Mango Coconut Water Tropical Martini

Is it Friday yet? Let’s pretend it is and that we’re enjoying this.

I’m sure it’s at least 5 o’clock somewhere.

Mango Coconut Water Tropical Martini (only 100 calories) averiecooks.com

This light, refreshing, and tasty little number is made with Mango Passion Fruit Smirnoff Sorbet Light, a new line of infused vodka.

There are two other flavors, Raspberry Pomegranate and Lemon. I’m a mango fan and that was my favorite.

Mango Coconut Water Tropical Martini (only 100 calories) averiecooks.com

The vodkas are 25% lower in calories than other dessert-inspired flavored vodkas, each containing only 78 calories per 1.5 ounce serving.

That’s nice when you want to have a drink with your girlfriends, but don’t feel like running extra miles on the treadmill just to make up for those empty booze calories. No need to sacrifice here.

Mango Coconut Water Tropical Martini (only 100 calories) averiecooks.com

 Now that the weather is warming up and outdoor parties and barbeques will soon be kicking off, I can definitely see myself nursing a couple of these with friends.

I love summer and warmer weather and the whole pace of life. Taking a couple deep breaths, saying ahhh, kicking back, and enjoying life for a minute without worrying about my to-do list, my email, or when I’m going to squeeze in all those errands is sure nice.

Mango Coconut Water Tropical Martini (only 100 calories) averiecooks.com

   I love that this drink is so mango-ey tasting and reminds me of a tropical vacation and the wind in my hair.

Palm Beach, Aruba averiecooks.com

It’s made with pineapple juice and coconut water. The potassium and anti-oxidants in coconut water make it a natural way to prevent hangovers.

Between natural hangover prevention and lighter vodka, let’s all say Bottoms Up.

Mango Coconut Water Tropical Martini (only 100 calories) averiecooks.com

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Mango Coconut Water Tropical Martini

A fresh and refreshing drink made with Mango Passion Fruit vodka, coconut water, and pineapple juice that's not only tasty, but it's also lighter in calories so you don't have to sacrifice.

Yield: 1 martini

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 1 minute

Ingredients:

1 1/2 ounces Mango Passion Fruit SMIRNOFF SORBET™ Light
1 1/2 ounces coconut water
1 ounce Pineapple Juice (I used a pineapple-orange blend)
garnishes, optional (mango, pineapple, oranges, maraschino cherries)

Directions:

In a large glass or drink shaker, combine all ingredients over ice. Shake, strain, pour, and serve. Garnish if desired.

Drink is intended for those whom alcohol is legal and appropriate. Please drink responsibly.

Adapted from Smirnoff

Per 1.5 ounce serving of SMIRNOFF SORBET™ Light: Calories 78, Carbohydrates 1.3g, Fat 0g, Protein 0g
Drink as prepared: Calories 103, Carbohydrates 7.4g, Fat 0g, Protein 0g

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This is a sponsored post by Smirnoff Sorbet Light. More drink recipes can be found here. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view.

Do you have a favorite summertime drink (either alcoholic or non) that you’re looking forward to?

   

77 Responses to “Mango Coconut Water Tropical Martini”

  1. Sally — April 25, 2013 at 1:46 am (#
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    mmm I love mango, those look so yummy

  2. ashley - baker by nature — April 25, 2013 at 3:47 am (#
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    Closing my eyes and pretending It’s Friday night, and this drink is in hand… YES!

  3. Paula — April 25, 2013 at 3:51 am (#
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    If I have anything alcoholic, it has to be sweet and/or fruity so I usually lean toward sangria, Riesling, or moscato. I have heard about all the flavor infused vodkas but haven’t really checked them out. Mango passion fruit sounds pretty good in a martini and I love the vibrant color of this one!

