; Supermarket Serenade: Barefoot Bloggers...Mango Banana Daiquiris

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers...Mango Banana Daiquiris

Today is Barefoot Thursday! That day when food bloggers near and far all prepare a delicious recipe created by the beloved Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten. Why don't you join us?

Not sure if anyone noticed but in bit of overzealous excitement (it was my turn to choose) I posted this last Thursday. Then I surfed around fellow barefoot bloggers blogs and noticed not a single one posted. Why? Because I was a week early!! Ooops! This week's recipe is for Mango Banana Daiquiris and they were just the island treat I needed. I am a mango freak...I love them! I could eat them breakfast lunch and dinner and now I can drink them in between.

When I selected this week's recipe (yes! it was my turn to choose) I knew that I would just be getting back from our Caribbean cruise and I just knew I would need a little something to bring me back to the islands if only for just a few moments! It was unfortunate that my drink was not served to me as I lounged on my deck chair by the pool or that I didn't have fabulous Daiquiri glasses to serve them in, but they were nevertheless delicious. I prepared one batch with the rum for the adults and one batch sans liquor for the kiddies. I have to say I would love to drink one of these every morning (without the rum of course!).



Here's a few super tips on selecting mangoes from your supermarket:

Look for mangoes with multiple colors-reds, yellows and a touch of green on
them.
Mangoes should give slightly when you press on them...not too much
though as you don't want them to be mushy.
Avoid mangoes with blemished skin, try to find smooth, undented fruit.

Mango Banana Daiquiris

By Ina Garten


2 cups chopped ripe mango (1-2 mangos, peeled and seeded)
1 ripe banana, chopped
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 limes)
1/4 cup sugar syrup*
1 1/4 cups dark rum
Mango slices for serving


Place the mango, banana, lime juice, sugar syrup and rum in a blender and process until smooth. Add 2 cups of ice and process again until smooth and thick. Serve ice cold in high ball glasses with mango slices.


*to make simple syrup, heat 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Chill.

Here's a little St. Thomas shot...ahhhhh...I need to go back...

21 comments:

Kat said...

Now THOSE look good.
And some mornings I'd take it with the rum too......I'm sure you've had days start that way too - I can NOT be the only oe.

spike. said...

good pick! thanks

Gwenn W said...

This was a great selection! I would have never tried it on my own, but now it is a new summer favorite of mine. Thanks!

Faye said...

Great choice! It was really fun to make....and yes I wish I was in St. Thomas drinking this!

Olive said...

hi veronica :)

thanks for choosing the recipe, even though I have allergic reaction to alcohol, I tried it (tasted it a litlle) and it's good. It is my very first with barefoot bloggers :)

Queen B. said...

Those look EXCELLENT !!

Suzie said...

Thanks for the great choice - it was fun to do something different. I have another tip for you for selecting mangos - make sure you smell them. You can tell whether they are ripe and sweet just from the smell (unripe mangos hardly smell at all).

Heather said...

Hi Veronica

Great recipe pick....perfect for sipping by the pool on a hot summer day. As this was my first go at Barefoot Blogging, I was thrilled to see that it was doable on a busy work day. Thanks.

Todd M said...

Great choice! Very nice on a warm summers night.

Debinhawaii said...

A great pick--easy and fun for summer. I loved them!

Penny said...

You chose well. Thanks Veronica. Loved your pictures.

Meryl said...

Awesome choice of recipe--I think it's about the first cocktail, which is surprising because Ina makes some great ones!

And I love the umbrellas too--nice touch!

Mary said...

These look almost unbelievably good. That photo also made me want to go back to St. Thomas :-).

Tammy said...

I love your festive little umbrellas and the pointers on mango selection. You made a great choice in recipes!

blissfullydelicious said...

I am so jealous that your mango was ripe and orange-- and looks so juicy! Mine was ok and was yellowish. I may re-do this with frozen mangoes.

Summer said...

I loved these! Thanks for the great pick. They definitely brought me back to the islands.

Debbie said...

All I can say is YUM...those look great!

Chef E said...

I could not get my mouse to move fast enough when I saw the title to this, so I could read it, and drool...its five o'clock somewhere right!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hello!

Zaara said...

Nice pick, I was happy that it was a quick drink to make. Nice way to round out the summer. I'm envious of your St.Thomas pic...

Caitlin said...

yum! i'd take one right now! (grad school is making these look especially attractive...lol) they look so refreshing and creamy.