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Friday, September 10, 2010

The Spicy Mango

Mangoes

This post is to serve as my entry into the very sexy drink challenge hosted by the lovely Denise of Quickies on the dinner table and the awesome Lazaro of Lazaro Cooks! The prize is a copy of Denise's cookbook, which is pictured below. I have a copy of it myself, so I know first hand how wonderful the recipes are. Plus, it really is a beautiful book.


As some of you may remember, I spent last weekend in South Florida. It was a busy trip of errands and just taking care of responsibilities and such, so there wasn't much time for relaxation or experiences of enchantment. However, while running around one afternoon, I spotted a tree from a distance that had some type of fruit hanging from it. I decided that it was a mango tree but moved on due to traffic. Luckily, just a bit later I came upon another one with the biggest & most beautiful mangoes I had ever seen in person. And, yes, this moment was enchanting...

So I took some, Dearies, and I made this drink! And it was good *smile*. Although I think my pictures are more cute than sexy. 'Cute' can by sexy though sometimes, right?!



















Here's the recipe:

The Spicy Mango Cooler
1 1/4 Cups Frozen Mango
1/3 Cup Spiced Rum
1/3-1/2 Cup +/- Sparkling Water*
Juice of 1/2 Lime
Pinch of cinnamon

Add all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. Taste to ensure you enjoy the consistency. *If too thick for your taste, add a splash more of sparkling water till you reach your desired texture and consistency. I used San Pellegrino by the way. Oh, and if you use frozen mango from the store, you may or may not need to sweeten this a bit with agave nectar, etc.

Enjoy!

*Hiccup* Ooh, excuse me, Dearies!


















The Quickies Cocktail Challenge is still open for entries till September 24, 2010. The entry which best exemplifies sex appeal, in a glass, wins!

36 comments:

  1. It sounds sexy to me! I'll take two and a designated driver, please!

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  2. Stella, I love the way your mind works. This drink sounds like the perfect way to wind up the week! And I love the fact that you stop to appreciate the beauty of fruit.
    Seriously, rum and mangos....life is good. :D Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Oh how lucky you are to live in a tropical environment that would nurture a mango tree. I absolutely would love to see mangos on growing someday. This looks like a quite an exotic, fun, cute and sexy drink.

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  4. This mango drink sounds excellent with spiced rum!

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  5. Healthy and alcoholic! I bet the fresh mangos made it super awesome. Hope you had a fun time in Fla!

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  6. I completley understand your enchantment with the mango tree, my granfather had one in his backyard and it was simply so beautiful, i love this drink as I am obessed with mangos at the moment, oh deary this is super sexy anything from a stunning witch is sure to appreciated. off to catch up with any missed post, cashew cream I am totally interested in, have a great weekend, we are off to buy halloween costumes, I hope all desires are met..lol
    sweetlife

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  7. Hey Stella,

    I know I'm kind of late at commenting today. Fridays are always hectic for me as I try to spend as much time with my family as possible on the weekends.

    I love your mango drink. I've been trying to come up with something for this challenge too but haven't been lucky there yet. Those must've been pretty sweet mangoes cause the color in your drink is so yellow and vibrant, it's just screaming, "drink me!". I also totally love that you can just pick such beautiful fruits off of trees there - lucky witchy! (Even though you were on a business trip.) We were in Florida in January for the first time and found it just beautiful!

    Your pictures are always beautiful, Stella, and beautiful totally leads to sexy. So your drink definitely qualifies as sexy (smile). Oh, and too funny with the hiccup picture at the end; gave me a good giggle. I would love one of those sexy mango drinks to wind down right now. Hope you and Cauldron Boy have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Cute is most definitely sexy! Yum! What a wonderful cocktail! I love mangoes!

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  9. ohohoh, mangohohho! and rhum... That sounds like a slurpissimo cocktail :-)

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  10. this drink sounds soo refreshing stella xx

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  11. wow; I can just imagine the thrill of ^potting mangos on a tree. That drink sounds sexy and good. Love to come and read you.

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  12. Mango, rum and cinnamon? Mix one up for me, Stella!

