This summer is so much more fun when you are surrounded by friends. We have a few friends that we love to get together with on a regular basis to hang out. We usually meet for dinner on Friday Night and about once per month someone hosts a gathering. This time it was my turn. We love hanging out and trying new foods and drinks.
I love a good party and love selecting themes and putting together decor. Since my front yard is overflowing with mangoes, I decided to make mangos my theme. To me, mangos signifies summer and I want to say hello to the sunshine with my friends. I made a banner to say hello sunshine using a banner that I bought and letters that I printed on my Cricut. The color of mangos are yellow and orange so I started with the orange base and threw in my favorite color blue to contrast the orange and yellow from the mango. The contrast helps everything standout on a hot summer day.
I went simple with the food and drinks using the mangos that I have on hand. I made Sriracha Mango Dip, Mango Cobbler Minis (using this Peach Cobbler Recipe), and Mango Yogurt Pops (recipe coming this week) to go with the Mango summer theme. Everyone loved the dip! I wish I had thought it of myself. Sheer genius! The dip goes great with the spicy pretzel and the bagel chips if you guests want to avoid spiciness. I also picked up a few bottles of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
I made the mango pops with juiced mangos and chia seed banana mixture. I have several different pop molds that I used for the party. I think it is fun to mix up the different pop sizes. Uniformity can be fun too if you have enough popsicle molds for your guests.
One of my favorite summer drinks for a crowd are wine spritzers. For this Mango Lime Wine Slush Recipe, I started with a bottle of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc and added 2 juiced limes, 2 peeled and pitted mangos, and lemon lime soda for bubbles. You could easily use the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay if you prefer. Did you know that Woodbridge has been around for over 30 years? The amazing tasting wine is made for sharing and connecting with others and makes any occasion more fun.
Mango Lime Wine Slush Cocktail
- 2 Mangos pitted and peeled
- 1/2 Liter Bottle of Lemon Lime Soda
- 2 Limes juiced
- 1 Bottle Sauvignon Blanc
- 3 Cups Ice
- 2 Limes cut into rounds for garnish
- Put mango into a blender with the juice from 2 limes. Blend until it is a smooth.
- If it is having trouble blending, add a small pour of the white wine. If you cannot blend the large chunks, you can strain the purée.
- Add the remainder of the white wine and all the ice. You might need to split this depending on the size of your blender.
- Blend until everything is combined.
- Serve in a large pitcher wine lime rounds.
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