5/05/2016

Mango-Lime Margarita - Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

This was meant to be a Curtis Stone Pineapple-Lime Margarita, for the IHCC Wet your Whistle theme, but all our pineapples are half-size at the moment and totally unripe.  However, and that's a ginormous however, I had one perfectly ripe and delicious mango.


Actually, had to stop myself from eating the entire thing whilst slicing it into the blender.  First of the season and sooooo good.  I love mangoes.  Plus which, with the lime and natural acidity of a pineapple, just my personal opinion, mango is much better in this drink. A really delicious concoction, garnished with kaffir lime leaves and nasturtium flower.  Only one other slight change to the recipe - no straining.  The little bits of fruit were a plus here.  Really.  It's not pure laziness, as this was not a fibrous fruit.


I enjoyed mine while trying to find a Mexican recipe that would use ingredients we have on hand.  Not always an easy thing.  Do visit I Heart Cooking Clubs and see all the lovely drinks being served up this week from Curtis Stone, our current chef in residence.

10 comments:

flour.ish.en said...

The burst of color in your picture is so enticing. The mango is so sweet this season. I used mangoes as well for my post. Tough to pass them up!

Joyce Rachel Lee-Bates said...

Agree about juices with lots of pulp and fiber. I love biting into them and I usually don't strain them too. :D

Deb in Hawaii said...

My lack of straining the pulp is mostly due to laziness but you are right, with a gorgeous non-pulpy mango like that, there is truly every reason to leave it unstrained. Like you, I have a hard time getting ripe mangoes into dishes without just wanting to enjoy them on their way to the recipe. ;-) Love your gorgeous tropical presentation too Claudia!

Zosia said...

I love your comment about wanting to eat the fruit while you were slicing it! It's so hard to resist when you have a beauty like that. I'm glad you managed to make the drink - it's gorgeous.

Alicia Foodycat said...

Lucky you to have such a beautiful mango! And in Queensland I never would have strained them either - beautiful flesh without much fibre - but the ones we get imported to England just don't compare.

ostwestwind said...

I agree with you on the fibre, and again I am jealous about the mango

ostwestwind said...

Beautiful mangoes everywhere, I am so jealous.

kitchen flavours said...

Most of the time when I buy mangoes to make a dessert recipe, they would somehow always ended up as the dessert itself! We love mangoes too.
Your Mango Margarita looks wonderful!

Diane Zwang said...

I love mangoes too. I will have to try this one.

Kim said...

So very pretty with the flower garnish! A perfect drink to inspire you while looking through a cookbook:)