Brent and I were feeling adventurous this weekend and a generous tree gave me a couple of free mangoes on my way home from work on Friday so I decided to make some daquiris. We combined the following in the blender:
flesh from 2 large mango, skin and seed discarded
juice from 1 lime
several sprigs of basil, leaves only
1/2 to 1 cup of rum (optional)
coconut water as needed
We blended it all up, adding coconut water until we liked the texture and then were ready for an afternoon of watching summer storms and laughing together.
We used Thai basil. It’s got a cinnamon sweet flavor and added a lot to this drink. Regular basil or no basil would be fine too but I love my greens! Mango is definitely a nutritional powerhouse and is great for your digestion as well as being a great source for vitamins and minerals.
This is Brent and Christie, signing off.
Another great combination!
I love mangoes, especially when they’re so cheap this time of year, and this drink sounds and looks absolutely amazing!
I walk past 3 mango trees on my 2 block walk to the train… apparently public transportation is saving me more money than I had previously thought. 😉
I’m jealous that you walk by mango trees…no fair. This is a creative combo and looks great!
Sounds like the most perfect summer drink 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
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