Sunday, August 5, 2012

Mango Limeade

 A few weekends ago I had my family here for a visit and decided to make something special after we ate dinner.  Instead of serving dessert, we enjoyed lively conversations and drinks.  There's nothing better than sipping on a chilled drink on a hot summer night surrounded by loved ones.


Ingredients
1 3/4 cups white sugar
8 cups water
2 cups fresh squeezed lime juice
3 mangoes, peeled and pitted

mangoes, peeled and pitted

puree the mangoes

juice the limes

In a pitcher combine ingredients, stir together until sugar is dissolved.

Serve chilled or on ice.

It also makes an excellent cocktail with the addition of gin.

47 comments:

  1. I'll take a glass of the adult version :) Sounds refreshing Brandi, and it looks pretty.

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  2. I'm with Shelly on this one, you have such great ideas and all the necessary kitchen equipment to get the job done. I wouldn't know where to start lol:)

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  3. You are the perfect homemaker. I'd love to have a tall glass of this. I'm sure can be punctuated with a splash of "spirits".

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  4. This is so pretty to serve! Your guests are very lucky to have you for a hostess. So refreshing on a hot summer day. xx

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  5. The adult version sound great, but I would add rum.

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  6. Olá , seu blog é muito bom, e desde já quero dar-lhe os parabéns, meu nome é: António Batalha, e quero deixar-lhe um convite, se quiser fazer parte de meus amigos virtuais no blog Peregrino E Servo ficarei muito radiante. Claro que irei retribuir seguindo também seu blog.Como sou um homem de Deus deixo-lhe a minha bênção. E que Seja feliz você e sua casa.

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  8. That sounds so refreshing right now! It is soo hot.

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  9. Wow Brandi, what a great idea! This sounds so refreshing and yummy! I've heard gin and rum. Guest I'll have to try both to see which I like better. What . . . doesn't that make sense to you? lol -_^
    Hope you'll share it @ Frugal Treasures Tuesday this week!
    Barbe

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  10. oh YUM what could be better.. love mango anything

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  11. Yum, that sounds so delicious! Mangoes and Limes are two of my favorite fruits, but I've never thought to combine them together.

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  12. Yum, I would like mine with Gin please! I think you need to write a cookbook. That sounds delicious with or without the gin.

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  13. Sounds like a nice refreshing drink to have during summer:)

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  14. Oh my, that does sound great! And if you want a south of the border twist on the adult version, you could toss in some tequila and have mango margaritas!

    This beats my mango ice cream both in simplicity and zing!

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  15. With all this heat, I can definitely go with a refreshing drink like this!

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  16. That sounds refreshing, I've never had mangos, yes i'm sure i'm the only one that hasn't tried them yet, lol. But maybe be soon :) I love your new blog layout it looks cute!

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  17. Yes, that looks tasty. Reminds me of something my cousin does when she has parties, cookouts. Except she uses Tequila.

    Gin makes you sin, Brandi. Lol.

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  18. Those look soooooooooooo good! Much more refreshing than a heavy dessert. Oh, and the notebooks that you made for your daughter to take back to school are gorgeous. All of her girlfriends are going to be wanting them, too. You may have started a trend.
    Have a great day. Connie :)

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  19. Oh my stars! I hope one of those glasses are mine! What a great combo!

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  20. Yammie !! this is delicious !! happy week darling love Ria...xxx...

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  21. Chilled drinks and lively conversations sounds like a great way to spend time with friends on summer nights. This looks delish and seems pretty simple to make. Thanks for sharing Brandi!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  22. OH YUM! I will take a tall one (or two or three.....)!

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  23. Oh honey, you are speaking my language!!!! I WILL make this and will add some vodka:):) XO, Pinky

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  24. I'll take vodka in mine please. Looks delish.

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  25. I am SO pinning this! Just one question: who squeezed the limes?? LOL
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  26. This looks ah.mazing. And with Gin? Yes please.

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  27. This looks so refreshing.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  28. Hi Brandi, I am delighted that you like my bedroom re-do. It is always fun to dive into a new project. That door is probably the closest I'll ever get to Paris . . . but at least I can go there anytime I please, just by entering my room and closing the door, LOL. Thank you for your very sweet comment. Have a great day, Connie :)

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  29. Mango is so cooling and that sounds wonderful on this hot summer day :)
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  30. Oh, I love limeade even more than lemonade...and your tropical twist sounds amazing. And maybe even more amazing as a cocktail :)

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  31. Mmmmm, that's making my mouth water! Thanks for finding me and leaving a sweet comment!
    Susan

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  32. Almost everyday we had a mango shake during summer. Aside that its the season mango and in very cheap price. So we can make many times mango shake.

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  33. Sounds and looks really GOOD!! Thanks for coming by:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  34. I'm back for seconds! Slurp! Make mine the adult version!
    Thank you so much for joining TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS with your summery libation!

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  35. Yum! This sounds super delicious and refreshing. Can't wait to give it a try.

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  36. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)

    This sounds amaizing! I love mango and I could go for an adult version right about now!

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  37. This recipe look so yummy. Especially the Gin part. Smile. Hey Brandi, thanks for stopping by my blog today. I liked hearing your views on real friendship.
    You've got a great blog, I'll be back.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

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  38. Cheers Brandi! This drink looks so refreshing :)

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  39. thanks for your comment hun! I appreciate it. and wow you made those?? talk about yum-town. great job it looks delish!

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  40. Never would have thought to combine mango and lime! But right now, I'd accept a cool drink. Too hot this summer!

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  41. Thanks SO much for stopping by my blog yesterday Brandi and your very sweet comment! :)

    This post is just delicious! :) I've never had these two flavors together but would LOVE to try it!

    xoxo ♥ Shar
    http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

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  42. Looks good!…I'd take the "virgin" version. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. That looks soooo refreshing. I am crazy about mangoes. What a treat for your family, Brandi!

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