Mango-Ginger Cocktail With Cilantro Recipe

Rabi Abonour

The round sweetness of mango gets a kick from spicy ginger and tart lemon in this tequila cocktail. If you have it, use reposado tequila, which lends a warm oakiness to the drink, balanced here with a touch of bright, grassy cilantro.

Recipe Details

Mango-Ginger Cocktail With Cilantro Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 10 mins
Serves 1 serving


For the Ginger Juice:

  • 1 (2 to 3-inch) knob fresh ginger, about 1 1/2 ounces, peeled

For the Cocktail:

  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh ripe mango, diced (about 1/4 cup)

  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves

  • 3/4 ounces freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon

  • 1/2 ounce ginger juice

  • 1/3 ounce simple syrup (see note)

  • 2 ounces reposado tequila

  • Garnish: cilantro leaves


  1. For the Ginger Juice: Slice ginger into chunks and place in bottom of mixing glass. Muddle until broken up well, about 1 minute. Strain juice through fine-mesh strainer, pressing on solids with the back of a spoon to extract juice.

  2. For the Cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, muddle mango, cilantro, lemon juice, ginger juice, and simple syrup until the mango is completely dissolved.

  3. Fill shaker with 2/3 full with ice and add tequila. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Using a strainer, pour into a serving glass filled with ice. Garnish with additional cilantro if desired.


To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Special Equipment

Cocktail shaker, muddler, and strainer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
170 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 20mg 99%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 91mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)