Mango Crazy: Mango, Coconut and Chili Non-alcoholic Martini Recipe

Can you handle the heat?  Don’t be deceived by the smooth velvety golden appearance of this mango, coconut and chili non-alcoholic martini: it has a real kick.

As with most things in life, mixology is all about balance.  The contrasting ingredients in this recipe is what makes it truly divine: the creamy coconut is cut by the sharp tang of the lime, and the sweetness of the mango is amplified by the heat of a red hot chili.

It’s bold, brazen and bursting with flavor.

You’ll want to experiment a little with the sweet and spicy levels of this recipe.  If you have a really hot chili, you may want to reduce the amount used.  Start small and build on the heat.  Remember that it’s a lot easier to add than to take away!

The same applies for the sweetness.  Fresh mango can vary considerably in flavor and you may find that you want to add an extra sweetener in the form of pineapple or apple juice too.  

So, make this mocktail your own!  Just shake, taste, adjust, and repeat.


  • 3 oz. (90 ml) mango juice (see below)
  • 2 oz. (60 ml) coconut milk
  • ¾ oz. (22.5 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice (approximately ¾ a lime)
  • 1-2 inches of a red hot chili pepper – deseeded and finely sliced
  • Splash of pineapple or apple juice (optional)
  • Ice

For the mango juice:

  • 1 ripe mango – peeled, stoned and cut into chunks
  • 3 oz. (90 ml) water


  • Immersion hand blender
  • Jigger or measuring spoons
  • Citrus juicer
  • Knife
  • Muddler
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Martini glass


  1. Blend the mango pieces and water with a hand blender until smooth.
  2. Reserve 90 ml of juice for the recipe.  Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the chili pepper with the lime for 20 seconds.
  4. Add the mango and coconut milk to the muddled mixture with a handful of ice.
  5. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds until the outside of the shaker is very cold.
  6. Taste. Add a splash of pineapple or apple juice for extra sweetness, if needed (optional).
  7. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a slice of lime and chili.


  • When I have access to beautifully ripe mangos, I like to make my own mango juice.  However, this recipe will taste equally as delicious with the store-bought variety.
  • For this recipe, I use ‘dairy alternative’ coconut milk from a carton.  It has a less coconut cream in it than the coconut milk out of a can and will give the final mocktail a lighter body (less creamy consistency).

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Mango, Coconut and Chili Non-alcoholic Martini FAQ

Can I use canned or frozen mango instead of fresh mango?
Yes, you can use canned or frozen mango to make the juice for this recipe.  Just be sure to thaw the frozen mango before blending it with the water.  Alternatively, if you don’t have access to a fresh mango, you can simply use store-bought mango juice instead.

Can I adjust the spiciness level of the drink?
Yes, you can adjust the level of spiciness by muddling more or less chili slices.  You can experiment with different types of chili peppers with varying heat levels too.  There are some incredibly spicy varieties out there.

Can I make this drink ahead of time?
It is best to make this drink fresh as the flavors can change if it sits for too long.  However, if you’d like to get ahead, you can blend the mango and water in advance and store it in the fridge until you are ready to mix the mocktail.  The lime can also be juiced ahead of time.

Can I use a regular blender instead of a hand blender?
Yes, you can use a regular free-standing blender instead of a hand blender to liquidize the mango and water.  Just be sure to blend until smooth.

Can I substitute coconut milk with another type of milk?
You can substitute coconut milk with another type of milk, such as almond or soy.  However, this will change the flavor of the drink and make it taste a little less tropical.

Can I use other fruits instead of mango?
Yes, you can use other fruits instead of mango such as pineapple or papaya.  I’d recommend sticking with tropical fruits as they naturally pair well with coconut milk.  Replacing the mango will change the overall flavor of the drink, but I always welcome experimentation.

Can I add sweetener to this drink?
Yes.  When I make this recipe at home, I find that I only need a splash of pineapple or apple juice to balance the drink if the mango is a little less sweeter than normal.  However, you could use other sweeteners such as agave syrup, simple syrup (1:1 ratio of water and sugar) or honey, if you prefer.

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