Monday, August 1, 2011

Sparkling Mango Lemonade

We've finally been getting some sun rays here in the Pacific Northwest!  Hallelujah!  I've been seeing all these lemonade recipes popping up all over blogs and decided it was time to partake of this delicious summertime beverage.  I decided to pair the lemonade with one of my favorite fruits of summer.  The Mango!  Oh how I love them and could eat them everyday of my life.  This lemonade was perfect.  Not too sweet.  Not too tart.  The mango flavor is very subtle.  Even if you don't care for mango, I'd bet you'd like this because the mango adds just enough to be there, but it doesn't overwhelm.  We loved this!   

Sparkling Mango Lemonade

For the mango syrup:
1 heaping cup sliced mango
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. cold water
Pinch of salt

For the lemonade:
1 cup very hot water
2/3 cup sugar
1¼ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
4½ cups cold sparkling water or seltzer

To make the mango syrup, combine the mango, sugar, lemon juice, water and salt in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth.
To make the lemonade, combine the hot water and sugar in a pitcher or glass bowl. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Mix in the lemon juice and water. Stir in the mango puree.

To serve, rub a wedge of lemon or one of the spent lemon halves around the rim of a glass and then dip in sugar. Fill with ice if desired and then lemonade. Garnish with sliced lemon or mango. Serve immediately.
Yield: 6-7 cups

Recipe Source:  Adapted from Annie's Eats

Linked to:  Blue Cricket Design, This Chick Cooks, Sweets for a Saturday


Amy said...

I love mango...and this is sparkling too? Count me in! :) Can't wait to make my own glass!

Ashley@EisyMorgan said...

This looks so yummy! What a great idea for a party or shower! Would love for you to link up at my party HERE if you have time! Have a great Wed!

Simply Sammie said...

This looks so refreshing! With all this heat I am on a constant lookout for yummy refreshing drink recipes, I will definitely be pinning this.

carolinaheartstrings said...

We are sweltering inthe south! A wonderful lemonade with mangos would be perfect! Come over and visit us. We have a delicious Southern favorite today!

Anonymous said...

This recipe is definitely a keeper! (:

Gonna make this soon!

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This looks so refreshing!


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