Thursday, 29 November 2012

A Christmas Favourite from Downunder: Mango Cocktails



Since this week's Food on Friday has the theme of Christmas Favourites, I decided to do a festive Mango Cocktail.  If it doesn't feel Christmassy to you, just remember that where I live Christmas falls in high summer so tropical fruit is appropriate.

This lovely smooth cocktail is simple to make:

Instead of putting ice in it I just refrigerated all the ingredients overnight so they were nice and cool

For 4 serves just blend together:
180ml white rum (or less if you prefer less of a kick)
1 teaspoon or a bit more of lemon juice
425g can of mango pieces in juice
250ml of milk
2 tablespoons of caster sugar – I used ½ teaspoon of stevia powder instead

Pour into your festive glasses and enjoy.


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43 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate the Holidays!!
    mary x

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  2. First-i love mango
    second - rum is my drink of choice
    i am not sure what caster sugar is, but i know stevia

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  3. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Sounds tasty. I need to give it a try!

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  5. Sounds delicious .... I'm on my way over. ;D

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  6. Sounds good, we always did seafood for Christmas when I lived in Australia. I miss that!

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  7. This sounds great, something a bit different.

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  8. Sounds delicious no matter whether it's hot or cold! Just for grins, I hope that one day I can spend the holidays in the southern hemisphere just for a change and to observe the different culture of that season. I'm sure it would be quite interesting.

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  9. This sounds delicious! My son loves mango and would love if I made this for him! I'm Jenni and I found your blog over at GFC. Hope you're having a great day.

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  10. Looks so yummy! i love mangos :)

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  11. Thanks for linking up! http://www.callmepmc.com/2012/11/grow-your-blog-link-party.html

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  12. Please get a button! I want to add you to my linky page! :)

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  13. HI! I'm your newest follower through GFC! I found you on the Thumping Thursday blog hop. That looks like a tasty drink there! Yum! I love mango!

    Lisette
    http://northernbellediaries.blogspot.com

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  14. This looks so tasty. And I love that you used Stevia as the sweetener.

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  15. Mmmmm, Sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it.

    Stopping by from the Link-up

    Victoria
    http://theyogimami-victoria.blogspot.com/

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  16. I'm a new GFC follower! Found you on GYB linky ;) Thanks for sharing this recipe ;) Could i pin it?
    Sparkle ( I used to follow you as Sparkle and CO, my former blog )

    http://ellecrafts.blogspot.com

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  17. Thanks for linking up with the Not Quite There Yet link up. I have loved meeting and connecting with other great ladies. Hope you can make it back next Thursday!
    www.facebook.com/pointingupblog

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  18. Summer, winter, I think they look festive. Yum.

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  19. love mango..
    still, I am not sure I could ever get used to living in a place that was hot at Christmas..lol

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  20. Yum! And I don't think I'd mind that at all in the winter or summer.

    Joy's Book Blog

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  21. Mmmm, mangoes! Love them any time of year.

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  22. Oh how I love mango. This sounds delicious. :-)

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  23. aloha! found you Carole through aloha blog hop added you to google+ :)

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  24. 'It may not be 'Christmasy', but it most definitely sounds delicious!

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  25. YUM! I can't imagine having Christmas in the summer. Just not having snow on Christmas day here makes me a bit sad.

    Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  26. Thanks for sharing this on Sweet Saturday! (I was the co-host this week)

    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

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  27. Mmmm...rum and tropical fruit. You can't go wrong with that combination!

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  28. I have a feeling that these are far too easy to drink - they sound delicious!

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  29. Mmmmmmmmm I'm thinking "coconut milk" (to make it vegan)! :D

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  30. Thanks so much for joining our Bloggers for Christmas linky party!
    Happy Christmastime!

    http://lifeoflt.blogspot.com

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  31. I have to admit that the idea of Christmas falling during the summer months does seem a bit strange. This drink sounds really yummy. Bet it would be tasty with some coconut as well!

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  32. This drink sounds delicious. I love mango. I will have to save this for the summer; to be sipped on the patio. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Caite! I love this! I'm going to serve this on Christmas in my house, using frozen mango and adding a bit of water as necessary. My husband is Filipino so his family will eat mango any time of the year! These cocktails will be perfect. :)

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  34. Sounds good, and looks pretty too.

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  35. ripe mangos have been hard to come by lately. the ones in the store are rock hard and leaving them on the counter to ripen has lead to rotting fruit at one end and hard at the other. oh bother. I Should be drinking while contemplating the fruit issue>

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  36. I have this bookmarked! YUM! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)
    I hope to see you again this week!

    This week is sponsored by Sugar and Spice Market! They are giving away a package of their gluten free sugar cookie mix and a package of their gluten free pancake/waffle mix! It is just in time for the holidays!

    Link up starts tomorrow (thursday) at 7:05pm eastern time! Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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  37. Sounds delicious, Carole! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again. The party starts tomorrow at 8am CST.

    Diana

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  38. Sounds like something I'd drink anytime of the year! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday!

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  39. Sounds wonderful and yummy :) thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays...

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  40. thanks for linking up! these sound wonderful :)

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  41. Oooooh, that's the kind of cocktail I could roll with any time of year!

    Thanks for linking to Sweet New Zealand - it's lovely to have you join in. Would you be good enough to just edit your post to include a link and reference to Sweet New Zealand and the host -
    http://couscous-consciousness.blogspot.co.nz/2013/06/sweet-new-zealand-23.html


    Thanks again :-)

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  42. Good Afternoon Carole, I think your mango cocktail would be perfect any time of the year.... it certainly gets my vote.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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