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.
*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!