Today is Barefoot Blogger day. Barefoot Bloggers are a community of bloggers that twice-monthly make, taste and post Ina Garten recipes. Veronica of Supermarket Serenade selected the first recipe of the month, mango banana daiquiris. I was very excited when I saw this month’s selection and could not wait to make these. Being born and raised in Florida, mangos are a favorite fruit of mine. Not only do they taste super great right out of the yard but they also combine with just about any other food AND they are a great way to entertain bored children. I would love to explain how they would keep us entertained but my mom might read this. Anyway, I’m going on record saying that these were a bit too much for my taste. I love the taste of the fruit combination and I agree with Ina that the lime really kicks up the fruit taste but I think that these would be better as a smoothie or even ice cream combination. They are just to heavy to be a refreshing cocktail that I would long to have while lying by the pool or on the beach. These were fun to try and my husband enjoyed them and I’m inspired to make this into ice cream.
Mango Banana Daiquiris
From Barefoot Contessa’s “Back to Basics” cookbook
- 2 Ripe Mangos, chopped
- 1 Ripe Banana, chopped
- ½ C freshly squeezed lime juice
- ¼ C Sugar Syrup
- 1 ¼ C Dark Rum
- 2 C Ice
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 mango slices.
Tip: Some people are allergic to mango. I have found that if you peal the mango under running water you will not get a rash running up your forearms.