Monday, August 17, 2009

Mango-Lime Sangria


Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer. This is the 17th day of the hottest and most sultry month of summer here in the south. What better way to beat the heat than to stretch out on the patio under the ceiling fans, and enjoy fresh homemade sangria.

Summer fruit is abundant and Mangoes are definitely a favorite fruit this time of year for many of us. This recipe is perfect to forget the heat, kick-back and enjoy an afternoon with your friends.

Mango-Lime Sangria
Makes 8 servings

Using a dry rose instead of the more traditional red wine makes this a lighter, more refreshing sangria.

1 cup peeled, chopped mango
1/3 cup superfine sugar
10-ounces fresh orange juice
10-ounces fresh lime juice
1-ounce triple sec
3 limes, thinly sliced
1-2 oranges, thinly sliced
1/3 cup peach brandy or peach schnapps
1-2 bottles dry rose wine
1-2 bottles soda water
Garnish: fresh lavender or mint

Directions:
1. Combine the chopped mango with sugar and let sit for one hour.
2. Combine the macerated mangoes with the orange juice, lime juice, Triple sec, sliced limes, sliced oranges, peach brandy(or schnapps) and rose in a large preferably clear pitcher. Stir to blend. Cover and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes or up to 8 hours.
3. To serve. Stir to mix. Fill glass half full of ice cubes; add juice mixture and soda water. Garnish

By the way, we did get a slight reprieve from the heat with a surprise tropical storm named Claudette. Lucky for us, we did not get a direct hit but, managed to enjoy a very rainy evening.

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18 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

A sangria with mango sounds fabulous!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow this is a lovely drink for a hot day

Paula Kiger said...

This looks so refreshing!!

Bunny said...

Oh doesn't that just sound perfect for summer. We've been hit with high tempts and humidity, the sangria sounds heavenly!

TheKitchenWitch said...

Cocktails! I can certainly get behind those! Looks wonderful...maybe tomorrow?

Velva said...

Tomorrow sounds great!

the ungourmet said...

What a terrific combination of flavors. I love Sangria but I've never made it myself. I'd love to give your recipe a try. :0)

We are just replacing our roof and gutters and painting. I guess that is a bit of renovating. It turned into a bigger job than we had intended.

Helen Zuo said...

thanks for visiting! love your blog, this sangria looks delicious!

the southern hostess said...

This sounds like a perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

Erica said...

What a delicious combination!!!

Karine said...

Mango lime sangria! I would love some of that! It looks so refreshing! :)

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Refreshing and just right for summer...this is calling my name!

Cucinista said...

I can almost taste this sangria. Wonderful for a hot day!

sangeeta said...

delicious drink.......

Olga said...

OMG that looks so good! And I love anything with mangoes :) Really cute presentation.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

This looks so refreshing. I love mangos. Great presentation too.
Sam

Nil said...

Uau. Is beautiful image! And delicius!

Nil

Michelle J said...

OH YUMMY! :)

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