As you can tell by the half filled glass, this wasn't going to be a recipe I photographed for the blog. When looking at what to make for the June Gourmet Unbound, the Mango Sour was just kind of an add on to what I chose. But after taking a sip (or two, or three) Mr. L and I realized that though simple, this was quite good. In fact, I think it will become the drink of the summer of 2010.
with Mango Sours. I guess I've never really had a sour before. Loved the taste. Love that it was so simple to make. Mr. L liked it too. I think we just came across our Summer of 2010 drink. This came from the June 2004 issue of Gourmet.
MANGO SOUR1 cup mango nectar
3/4 cup vodka
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons superfine granulated sugar
Garnish: Mango Spears
Special equipment: a cocktail shaker; 6 (12-oz) double Old Fashioned glasses
Stir together nectar, vodka, lemon juice, and sugar in a 1-quart glass measure. Shake half of mixture in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice cubes until cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into glasses half filled with ice cubes. Shake and strain renaming nectar mixture in same manner. Makes 6 drinks.
Note: I did use local grocery store and I've found it in . It's great to keep on hand for drinks like this where you want the sugar to melt into the quickly.as it really does disintegrate better. I found a box from C&H once in my
Note: Didn't have any mango spears to add to this. Just used the Mango nectar in the can (Kerns). I'm sure fresh mango juice might make a difference but when it's hot outside and you need a quick refreshing drink, this is the way to go.