Friday, June 21, 2013

Frozen Mango Daiquiri

Frozen Mango Daiquiri

Last summer I discovered a passion for mangoes after having a mango cocktail at a restaurant to celebrate our anniversary.  I also quickly discovered that I hated cutting into the things.  My first attempt yielded more fruit on the counter, the floor, my hands and the dog than in the bowl.  I eventually managed to handle the unusual fruit, but only just.

Frozen Mango Daiquiri
Brian, demonstrating his skills as a hand model
So, when the good folks at OXO recently sent me some fun new fruit tools to try out, I was absolutely thrilled to see a mango cutter.  I didn't even have any idea how the thing worked yet but I was still excited to see it.  Normally, space considerations in my tiny Manhattan kitchen prevent me from becoming attached to odd single-task gadgets.  But considering that this simple device turned a hated chore into an easy task, it merits a permanent home in my kitchen tool drawer (affectionately known as the "thing" drawer).


Frozen Mango Daiquiri
And now that I was properly kitted out, and the dog safe from mango goo, we needed a proper, celebratory use for our newly sliced mangoes.  A cool, minty, frozen mango daiquiri on a hot day, you say?  Yes, I think so.  Cheers!


For 2 Serving:
4 oz. Rum
Flesh of 2 mangoes
2. oz. Lime juice
2 oz. Simple syrup (optional, depending on the sweetness of the mangoes)
Small handful of fresh mint

Frozen Mango Daiquiri
Pour the rum into a glass, add the mint and muddle together using a muddler or wooden spoon.  Strain the rum and pour into a blender.  (Note that you can add the mint to the blender, if you prefer, but the final drink will take on a greenish tint instead of bright orange.)  Add the lime juice and simple syrup to the blender and fill with ice.  Puree until all the ice is broken up.  Pour into chilled margarita/daiquiri glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint.






Note:  OXO provided me with the mango cutter but I was not otherwise compensated and under no obligation to use it or review it.  The recipe and my opinions are my own.

15 comments:

  1. My first thought was how would that thing work too! Looks super neat. Kitchen gadgets are the best. And your drink...well after this week that would be a nice way to end a Friday.

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  2. I need to come over for happy hour!

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  3. Genius. I need one of those! I am the worst mango cutter on the planet.

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  4. Seriously, you make the most gorgeous cocktails, Anita! Who could resist????

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  5. Pass me a drink...I'm home from vaca and need something to recover.

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  6. I am with Liz, this cocktail is gorgeous!!

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  7. I agree with Liz, you do make the best cocktails! The mango cutter is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. YAY OXO!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. I had these at a restaurant too and always wanted to make one. Now I can follow your recipe!Thanks for coming to our linky party at Foodie Friends Friday!
    Jenny
    www.inthekitchenwithjenny.com

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  9. Yum - I love mango but never buy it because coring it is so darn messy! I'm going to look for gadgets. The drink is beautiful and I am going to have Jerry make it this afternoon - as soon as he goes and gets some mangoes! :)

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  10. Love mangos and this would be delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I love your cocktails! I have fallen madly in love with mangoes these past few years also.

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  12. I want to move to NYC so that I can spend happy hour with you every day (because Lord knows, every day could use a happy hour). This looks amazing, Anita. Every time I see that you've posted an alcohol drink, I rush right over. I don't have a problem, right?

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  13. Fantastic drink. I love that mango tool. I'll have to get one. We eat mangos all the time, and cutting them is truly a pain. :)

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  14. If you want that mint taste without the drink turning green put them in the pot when you make your simple syrup...then strain and let cool.

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