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Tropical Mango Rum cocktail, the best summer drink recipe

Updated on October 13, 2014

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.

Photo credit:

mango tango smoothie by Lara604, on Flickr

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.

Photo credit:

Mangoes by prasanthmj, on Flickr

Watch how easy it is to cut a mango

Chef Allen Susser demonstrates several ways to cut a mango on this short YouTube video.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Pour into glasses and garnish with slices of mango, limes, lemons or strawberries. Salud!

Serving Size

Serves: 4 to 6

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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.

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More recipes for mango mixed drinks and more

The Great Mango Book: A Guide with Recipes
The Great Mango Book: A Guide with Recipes

The chef with the YouTube video on how to slice mangos also has a recipe book. This guy is passionate about mangos!

 

Say hi and share your favorite summer drink ideas. Your comments are welcome!

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    • Louidam1 LM profile image

      Louidam1 LM 4 years ago

      This drink looks very yummy! I would even drink it in the Fall and Winter! Great lens!

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      SimonJay 4 years ago

      I really really like mango juice its so yummy so i see no reason not to try this even if its not summer hehe

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      NC Shepherd 4 years ago

      I just had a Mexican meal and was wishing I had a mango to finish up. This would be awesome!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Anything made with rum can't be bad. I'm off to the store for some mangoes.

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      dandy3 5 years ago

      In these hot days, this is an excellent choice.

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      orange3 lm 5 years ago

      Mmmm! This looks like a great drink! Thanks for the recipe :)

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      chas65 5 years ago

      As summer is here in full force, this seems like a refreshing dring while sitting by the pool in the early evening.

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      This looks delicious, especially on a day like today (over 100 degrees in Phoenix.) Thanks!

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Mangos are one of my favorite fruits and this cocktail sounds delicious!

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      I was introduced to mangos late in life, but now I love them.

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      lillianjuares 5 years ago

      i love mango and cuban mango are the best one :)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Sounds delish! :)

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      kab 5 years ago from Upstate, NY

      Mangos always taste, to me, like it would be a good fruit but it's missing something - like salt or sugar - but neither work. Maybe rum is what it needs!

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      Rum and fruit,... yumm!

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      SheilaMilne 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      It sounds delicious and fresh fruit is always good for you. :)

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      Ninche 5 years ago

      Great lens, this cocktail looks delicious!

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      MermaidDoc 5 years ago

      Yummy, this looks really good.

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      BookNympho LM 5 years ago

      This looks soooo delicious! Mangoes are my favorite fruit by far and any kind of drink or smoothie with them is a must.

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      teristazko 5 years ago

      Looks very refreshing. I can't wait to try this tropical mango drink.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      I am certain this would be the perfect Tropical Mango Rum cocktail.

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Can't go wrong with mangos! Will be trying this recipe next weekend.