Veronica from Supermaket Serenade chose our first August recipe for the Barefoot Bloggers group. This Mango Banana Daiquiris was such a perfect drink for a warm August day and I was thrilled & were looking forward to try it this month. Unfortunately, neither Red nor I were very thrilled with the flavor of this drink, I don’t know why. We felt like maybe our mango wasn’t ripe enough? I’d be interested to hear what other people think!
I do must say though, the dark rum that I used in this recipe reminded me of Jamaica & that wasn’t a bad thing! Cheers!
Mango Banana Daiquiris
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
1. Place the mango, banana, lime juice, sugar syrup, and rum in a blender and process until smooth.
2. Add 2 cups of ice and process again until smooth and thick.
3. 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.