Meet Mango Man for a Fruity Drink Weekends in July (Recipes)

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Miami mango mania is about to reach new heights this weekend when Mango Man -- a guy in an orange polyester suit -- and Finlandia Vodka host two different mango invasion bar crawls every Saturday and Sunday in July.

Finlandia will host mango drink specials and promotions at two informal bar crawl routes, which means you can jump in any time you like and visit as many bars as you want.

For the bikini-clad mango lover who wants to sip a tropical cocktail après beach, the Ocean Drive crawl will run every Saturday and Sunday in July from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring drink specials and promotions at CJ's Crab Shack, Fat Tuesday, the Clevelander, Palace Bar, and Finnegan's Way.

If you're into strolling and strutting, the Lincoln Road route is open every Saturday and Sunday in July from 4 to 7 p.m. and features mango-infused cocktails at Enso, Dal Toro, Serendipity 3, Deco Drive Cigars, Rosa Mexicano, and Haven.

And yes, the Mango Man will be out and about in all his orange-clad glory, roaming the bars in search of fellow fruit (and polyester) lovers. If you see him, be sure to show him some love with a hug or a high-five, and maybe he'll buy you a drink!

To get you in the mood, here are some delicious mango cocktail recipes to try at home:

Mango Breeze Crush


1 1/2 oz. Finlandia Mango vodka

2 oz. freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice

2 oz. cranberry juice

Mango slice for garnish


Stir vodka and pink grapefruit juice and cranberry juice in a glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a fresh mango slice or a lime.

Mango Mojito

Pitcher Serves 8


12 oz. Finlandia Mango vodka

12 oz. mint simple syrup*

2 oz. lime juice

8 oz. club soda


Pour ingredients into a large pitcher. Stir and serve over ice garnished with a mint sprig and lime wedge.

*Mint simple syrup

1 part sugar

1 part water

1 part mint leaves and stems


In a sauce pan, combine sugar and water and bring to a boil while stirring to dissolve all the sugar. Remove from heat and add the mint. Let steep for 20 minutes; then strain and reserve in the refrigerator.

Mango Bongo


1 1/2 oz. Finlandia Mango vodka

3/4 oz. lime juice

1.5 oz. apple juice

2 oz. ginger ale

Mango slice for garnish


Pour ingredients into an ice-filled highball glass. Add a fresh mango slice or lime wedge and stir lightly.

Mango Basil Martini


1 1/2 oz. Finlandia Mango vodka

1/4 oz. simple syrup

5 basil leaves

1/8 oz. dry vermouth

Mango slice for garnish


Muddle the fresh basil leaves and simply syrup in the base of a shaker. Add vodka and dry vermouth. Stir and fine-strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a basil leaf and mango slice.

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