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Mango Picante

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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Ingredients

1 tablespoon chipotle chile powder

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 lime wedge

1 1/2 ounces cognac, such as Hennessy

1 ounce frozen mango puree, such as Boiron

1 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows

1/2 ounce lemon juice 

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Mix together the chipotle chile powder and sugar on a small plate. Rim a coupe glass with a lime wedge, then dip the rim in the chile/sugar mixture.
  2. Add the cognac, mango puree, Simple Syrup and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker, add large ice and shake vigorously. Taste for balance, then double-strain into the prepared coupe glass and serve.

Simple Syrup:

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  1. Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Keep covered in the refrigerator up to 1 month.