Monday, June 29, 2009

Mango Daiquiri

What better way to cool off in the sweltering June Toronto heat than a refreshing poolside mango daiquiri! Last week after a girlie sleepover with one of my best friends, Courtney, (and no, to any boys out there, there was no lingerie pillow fights) we spent the day relaxing and tanning by the pool in my backyard.  Of course any successful girlie day means having an equally girlie drink to go along with it!  The colours of this drink are vibrant with the sweet and bright flavours matching its appearance.  
Tip: I like to keep simple syrup in a squeeze bottle in my fridge to have on hand for drinks throughout the summer.  To make your own, simply boil equal parts sugar and water until sugar is dissolved.  Let cool. 

Ingredients:
1 mango, peeled, seeded, and sliced
2 cups mango nectar (I use Sun Tropics not from concentrate, purchased at Costco)
2-3 tbsp simple syrup (see above tip)
2 cups ice
2-3 shots rum (preferably dark rum)
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
grenadine, to garnish

Directions:
1.  Puree sliced mango until smooth.  Add in mango nectar, simple syrup, rum, lime juice, and ice and blend until desired consistency.  

2.  Transfer to glasses and drizzle the top with desired amount of grenadine.  

5 comments:

the ungourmet said...

Yum! I definitely need one of these today! They look so pretty and refreshing.

OceanDreams said...

Yuuuummmmmyyy. That sounds sooo good right now! I heart mangos. Hope you had a great weekend darlin!

Tracy-Girl said...

mmmm, that sounds so yummy!! :) and looks pretty, too! perfect for summer time! Happy Monday!

finsmom said...

I LOVE mangoes! It is cooking hot outside here right now, so I could really go for one of these! Fnatastic looking!

Danielle said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments!