As I was hosting a Mexican themed dinner party over the weekend I thought the perfect recipe for the 'Cool' Cookbook Challenge would be Pineapple, Mango & Tequila cocktails, courtesy of Curtis Stone.
As I was hosting a Mexican themed dinner party over the weekend and we were drinking Pineapple, Mango & Tequila cocktails, I forgot to photograph the finished product.
This recipe serves 4 and comes from the September 2009 issue of delicious magazine.
1 cup roughly chopped fresh pineapple
1 ripe mango, chopped
250ml orange juice
Ice cubes, mint leaves and lime wedges to serve
Whizz the pineapple, mango, orange juice and tequila in a blender until smooth. Curtis says to strain the liquid through a fine sieve and serve these drinks over ice. I couldn't bear to turf all the lovely fruit so my cunning friend Kym suggested we put the ice in with the ingredients and blend together.
What we ended up with was a very fluffy drink, similar to a daiquiri, that we garnished with mint.
Our version ended up like a boozy meal in a glass, so perhaps Curtis was onto something with the straining.
If you're going to have a crack at making this drink, try and do it before the end of January, then you can have a crack at FebFast and abstain during the shortest month of the year as well as raise some money and awareness.