Mango Strawberry Spritzer
The funny thing about vacation is that you wait all year (or years) to take one, and then when you do- sometimes it feels like it never happened! This drink was inspired by the family vacation we just took, and this is my desperate attempt to pretend that I am still there. There will be several vacation inspired recipes trickling out in the next few weeks, or maybe months- hope you don’t mind!
There was a beach “shack” where we would go every day on our trip. The kids would build sand castles and I would sit around and guzzle a drink called the “Anguillan”. It was explained as mango, strawberry and ginger ale. Now, I saw them make it, and there was a lot more involved (syrups and sweeteners and other things that made my tongue thick with sugar- it was vacation after all!)
But when I got home, I decided to make my own version that is just as simply as it was described to me, a Mango Strawberry Spritzer: fresh tart strawberries, juicy sweet mango and slightly spiced ginger ale. Refreshing, festive and perfect for hot summer drink guzzling!
Mango Strawberry Spritzer, serves 2
-½ Mango, peeled and diced
-2 Strawberries, diced
-1 can Ginger Ale
-Ice and straws
-you need a “muddler” or something blunt to smash fruit
1) Prepare the fruit.
2) Divide the fruit between the two glasses.
3) Using the muddler, smash the fruit into a pulp in the bottom of each glass.
4) Fill the glass with ice cubes.
5) Pour the ginger ale into the glass to the top.
When you serve with a straw, quickly stir, and it will mix everything together and the whole drink will fizz!