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Beat The Summer Heat With This Green Mango Mule Cocktail

With summer in full swing, there’s nothing like sipping on a deliciously cool beverage to help beat the heat. While it’s nice when a drink keeps you cool, it’s even better when it takes the edge off.  

If you’re trying to squeeze in some fun while soaking up the sun, Hansen’s Natural Soda has a tasty mango mule recipe that will help keep the party going all summer long.

Taking inspiration from the traditional Moscow Mule, which is made with ginger beer, this fruity cocktail – developed by mixologist Nitin Tiwari from ROOH restaurant in San Francisco – is topped with Hansen’s Ginger Ale for a crisp, citrusy bite.

To bring this reimagined cocktail to life, grab a cocktail shaker, add some ice, and a spoonful of green mango murabba — a sweet fruit preserve, made with fresh fruit, sugar, and spices. Next, add a shot (or two) of your favorite vodka and some fresh lime juice. Shake as desired, and pour into a glass without straining the ice.

Garnish with a slice of green mango and any type of edible flower for some drama. If you’ve ever wanted to impress your friends with your outstanding mixology skills, Hansen’s is giving you the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your talents.


Created in partnership with Hansen’s Soda


How to Make a Hennessy Ginger

Hennessy Ginger

This past Wednesday, the Foodbeast crew grabbed drinks and dinner at Lucques Restaurant in Los Angeles. After gobbling down dainty appetizers wrapped in prosciutto, we sat down with Maurice Richard Hennessy, direct descendant of the man who founded the Hennessy brand in 1765. Maurice was well-versed in the history of cognac, gathering everyone around him as he told tales of King George IV’s popularity with “the women” and his fondness for only the finest cognac. By the end of dinner, we had covered the entire drama of the Hennessy history and our heads were swimming with everything from Hennessy Paradis Imperial neat to apple fizzies.

Ultimately, our favorite drink of the night was the Hennessy Ginger. A light twist of Hennessy and ginger ale served with lime juice. Recreate the boozy concoction below and let us know what you think!


Hennessy Ginger


  • 1.5 parts Hennessy Privilege
  • 3.5 parts Ginger Ale
  • 1 part Lime juice

How to Make It

  • Pour Hennessy Privilege into highball glass.
  • Add cubed ice (fill the glass), top with ginger ale.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge or fresh slice of ginger

Vietnamese Bun Burrito

Powered by a recent obsession with Vietnamese flavors and the Vietnamese Bun, this bearded foodie has created what he calls the Vietnamese Bun Burrito. Rice noodles replace traditional burrito rice and tofu replaces beans. The salsa used is made of cucumber, tomato, mint, red onion, garlic, fish sauce, lime juice and salt. The steak is marinaded with fish sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and chile paste. The other fillings include fried tofu, bean sprouts, vermicelli rice stick tossed in the fish sauce, lettuce, peanut and sriracha.

Cravings Sweets

Toasted Coconut Lime Bars

If you’re trying to fulfill that sweet tooth without putting on the extra pounds, go with some light and satisfying lemon bars. Not ordinary lemon bars though… preferably these  Toasted Coconut Lime Bars! The crust on these squares are made with toasted coconut and graham crackers. They are topped off with a mixture of condensed milk, lime juice, and eggs. Oh yeah, can’t forget the colorful lime zest on top! I’ll squeeze the most out of those bars, believe that! (Thx GingerbreadBagels)


Teleportation Shots (Portal Shots)

Our friend Gio is a huge fan of the game Portal so it was very appropriate for him to send me this. Let me give you the run down:

First Shot:                                                                     Second Shot:
2/3 shot Gold Tequila                                                 2/3 shot lime juice or Roses lime
1/3 shot Orange Juice                                                1/3 shot Bol Blue1/3 shot Bol Blue

Directions: Take the first shot, immediately take the second shot. “In laymen’s terms, speedy thing go in, speedy thing comes out.”


Crispy Black Bean Tacos With Feta & Slaw

I have a new obsession with pictures of food. Something about how they look, just makes me want to be a chef, or a professional food photographer or just eat. Any of the above would work for me. Smitten Kitchen brings us this recipe for Black Bean Tacos, and man do they look good. Check out more pictures and their recipe after the jump.