If you like Pina Coladas (and getting caught in the rain…sorry for the ear worm), you’ll love this recipe for Mango Coladas! It makes a pitcher full! So grab a hammock, sit back and relax! It’s hot and this drink is icy cold and refreshing!
Recently, Mr. Saucy and I spent two weeks in Florida with some of our dearest friends. Their daughter joined us for a week, along with two of her friends from college. While Mr. Saucy, Frank and I fished, Frank’s wife Freida and the girls spent time on the beach and at the pool.
We took our boat and our kayaks and all of our surf fishing equipment. I also pack about half my kitchen when we go on these trips, so we were set for two weeks of sun and fun.
I flew a kite! I love kites. This one was a Christmas gift from Frank and Freida, on its maiden voyage.
When we surf fish, we set up “surf fishing camp”, complete with our chairs, umbrellas, little wagons (surf fishing carts) loaded with all of our fishing stuff, as well as cocktails and snacks.
We caught a ton of fish! Red fish, speckled trout, pompano, whiting, sharks, rays, catfish…you name it! I was responsible for cleaning and filleting all the fish we caught, and I was kept busy at the end of every day. We’d head to the house, clean the fish, fix supper and watch the incredible sunsets.
The girls, Kathryn and her friends Andrea and Ann-Morgan had come to vacation prepared. They had printed out recipes of various cocktails they wanted to make while they were there. On the girls’ last day, I took their leftover ingredients and made a pitcher of pina coladas for them to enjoy on the beach.
I’ve been hooked on coladas ever since! So, here is a mango colada version that is the result of my current colada obsession. Hope you’ll try it. And I hope it will transport you to a relaxing place.
- 1 - 15 ounce can cream of coconut
- 3 cups fresh or frozen mango
- 1 cup orange juice
- ½ cup fresh lime juice
- 2 cups coconut rum
- 4 cups ice
- Place all of the ingredients, except the ice, in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the ingredients into a large pitcher. Have another large empty pitcher at the ready.
- Put 2 cups of ice in the blender, along with half of dink mixture.
- Blend until smooth and pour into the empty pitcher.
- Repeat with the remaining ice and drink mixture.
- Serve cold.
As always, when consuming alcoholic beverages, please do so in moderation.