Tropical Mango Rum cocktail, the best summer drink recipe
A frozen mango rum cocktail to cool you off during the summer
Mangos are the most popular fruit in the world, and when combined with the flavors of pineapple and coconut, make a refreshing tropical cocktail.
One day I got carried away at the market and came home with a large bag of luscious mangos. And since it was the middle of a sizzling hot summer, I wanted to see what kind of frozen beverages I could make with them. So I whipped up several versions using different kinds of juices along with rum. The recipe I'm going to show you is my favorite one with pineapple juice and coconut rum.
If you want a mocktail instead of a cocktail, you can substitute coconut milk or use a pineapple-coconut juice blend.
You can also substitute frozen mango chunks if fresh mango is not available. Use fresh mangos if you can. If you're unsure about how to slice them, I'll show you how easy it is.
How to select mangos
Mangos come in different colors like yellow, green and red, so you can't tell just by looking at them if they're ripe.They should give a little when you gently squeeze them. Mangos that are too firm can be placed in a paper bag for a few days at room temperature. After ripening, they can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.
Watch how easy it is to cut a mango
Chef Allen Susser demonstrates several ways to cut a mango on this short YouTube video.
- 2 cups of cubed mango frozen or fresh (about 3 small mangos)
- 3 cups of pineapple juice
- 4 to 6 ounces of coconut rum
- 4 T of sugar or more to taste
- 1 or 2 handfuls of ice
- Put all the ingredients into the blender and whip until smooth and thick. If it's too thick for you, just add a little more juice. Add more or less sugar to taste, and more or less rum to taste.
- Pour into glasses and garnish with slices of mango, limes, lemons or strawberries. Salud!
Serves: 4 to 6
Tropical Mango Rum cocktail, a beautiful summer drink
This one is garnished with a slice of lime but you could also use a slice of mango or a strawberry.
More recipes for mango mixed drinks and more
The chef with the YouTube video on how to slice mangos also has a recipe book. This guy is passionate about mangos!