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 25, 2013 at 4:03 am (#
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      I am more of the fruity variety again these days. I am such a lightweight now that fruity is good :)

  4. Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 25, 2013 at 4:26 am (#
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    Ohhhh I should hate you for tempting me with this first thing in the morning… but it really just makes me love you that much more :)

  5. Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! — April 25, 2013 at 4:30 am (#
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    How refreshing! And I love the beautiful color of this drink too! So perfect for this awesome warmer weather we’re finally having :)

  6. Katy @ Katy's Kitchen — April 25, 2013 at 4:52 am (#
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    Oh my gosh Averie! I literally just discovered coconut water and was scouring the internet for a cocktail and could not find one for the life of me! Thanks so much for posting this, I love love mango!! And all the other cocktails are filled with sodas- just not my thing! I can’t have pineapple juice though, have you tried it with orange? I am so excited to try this hence all the exclamation marks! Ummm and lower calorie vodka? Count me in!!

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 25, 2013 at 4:59 am (#
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      I wrote in the recipe that I used a pineapple-OJ blend and it worked fine! So yes, go for it with orange. Will be just as lovely! No pineapple juice for you…wah! I love it but glad the vodka excites you :)

  7. Laura Dembowski — April 25, 2013 at 5:21 am (#
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    Okay I need one of these right now! I was just thinking about how I haven’t had a drink in awhile and need one to chill out. I love flavored vodkas. My dad always buys me the little bottles at the liquor store to try.

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 25, 2013 at 5:37 am (#
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      Mini bottles are great for trying things – b/c who wants a liter of a dud! lol

  8. Heather (Where's the Beach) — April 25, 2013 at 5:25 am (#
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    Oh man. I need it to be Friday on so many levels. That looks simply perfect, especially considering I’m heading West for the ocean views soon. I could totally go for that with a splash (heavy splash) of vanilla vodka or rum this evening. I love making strawberry daiquiris. We don’t even use simple syrup. Just blend either fresh berries with ice or frozen berries sans ice with vanilla rum and maybe a couple of drops of stevia if berries are tart.

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 25, 2013 at 5:37 am (#
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      I would LOVE to try one of your homemade strawberry daiquiris. How awesome they sound!

      And safe travels out west. What are the odds I’m going to be gone. Figures! Well have a safe flight and have fun here! xoxo

  9. Tieghan — April 25, 2013 at 5:27 am (#
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    I LOVE how tropical this is. Mon do I wish I was on a tropical vacation drink this! You are killing me with these photos. Especially that shot of the water. That is an awesome picture!

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 25, 2013 at 5:36 am (#
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      iPhone. Aruba. I love it there and can’t wait to be back there! Usually we’re there about 2 mos a year. August & Dec and in the links in the post near that water pic, I linked to some Aruba beach/vacation pics :)

  10. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — April 25, 2013 at 5:28 am (#
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    Yes, please! Using coconut water in a Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipe (guest blog post) on May 3rd. Love the hangover prevention feature of coconut water, too. (Didn’t know that, learned something new. Cocktails with health benefits? Oh, yes!) LOVE mango and this recipe, Averie. Cheers! Pinning…

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 25, 2013 at 5:35 am (#
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      Thanks for the pin and glad I could help justify the health benefits of booze for you :) I learned that about 10 yrs ago and have never forgot it. See how my brain works. Lol

  11. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat — April 25, 2013 at 5:54 am (#
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    Boy…do I wish it was Friday! This drink looks delicious! I love the combination of coconut and mango! Yummy!

  12. Eva @ Eva Bakes — April 25, 2013 at 6:03 am (#
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    I was just telling my husband the other day that I needed to have a martini. Mango happens to be one of my favorite fruity flavors, so this is definitely the perfect drink for me!

