With summer in full swing, what could be more refreshing than a delicious cocktail?
A colourful recipe, the drink calls for the use of orange, lime and lemon, giving it a sunshine-bright vibrance.
In terms of kit, a high-speed blender, like a Vitamix, is key as it needs to be tough enough to crush ice without weakening the blades.
120ml Cointreau (or orange liquor of choice)
1 medium orange, peeled
1 lime, peeled
1 lemon, peeled
250g frozen mango
80ml agave syrup, or to taste
2-3 cups of ice, depending on how frozen you like it
Equal parts salt and chilli powder, for rim (use less chilli to reduce spice)
Extra lime, for rim
Place all ingredients in the Vitamix, in the order of ingredients above: adding liquids, then soft fruits and agave, then ice. Blend on smoothie setting or speed number 10 for 45 to 60 seconds
To make the rim, place equal parts salt and chilli powder on a plate. (We recommend having a bit more salt than chilli at first and tasting some to see if it is to your preference; then adjust accordingly.) Rub the inside of a lime wedge around the rim of each glass, then roll the rim of the glass in the salt-chilli powder mixture
– Using a smoked chilli powder for the rim adds some extra character
– For a stronger chilli flavour, use chilli-infused tequila or blend a de-seeded jalapeño along with the other ingredients
– If you don’t have agave syrup, use equal parts honey or 80g sugar
Vitamix are available to buy online from Borough Kitchen.