Mango Tamarindo

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by Raul Faria

Mango Tamarindo was my entry for Les Vergers Boiron’s “Battle for the Cup” competition. I chose to focus my cocktail on Boiron Mango Puree. It is inspired by the way Thai Cooking utilizes Mango and a Spicy Tamarind soda I had while vacationing in Mexico. The Goal was to create a Tropical cocktail that had sweet lush Mango flavor with a little smoke and spice. I also used Boiron Passion Fruit Puree to add some bright, citrus notes and also punch up the Tropical vibe. Perfect cocktail if your having Thai, Grilled Poultry and Seafood dishes, Indian or food that utilizes spices, fish sauce and smoke. Wanna make one?

1) Lets get our tools together; we will need our Boston Shaker, our barspoon, a Hawthorne Strainer, a jigger with a 1.5 oz, .75 oz, and a .5 oz measure. Our Shopping list will include Boiron Mango Puree, Boiron Passion Fruit Puree, Appleton Estates V/X Rum, Domaine de Canton Ginger liqueur, Laphroaig 10 Islay Scotch, Campari, Siracha Hot Sauce, Agave Syrup and Perrier.

2) We will begin by adding 1.5 oz Boiron Mango Puree to the mixing glass portion of our Boston Shaker. Boiron makes premium fruit and vegetable purees that are used in some of the best kitchens and bars, by the some of the best Chefs and Bartenders in the world. They make it easier to utilize fresh fruits and vegetables in recipes but also maintain quality standards that ensure you get the same flavor of doing the pureeing yourself. Boiron products can be tough to find at grocery stores but can be purchased online at sites like gourmetfoodstore.com. Google it, it’s worth ordering if you can’t get it locally.

3) Now let’s add .75 oz of our Passion Fruit Puree.

4) Lets get our Siracha and add 5-6 drops into the mixing glass. Siracha is my FAVORITE hot sauce. Sometimes referred to as “Rooster Sauce” because of the Rooster on the bottle. I use it on everything. It also makes a damn good Bloody Mary. Simply add it to your recipe to heat it up and add some fun flavor.

5) Time to add 1.5 oz of Appleton Estates V/X Rum. We used this in my Lady Gaga inspired “the Bad Girl Drink”. This is a slightly smoky aged rum with lots of vanilla, toffee and caramel notes. Feel free to sub Mt.Gay, Pyrat XO, Goslings or any Aged rum.

6) We are going to add 1 oz of Domaine de Canton Ginger liqueur. I like Domaine for its lush, almost ginger candy like flavor that has a little ginger spice right at the end.

7) Now let’s get a barspoon of Laphroaig 10 Islay Scotch. If you’ve made the “Smokehouse Rusty Roy” then your familiar with the almost campfire smoky flavor this wonderful Scotch has.

8) Next up we will now add a barspoon of Agave Syrup. This should be pretty easy to find and I think it is good to have on hand for any home or professional bartender who’s serious about making good Margaritas.

9) Now that we have all that good stuff in our mixing glass (except the Perrier and Campari) lets add ice and shake. Strain it into an iced 14-16 oz cooler glass. Now add 2 oz of Perrier. You can measure it, or eyeball it, no biggie. Now gently give it a stir, try just pulling the spoon up from the bottom just to distribute the ingredients and not kill the carbonation. I like using Perrier due to the amount of effervescence it brings to cocktails, Fever Tree also makes a good substitute and Schweppes is a good stand by.

10) Finally lets float .5 oz of Campari over the top. Enjoy!

Mango Tamarindo- 1.5 oz Boiron Mango Puree, .75 oz Boiron Passion Fruit Puree, 1.5 oz Appleton Estates V/X Rum, 1 oz Domaine de Canton, a barspoon of Laphroaig 10, 5-6 drops of Siracha, a barspoon of Agave syrup, 2 oz of Perrier and .5 oz Campari.

Thanks to Lauren from Boiron and Mr Freddy Diaz for putting the competition together. Thanks as well to the crew of the Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel for letting us play. It was a fun experience and I was glad to meet and compete with so many amazing Bartenders that produced so many unbelievable drinks.

 

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