Thursday, August 13, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers Challenge - Mango Banana Daiquiris

This drink was a wonderful frozen concoction to have on a steamy New England day and my birthday.

My sister-in-law Kathy and mother-in-law Sheila came over yesterday afternoon. We sat out by the pool chatting up a storm. I never knew my mother-in-law did not like mangos, but she had one for the first time yesterday and seemed to have enjoyed the drink.

I personally thought there was a "good" amount of rum in it. Let's just say I could have curled up on the sofa and fallen asleep at 6pm.

This recipe was brought to us by Veronica of Supermarket Serenade.

Mango Banana Daiquiris
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.


  1. Very cute pic. Your mother in law is just confused. How can anyone not like mangoes?

  2. These were delicious! Mangoes in a glass are always good!

  3. like the photo, they are tasty treats. I am sure she has never tasted a mango like this!

  4. Great picture. I thought the amount of rum was a little much too, but the drink went down smoothly!

  5. These were yummy, and yes, very smooth! And yeah, my mom is not too brave about trying new things; I usually have to trick her! I believe it was actually papaya that she tried in the past and didn't care for; I bet this would be great with peaches if you did not have the mangoes; maybe next time Diana??!!