Turning salsa into cocktails is a clever trick to get delicious drinks ready quickly for brunch or a special family gathering. This recipe transforms the Garden Fresh Gourmet® Mango Salsa into refreshing, modern bloody marys using smoky mezcal and mango juice – a fun twist from the traditional tomato-based version. You will literally have a pitcher ready for guests to drink in less than 10 minutes, getting your party started off just right.
Makes 4-6 cocktails
Prep Time: 10 minutes
- 1 32-ounce container Garden Fresh Gourmet® Mango Salsa (The new website only has Mango Peach Salsa in a 16-ounce container. Use two of those containers if that is what is available.
- 2 cups mango juice
- 10 ounces Mezcal
- 1 tablespoon sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
- ¾ teaspoon chili powder
- Zest of 1 lime + more for garnish
- Fresh lime wedges for garnish
Add the salsa and mango juice to a blender and blend until smooth, about 45 seconds to 1 minute. Pour in the mezcal and blend again.
Mix together the salt, chili powder and lime zest on a small plate. Run a lime wedge around the rims of the cocktail glasses and dip them into the salt/spice mixture. Place a couple ice cubes in each glass.Pour the cocktail from the blender into each glass. Garnish with more lime zest on top and a lime wedge.