Tiger Lily

July 12, 2011

Author Notes: One part delicate, one part tropical, and one part tiger, this fragrant drink surprises by leaving a spicy whisper on your palate. The slightly bitter kaffir lime picks up the sour edge of the sake, while sweet mango makes you want more. gingerroot

Food52 Review: Gingerroots Tiger Lilly cocktail is a tropical treasure trove of flavor. I used a champagne mango which on it's own is delicious and when muddled with kaffir lime leaves and black pepper it is literally bursting with flavor, topping it off with sake, clementine soda and coconut water makes for a perfectly balanced and unbelievably delicious drink. Served ice cold on a very warm spring evening, it was the perfect before dinner drink. I will absolutely be making this again, probably by the pitcher.sdebrango

Makes: 1 drink


  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 tablespoon ripe or overripe mango (you want it to be a little mushy)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 ounces chilled sake (Junmai Gingo)
  • 1 ounce sparkling Clementine soda (I used IZZE)
  • 1/2 ounce coconut water (I used Zico)
  • Ice
In This Recipe


  1. Stack 2 kaffir lime leaves and tear and fold to release oils.
  2. Muddle torn kaffir lime leaves, mango and black pepper in a cocktail shaker, until fragrant and mango is well smushed. Add 4-5 ice cubes. Pour in sake, sparkling Clementine soda and coconut water. Shake until well combined. Strain into a cocktail glass and top with a kaffir lime leaf. Enjoy!

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