Or when FDD came back to life with a Monday morning cocktail!
I don’t know if you have noticed, but Mangoes are everywhere. I’m not convinced that the best mangoes of the season have arrived, but that hasn’t stopped AK from buying 2 kgs at a time, leaving me no choice but to peel, chop and freeze them every week for milkshakes, sorbet and cocktails! You may find yourself overwhelmed with the mango recipe explosion to come, but I thought this refreshing Mango Mojito was a nice light one to start with. Plus, the site being back up is definitely a reason to reason for me to celebrate. And what better way than with a refreshing, summery cocktail?
Here’s what I used for 2 Mojitos:
60ml Malibu coconut rum
60ml Bacardi white rum
4 tbsp lemon juice
Flesh of 1 whole mango
1 tbsp sugar (only because the mangoes I had were slightly tart – add sugar as per your taste)
Club soda/ Sprite/ lemon flavoured soda to top
handful of mint leaves, with some sprigs reserved for garnish
lemon slices for garnish
3-4 cubes of ice per glass
I placed the mango flesh, sugar, mint leaves, lemon juice and rums in the glass of a hand-blender and whizzed it till smooth.
Dividing this thick puree, I poured it over ice in 2 glasses and topped mine with club soda and AK’s with Sprite.
Stirred, garnished with lemon slices and mint and gulped them down in under a minute. For best results, I suggest that you don’t follow my lead and sip on it slowly! It will knock your socks off. I promise!
- If you don’t have Malibu, then you can use regular white rum and add some tender coconut water or even coconut milk for the combination to work.
- For a more “frozen” cocktail feel, you can even blend the ice in with the other ingredients rather than pouring over ice.