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 25, 2013 at 6:36 am (#
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      I was just telling my husband the other day that I needed to have a martini <– I never do that. It usually is a massage or…cookies. Or a vacation! lol

  13. Erin | The Law Students Wife — April 25, 2013 at 6:12 am (#
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    Tropical flavor, lighter on the cals, AND includes a hangover preventer? Averie, I think you just gave us the ultimate in summer sippin’! CHEERS :-)

  14. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — April 25, 2013 at 6:26 am (#
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    I’ve never had coconut water. I keep meaning to buy it and always forget! Now I have a really good excuse, because it’s only 6:30am, Jordan’s been up since 3, so I could TOTALLY go for a drink right now. :)

  15. Bev @ Bev Cooks — April 25, 2013 at 7:14 am (#
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    Ooooo, lawdy! I’ll take a carafe. 30 of them.

  16. Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection — April 25, 2013 at 7:21 am (#
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    IS it Friday yet?! This week seems to be taking forever. Maybe if I enjoy a few of these, then it’ll feel like Friday. Your pictures are beautiful, Averie! This drink would definitely make me feel like I’m somewhere tropical. Can’t wait to try it. :)

  17. marcie@flavorthemoments — April 25, 2013 at 8:23 am (#
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    This looks refreshing and delicious! It doesn’t have to be Friday, does it?

  18. Katie — April 25, 2013 at 8:27 am (#
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    This makes me crave summer SO MUCH. And here it snowed last night.

    You had me at “martini”

  19. Ana Fernandez — April 25, 2013 at 8:40 am (#
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    In here is 5 pm and I have some coconut water and pineapple juice in my fridge that must be a signal right? Great recipe and super beautiful pictures

  20. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — April 25, 2013 at 9:23 am (#
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    This sounds AND looks amazing! The color is mesmerizing!

  21. Angela @ Canned Time — April 25, 2013 at 10:17 am (#
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    So refreshing. I always have trouble getting fresh Mangos that are ripened enough so this is a great alternative. Love your colors as usual ♥

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 25, 2013 at 5:09 pm (#
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      I honestly prefer frozen mangoes more often than not b/c slicing up mangoes is not my forte – and even if it was, they are often underripe or overripe and stringy. Those TJs frozen chunks are the best thing in the world :)

  22. Ari @ Ari's Menu — April 25, 2013 at 11:56 am (#
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    I am so ready for Friday and a drink. Preferably by that gorgeous beach. We’re about to get out first 100 degree day and it is making this refreshing martini look reallll appealing. :)

  23. Alyssa Mazzella — April 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm (#
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    Need! Now! Will be trying this ASAP! thanks

  24. It’s still Thursday on my end, but I had Mohito with a friend. She had some bad news and needed a drink. I like Martini Bianko but this is a whole another level :)

  25. ATasteOfMadness — April 25, 2013 at 2:54 pm (#
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    I’m always pretending it’s friday :) I love this! Mango is my favorite!

  26. sally @ sallys baking addiction — April 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm (#
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    Oh girl. I’ve never wanted (and needed) a cocktail more!! What a fine job you did with this martini Averie! I am guilty of having one too many sugar-laden drinks, so knowing there is a lighter option out there is wonderful. :) Love your photography. Honestly, you could make dirty dishes look beautiful. PS: I love mango anything. PPS: totally craving martinis right now. PPPS: we need to have martinis together one day!

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm (#
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      Thanks for the compliments on the pics. For some reason this was a realllllly hard photo shoot. My camera kept trying to autofocus and couldn’t ever find a focal point. Finally I had to shut down all automation and truly just manual focus it. It was so hard with all the reflective surface..the glass, the booze, the booze in the bottles, the 3 glass bottles; it was light bounce city and my camera couldn’t cope. Trusting your own eye with focusing is an act of faith. Good thing I waited til after the shoot to start enjoying the drink :)

      And yes, we HAVE TO have drinks together. Let’s meet in Aruba :)

  27. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm (#
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    It’s been a long week, one of these is just what I need!

