Mango Puree for Cocktails: Tropical Bliss in Every Sip

Last Updated on November 26, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Mango puree is a delightful and versatile ingredient that has become a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts and bartenders.

With its vibrant color, sweet and tangy flavor profile, and natural richness, mango purée is a perfect base for a wide array of tempting cocktail recipe drinks. 

Today, I will guide you through making mango puree for cocktails, recommend some of the best store-bought options, and share one perfect recipe.

The Perfect Fresh Mango Puree Recipe

Mango Fruit and a Jar of Mango Puree

Mango purée is a delectable and versatile concoction, capturing the essence of ripe, succulent mangoes in a smooth and velvety form.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 Diced mango (about 2 cups)
  • lemon or lime juice (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon optional sweetener of your choice

Pieces of equipment: Blender or food processor

Instructions: To make a homemade mango puree, combine diced mango, lemon, vanilla extract, water, and sweetener. Using your sharp knife, dice your ripe mango. Put your diced mango in a blender or food processor.

Add sweetener, water, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Blend until you achieve the desired consistency of your homemade mango puree.

“Cocktails are the perfect blend of science and art.” -Ryan Chetiyawardana, Bartender

It can stay fresh for three to four days and be enjoyed in mixed drinks and yogurt smoothies. You can store it in ice cube trays or airtight containers.

Serving: 2 cups

Recipe Rating: ★★★★★

Top 5 Mango Purees For Cocktails

1. Finest Call Premium Mango Puree Mix

Finest Call Premium Mango Puree Mix

Average Price: Roughly $5.99 (Total Wine)

Why We Like It: Finest Call Premium is a beloved choice for cocktail recipe drinks due to its exceptional qualities. The fruit puree has a nice consistency and is easy to mix in a cocktail shaker. 

We crafted the Absolut Mango Crush recipe using Finest Call, and it imparts a rich, sweet, and slightly tart essence that elevates the drink to a tropical paradise. 

We love it with lots of crushed ice, a lime wheel, or a lime wedge on top. 

2. Mayson’s Mango Puree

Average Price: Roughly $18.55 (MSRP)

Why We Like It: Since it is harvested from 200 acres of mango trees, the purée is organic, pure, juicy, and packed with nutritional information on the label.

It has excellent consistency; each liter can craft over 20 exquisite drinks. We can’t wait to use it to blend delicious smoothies and cocktail recipes. 

3. Real Infused Syrup Mango Puree

Bottle of Real Infused Syrup Mango Puree

Average Price: Roughly $13.99 (MSRP)

Why We Like It: We appreciate the fruit-filled blend of Real Infused. It tastes sweet (but not too much), and we enjoyed it in Tito’s Mangonada. It is a flavorful, refreshing cocktail drink mixer perfect for summertime sipping.

4. Monin Mango Puree

Close Up Image of Monin Mango Puree Bottle

Average Price: Roughly $18 (MSRP)

Why We Like It: Monin is a standout choice for those who appreciate tropical and mouthwatering flavors. We’re fond of it for its genuine and succulent taste.

Since we ran out of fresh mango to make a puree, we tried using it in our Fresh Mango Freeze. The mango purée compliments well with the ingredients and has the right sugar and consistency.

This refreshing mango freeze is suitable for the summer heat and has a nice kick (since we add tequila). 

5. Pure Indian Foods Alphonso Mango Puree

Hand Holding Jar of Pure Indian Foods Alphonso Mango Puree

Average Price: Roughly $8.99 (MSRP)

Why We Like It: If you don’t have a food processor or blender to make your mango purée, we discovered Pure Indian Foods Alphonso.

Unlike other purées that taste artificial, Pure Indian Foods Alphonso is delicious with the right sweetness; however, it is not gluten-free.

How To Use Mango Puree For Cocktail Recipes

To use mango purée, incorporate it into your favorite cocktail recipes. Add a splash for a tropical twist to classic margaritas [1], daiquiris, or mojitos. 

Its sweet, tangy flavor and velvety texture enhance mixed drinks, while its vibrant color serves as a visually appealing garnish. 

“Mango puree turns ordinary cocktail drinks into extraordinary experiences.” -Liquor Laboratory

If you have a blender at home, you can blend delicious smoothie recipes or stir them in juice, yogurt, triple sec, or water with fresh ice. 


Is mango nectar the same as mango puree?

No, mango nectar is not the same as purée. Nectar is a liquid made by blending mangoes with water and sugar.

At the same time, purée is a thicker, more concentrated product made by blending mangoes without additional water, agave nectar, or sugar.

Is mango pulp the same as puree?

No, pulp is not the same as mango purée.

While both are derived from fresh mango, purée is typically smoother and more refined in texture [2]. The pulp may contain some small chunks or fibers from the fresh mango flesh.

What is mango puree made of?

Mango purée is typically made from fresh mango fruit peeled, pitted, and then blended or processed to create a smooth and thick consistency.

 It’s made with fresh mango, lemon juice, or lime juice without added sweetener, salt, cinnamon, or water.

Final Thoughts

Mango purée is a versatile and delightful ingredient that elevates cocktail drinks with its sweetness and tropical essence to new heights. 

With our recipe, you can make mango purée if you have salt, cinnamons, and fresh mango at home. Its vibrant color, delicious flavors, and versatility make it a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts. 

Whether used as a base, a mixer, or a garnish, it brings authentic and irresistible flavors. Try our recipe today!



Lydia Martin

Lydia Martin hails from Redmond, Washington, where you’ll find some of the best cocktail bars and distilleries that offer a great mix of local drinks. She used to work as a bar manager in Paris and is a self-taught mixologist whose passion for crafting unique cocktails led her to create Liquor Laboratory. Lydia can whip up a mean Margarita in seconds! Contact at [email protected] or learn more about us here or feel free to give Lydia a tip.

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