I am not, nor have I ever been, a bartender. I love mixed drinks, though. And I’m super cheap, so I would much rather make drinks at home than pay upwards of $8 a glass on a super-sugary and not-alcoholic-enough drink.
Now, I promised myself a while back that I would not buy any more coconut rum because it’s too easy to consume in mass quantities and regret it later. Buuuttt…I guess I break promises.
So, here’s a tropical drink to rock your socks.
Coconut Mango Mojito
makes 1 refreshing beverage
8 mint leaves
juice of 1/2 a lime
2-3 shots coconut rum (if coconut is not your jam, regular rum would be good instead)
flesh of half a mango
2 handfuls of ice
Throw all except for Sprite in a blender and blend. Strain into a glass with lime slices and discard pulp. Top with Sprite Zero.
Oh, my reason for using Sprite Zero is based on my love for a skinny cocktail. If you are not into it, feel free to use something sugary (although the mango is plenty sweet).
I will now describe this drink to you in three words: coconut-y, fresh and rum-y.
“Hungry monster” is Renee from http://attackofthehungrymonster.blogspot.com/, a cooking and (occasional) crafting site. She’s a self-taught home chef who likes to put her own spin on classic recipes. Go visit her blog and say hi.