HomeLifestyleTime for a mango mule as summer approaches

Time for a mango mule as summer approaches

mango mule
Enjoy the tropical flavours of a mango mule to cool down on a hot day.

There’s more than one way to enjoy the exquisite tropical flavour of mangoes and here's a fresh mango mule recipe to try for summer.

Summer means the taste of fresh delicious fruit, and mango growers in the Bundaberg Region are starting to harvest their golden mangoes in time for Christmas and New Year celebrations.

This mango mule mocktail recipe uses the freshness of mint or a stick of rosemary, the kick of ginger and the sweetness of mango to create a fantastic tropical drink.

It's perfect for the Bundaberg climate and can be enjoyed by children and adults, although adults might like to add a splash of Kalki Moon gin or vodka.

Preparation time: 10 minutes; Serves: 2


  • 1 mango
  • 600ml Bundaberg Ginger Beer
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Mango slices, lime and mint or rosemary to garnish
  • Crushed ice


1. Cut the mango into slices and pop it in a blender to create a mango puree.

2. Put the mango puree into cocktail shaker with the Bundaberg Ginger Beer and juice of half a lime and stir together.

3. Pop some crushed ice into your glasses and top with the delicious mango mocktail.

Garnish with some slices of mango, lime and mint or rosemary.

If you're acquainted with the traditional Moscow Mule then you will probably, at some point, have wondered where the name mule came from.

The mango mule is a fabulous (non-alcoholic) twist on an old recipe and although there doesn't seem to be a definitive answer as to why it is called a mule, the popular opinion is that it got its name from the ginger beer which provides quite a kick.

Other local ingredient inspired recipes

Other news: Meet the mango grower at Gin Gin & Dry

Lifestyle news

Footprints on Country world premiere at Moncrieff

Community members will have the chance to be immersed in Indigenous culture at the world premiere of Footprints on Country at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.

Plenty of hand-crafted goods at Twilight Market

The community gathered at BRAG park on Friday afternoon to pick up a hand-made Christmas gift at the Twilight Market.

Shorebirds a vital part of region’s coastal ecosystem

Migratory shorebirds travel thousands of kilometres non-stop to rest on the Bundaberg Region coastline and BMRG says it's vital they're not disturbed.

Impressive footage of Globemaster touch-and-go

Aircraft enthusiast Hayden Alexander has captured amazing footage of a Boeing C-17A Globemaster III as it flew close to shops and homes in Bundaberg.

Ghostly tales from the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

If its walls could talk the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery would have plenty of stories to tell from its previous lives as Customs House, a bank and a library. Former staff have shared stories about the historic building’s quirks and some spooky encounters.