April 30, 2007

Mango Lemonade



Ingredients:
4 cups cold water or club soda
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 to 1/2 cup ginger or plain simple syrup to taste
1/4 cup fresh mango puree
Directions:
In a large pitcher, stir together the mango puree, lemon juice and simple syrup. Then stir in the cold water (very gently if using club soda) to distribute the juice. Serve icy cold with plenty of ice cubes*.

*A good trick is to make ice cubes out of lemonade so when they melt, they do not dilute the drink.


My thoughts:
Lemonade is the perfect warm weather drink and the addition of mango makes it a tiny bit more special. I like making it with club soda so it is a little bubbly. In the US, most lemonade is still and I think this is a shame, because there is something about a sparkling beverage that seems just that much more refreshing.

11 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I love mango and lemonade. Thanks!

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  2. You come up with the most wonderful recipes! I love everything with mangoes.

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  3. Bubbly lemonade sounds great, and I am not sure I would have thought of adding mango, but I sure will now!

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  4. I'm with Brilynn, I love anything with mangoes! This drink sounds superb! I'm definitely trying it this summer.

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  5. Sounds terrific! I love the sound of this recipe. Love mangoes! ;-))

    Paz

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  6. Mmmm...this screams Summer.

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  7. Yum! I just ate my las Mango....time for a grocery run! :)

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  8. A great drink idea, Rachel. By strange coincedence I was just bought some tinned mango pulp, I think I'll have a crack at making my own mango lassi, and I'll probably make ice cream with the rest

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  9. Sorry - my spelling is getting worse and worse! Must write comments more slowly. I meant "coincidence" of course.

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  10. Love the glass--I have a set myself!

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  11. Lemonade usually still? Weird!
    If you said lemonade in the UK most people would assume you meant clear fizzy stuff. Proper yellow lemonade would be "cloudy lemonade" but still fizzy. If it's still it's labelled as "still lemonade"!

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