Guess what folks? Today is National Mango Day! That means I take a break from our regular programming to tell you about a drink I invented last summer: the Spicy Mangorita! Here is how to make this delicious treat for those hot summer days:
First, we need a blender. Start with four mangos that are peeled with the pits removed (frozen mango is even better). Then, add 1/4 cup of lime juice, 3 ounces of silver tequila, 2 ounces of cointreau, a handful of ice cubes, and 3 to 5 pieces of fresh basil. Before blending, get your margarita glasses ready. Keeping the glasses in the freezer for a bit is always a good call. Coat the rims with a bit of lime juice then dress it up with some salt and Valentina powder. Then, blend the mango mixture and pour it into the glasses. Top it off with some sparkling water for bubbles and dress it up with basil for the looks.
This cocktail is also super delicious when served virgin, just omit the tequila. Summer is in full force, so the time to pause for a treat and to create memories with those we love is now. Stay well, enjoy little things, and have a big smile on until we meet again.
– Burak Sarac, Team Lead
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