Lately, I’ve been day dreaming a lot about a vacation to the Caribbean… Laying on the beach and sipping tropical cocktails, now that is the definition of a perfect life! That inspired me to make this frozen mango daiquiri…
Making cocktails is an art! At least in my opinion. I really enjoy watching the bartenders mixing all those ingredients together to make spectacular cocktails. It has always amazed me how mixing a little bit of different ingredients would result in tasty and appealing drinks. It’s like drawing a magnificent picture using only a few pencils.
If you have been following me on my social media lately, then you probably know what I’m talking about. Whenever I go out with my friends on Friday or Saturday nights, or even when I get invited to late night business parties, I always talk to the bartender before choosing my cocktail. I ask about the ingredients, how the cocktail is made, and what it will taste like. Quite often I record and share the whole experience on my social media. And I have learned a lot from that, in terms of cocktail-making, which tools to use and even a little bit about cocktail history. Although I’m not a big drinker myself, I love exploring different tastes and combinations. Luckily my best friend J; who I usually go out with, really enjoys cocktails as well. She even has a (never-ending) list of cocktails that she wants to try.
So one night when we went to a Speakeasy bar in Bristol, the bartender who made my cocktail -and while answering a dozen questions that I kept asking to satisfy my curiosity- told me that if I want to become a cocktail expert, I need to learn how to make the classics (Margarita, Martini, Daiquiri, Old Fashioned, White Russian, etc…). Once I do so, it will become surprisingly easy to learn hundreds of other recipes while experimenting.
Empowered with all the knowledge and tips I got that evening, I got really excited to throw a do-it-yourself cocktail party. However, my knowledge of the classics was not that great. So my friends suggested that we go for the usual which is gin and tonic, but I insisted that we try something new. I needed to find a good source to help me with this, and luckily I found lots of different ideas and recipes on thebar.com
thebar.com is a complete website that could answer any of your questions as it answered mine! Its classic-cocktails page has all what I needed. It got me inspired to try several recipes. I kept testing and trying until I found my favourite one. I found this Strawberry Daiquiri recipe that I really liked, but wanting to add my own twist on it I thought I’d experiment with mangoes (mango is my favourite fruit!).
Captain Morgan’s classic spiced and dark rums take their name from the intrepid 17th century buccaneer, who went on to become governor of Jamaica. Today Captain Morgan is one of the world’s best-selling rums. For this recipe, I’ve used Captain Morgan original spiced gold rum. This rum is also perfect for making Pina colada, Long Island ice tea, mojitos or a simple rum punch.
So experimenting with daiquiris using mango turned out to be a wonderful idea, it now became a favourite in my house and I make it often when my friends come over for drinks. What is your favourite classic cocktail? For more ideas and great classic cocktail recipes, make sure to visit thebar.com
- 60 ml (2 oz) vodka
- 60 ml (2 oz) rum
- 1 fresh or frozen mango
- 1 large cup (200g) of ice
- Peel and cube mango, then add to the blender.
- Add rum, vodka, and ice.
- Blender until you get a smooth slush consistency.
- Serve with a maraschino cherry and enjoy!
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