Cocktail Popsicle: Grilled Mango Smash

Really? Really. Grilled cocktails. I loved the idea of this the moment I ran across a grilled margarita in an Esquire article. Naturally, I had to try it in a cocktail popsicle.

Grilled Mango Smash


I’m glad I did and I’m betting you will to.  

If you follow me on Instagram then you saw me post this picture. Yeah, pretty good all on its own, but even better in a popsicle mixed with some rum.  Think sweet mango grilled to the point when the sugar is sweated to the surface for a dark smoky carmelized flavor. Lighting up that sweetness is the fire from the tomatillo, and quietly but confidently, nudging its way in is a slight peppery bite from the basil. And finally, lying beneath all that is a layer of that belly-grabbing barbeque flavor. It’s awesomeness on a stick.

Hit the jump to Endless Simmer for the Grilled Mango Smash recipe.


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10 Responses to “Cocktail Popsicle: Grilled Mango Smash”

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — June 22, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    Never thought to use tomatillos in a cocktail. LOVE this idea. Thanks for the inspiration :)


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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 22, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    You had me at mangos and rum!


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    Michelle — June 22, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    Oh my God! You’re killing me!!! These look and sound AMAZING.


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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 22, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    I love mango anything! I would adore one of these right about now! And with rum…yeah, twist my arm :)


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    Ann P. — June 22, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

    roasted fruit has got to be one of the greatest inventions, ever. ESPECIALLY mango! Love this one :)


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    Regina @SpecialtyCakeCreations — June 23, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    I was in love with those grilled mangoes since seeing them on instagram <3 Never would I have guessed they turn into popsicles. But I love popsicles too, so its an awesome combo :)


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    Gina — June 23, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    I love,love.
    Looks yummy!!! Gotta try this. Thanks for sharing Gina


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    Alicia — June 24, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    This looks amazing but what do you do with the limes? Did I miss that? Squeeze the juice I’m assuming but thought I would check….


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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — June 25, 2012 @ 12:44 am

    You know I love your boozy popsicles… but this one is calling my name. Grilling the mango first? That’s just brilliant.


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    Milynn — June 25, 2012 @ 2:51 am

    Grilled Mangos? It’s something I definitely have to try now!


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