One more day till the weekend! Isn't it weird that the four-day weeks feel longer than the five-day weeks? To get you through the remaining work week, here is a cocktail that's also a great break from this awfully hot weather we've been having lately. One thing summer has going for it are the frozen adult beverages, that's for sure. Mango and Pineapple are two flavors that were made for each other. Inspired by this pairing, we've put together a cocktail that is refreshing, tart, sweet and perfectly cool for the remaining scorchers summer is forcing upon us.
For a consistency like a smoothie or slushie, trade one or both of the fruits used in this drink with the frozen variety. I used fresh pineapple and frozen mango because I hate cutting mangos. The frozen fruit acts like ice which is what will make the drink nice and thick, like a smoothie. It will also keep it cold longer. This drink uses white rum but you could also use a coconut rum. It will add a bit more of a tropical vibe to an already tropical drink. It's really a fantastic summer cocktail and you can add to it to make it ever better. Maybe throw some strawberries in for a berry-licious flavor. Replace the lime juice with orange juice for a citrusy but lest tart treat. The possibilities are endless.
FROZEN MANGO-PINEAPPLE DAIQUIRI
1.5 ounces White Rum
1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
1.5 tbsp Sugar
1/2 cup Frozen Mango
1/2 cup Fresh Pineapple (or frozen)
Pineapple Chunk & Lime Wedge for garnish.
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into two glasses. Garnish with a pineapple chunk and lime wedge. Serve immediately.
With summer coming to an end, what flavors are you enjoying the most before they're gone?