Mango Shandy With Chile, Ginger, and Lime Recipe

Mango Shandy With Chile, Ginger, and Lime Recipe
A perfect summery drink that combines sweet, juicy mangoes, warming ginger, a hint of spice and vegetal notes from green jalapeño, refreshing lime-lemon soda and a crisp lager.
  • 2 cups (13 oz; 370g) cubed sweet, ripe mango, from 2 large or 4 medium mangoes (see note)
  • One ¼-inch piece (0.2 ounce; 4g) fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • ½ small green jalapeño (0.3 oz; 8g), stemmed (see note)
  • ½ cup (120ml) cold water
  • Two 12-ounce (355ml) cans/bottles lager (see note)
  • Two 12-ounce (355ml) cans/ bottles lemon-lime soda (see note)
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice, to taste
  1. Combine mangoes, ginger, jalapeño and water in a blender or canister of a hand-held blender. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Set a fine-mesh strainer in a medium mixing bowl. Strain mango purée through strainer, using a flexible spatula to help push mixture through; discard solids left in the strainer.
  3. Pour half of the strained purée into a large jug (the mixture will froth up once you add the soda and lager). Top with half the lager and half the lemon-lime soda.
  4. Stir and taste. If you like the way it tastes, add the rest of the purée, followed by the rest of the lager and soda to maintain the same mango purée to lager to soda ratio. Alternatively, add remaining purée, lager, and lemon-lime soda in proportions that accord more with your taste.
  5. To serve: Pour into chilled glasses and top with a squeeze of lime juice. Garnish with a lime slice, if you like, and serve immediately.