Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ina's Mango-Banana Daiquiris

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.

Peach-Banana Daiquiris
adapted from Ina Garten's Mango-Banana Daiquiris
serves 4

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.


  1. Give me a shot of tequilla over a fuity drink any day.

  2. I'm with you on the sweet drinks but I think I could force one of these down quite happily- I'll save this for my summer, cheers!

  3. Wowza those look delicious!

  4. I'm not a fruity drink girl either but I'd certainly drink it if you made it for me :-)

  5. What a delicious and refreshing summer drink! I would love to have one...

  6. Love your take on this drink. I agree on fruity drinks. I have read many of your posts and I am very moved by them. Will be back.

  7. Looks yummy. But I'm always suspicious of banana in things other than bread. (Hmm, it seems I have lots of exceptions to my own rules)

  8. It looks good, and a perfect dessert! I don't like fruity drinks that are too sweet, but you can control that if you make it yourself. And I'd certainly drink it if it was handed to me. I buy frozen purred mango, or guava pulp (says on the package). I use this for drinks or smoothies, comes in handy. They also have passion fruit, papaya and guanabana.