Thursday, August 19, 2010

Entertaining on the Coast - New Weekly Feature!

 Happy Thursday -  I am sorry to see summer disappear so quickly, especially since we really didn't get to enjoy a very warm one here in the Bay Area - coldest summer on record.  Not complaining, we did have lots of bright blue skies, and NO rain.  Also lots of fog, a lingering gray marine layer nearly every day, accompanied by temperatures 10-15 degrees cooler than normal. (I still wore my shorts everyday!)

Tom and I treasure our Friday nights on our little deck.  Wonderful time to unwind  from  busy weeks,  trying our local gourmet cheese, fresh crusty bread or an appetizer recipe that I've discovered somewhere, usually from a Facebook, Twitter or blogging buddy!  We share a nice bottle of wine, or a new cocktail concoction that we've whipped up  in the blender - Tom is partial to his "dry" martini's, but he can be persuaded to try something new too!

Since we are enjoying fresh, ripe mangoes and lots strawberries here in the Bay Area, I think this is what I am going to toss into the blender for our Friday night date - what do you think?  Looks pretty scrumptious - 

(photo and recipe courtesy of my friend Rum Shop Ryan -  

Mango Tango Cocktail Recipe

Mango Daiquiri (makes 2)
3 ounces rum
1 1/2 cups mangoes, cubed
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 ounce triple sec
4 teaspoons sugar
2 cups ice cubes
- Blend in a blender until smooth. Pour 1/4 of drink mixture into a glass.
Strawberry Daiquiri (makes 2)
1 ounce light rum
1 ounce strawberry schnapps
1 ounce fresh lime juice
dash grenadine
dash orange juice
2 cups ice cubes
- Blend in a blender until smooth. Pour 1/4 of drink mixture on top of Mango Daquiri mixture.
I will let you know how they turn out  - if you have a favorite recipe, send it to me, and I will share.   Will be publishing a new Friday night date treat every Thursday!

I saved a few of these fun swirling fish wine glasses just for me, will see how they work for our mango - strawberry cocktails blend!


RumShopRyan said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Everything Coastal said...

my pleasure - can't wait to try the recipe tomorrow night. Now, to find a nice appy to go with!

Bastet said...

I thought you were used to cold summers on the California coast! Well, we had one of those non-summers last year in Chicago and it was a bummer, I'm telling you. This year, hot, hot, hot and I'm loving it. Glad you are enjoying summer nontheless. Great article.

Tamara Stephenson said...

the deck....the cocktail...the glass....all look divine.. thanks for a view of your summer plans and fun. enjoying the blog. best, tamara

sealaura said...

Oh, how I wish you were my neighbor, I would be waiting for you at your patio with my glass ready for you to pour me one of those. I love anything mango! I eat one once a day. So excited for this weekend, it's B's birthday.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'm also loving the coral cushions!!

Erin | Bygone Living said...

That setting looks absolutely beautiful! And the drink-- Mmmm ♥

Anonymous said...

We haven't had guest to dinner on the deck ONCE this summer because it has been too...(what's the word)...BRACING! I on the other hand love the coolness, while husband sits shivering in his arctic parka.

Maybe we'll have a splendid Indian summer?

Simple Daisy said...

OOh sounds so delicious:):)

Flotsam Friends said...

Caron, that Mango Tango sounds divine!!! And I adore that coral fabric... Pruxxx

Sea Gem Studio - Diana said...

I agree summer has been MIA in the North West also. Today looks promising and so does that drink. Daahroool...

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