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Friday Cocktails – Spiced Mango Shandy

by on May 13, 2016
 

On another edition of Friday Cocktails, mangoes are the star.

This is one of the most fragrant mango drinks I've ever had. I'm not a huge fan of mango drinks - I find them overly rich and thick but here, the sweet fizz of sprite and hoppy beers combined with refreshing lime juice, fresh green chilies and warming gi

And this drink, this shandy is one of the most fragrant mango drinks I’ve ever had.

See, I’m not a huge fan of mango drinks – I find them overly rich and thick but here, the sweet fizz of lemon and lime soda and ‘hoppy’ lager combined with refreshing lime juice, fresh green chilies and warming ginger make this an awesome combination.

I have to say that a lot of creativity is birthed by inspiration and I have to Angela Davies of The Kitchenista Diaries for sharing an article about mangoes and myrcene.

Myrcene, which is the terpene responsible for giving mangoes their unique smell, is also found in high concentrations in hops…. Myrcene has a light earthy and fruity clove like odor in small amounts, but in higher concentrations like those found in hoppy beers, the odor can be much stronger; Source

So I read an article about mangoes and about 'Myrcene, which is the terpene responsible for giving mangoes their unique smell...and how it 'is also found in high concentrations in hops and cannabis. Myrcene has a light earthy and fruity clove like odor in

Then my heart and my mind skipped and hopped (no pun intended :)) to Shandy – that refreshing combination of lager and lemon-lime soda (Sprite, 7 up) that was popular in Nigeria in the 80s, . And then I wondered how that combination would work with mangoes, because…yes, science say they have similar compounds and contrary to opposites attract, sometimes like and like work a treat.

Which is how come I ended up making a gorgeous Mango Shandy.

Shandy is a combination of lager and soda, typically lemonade or lemon and lime soda. I find it so refreshing and really enjoy the sweetening of the beer :) #kitchenbutterfly #newNigeriankitchen #newNigeriancuisine #drinks #Nigeriandrinks #inseason #mang

Which goes beautifully with many things, like Akara/ Nigerian Toast.

Dinner - Akara Toast with pawpaw chutney and Mango Shandy #kitchenbutterfly #newNigeriankitchen #newNigeriancuisine #drinks #Nigeriandrinks #inseason #mangoes #shandy #mangoshandy #tropicalFruits #tropicalflavours #tropicaldrinks #dinner #Akara #Akaratoa

 So yeah, thank you @Kitchenista and thank you inspiration. This will be my go to all of Mango season.

Spiced Mango Shandy
A light, fruity drink that is as fragrant as it is refreshing, with sweet and spice


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524 calories
132 g
0 g
2 g
4 g
0 g
1262 g
80 g
115 g
0 g
0 g

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1262g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 524
Calories from Fat 13

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 2g
2%

Saturated Fat 0g
2%

Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%

Sodium 80mg
3%

Total Carbohydrates 132g
44%

Dietary Fiber 6g
26%

Sugars 115g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
87%
Vitamin C
474%
Calcium
7%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients
  1. 2 cups sweet, ripe mango pulp/ flesh (about 4 medium
  2. 1 – 2 coins of fresh ginger
  3. 1 – 2 long green chilies
  4. ½ cup water
  5. 2 cans lager
  6. 2 cans lemon-lime soda
  7. Freshly squeezed lime juice, to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine mangoes, ginger, chilies and water. Blend till smooth
  2. Pass through a mango mixture through a sieve to get rid of the fibre
  3. In a jug, combine equal parts lemon and lime soda. Add half the mango puree, stir and taste. Adjust as required by adding more or leaving as is.
  4. Pour into glasses with a squeeze of lime juice
  5. Enjoy a refreshing shandy
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fat
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protein
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