Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Drink | Mango Cooler
The new Bon Appétit with Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover has some fantastic Spring recipes, including Paltrow's delicious Peach Cooler, which is a spin on a Pimm's Cup, a cocktail from her adopted hometown of London. I decided to throw my own spin on it by substituting peach for mango.
MANGO COOLER | Recipe inspired by Bon Appétit June 2011
2 ripe mangos, peeled, cut into 1/2in. wedges
6 tablespoons mango juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup vodka
1 English hothouse cucumber
2 cups chilled Prosecco
1 1/2 cups chilled soda water
12 fresh mint leaves
1 | Using a wooden spoon, mash mangos with juice and lemon juice in a large pitcher. Stir in vodka (can be made 4 hours ahead). Cover and chill.
2 | Cut 1/3 of cucumber lengthwise into 4 spears for garnish. Thinly slice remaining cucumber. Stir Prosecco, soda water, mint, and sliced cucumber into pitcher. Fill glasses with ice. Pour cooler into glasses; garnish with cucumber spear and mint.