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RECIPE: This sweet mango spritzer is all you'll want on a hot summer day

A non-alcoholic drink that’s ideal for those balmy summer nights

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By Bon Appetit US | December 31, 2022 | Recipes

Inspired by my favorite springtime snack—ripe mangoes with lime, chili powder, and salt—this refreshing nonalcoholic beverage is equal parts tangy and sweet. Rimming a glass with Tajín makes this drink extra-festive, but you can also simply sprinkle some over the top to get that tart, spicy kick. If you can’t get your hands on Tajín, a simple mix of 2 parts chile powder to 1 part kosher salt will do the trick.


1 large ripe mango, peeled, cut into pieces

6 sprigs mint, leaves picked, coarsely chopped

¼ tsp. kosher salt

3 Tbsp. (or more) honey

2 Tbsp. (or more) fresh lime juice

Tajín, sparkling water, and lime wedges (for serving)


Combine 1 large ripe mango, peeled, cut into pieces, 6 sprigs mint, leaves picked, coarsely chopped, and ¼ tsp. kosher salt in a large mortar and pestle or a food processor and pound (or pulse) until mostly smooth. Stir in 3 Tbsp. honey and 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice. Taste and adjust with more honey or lime juice as needed (mixture should be very sweet and punchy; remember, it will get diluted with sparkling water).

Place some Tajín on a small plate.

To make 1 drink, moisten half of rim of a glass with lime juice, then dip in Tajín to coat. Spoon 3 Tbsp. mango mixture into glass, fill with ice, and top off with 180ml. sparkling water. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Recipe by Zaynab Issa

This article originally appeared on Bon Appetit

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