Mango Orange Spritz

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Summer is right around the corner which means it’s time for light, fresh and fruity summer drinks! Making cocktails healthier is one of my favorite things to do! Who needs sugary mixers when you can use fresh ingredients to add natural hints of sweetness? Mangos are an excellent choice, as they are sweet and juicy all on their own. For this Mango Orange Spritz recipe, I muddled fresh mango with mint and sparkling water to create a naturally sweet base. You can always forgo the alcohol to make a mocktail instead.

Not only is this drink the perfect refresher on a hot summer day, but one cup of mango is rich in Vitamin C, which is important for immune function and wound healing! Enjoy this recipe at your next brunch get-together!

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Mango Orange Spritz

Serves 2

Ingredients

-1/2 ripe mango

-1/2 cup of fresh orange juice

-1 cup of sparkling water or kombucha

-2 oz of vodka (optional)

-1 small handful of fresh mint leaves

-ice

Directions

In two separate glasses add mango, sparkling water (or kombucha) and mint leaves. Muddle until mango turns to a puree. Fill glasses with ice, vodka and orange juice. Stir well and garnish with mint leaves or fresh thyme. Enjoy!

courtnie hamel