Note to self: Never let darling hubby go to the store by himself to buy mango… Good, got that down now. Too bad it was too late for my poor daiquiris!!
I had decided to make these as a little drinky poo for when we had some company over last weekend. When we went grocery shopping the store didn’t have any mango! What is that about?!?! So the next day, (a few hours before guests are expected) hubby runs to another store to get mango and a few other bits. The mango was hard as a rock… completely unripe! That didn’t stop me though! I had an assignment to complete! So, since the mango was not very juicy the drink came out very banana flavored as the banana was super ripe… and the lime… slurp! Tart and yummy! All in all they were good and I have 2 more mangoes ripening to try again this weekend! Also, a very special thank you to Veronica of Supermarket Serenade for choosing this recipe for the August selection. If you haven’t checked out Barefoot Bloggers please do!
Here is the recipe:
Mango Banana Daiquiris
Source: Back to Basics by Ina Garten
Serves 4 (although mine made @ 6 as I used these glasses above)
2 cups chopped ripe mango (1 to 2 mango, peeled and seeded)
1 ripe banana, chopped
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (4 limes)
1/4 cup sugar syrup*
1 1/4 cups dark rum, such as Mount Gay (I didn’t have dark rum so I used Bacardi Puerto Rican Rum)
Mango slices, for serving
Place the mango, banana, lime juice, sugar syrup, and rum in a blender and process until smooth. Add 2 cups of ice and process again until smooth and thick. Serve ice-cold in highball glasses with the mango slices. ( I embellished glass with papaya…. because it was ripe!)
*To make simple syrup, heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Chill.