  28. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) — April 25, 2013 at 5:06 pm (#
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    Just saw a commercial the other night for the new Smirnoff sorbet line – sounds so delicious! And I’m a huge coconut water fan (although, not so much of the price) and love how refreshing it is. Looks like the perfect way to unwind on after a long day!

  29. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — April 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm (#
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    I’ll take all the tropical I can get right now! Looks amazing, Averie! :)

  30. Lora @cakeduchess — April 25, 2013 at 6:17 pm (#
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    I have been staring dreamily at my mango tree these days…urging it quietly to hurry and produce mangoes already! When they are here, we love to make mango smoothies. This smoothie recipe is one I’ll have to make for a summer barbecue for the adults to enjoy. looks fantastic, Averie:)

  31. Heather @ French Press — April 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm (#
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    I’m not much of a martini fan, but that mango is calling to me…LOVE the coconut water
    I could definitely see me on the deck with of of those this weekend

  32. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — April 25, 2013 at 7:22 pm (#
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    This dream is taking my imagination to an island right now and I truly want to thank you for that! Mental vacay!

  33. Valerie — April 25, 2013 at 7:26 pm (#
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    I love sweet, girly, drinks! Thanks for sharing a recipe that won’t make me feel too guilty the following morning. :D

  34. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen — April 25, 2013 at 8:43 pm (#
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    These look so refreshing I could just gulp a few of these up right now! I actually just bought some flavored coconut water at costco and now I am inspired to grab the vodka!

  35. Gloria @ Simply Gloria — April 26, 2013 at 8:20 am (#
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    Martinis are my most favorite drink! And this one is a must to try! I always think of ideas to throw a party or a get together of some sort…and this definitely is party worthy! Maybe I’ll throw a party with the girls and have a Martini Party. With all of these yummy recipes ….so motivated …and thirsty!

  36. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — April 26, 2013 at 10:34 am (#
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    If the its 5 a clock somewhere philosophy applies, then that means I can have this cocktail for breakfast right?

  37. Amber K — April 26, 2013 at 5:17 pm (#
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    Looks delicious. Sounds delicious. I want one!

  38. vanillasugarblog — April 26, 2013 at 5:55 pm (#
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    man that sounds heavenly!
    now this is a kind of martini I would love to relax in the sun with.
    speaking of sun, our weather does not have the words SNOW in it anymore! lol
    happy weekend doll!

  39. Marissa — April 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm (#
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    Tried this tonight. It is both delicious and dangerous :)

  40. Ted — April 27, 2013 at 8:21 am (#
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    It’s Saturday night here, maybe I’ll just make me one. Usually I drink a Manhattan, but this Mango Coconut drink sound delicious. Thank for the tip.

  41. carol | a cup of mascarpone — April 27, 2013 at 8:43 am (#
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    I can’t wait to try this Averie!!! Believe it or not, just started using mangos for the first time in smoothies and I’m in love with it…now on to something a little more potent! Thanks for sharing!

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 27, 2013 at 12:55 pm (#
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      TJ’s frozen mango chunks are ALWAYS in my freezer…a handful makes an awesome addition to any smoothie! Love those things and have about 20 mango smoothie recipes on my site to prove it…haha!

  42. Nutmeg Nanny — April 28, 2013 at 6:23 pm (#
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    Wow, this looks so refreshing and yummy :) like a mini getaway

  43. Carol Miller — April 29, 2013 at 5:20 am (#
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    The mango pudding or jellos look so yummy! They look like they could make a great ice cream topping.

  44. Jennie @themessybakerblog — April 29, 2013 at 5:34 am (#
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    That vodka sounds amazing, and your cocktail looks delicious. I wish I were sipping one of your cocktails on that beautiful beach.

  45. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — April 29, 2013 at 12:41 pm (#
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    Can I have, like, 3 of these right now? I love fruity boozy drinks!

  46. Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — May 1, 2013 at 7:08 am (#
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    I want one to go alongside my breakfast! Though I think that is frowned upon….

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