Thirsty Thursday: The Fresh Mango Sweet Escape


I bought a box of mangos at Costco to make mango, black bean, poblano pepper quesadillas (they’re delicious by the way). Then I used some of the mangos to make a winter slaw salad. But after that I still had  7 mangos left to consume!


So what’s a girl to do who has too many mangos?
Make a Sweet Escape Cocktail! Now this isn’t tequila based and I’ll be 100% transparent, it wasn’t as good as a tequila cocktail, but it did make us feel like we were in Hawaii… at least for a few minutes!
Please leave a comment with your favorite mango recipe so I can get some ideas of what to do with the rest of my mangos!



The Sweet EscapeRecipe from The Kitchn

Servings: 11 ounce fresh mango puree – made with fresh mango* 
1 1/2 ounce vodka 
1 ounce fresh lemon juice** 
1 ounce simple syrup *** 
2 ounces chilled soda water 
Mango slices (fan) & lemon spiral for garnishIn a mixing glass add fresh mango puree, vodka, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup; add ice and shake until well blended. Strain into a ice filled Collins glass and spritz with chilled soda water. Garnish with a fan of mango slices and a spiral of lemon.* Fresh Mango Puree: One medium-sized mango = 1 cup diced = 1/2 cup puree. 
** Fresh Lemon Juice: 1 medium-sized lemon = approx 2 ounces juice 
*** Simple Syrup: Mix a 1:1 ratio of water to sugar; bring water to a boil, add sugar to dissolve, and cool.