1 large ripe mango, sliced
¾ cup chilled white cranberry juice
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons superfine sugar
½ ounce simple syrup
1 wedge mango, for garnish
1 strawberry, for garnish
In a blender, combine mango, cranberry juice, lime juice, sugar, and simple syrup; blend until the mixture is smooth. Add ice cubes and blend until the daiquiri is smooth and thick. Pour into glasses and serve with a fruit garnish.
Yield: 3 cocktails
*Chef's Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Cool, pour it into a jar, cover, and chill.
Old Fashioned Strawberry Ice Cream Soda
½ cup sliced fresh strawberries, pureed
2 tablespoons milk
2 scoops vanilla ice cream, divided
Chilled seltzer water
Whipped cream and maraschino cherries, for garnish
Decorator sprinkles, for garnish
In a tall glass or mug, combine strawberry puree, milk, and one scoop of the ice cream. Using a spoon, mash the strawberries into the ice cream and milk until the mixture is smooth. Add ¼ cup seltzer water and stir well to mix. Add the remaining scoop of ice cream and fill the glass with seltzer water, stirring gently to mix.
Top the ice cream soda with a swirl of whipped cream, a cherry, and sprinkles. Add a straw and enjoy!
Yield: 1 soda
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