Friday Cocktails: Mango Daiquiri

Mango Daiquiri

Mango Daiquiri

With its deep, sweet mango flavor offset by coconut rum and bright lime juice, this slushy frozen daiquiri is perfect for any beachside getaway.Anna Stockwell

Living where I do in northern New Jersey, I'm afforded the luxury of radically differing environments depending on which direction I face. To the east, there's bustling New York City; to the west, sprawling mountains and forests. But there's no place I'd rather be than near the ocean, the lapping waves and soft sand of the Jersey shore transporting me to a perfect state of relaxation. On summer days when I can't make it to the beach, a simple tropical cocktail in my kitchen can have the same effect.

When I set out to mix the perfect beach cocktail, I had in mind the long, hot days I spent on the shore as a kid, cooling off occasionally with the creamy, slushy offerings of a nearby ice cream truck. Now that I like a little kick in my summer treat, I've found that icy mango sorbet blends wonderfully with white and coconut rums and a squeeze of lime juice for a frozen daiquiri that begs for a tropical umbrella garnish. With its deep, sweet mango flavor enlivened by the citrus and rum, this is my kind of summer escape.