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  13. I had no idea that you could just up and pick mangoes off of a tree?? Sorry for my ignorance but I live in Los Angeles...we don't know any better. :)

    I love mangoes, I love San Pelligrino! This looks delicious!!

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  14. looks and sounds both delicoius and refreshing. sounds and looks like a sexy drink to me, with the fruity mango and the sparkling water. i'm not usually a big fan of rum drinks since they usually are mixed with super sweet things, that make the sweetness of the rum unbearable, but this sounds perfectly refreshing :)

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  15. How can anything with mango in it not be sexy! Yum!

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  16. What lovely mangos pictures! I think mango smell really sexy! I love them!. Your drink is delicious and lovely! gloria

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  17. Well it most definitely sounds sexy and amazingly good too :)

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  18. Oh my! You've put visions of sultry tropical evenings in my head, even with summer almost at an end! This definitely qualifies as sexy - love the spiced rum, cinnamon and touch of San Pellegrino...

    Thank you Stella for the lovely mention and for adding your bewitching touch to the challenge!

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  19. Hmmm that mango drink is heavenly...love mango and love rum! and yes, your pictures are sexy! the whole drink combo is very sexy to me :o)

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  20. This is definitely a sexy drink! In my opinion, pretty much anything with mangoes is sexy, but your drink goes above and beyond with the addition of spiced rum and cinnamon!

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  21. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableSeptember 11, 2010 at 11:16 PM

    Hi again Stella - not stalking you, I swear ;) Just wanted to let you know that I've edited my Eid ul-Fitr post according to your request. Hope you will check it out :)

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  22. Et oui !!! Stellita...Cute can be sexy...without a doubt!!
    I can easily imagine myself drinking this wonderful cocktail with Jude Law!
    He, with a beautiful young girl at his side....me...alone!!
    Et oui, I need this drink !!! What? I need two...my Stellita !!! LOL
    Bien fait!!!! Mademoiselle!!!!

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  23. I think mangoes are just sexy no matter what. They are absolutely plump with juice...ready to be eaten. Yeah. Sexy.

    Love the pictures and this drink! So delicious, mangoes are my favorite fruit!

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  24. I adore the mangoes....and I am with everybody else that mangoes are a sexy fruit.

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  25. Stella, if I was judging the contest your Spicy Mango would be the winner - hands down! I love love mango so I'm biased, but all of those ingredients oh wow I bet it tasted phenomenal! How lucky for you to just gone and pick some mangos, I want some :)

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  26. Now Stella..... Mangoes are hugely sexy, they're may favourite fruit &, well...., what can I say - I've never met a mango I didn't like... a lot :)
    This little concoction sounds wonderful.
    I saw my first mango at the markets this weekend..., summer is just around the corner (I always think the first mangos heralds in summer.

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  27. Mangoes are my favourite fruit (along with lychees, raspberries, ... oh, you get the picture!). Your slushy cooler sounds like a fabulous way to enjoy 'one of' my favourite fruits :D

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  28. Stellina...good to know I wasn't crazy after all...I thought...I thought I saw a Witchy kitchen cocktail with Mango. I guess your posting flew right by my screen...oh, how time flys.

    As I mentioned to Denise...I'm not high on concocting or drinking cocktails...hence not truly qualified to enter such a challenge...especially when there are my more talented drinking Foodies ready and willing to take my place ;o))LOL

    Great ingredients...especially Mangos!!!

    Here's wishing you well in your move...and I may be feeling that myself very soon too. I really hope this is something you desire ;o)

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

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  29. Sorry for a late comment Stella! I was away again this past weekend. Guess what I was thinking mango for the challenge too!! ha. great minds think alike! this drink looks so refreshing and extra point on no-alcoholic drink :D

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  30. I have not had a mango drink in a while. Your recipe with the rum sounds really exiciting and yes.....sexy!

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  31. Looks super delicious and refreshing! Glad you had a good trip!

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  32. my wife loves mangoes!! she would absolutley adore these cocktails! (it looks like someone at your house certainly did..wink, wink), I do love Denise too! I have to get a drink ready for her contest!

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  33. How cool to find mangoes on a tree. And then to turn them into a cocktail like this? That's so cool. Hopefully that put a nice touch on a great trip!

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