Coconut water adds natural sweetness and tropical notes to this mango agua fresca kissed with fresh ginger and enhanced by rum and lime.
Here's a simple drink that can function as a morning juice, afternoon snack, or happy hour tipple. I made it in my fancy new blender from Blendtec, which I fell in love with at Sarah's one day while we were styling a shoot for the New York Times. It has a slick touch screen, a large pitcher for blending up big batches of soups and smoothies, and dull blades that are easy to clean. It's by far the nicest piece of equipment in our kitchen, and I feel like a million bucks every time I use it.
Before we got our Blendtec, we had a decent blender that Cook's Illustrated recommended as a less expensive alternative to the high rolling high-speed blenders out there. It served us well. Before that, we had an avocado green number that Jay's folks gifted us that managed to adequately liquefy our food. We're pretty thrilled with the upgrade! We've used it to make creamy soups, icy popsicles, vegan tarts, and daily smoothies.
In exchange for this lovely blender, I created a boozy recipe just for Blendtec. It starts with a couple of fresh mangos (Ataulfos are in season here in California and they are sublime), and it gets natural sweetness from coconut water, a hit of fresh ginger, and a boost of lime juice. You can keep it pure, or dress it up with a slug of rum. All of these tropical, floral flavors intertwine into one golden, not-too-sweet drink.
Get the recipe over at Blendtec!
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Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table says
What a beauty - and not a bad exchange of products! This would be so refreshing on a hot summer day - like, for example, this weekend.
Aw, thanks Ksenia!
Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes says
I finally got a high-powered blender this year, and I am not sure what took so long. I agree, it feels like a million bucks to use it. Ha ha. These agua frescas are calling my name. Yum!
Totally! Thanks, Katie. <3
Jennifer Farley says
This is such a gorgeous drink. Your photos are always so inspiring to me :)
This is right up my alley! I would make this with the booze and without. LOVE.
gerry @ foodness gracious says
I bet these are so refreshing!! Love the ginger add-in too ;)
Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire says
What a gorgeous color! That alone is reason enough to make this agua fresca. I recently upgraded my blender from the 10+ year old one I had. It's not a Blendtec, but a real step up. Hopefully a Blendtec will be my next upgrade - I hear so many amazing things about them!
So many gorgeous, fresh flavors here. And that color!! Just gorgeous. I would love one of these on a hot afternoon :)
Tessa | Salted Plains says
We got a high-powered blender this last year and it is pretttyyy life-changing. :) I love all the flavors in this agua fresca - I'll take one with and one without rum! xo.
Claudia | The Brick Kitchen says
Oh this has me craving summer so badly! It is cold and dreary here in Melbourne at the moment and pouring with rain - ugh. Love the addition of ginger and lime to the mango too - definitely need to try when mangos are back around. Absolutely stunning photos too - so crisp and clear <3
Aw, thanks Claudia! Hope you get some gentler weather soon.
This looks so good that I'm planning to make it for when I go into labour (minus the booze, of course). No kidding! The coconut water will be good for hyration and the mango good for quick sugar. :)
Oh wow, I'll be SO honored. You're in my thoughts! <3<3<3
Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen says
GAHH! So pretty. And that flavor combo is killer. I'm going to need a glass of this ASAP.
Thanks, you! I bet you'd love it. :)
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
This is such a beautiful bevvy - I love the addition of ginger. (and rum!)