Pimp up your summer cocktails with seasonal Australian Mangoes

Aussie Summer Mango Spritz02

You know summer is on its way when your local grocer or supermarket starts stocking sweet, juicy mangoes and even better — starts selling them by the tray at a reasonable price. But what can you do with all those mangoes apart from making a fresh fruit salad or slicing it over your muesli? 

You’d be surprised! How does mango chia pudding, barbecue mojito mango cheeks, or fish tacos with fresh mango salsa sound? The Australian Mangoes website has loads of useful recipes ranging from breakfast, dessert, dinner lunch, and snack recipes.

There’s also a refreshing ‘Aussie Summer Mango Spritz’ recipe, perfect for a lazy Friday evening tipple to kick off the long-awaited weekend. 

So without further ado, here is the recipe for that mouth-watering spritz. This recipe serves 10

  • 2 Mangoes
  • 4 cups ice
  • 500ml Aperol, chilled
  • 4 cups ice
  • 750 ml bottle chilled Prosecco
  • 750 ml chilled soda water
  • Mango syrup
  • 2 mangoes
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. For the syrup, peel and roughly chop mango flesh. Place into a blender or processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to a saucepan. Add sugar and water. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, boil gently for 3 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug. Set aside to cool. Pour into a sterilized bottle. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Peel and dice the flesh from mangoes. Divide the ice among 10 glasses. Spoon 2 tablespoons of mango syrup into each glass. Top each with 50ml Aperol and 75ml Prosecco. Top with diced mango then soda.

Tip: The mango syrup will keep in a sterilized jar in the fridge for up to 3 weeks or freeze in an ice cube tray. Frozen cubes delicious in a summer punch or in a glass, topped up with sparkling apple juice, soda, champagne, or ginger beer.

Aussie mango pantone colour
You can get behind the petition to make Aussie Mango a Pantone colour.

Make “Aussie Mango” the Pantone Colour of the Year

Australian Mangoes has also announced an ambitious bid to have ‘Aussie Mango’ recognised by Pantone as the official colour of 2021. Pantone, best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS) – used in fashion, design, and art – names its official Color of the Year every December based on what is currently taking place in global culture. It’s always bound to set the trend!

The petition aims to recognise the iconic place Australian Mangoes hold in the promise of a brighter 2021, with the ‘Aussie Mangoes’ shade igniting an intense nostalgia for the summer season – a time usually spent enjoying the sunshine with friends and family. 

You can get behind the petition by clicking here