Spicy and complex, this drink uses zest hot Thai chilies and a deliciously juice mango. Make the syrup ahead and keep it around for as many rounds as you like! It will keep for 2 weeks or so if kept well sealed in the fridge. Enjoy while watching the James Bond classic, Live and Let Die!
Equipment – saucepan, strainer, bottle with well fitting lid, shaker, strainer, coupe or martini glass
1 mango, peeled and diced
½ Thai chili cut into rounds
½ cup demerara sugar
Water to cover (about a cup and a half)
2 oz vodka
½ oz fresh lime juice
1 oz spicy mango syrup
1 oz ginger ale
1½ oz soda water
1 slice of Thai chili for garnish
In a small sauce pan, combine syrup ingredients and bring to a gentle simmer. Lower heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Strain out solids and store in container with well fitting lid in refrigerator for up two weeks.
In shaker tin, combine vodka, lime and mango syrup with ice and shake for 20 seconds. Strain into chilled coupe or martini glass and top with ginger ale and soda water. Garnish with slice of Thai Chili. Cheers!