Spicy Mango Shots

Mangoes are a very versatile fruit. Savoury or sweet, juice or salads, they work very well. It is called it the ‘King of Fruits’ for a reason. This spicy mango shots is a hot and sweet reminder of the summer that is fast approaching in many parts of the world. As for me, I am slowly bidding farewell to summer here bracing myself for colder months; savouring every summer fruit I can before they are off the shelves for the year.

These non-alcoholic shots make a great drink for parties and weekend barbeques.


  • Sweet, ripe mangoes – 3
  • Chilli powder/ cayenne pepper – ¼ tspn or less
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Ice cubes (optional) – 1 handful


  1. Remove the skin from the mangoes, scoop out all the flesh from the fruit, and place them in the blending jar.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except water and blend well.
  3. Add water depending on how smooth and dilute you want the drink to be. Once adding the required amount of water, blend once again till all the ingredients are combined.
  4. Serve chilled in shot glasses with a sprinkle of chilli powder/ cayenne pepper on top.


  1. For an intense mango flavour, use mango juice instead of water. However, if you are watching your sugar intake avoid adding the juice and stick with water for blending.
  2. Adjust the spice levels according to your preference.
  3. For a hint of freshness, blend with a few mint leaves.

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