Monday, August 17, 2009

Mango Banana Daiquiris

What a perfect ending to a perfect Saturday! Phillip and I spent the day relaxing around Indy, and we had an amazing dinner at Cafe Patachou. It has been a favorite spot of ours for brunch, but they just started serving dinner, and I have to say that it was one of the best dinners that I have had in Indianapolis for a long time. In a city known for big chain restaurants, it is so nice to find a local establishment that is flourishing.

After we got home, I decided to mix up this Barefoot Bloggers choice. Thanks to Veronica of Supermarket Serenade for choosing this great end-of-summer drink as our recipe. It was so good that Phillip & I finished the whole batch that was supposed to serve four.

Mango Banana Daiquiris

serves 4

2 cups chopped ripe mango (1 to 2 mangos, 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.

Source: Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics pg 47

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