Mango has to be one of my favorite fruits when I think about it, but then again, is usually a matter of mood and… weather. Now the last part doesn’t usually work in my favor, especially now in winter time, but make yourself a mango lemonade, add a little umbrella and you can forget about all the cold from outside.
This drink is pretty simple, as far as lemonades go, but it does require to pour the mango puree through a strainer which is a pain in the arse and no matter how many times you do it, the mango juice will still be a bit too thick to make a nice and clear drink. For this process I used one of these strainers though it didn’t work the way I wanted, but if you have something better, a better gizmo or better idea please let me know so I can use it myself too. Still, having the juice a bit thicker then expected didn’t stop me from enjoying it and believe me when I say, it was awesome, very refreshing. If you think it might be too sweet for your own taste, feel free to reduce the amount of sugar. Cheers!
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 large mangos, peeled, chopped
- 6 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- For the syrup, in a small saucepan combine sugar and 1 cup of water over high heat; bring to a boil. Cook until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; let cool completely.
- In a blender, combine mango with about 3 cups of water and blend until smooth. Pour through a strainer into a pitcher. Add 3 more cups of water. Stir in lemon juice and syrup, mixing well. Add about 4 cups of ice to pitcher.
- Pour into chilled glasses, garnish with mint if preferred, and serve.