Summer Drink: Mango Lime Coolers

Mango Lime Cooler Temperatures just hit the high 90s in Maryland, so I thought we could mark the first week of summer with a fruity cocktail recipe to keep us cool. This sparkling summer drink, invented by my colleague Linda Wolpert, is wonderfully refreshing on a hot summer day. For an adult cocktail, add an ounce of rum to each glass.

Mango Lime Coolers
6 servings

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh mint leaves, plus a few extra sprigs for garnish
6 limes, juice only (about 1 cup)
6 cups seltzer water
1/2 cup fresh mango, cut into 1/2-inch chunks, or use frozen.

Thaw the frozen mango, if using it.  Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.  When it comes to a boil, stir in the  mint, cover, and remove it from the heat.  Let it cool for at least 5 minutes.

Strain the mint syrup into a pitcher (I use a fine metal strainer). Add the lime juice, seltzer and mangos. Serve it over ice, garnished with the extra  mint sprigs.

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2 thoughts on “Summer Drink: Mango Lime Coolers

Jaxon says:

I might be beatnig a dead horse, but thank you for posting this!

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