I just created this cocktail for the ABSOLUT MANGO launch event in Chicago at the HOTEL SAX on January 26th, 2009.
It is a sweet and savory cocktail…I wanted a cocktail to go with spicy Indian food.
Mango is a very common ingredient in Indian cuisine. It also is wonderful in sweet and savory dishes and salads. I thought the pungent aromas blended with sweetness of ginger syrup and orange juice would combine beautifully with the savory of garam-masala and a touch of salt.
Onion and lime would also be good choices with mango.
1.5 oz ABSOLUT MANGO vodka
1.5oz Fresh Orange Juice
.75 oz Garam-Masala Scented Ginger syrup
a few grains of salt
Shake all ingredients and strain into chilled coupe or other cocktail glass…garnish with candied orange peel.