Mango daiquiri recipe
Mango daiquiris should be your favorite drink for relaxing on the patio or pool. Enjoy one glass of Mango Daiquiri, and you will be transported from your deck to a tropical paradise.
Standard daiquiris tend to be too ice-laden, which causes them to lose their flavor. My version replaces the majority of the frozen water with frozen mango chunks. This preserves the mango flavor and gives it a smoothie-like consistency.
It is not a heavy beverage, so that it can be enjoyed in the afternoon.
What is in a Mango Daquiri, you ask?
While rum is essential for all daiquiri, you can experiment with the type of rum you choose. White rum is flavorless and lets the mild-tasting mango shine through.
I prefer fresh mango so that I can freeze it. But you can also buy frozen mango in the freezer section.
Peel and chop fresh mango, then freeze in one layer. You can store it in a zip-top bag when you need it. It’s also an excellent way to keep mangos, especially if you have yet to have a chance to use them all before leaving town.
My mango daiquiri is made by blending frozen chunks and light rum with lemon juice. The white rum doesn’t seem to interfere with my mango-based cravings. Although the original cocktail contains simple syrup, I prefer orange liqueur and mango nectar.
Best Rum for Daiquiris
This drink is well-suited for most Caribbean white rums. Some are even aged for a brief time. These are always safe options for your daiquiris.
Do not mortgage your house to get the mango daiquiri rum.
These are my top choices
- Bacardi Superior (This is what I love). It is affordable and can be enjoyed on its own.
- Plantation 3 stars
- Myer’s Platinum White
Mango Nectar Swaps
Mango nectar is used in this drink to enhance the mango flavor and sweeten the drink.
The nectar helps to thin the consistency of the daiquiri, making it easier for you to consume through a straw. You can substitute mango nectar with any of these juices if you don’t have them.
- Orange juice
Which glass is best for a Daiquiri
My daiquiri glassware should be as cute as my clothes. It doesn’t matter if the stem separates your warm hands from the bowl; you can use any glass from a coupe, martini, or wine glass. Your writing will have something to hold other than the bowl, which could cause your boozy smoothies to melt quicker than you want.
Mango Daiquiri Garnish Options
Even though I wouldn’t say I like to mess with garnishes in frozen daiquiris, it doesn’t hurt to have some edible cocktail jewelry. This garnish is easy to make with a simple furl of mango.
Fresh mango slices can be used as a garnish in this daiquiri. A curl of lemon peel can also be used as a garnish if you use frozen mango chunks pre-cut. Whipped cream fans should pipe or spoon some of it onto the poured cocktail and then top it off with maraschino cherries just for fun.
Mango Daiquiri History
Daiquiris was first created as a stirred beverage. They were somewhat messy and then went. Like many other rum cocktails, it was built on the Caribbean Island of Cuba.
It was fitting since it was relatively easy to find rum from sugarcane plantations and tropical fruits. I think frozen daiquiris have become more popular than the OG, and that’s because they are fun. People smile when they think of adult slushies.
How to make a swirled mango daiquiri
Making swirled mango daiquiris is a favorite brunch recipe. Make a second batch and substitute the mango for a different fruit. Here are some options:
- Pink guava
Combine the flavors in a glass, then swirl them with a straw.
- 2 ounces mango nectar (or other tropical juice)
- 1 1/2 ounces white rum
- 1-ounce orange liqueur such as triple Sec or Cointreau
- Two teaspoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- Blend ingredients:
- Blend the mango nectar and white rum, triple Sec, lemon juice, mango, white rum, white rum, triple Sec, and lemon juice in a blender.
- Mix the ingredients:
- Blend the ingredients until smooth.
- Adjust the cocktail flavoring by tasting it.
- For sweetness and tartness, taste the daiquiri. To suit your preference, add more mango nectar and lemon juice. To thin the cocktail and make it more like pudding, add more nectar or * wink* Rum.
- Serve cocktail with a garnish
- In a 10-ounce glass, pour the daiquiri. You may also have fresh mango lying around. Use a vegetable peeler to curl it and place it in the mirror. Take it out while it is still frozen.