Mango Peach Daiquiris
The neighborhood is experiencing a bit of a growing pain this week as school officially started yesterday bringing the end of summer to a skidding halt. Tuesday night I sat in the front yard and visited with the neighbors as they watched their kids play hard for the last hurrah.
I have very few memories from childhood, simply a handful of snapshot moments stuck in time. One memory is the feeling of jealousy and injustice that I was going to school and did not have homework. My brother had homework and he was cool. I wanted to be a big kid!
As I sat in the driveway this past Tuesday night sipping a peach-mango daiquiri I felt silly for ever wishing life to hurry up and make me a big kid. I’m definitely a big kid now and the homework has been nonstop ever since. Of course it’s a different kind of homework, a good homework. Like, say… cleaning the blender I used to make daiquiris for the neighbors.
Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa
2 c chopped ripe mango (I used frozen)
1 c sliced peaches (I used frozen)
1/2 c fresh squeezed lime juice (4 limes- use the real deal)
1/4 c simple syrup
1 1/4 c dark rum
Fresh Peach slices, for serving
Place the frozen mango, peaches, lime juice, simple syrup and rum in a blender and process until smooth. Add 2 c of ice and process again until smooth and thick. Serve ice-cold in highball glasses with the peach slices.
*The original recipe is for Mango-Banana Daiquiris, of which I’m not a fan of banana drinks so switched banana for peaches which turned out to be a fantastic choice.