Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Our first August recipe for Barefoot Bloggers is something I think a lot of you will be excited about: Mango-Banana Daiquiris. Now who wouldn't want one of those on a hot summer afternoon?
Well, me, actually. Dirty Little Secret: I don't really like sweet, fruity drinks. I know, I know, it's terrible, right? I should surrender my Femininity License, don't you think? I mean, I went to Daytona Beach with my girlfriends and drank beer, for heaven's sake.
I also don't like bananas. And any of you who've stuck around for a while know my issues with mango.
But, we do what we do for our craft....
Actually, the mangoes at the store were hard enough to classify as lethal weapons, so I passed on those. We're finally getting decent peaches, so I decided to substitute them for the mango.
I whipped a batch up on a steamy 90 degree afternoon, and to my surprise, I liked my daiquiri just fine! It wasn't too sweet, which I liked. And the batch serves 4, so you can even share with the neighbors, which is exactly what we did.
adapted from Ina Garten's Mango-Banana Daiquiris
2 cups pitted, peeled ripe peach (or mango) diced
1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)
1/4 cup simple syrup*
1 1/4 cups dark rum, such as Mount Gay
2 cups ice cubes
Combine all ingredients except ice in a blender container. Blend well. Add ice, a cup at a time, and blend until frothy and cold.
*To make simple syrup, combine 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Heat on low until sugar is melted. Chill until cool.
Posted by TKW at 9:36 AM