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Cocktail Hour with Elles Icebox: Mango Martini



I’m very excited to introduce BellaNaija readers to the wonderful world of Elles Icebox. You see, Elles Icebox was birthed after I attended an event where there was a lack of innovative and aesthetically presentable cocktails. This got me thinking about providing this service across the country… I had to share the gospel of cocktails. Six years later, this dream has been made a successful reality.
Running a cocktail business definitely has its crazy moments, but my favorite part is the cocktail hour. I usually have a cocktail every day. Yes, I said it. Every evening, I walk through the door, kick my shoes off, mix a quick delicious little cocktail at our living room bar and then kick back and watch some TV.
So, every weekend, I’m going to share quick recipes of cocktails which you can try at home. Delicious, easy to make and they come with NO stress at all.

It is mango season, and in honor of that, we are trying out a juicy cocktails mix that I’m sure you will all enjoy…especially if you’re a mango junky like me. As I always say, please feel free to skip the alcoholic content and still go on to enjoy your cocktail.

Here’s the recipe:

2 fresh ripe mangoes
1 tea spoon of lime juice.
1/3 cup of Water.
3 tea spoons of sugar.
2 Oz of Vodka.
1 Oz of vermouth. (Vermouth is a fortified wine that is aromatized with a variety of herbs and spices.i.e- martini the non carbonated kind)
1/4 cup of crushed ice.

How To

First, cut up the mango into chunks to be blended. You need a blender needed for this cocktail. Put your mango chunks into the blender, then add lime juice, water and sugar.

Blend and create a beautiful mango puree – if you are using a semi ripe mango, you may need to add more sugar to make it sweet enough. Add the alcohol shots and blend for a few seconds.

When blended to a smooth texture pour gently into your martini glass & garnish with a slice of lime.

Enjoy your delicious drink!

Happy sipping


Chizoba Okpala is the owner of Elles Icebox limited the cocktail company has been in business for six years and has provided a cocktail bar service at major events across Lagos. Check out more on their website and on their blog They cater to events across the country and they can be reached on 08052763336 and [email protected]

Elles Icebox was started by Chizoba Okpala in 2009 a graduate of University of Lagos and LBS alumni. After working for a multi-national she has the chance of attending an event that lacked in innovative and aesthetically presentable cocktails which introduced the idea of providing this as a service across the country. Six years later this dream has been made a successful reality that is realized every day. Today, Elle Icebox is an indigenous events support service company. We cater to individuals and organizations providing uniquely designed cocktails at each special event. Our services are delivered with our customer’s satisfaction in the forefront of our minds. Our services are of international standard which ensures customer satisfaction at each of our events each and every time.


  1. @edDREAMZ

    April 26, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Mehn this must be so damn sweet and am fu**ing tasty at this very moment…. Niceone nne, ka chukwu gozie gi for this…….. Ok ladies this will definately spice up ur marriage no doubt…..

    • Stephanie

      April 27, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      lol…you could learn it too, and spice up ‘our’ marriage….i think i have a crush on you, hehe

  2. blackberry

    April 27, 2014 at 10:06 am

    can u stay in that ur jupiter and stop posting silly comments.

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