Memorial Day is traditionally the kick-off for summer so with that we thought we should spend some time this weekend concocting some new summertime rum drinks. We assessed the array of bottles in the liquor cabinet, went to the store and purchased a few more, then set out to create a new summertime favorite.
After a few less than stellar entries, we came up with what we felt was a winner that we’ll enjoy and serve to some of our guests this summertime! We felt the banana and mango “tangoed” nicely together in this light and refreshing drink. So now, we introduce to you the Rum Therapy Banana Mango Tango!
3 oz. Cruzan Mango Rum
1/2 c. pineapple juice
1/4 peeled mango
1/2 large banana
1/2 oz. Cruzan Black Strap Rum
Blend the mango, banana, pineapple juice and Cruzan Mango Rum in a blender. Add approximately 1 cup of ice and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses. Float 1/4 oz. Cruzan Black Strap Rum on top of each drink and garnish with banana slices.
Unfortunately, we were unable to secure some Cruzan Banana Rum in time for our summertime session. I would love to try a variation of this recipe by using 2 oz. Cruzan Mango Rum and 1 oz. Cruzan Banana Rum. We’ll give it a try and write a report once we can get our hands on a bottle! Hurray! It’s summertime!
photo and recipe: Rum Therapy