A Spicy Mango.

Every so often I get lost in the blackhole that is YouTube. Music videos. Buzzfeed. DIY tutorials. Videos from concerts and festivals. You name it, I get lost in it. More often than not this happens right about bedtime, just as I am crawling into bed, hoping to quickly fall asleep. Instead, I stay awake until the wee hours of the mornings watching video after video. 

A few nights ago I was watching Tastemade videos and came across one in which a mixologist crafted a sriracha mango cocktail. I immediately wanted it. Given the fact that it was 12:45am, that wasn't quite realistic, so I put it off until the next day. Unfortunately I did not have all of the necessary ingredients so I improvised and made a few adjustments. Ginger. Mango. Sriracha. A shockingly delicious combination. 

A Spicy Mango


1.5 ounce vodka
1 ounce mango puree
0.5 ounce lime juice
0.25 ounce benedictine
4-5 drops sriracha
pinch salt
ginger beer


  1. Pour first six ingredients in cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake. 
  2. Strain into glass and top with ginger beer.