Sparkling Mango Cocktail
22nd January 2021
For you mango lovers out there, here is a cool way to enjoy a piece of mango with your next bottle of Sparkling Wine.
The Fascinating Mango Story
Where do we get the word mango from? It has a long history, we got the word from the Portuguese word ‘manga’ they got the word from the Malayan word ‘mangga’ who got the word from the Tamil word ‘mankay’ which when broken down, the man represents the mango tree and kay represents the fruit.
The first time the English version of the word ‘mango’ was spoken would have been during the spice trade with South India in the 15th and 16th centuries, but its story starts way before that.
Indians have been cultivating mangoes for more than 4,000 years, where the Western world has only been enjoying it for the last 400, but the mango story goes back even further, scientists have found fossil evidence that indicates mangos date back 25 to 30 million ago.
The Sparkling Wine
An Italian Sparkling Wine with a bottle that is sure to stand out in a crowd, Ca d’Or uses their own unique design, combining beauty and functionality, decorated with their precious mask, the symbol of the ancient history of Ca’ d’Or, whose origins date back to 1501.
Ca d’Or – Blanc de Balncs Tasting Notes – “Peach, apricot and a touch of almond on the aroma and palate.”
This Italian Sparkling Wine Won a Silver Medal in the Spring Fling Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.
- Mango Juice
- Sparkling Wine
- Lime Juice
- Sugar/mango Sugar
How To Make This Mango Cocktail
- Pour 20mls of Vodka into a Cocktail Shaker
- Add in 10mls of Lime Juice
- Pour in 75mls of Mango Juice
- Add a pinch of Salt
- 1 teaspoon of Sugar
- Mix together
- Grab your glass and dip the rim in some water then dip in your mango sugar
- Pour the liquid into your glass
- Top up with your Sparkling Wine
- Finish with a piece of mango on or in the glass and enjoy!
If you don’t have a Cocktail Shaker, you can instead stir the ingredients in a cup or glass and normal sugar will be fine if you don’t have any mango sugar just lying around your kitchen somewhere.
Aroma – “Sugary sweet mango aromas.”
Flavour – “The sugar rim explodes switching on your taste buds, mango then floods in with a fizzy kick from the Sparkling Wine, the length is a smooth ripe yellow stone fruit tasting experience. “
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