Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mango-Banana Daiquiris--Barefoot Bloggers


Our first Barefoot Bloggers recipe for August is Ina's Mango-Banana Daiquiris and was selected by the wonderful Veronica of Supermarket Serenade. Since it is mango season here in Hawaii and I can always get local bananas (usually small, sweet apple bananas), and limes, this is a easy recipe for me to make. Plus if you think about it, Ina's daiquiris are really like fresh fruit smoothies, (except for all that alcohol!), so they are a good way to get a few servings of fruit into your day. :-)

You can find the recipe in Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics (Page 47)



Mango-Banana Daiquiris
Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, Ina Garten
(Serves 4)

2 cups chopped ripe mango (1 to 2 mangoes, peeled and seeded)
1 ripe banana, chopped
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (4 limes)
1/4 cup sugar syrup*
1 1/4 cups dark rum, such as Mount Gay
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 highball glasses with the mango slices.

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



Notes/Results: Very Good! Two parts sweet to one part tangy in flavor, it's a refreshing drink and not too heavy. I made two changes, the first being using the remains of a bottle of coconut rum I needed to use up instead of the dark rum Ina called for. The second change was to not add the simple syrup, as my mangoes and bananas were both really ripe and sweet, as was the rum. I felt it needed just a little something though, so I added about 1/2 tablespoon of agave nectar, which made it perfect for my tastes. 


Thanks Veronica for picking a fun and easy summer cocktail! You can see the other Barefoot Bloggers and find out what they thought of their daiquiris by going to the BB site here

22 comments:

  1. What a great photo! Your glasses really pop with the orange. Glad you enjoyed - can't wait for mango season here.

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  2. This sounds refreshingly delicious!! Love the colors. Gorgeous photos!

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  3. I love mangoes and coconut rum - this is like a tropical fiesta in your mouth! And then it actually becomes a tropical fiesta once the alcohol hits. Mmmmm.

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  4. Wow, these looks refreshing and fabulous.

    I love mango. I use it in a lot of salads and even mash it up and put it in my favorite turkey burgers.

    And I have some coconut rum left over from some cupcakes I made several months ago.

    The temps are supposed to be in the 90's, so I'm making these bad boys.

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  5. So delicious and refreshing looking, I love your photos!

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  6. Delicious! I love your glasses and your pictures are gorgeous!

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  7. I love your photos. They look delicious!

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  8. Wow what beautiful photos! Your drinks look gorgeous and delicious (I didn't make it since I don't drink and didn't want to fuss with it, but now I'm thinking I need a good fresh mango smoothie!)

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  9. Beautiful!!! I love the apple bananas in my mother's yard in Hawaii. Only get them when I visit.

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  10. How gorgeous is that :-). You've done Ina proud.

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  11. Your photo is a masterpiece. You must have an artistic eye. All your photos are beautiful.

    I'll have a drink now.

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  12. Wow, I think I need this drink now! Look so yummie and refreshing. Nice pictures!

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  13. Great recipe and gorgeous glasses!

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  14. These look incredibly delicious!! Such a bright color!!

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  15. I'm so envious of this drink! I desperately wanted to make this recipe, but I have been working long hours. The photos are amazing...and did you redecorate your blog? I love it!

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  16. Love your glasses! The drinks are wonderful, aren't they? They are definitely something to make a second time!

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  17. YOUR daquiris look amazing....love the glasses they are in, the blue brings out the colour of the drink. Thanks for visiting What's Blooming This Week.

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  18. I love your beautiful glasses; they helped to make amaziing photographs. Fresh mango and banana sounds ethereal (as oppposed to the stuff I find at my local grocer's). I like your introduction of the coconut flavor to the recipe. Yum!

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  19. Okay, so I've had mango daiquiris and banana daiquiris, but never together for some reason. Ha, ha! These look so rich and fruity. I would love your addition of the coconut rum. I do believe coconut rum makes all things better.

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  20. I could totally go for one of those right about now! So beautifully displayed too.

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  21. What pretty glasses, these look divine. I was wishing I was in Hawaii when I was drinking mine.

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