Just as it’s hard to get children to eat vegetables unless you hide them in chocolate cake (the vegetables, not the children – though in some cases that would improve the children), sometimes it’s hard to get adults to eat their required intake of fruit and veges every day. Make it easy on that recalcitrant adult in your life (come on, we all know one) with this delicious fruit-filled cocktail.
MODERN MANGO DAIQUIRI
A hint of passionfruit adds an intriguing note to this cocktail, but what makes it truly modern is the garnish of Thai basil leaves. Instruct your imbibers to nibble a leaf before taking a sip – the combination of aniseedy Thai basil and fresh tropical mango works surprisingly well.
1 ripe mango, peel and stone removed, flesh roughly diced
30ml Havana Club anejo rum
15ml passionfruit syrup (we used the 1883 brand)
15ml lemon juice
15ml sugar syrup
1/2 cup ice
Sprig of Thai basil, to garnish
Cocktail glass, preferably chilled
Place all ingredients in blender and whizz until the ice is crushed. Pour into cocktail glass, garnish with Thai basil and serve.
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Loads easier than getting kids to eat their vegetables.
This one’s by us. We’re clever like that.