Mango Daiquiri Recipe
Mango Daiquiri Recipe – frozen mango daiquiri cocktail, made in a blender in under 5 minutes. Simple, sweet and refreshing, perfect for summer.
It is the end of may and the weather is getting nice and warm. Make this cocktail for a summer evening or serve by the pool. This mango daiquiri recipe is foolproof, made with basic ingredients and reminds me of nice beaches and hot summer days.
After my favorite Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe, I’m sharing with you how to make this popular Cuban drink with frozen mango chunks and tropical juice. This summer cocktail
How to make a frozen Mango Daiquiri:
- What type of mangoes to use? You can use any type of mangoes. I love Ataulfo or just Tommy Atkins varieties. Since the recipe calls for frozen mango chunks, you may just get a bag of frozen mango pieces from the grocery store ant use that or peel and cut a mango into chunks and freeze it in a zip lock bag. Can non frozen mango be used? The short answer is yes, but the drink will not be as thick. Just adding ice is not enough to hold and maintain the “frozen” texture. But if you nave no time to freeze mango or go to the store bo purchase s0me, then yes – use freshly chopped mango.
- Juice – as a liquid base I like to use a combination of mango and orange huice.
- Liqueur – as with most cocktail recipes, I like to add liqueur like Triple Sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier. It is a must have for any well stocked bar (even if you are a cocktail lover, who likes to make cocktails at home). The addition of orange liqueur to cocktails makes them extra special. It brings fruity flavor, sweet and bitter notes and balance the flavor of the drink.
- Rum – light rum like Bacardi is ideal for this cocktail recipe. Myer’s Platinum Light is my second choice, but honestly any white rum will work.
- Lime or lemon juice – the addition of fresh sour citrus juice like lime or lemon balances the flavors and adds an extra “zing” to the drink.
- Sweetener – this is an optional ingredient and I do not add it. If you like your tropical cocktails on the sweeter side, add a little bit of honey or agave nectar to the blender.
- Ice – adding some ice cubes helps keep this cocktail cold and maintain its “frozen” texture.
The preparation of this summer cocktail is very easy. All you need is a powerful blender, to help you crush the ice and frozen fruit and create a nice, smooth and frozen texture.
Place all ingredients in a blender, making sure you add the frozen mango chunks and ice on top and blend until smooth. If your blender has the option for crushing ice, you may first crush the frozen ingredients for a few seconds, then blend them.
Can you make it on the rocks?
Of course you can make a Mango Daiquiri on the rocks, but the ingredients need to be tweaked a little. No blender needer, just a cocktail shaker.
Instead of mango chunks, use mango puree. For 1 cup of mango chunks, use 1/4 cup mango puree.
Alcohol free option:
Can you make a virgin mango daiquiri? The answer is – yes! It is super easy to make and tastes like mango slushy (slushie/slush). Just skip the rum and orange liqueur and a little bit of honey or orange syrup to sweeten the drink.
The rest of the ingredients would be frozen mango chunks, lime juice, tropical juice (mango or orange or a combination of both) and ice. Blend in a powerful blender and serve immediately.
More Mango Recipes:
- 2-3 oz orange juice or mango
- 2 oz light rum
- 1 oz orange liqueur
- 3 tsp lemon or lime juice
- 1/2 frozen mango — (cut in chunks and frozen, 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
Place the fruit juice, rum, orange liqueur, lime juice, frozen mango and ice in a powerful blender. Blend until smooth. Garnish with mint leaves and lime wedges (optional). Serve immediately.
Thank you very much for post the recipe. Really, it’s very good. I learned a lot about this. I’ll try to apply your recipe tips.