The Larita — a combination of muddled mangoes, Van Gogh vodka, triple sec, and a simple rum syrup — is like an island vacation in a glass.
If you can't make your way to the tropics, this vividly colored cocktail is truly the next best thing. For the recipe, keep on reading. For cocktail: Garnish with remaining slice of mango. Makes 1 cocktail.
2 slices of mango (1 for garnish)
1/2 ounce rum syrup (see below)
1-1/2 ounces top shelf vodka, such as Van Gogh Blue
1/2 ounce orange liqueur, such as triple sec
1 lemon wedge
For rum syrup:
1 cup dark rum
1-1/2 cups sugar
Garnish with remaining slice of mango. Makes 1 cocktail.