I grew up climbing mango trees. Yes I did. I was actually quite the tomboy when I was growing up amongst two brothers and no sisters. My parents actually had and still do have a mango tree in our backyard, and some of my most memorable memories of me growing up is actually climbing that mango tree and picking fresh ripe mangoes. I do remember once climbing up and not knowing how to climb back down and having to call my father to come and get me. Of course he didn’t, he stayed at the bottom and coached me on how to get down and I did it all on my own. I actually felt a bit of pride writing that and remembering that day. Now I know how my 3yr old feels when she does things on her own and gives me her very special “high five”. While my parents weren’t farmers we always had fresh fruits and quite a few fruit trees planted where we got our fresh squeeze juices. Fruit trees such as Promegrantes, Papaya, Mangoes, Oranges, Limes, Tangerines, Plums, you name it. My mother even had her herb garden and we would get fresh mint, parsley, thyme and the list goes on. Unlike my parents I have a brown thumb and everything I plant or tries to take care of dies. Yes I can kill a cactus believe it or not. Well today I want to share with you a delicious drink that sparks from my Caribbean roots. It’s a Mango Mint Punch. I hope you enjoy it!
|Actual Mango Tree That I Climbed Growing Up|
Here is what you’ll need:
3 ounces mango juice (we used Ceres but you can use any mango juice that’s available to you)
3 ounces ginger ale
Pour equal parts mango juice and ginger ale into a glass.
Add ice cubes.
Garnish with sliced mango and fresh mint sprigs.
Serve and enjoy this refreshing drink on a warm or cool day.
Let’s discuss: What’s your favorite childhood memory and which drink bring back those memories for you?