Thursday, August 13, 2009

BB: Mango Banana Daiquiris

Ahhh, summer. There's something about fruity drinks any time of the year that adds a bit of celebration to a day, but they are especially fitting during the summer. The first recipe of Barefoot Bloggers for August were these MANGO BANANA DAIQUIRIS. Thank you to Veronica of Supermarket Serenades for selecting this recipe!

Some ripe mangos, some banana, a dash (...or a bit more) of rum... where can you go wrong? Well, in my case, I went wrong with the lime juice. The secret hidden ingredient in the recipe. Don't get me wrong, this was still a very tasty beverage. But I think I may have been a bit heavy handed with the lime juice as that the lime flavor overtook much of the mango/banana flavoring. No worries though, we still enjoyed the drinks quite a bit. And next time, I'll just be a little less zealous with my citrus additions.

Enjoy! (By the way, these were so simple to make, perfect for having a party and just blending up a batch)

serves 4
2 cups chopped ripe mango (1 to 2 mangos, 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
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.

*To make simple syrup, heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Chill.

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