Friday, May 04, 2012

Thirst Quencher Mango Bonanza

Now imagine its a Saturday afternoon. A hot summer day, bright blue skies with the scorching sun. Hot dry winds blowing outside. And all you want to do is to take an afternoon siesta. 

You're sitting on a hammock or an easy chair. Lazying around with your favourite book/ movie. Besides you is a cool refreshing drink. You probably won't want to go for that plain ole glass o' Lemonade. I think we all want a change! 

Its time to say hello to your new best friends- 

Mango Fiesta n Mango Tango

Cheers to two girlie drinks that men would enjoy secretly, but never admit! Two delicious mocktails that will rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. I have not included any liquor in them so they are kid friendly too!  I enjoyed these with my Celebration Fajitas and Mango Salsa





Summers are not boring now, are they?! 

For Mango Fiesta 

You'll need 

Equal portions chilled Mango juice and Sprite
1 tbsp lemon juice
1" ginger 
Pinch of cumin powder
Wedge of mango and coriander leaf to garnish

Serves: 1

Method

Chop up ginger into matchsticks or finely. Don't grate or don't use the juice of ginger. We just want a very subtle flavour. 

Mix mango juice and sprite together. Add in the cumin and the ginger to the glass. Let it cool again for about 15 mins so that the flavours infuse. Pour into the glass. Place a mango wedge on the top along with a coriander leaf. Stir with love and serve. Indulge! :) 




For Mango Tango

You'll need

Mango juice
Strawberry crush/ pulp
Ice cubes
Lemon wheel and min leaves to garnish
Salt to line the glass
lemon wedge

Serves: 1

Method

Rub a lemon wedge along the edges of a margarita glass. Immediately turn the glass upside down and line it with salt. The salt will crystallize and stick to the glass because of the lemon.

Spoon in about 2 tbsp strawberry crush in the glass. Add ice cubes to it. Pour in the mango juice over the ice. Garnish with lemon wheel and mint leaves. Indulge! :) 








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