husband said he liked the sparkling version more. If you plan to serve it with sparkling water, I would suggest making the drink and keeping it chilled in the refrigerator. Fill the serving glasses 3/4 full and then add sparkling water on top only before serving. You want it to remain bubbly when you serve it so don’t add soda before that.

Appetizers To Go Along

You can serve this with Mango Mocktail with various party appetizers like:

  • paneer tikka, which is always a favorite and will go so well with this.
  • The flavors of paneer tikka corn chaat will go just fine with this mocktail.
  • malai aloo tikka is another one which I would personally love to serve with this drink.

Tips & Notes

  • If you are making this in advance, I would suggest nor garnishing with jalapeño slices beforehand. As they sit, the jalapeños release their juice/flavor and the drink can become quite spicy. So you can make the drink (which of course includes jalapeños) in advance, but don’t garnish them with more. You can garnish with mint leaves and jalapeños at the time of serving.
  • This serves 4 if you use 5 to 6 oz glasses. If you use 2 oz glasses it will serve more and it will serve less if you use bigger glasses.
yellow color drink served in a glass garnished with mint and jalapeño

This post has been updated from the recipe archives, first published in October 2013.

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Mango Mint Spicy Mocktail

yellow color drink served in a glass garnished with mint and jalapeño
Manali
This spicy Mango Mocktail combines mango juice, coconut water, fresh mint leaves and jalapeños in a refreshing drink which is great to serve at parties!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Beverage, Drink
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 4
Calories 27 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2-3 slices jalapeños use thin slices of jalapeños + more to serve
  • handful mint leaves + more to serve
  • 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon kala namak black salt
  • 1 cup coconut water cold
  • 1 & 1/2 cup mango juice cold
  • plain sparkling water/soda as needed

Instructions
 

  • Take a cocktail shaker and to that add grated ginger and jalapeño slices. You can add as many jalapeño slices you like but the more you add them the spicier your mocktail will be.
  • Then add a handful of mint leaves to the shaker. Also add chaat masala and kala namak. Use the back of a wooden spoon or a muddler if you have one, and mash the ginger, mint leaves, and jalapeños to release their juices.
  • Add the coconut water and mango juice and close the shaker. Close the shaker and then shake it several times until it is all well combined.
  • You can now pour it into serving glasses, garnish with mint leaves and jalapeño slices (if needed) and serve plain or you can top them with sparkling water.
  • Fill your serving glass until it is 3/4th full (I like using 6 oz glasses) and then top with plain sparkling water and serve. If you are topping it with sparkling water, then serve immediately else the fizz will go down. If you are serving this plain, then you can serve later as well but keep in mind if you garnish them with jalapeño slices, the drink is going to get spicier as you let it it. So garnish before serving or just garnish with mint leaves.

Notes

  • If you are making this in advance, I would suggest nor garnishing with jalapeño slices beforehand. As they sit, the jalapeños release their juice/flavor and the drink can become quite spicy. So you can make the drink (which of course includes jalapeños) in advance, but don’t garnish them with more. You can garnish with mint leaves and jalapeños at the time of serving.
  • This serves 4 if you use 5 to 6 oz glasses. If you use 2 oz glasses it will serve more and it will serve less if you use bigger glasses.

Nutrition

Calories: 27kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 90mgPotassium: 262mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 485IUVitamin C: 55mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.3mg
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