Mango Lassi Cocktail

by Erin

Mango lassi gets all grown up in this cocktail version. Mix with rum or vodka based on your preference. Or leave it out to enjoy the classic version! Top with crushed pistachios for extra flair.

Mango Lassi Cocktail 1

Welcome to the first month of the Book Club Cookbook Cooking Project hosted by Camilla Mann of Culinary Adventures with Camilla! Eleven fellow bloggers joined her for a year-long exploration of recipes from The Book Club Cookbook, Revised Edition: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club’s Favorite Books and Authors by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp. Each month a blogger will choose a recipe and host a round up of posts featuring other bloggers’ musings and variations on the selected recipe. Any blogger can join in! Visit Camilla’s blog to learn how you can participate, follow on social media with the hashtag #thebookclubcookbookCC, and follow the Pinterest board. Heck, there’s even a giveaway for the cookbook at the end of this post!

For this month’s selection, Camilla chose Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (Houghton Mifflin, 1999), found on page 198 of The Book Club Cookbook. Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies is a compilation of nine short stories with protagonists whose identities straddle two cultures one of which is Indian. As such Camilla invited us to make one of two recipes: Mrs. Lahiri’s Hard-Boiled Egg Curry in Mustard Sauce or Mango Lassi. I went with the mango lassi obviously and as it is a Thursday, decided to turn it into a cocktail for Thirsty Thursday!

Mango Lassi Cocktail 2

And a shout-out to my fellow hosting bloggers:

One year ago: SPAM Tacos

Two years ago: Peanut Butter Burgers with Slim Jim Fries and Chocolate Malted Milkshakes

Three years ago: German Chocolate S’mores Gooey Cake Bars


Serves 2


1-1/4 cup cold water

1 heaping cup chopped mango

3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

2 oz. white rum or vodka (optional)

1 Tbsp sugar

8 ice cubes, crushed (about 3/4 cup)

Crushed pistachios for garnish (optional)


  1. In a blender, combine the water, mango, and yogurt and puree until smooth. Add the liquor (if using), sugar, and crushed ice cubes and blend again.
  2. Serve chilled in a tall glass with pistachios over the top, if desired.

Source: Reproduced with permission, developed by Shikha Kapoor for Masala Art.

And to kick-off the event, Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla, this month’s host, is giving away a copy of the book.* Enter to win a copy of the cookbook so you can join us in future months, if you wish!

One of our lucky readers – US and Canada only! – can enter to win a copy ofThe Book Club Cookbook, Revised Edition: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club’s Favorite Books and Authorsby Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp, courtesy ofTarcher-Penguin.Giveaway runs from July 1st till July 31st at 6 o’clock PM, Pacific time. Please see terms and conditions in the rafflecopter widget below. Many thanks to Tarcher Books. You may find Tarcher: on the web, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Pinterest.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Disclosure: Camilla received a complimentary copy ofThe Book Club Cookbook, Revised Edition: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club’s Favorite Books and Authors by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp to use in this year-long project plus the opportunity to give a copy away. Opinions are our own. We received no further compensation for our posts.


You may also like


Renee @ Tortillas and Honey August 5, 2015 - 12:30 pm

I LOVE that you made this into a cocktail! That sounds so delicious and definitely up my alley!

Emily @ Life on Food July 29, 2015 - 1:18 pm

I think if I had one of these along with Indian food I would be over my head way too soon both in drink and in food. Looks amazing!

Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm July 28, 2015 - 9:48 pm

Now that’s what I’m talking about….a lassi cocktail….genius!

Zainab July 26, 2015 - 10:15 pm

A very adult twist to a wonderful drink…in lOVE!!

danielle July 24, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Love the adult twist you put on it!

Steph July 23, 2015 - 9:40 pm

I’m reading Philippa Gregory this summer

Leslie July 23, 2015 - 8:48 pm

When Calls the Heart series

Medha @ Whisk & Shout July 23, 2015 - 11:49 am

I love lassi and this is creamy, next-level deliciousness :)


Leave a Comment

* By using this form you consent to the storing of your message attached to the e-mail address you've used. (Data will not be shared with any 3rd-parties)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Accept Read More