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Fruity, vibrant and punchy, this simple mango daiquiri is perfect for hot summer Saturday afternoons or al fresco sun-downers. I like to make this with fresh mango (which you can prepare in advance to reduce prep time). But you can also use mango juice if that’s what you have available (or you really want that drink quickly).
This cocktail needs only 4 ingredients – mango, rum, lime juice and ice cubes. While I tend to use freshly squeezed lime juice you can use pre-prepared juice instead.
As mentioned above, I also use fresh mango but that can be substituted for mango juice. It’s not as good as juices tend to be thinner, but it’s an option if you don’t have any fresh mango. Just be careful as a lot of juices contain a huge amount of sugar – which will matter more depending on how sweet you like your drinks. You could use a little extra lime juice to cut through the sweetness of the juice if needed too. You can also add garnish with fresh mint leaves to add some extra visual appeal.
How to make it
To prepare first make the mango puree. Slice the mango (see the guide below) and then pop the flesh into a blender. Blitz for a few seconds until you have a smooth puree. Add the rum, ice and lime juice to the blender and blend for an additional 10-20 seconds, until the ice is broken up and you have a smooth, icy texture.
Pour into martini glasses and drink straight away.
Can you make it in advance?
This cocktail is best drunk straight away (to keep the icy texture). However, you can actually freeze it. If frozen for more than 2-3 hours it will become too solid, but you can simply remove from the freezer and leave out for 10-15 minutes. The mixture will start to defrost (don’t let it fully thaw). Add to a blender and blitz together to combine the frozen parts with the thawed juice before serving.
What alcohol goes in a daiquiri?
Daiquiris traditionally use rum as their main (alcoholic) ingredient. Predominately white rum is used (which is the clear variation).
How to cut a mango
Ah mangoes – juicy, tender and so sweet and delicious! Yet getting into one seems like such a tricky task – but not if you know how!
First, hold the mango upright on a chopping board so the thinnest part is facing the celing. Use a knife to cut down the side – around halfway between the center and the outer edge. If you hit the stone remove the knife and move it slightly outwards. You should be left with a long ‘disk’ or ‘cheek’.
Repeat on the opposite side and then on the two remaining sides. Use a knife to score down the lengths of the cheeks (but not cutting all the way through). Then do the same with lines running horizontally to the long ones you cut.
You should now be able to push the skin side of the middle of the cheek so the flesh pops outwards and you can simply cut off the cubes you’ve scored. For this recipe, you can also just use a spoon to scoop out the flesh since it’s going straight into a blender.
If you are looking for other great cocktail recipes then check out this frozen strawberry daiquiri mocktail (yes, it’s virgin – but no one’s going to stop you adding some rum). This easy mojito recipe is also a great simple drink.
Products that work great for this recipe:
Russell Hobbs 3-in-1 Blender
Set of 4 Martini Glasses
Pineapple Cocktail Picks
Fruity, vibrant and punch, this simple mango daiquiri is perfect for hot summer Saturday afternoons, or al fresco sun-downers.
The default recipe makes one drink.
- 50ml white rum
- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1/4 large mango (around 4–5 tbsp when pureed)
- small handful of ice cubes
- Slice the mango open and scoop out the flesh (see detailed instructions in the post). Place the flesh into a blender and blitz until you have a smooth puree.
- Add the rum and lime juice to the blender with the ice cubes. Blitz for 10-20 seconds until the ice cubes have broken down and you have an even, icy texture.
- Pour into martini glasses and garnish with fresh mint or some extra slices of lime (optional).
- You can use mango juice if you don’t have any fresh mango. It will be thinner. Also, be wary of the sugar content of a lot of juices. You may want to add additional lime juice to cut through the sweetness.
- Place the glasses in the freezer for half an hour before serving for an extra chilled drink!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Cocktail
- Method: Blended
- Cuisine: Cuban
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 175
- Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 16g
- Protein: 1g
Keywords: cocktail, mango, fruit, vegan, vegetarian, cuban, alcohol, rum