Photograph by Keirnan Monaghan Food Styling by Maggie Ruggiero Prop Styling by Theo Vamvounakis

Mango Lassi

Cocktails & Beverages from Issue 3 – Spring / Summer 2013 – Rough Cut

After their dad dies, three brothers (Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson) travel to India to surprise their mother (Angelica Huston) in her Himalayan nunnery. On the journey, there are blessings, snakes, an affair with a bespectacled stewardess, a life saved, a life lost, and a man-eating tiger. The titular train is the colorful backdrop for much of the activity. We imagine them snacking on our mango lassis and spiced nuts in a traincar while hatching another hair-brained scheme.

serves 2

  • 2 small mangos (preferably Champagne variety) or 1 large mango, very ripe, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 2-2½ cups)
  • 1 ½ cups plain yogurt (not Greek-style)
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • lime wedges

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    Purée mango, yogurt, coconut milk, and sugar in a food processor or blender until smooth. Pour into two glasses and serve with lime wedges.