How to Use Up All Those Mangos

Photography by Ashley Meyer

The humidity that permeates South Florida during the summer brings at least one sweet perk: mangoes. Grocery stores and markets are brimming with this golden fruit, and those with mango trees in their backyards are often bequeathed a bounty so large that some serious creativity is required to use it all up. While mango’s saccharine flavor lends itself well to sticky rice, ceviche, and barbecue sauce for grilling, incorporating it into a cocktail also offers an easy and refreshing solution. Muddle mango into a mojito, blend it into a frozen libation, or combine it with another stone fruit like Deck 84 does in its mango peach boat drink. Make the cocktail by combining 2 oz. Deep Eddy Peach Vodka, 1/2 oz. mango purée, and 1 oz. sour mix (equal parts water, sugar, and citrus juice) in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, strain into a glass with ice, and sip the benefits of living in paradise. (

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