Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mango Banana Daiquiris


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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Direction:

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.

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

I have a mango in my fridge right now! Great idea!

Selba said...

This mango must be so good! *slurp*

Kate said...

We enjoyed them with friends! I am not a banana fan but this worked out just fine.

Veronica said...

They are tasty as a breakfast smoothie...without the rum of course! I put lots and lots of ice in when I made them with the rum so they didn't seem too heavy..but I know what you mean. Cheers!

Penny said...

They were a little heavy now that you mention it. I guess I just thought it was a typical fruity drink like a smoothie. Love your pics.

Sweet and Savory said...

In this hot weather, this sounds just right.

Sara said...

They look beautiful.

I think they sound good as a smoothie, too. I think would leave out the run and simple syrup.

Ravenous Couple said...

stumbled here from phamfatale--these look fabulous for a hot summer day!