As you already know, I love to make my own liqueur. I really like to experiment with different flavours and fruit based liqueurs are the ones I like the most. I must confess that I don’t drink much (I know… I am a weird kind of Italian who doesn’t really appreciate a good glass of Barolo!), but I have a soft spot for sweet liqueurs. This Mango Liqueur came about more as an experiment. A reader (well, a friend really!) asked me to try and make it and I finally got around to do it. The result is so good, that I am happy to report that the experiment was indeed a success and I can now easily share it with all of you! If you like mango, this is the perfect liqueur to make! Cheers!
Mango Liqueur - how to make a delicious mango flavoured liqueur at home!
- 1 medium sized mango roughly chopped
- 190 ml – ¾ cup alcohol 95% or 151 proof grain alcohol or 255 ml – 1 cup Vodka
- 190 ml – ¾ cup water
- 130 gms – 2/3 cup granulated sugar
Put the mango pieces in a big glass jar and cover them with the alcohol. Close the jar with a tight lid and keep it in a dark place for 30 days.
After the 30 days, make a syrup by mixing the water and sugar and heating until dissolved. Let the syrup cool down completely.
Filter the mango alcohol and mix the alcohol with the cold sugar syrup. Pour into a jar and let it rest in a dark place for another 2 to 3 weeks.
Filter it again and bottle it up.
Serve very cold.
I am so excited about this recipe! I know you had me in mind for sure. I have learned so much from you and I cherish your friendship and advice. Have a great weekend!
Hi Manu – thank you for this recipe !! Just one question – how do you filter it!
Hi Ruth! You can use a fine mesh sieve or a cheesecloth. 🙂
I can get frozen guava, mango and passion fruit purees in our local markets. I’ve used these for desserts and they are wonderful. Just wondering if you would alter the instructions if using puree rather than whole fruit. It would be so much easier.
Just wondering if there is a particular mango variety you preference for this, and whether leaving the rind on when soaking will affect the taste at all?
Hi Audrey! You can choose the kind of mango you prefer. As for the skins, I am not really sure, as I have always removed them. 🙂
if i have frozen mangos i defrost and do the same? (it is of course peeled nd seeded mangos)
Yes, just make sure the mango is completely defrosted before adding it to the alcohol, so it doesn’t water it down. 🙂
Abi Aquino says
Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe. Am based in Manila and we don’t have any high-proof alcohol available locally. The nearest I can find is Absolut 100 and Bacardi 151. Will these work, you think? Thank you!
You can use 1 cup of normal Vodka to make this same recipe. 🙂
Melanie McMurdie says
What would the proportions be if you used 1 bottle of vodka? Seems a lot of effort for only 400m
Could you use frozen mango for this? I have bucket loads in the freezer.