- 1/3 – 1/2 piece mango
- 40ml vodka
- 40ml coconut milk
- 30ml milk
- 15ml grapefruit juice (fresh)
- 10ml sugar syrup
- 3 – 4 ice cubes (middle-sized)
While the English translation “Mango Pomelo Sago” just lists the main ingredients, the Chinese name demonstrates some creativity: literally meaning “willow branch manna” which relates to Chinese mythology (see e.g. “Journey to the West”). It served Guanyin Bodhisattva as a magical weapon, using the “Yangzhi Nectar” to revive a ginseng fruit tree that was overthrown by the Monkey King.
The promising name of the cocktail is derived from the further meanings of the different Mandarin characters.
The pomelo (Engl.) is a true original (non-hybrid), native in Southeast Asia, and should be found at least in Asian supermarkets in Western countries whereas the grapefruit is actually a child of the pomelo and an orange. Their flavor palate does differ noticeably: the grapefruit usually tastes more bitter and astringent, whereas the pomelo is slightly sweeter.
The coconut flavor is not dominant in the recipe, so there is still room to add more coconut milk.
If you have no blender, but can get mango juice: try ca. 90ml and mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Then strain into a collins glass filled with ice cubes and drink with a straw.
For a smoothie-like consistency & more intense flavoring try evaporated milk with a higher fat percentage instead of fresh milk.
Leave the standard sugar syrup behind and allow sweetened coconut cream or condensed milk to bring their related sweetness.
Extend the flavor dynamics even more and let vanilla join the creaminess, e.g. with vanilla syrup.
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