CHILLED MANGO WITH TEQUILA & LIME – part cocktail, part irresistible dessert
There is a heat wave sweeping across New England and nothing screams summer louder than top shelf tequila and lime…am I right? This dish has all of the components that I love about a dessert; the ripe mango is sweet and creamy, the tequila is surprisingly spicy, and the lime + mint make this a bright and refreshing palate cleanser. This is sure to send you longin’ for the dog days that are just around the corner. Even better, this sweet treat is super easy and gets tastier by the minute as it infuses in the fridge. How ’bout that for “on-demand vaca” after a hard days work?! And yes, it’s ok to slurp the syrup after the fruit is long gone. We certainly do:)
INGREDIENTS: (serves 4)
4 mangos, ripe and cuped
6 Tbs tequila
zest from 1 whole lime
juice from 1 whole lime
5 Tbs honey, +/- to taste
6 mint leaves f, plus 4 beautiful sprigs
pinch of salt, just enough to balance
Prepare mango into 1″ cubes.
Whisk together tequila, lime zest, lime juice, honey, salt and mint leaves.
Pour mixture over mangos and chill for 30+ minutes.
Divide mango and mixture among glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Bottoms up…who new something so simple couple be this remarkable:)