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Mango Mojito

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Mangos are one of my favorite fruits, and this mojito from the new seasonal cocktail menu take this fruit to new heights.  There's also a non-alcoholic version which make a refreshing agua perfect for your next outdoor party.
Servings: 812-ounce drinks
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Ingredients

  • 2large Manila mangos (approximately 1 pound) peeled, seeded and cut into chunks (these mangos are sometimes called honey or champagne)
  • 1 additional mango, peeled and cut into cubes for garnish
  • Fresh mint sprigs
  • 2cups D'Aristi Blanco Rum
  • 1cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1cup simple syrup
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice cubes
  • ancho chile powder mixed with a little salt for garnish

Instructions

Puree the 2 mangos with 1/4 cup of water in a blender until smooth. You'll have about 1 1/2 cups of puree.

In a 12 ounce glass, add 4 to 5 large mint leaves and crush the leaves with a muddler. Add 2 ounces of rum along with 1 ounce of mango puree, 1 ounce of lime juice and 1 ounce of simple syrup. Fill the glass with ice cubes and top off with a splash of sparkling water. Stir to combine. Garnish with a cube of mango, dusted with the ancho powder mixture placed on a cocktail skewer. You can used the leftover mango puree to make the non-alcoholic version.

Non-alcoholic version: In a 12 ounce glass, add 4 to 5 mint leaves and crush with a muddler. Add 2 ounces of mango puree, 1 ounce of lime juice, and 1 ounce of simple syrup. Fill the glass with ice cubes and top off with about 2 ounces of sparkling water. Stir to combine.

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