Recipe of the Day

***Updated with photo 6/13/07

When we were in St. John, USVI for a week we stayed at a posh resort and had wonderful things to eat like coconut shrimp and mahi mahi and red snapper with mango salsa. Because it was quite a bit cheaper, we ate many of our meals at the large open-air bar which featured a menu with several kinds of salads (caesar, grilled shrimp, grilled tuna, etc.) and sandwiches and regular entrees. Of course, they also had a drink menu and my absolute favorite was called a ‘Mango Dream’ . . . oh, was it ever wonderful. I had several and they were dreamy.

When we got back to IL, I tried to stave off the Midwest Blues by getting some of the Lady Primrose Mango Melon body wash they provided daily (twice daily housekeeping — another dream!) and finding a recipe for the Mango Dream. I tried many. Then my friend R from Puerto Rico came to the rescue with a Mango Daiquiri recipe. That’s it!! It pretty much tastes like a mango smoothie and with the light rum you don’t get a strong alcohol taste.

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Mango Daiquiri (aka Mango Dream)

1 1/2 oz light rum

1 1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/3 cup chopped, ripe mango

1 tablespoon lime juice

Combine ingredients in blender with crushed ice and blend well. Pour into goblet. Repeat as desired.

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