Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mango Madras

Each year since she graduated highschool, Tall One and her dad have attended the Kenny Chesney concert at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.  What started 7 years ago as just a concert, has turned into THE event of the summer.  Now that Tall One has graduated college and moved away from home, she looks forward to the time with her dad (and their favorite country music superstar!) more than ever!

As the years have gone on, Tall One has invited friends to join in for the summer tradition, and Tall Dad has earned a reputation as King Of The Tailgate!  The party starts in the parking lots around 11 AM and the concert doesn't wrap until nearly 11 PM!  Tall Dad has become especially well known for mixing up some stellar island ispired cocktails that go perfectly with Kenny's beachy summer vibe.  The Mango Madras is Tall One's favorite so we decided to give it a patriotic twist and serve it up for 4th of July as well!

Jake Owen, Grace Potter, Tim McGraw, and Kenny Chesney
Photos compliments of Tall Dad

-Cruzan mango rum
-Orange juice
-Cranberry juice

-Orange slices
-Colored sugar

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 1 1/2 oz  of mango rum, 1 1/2 oz of orange juice, and 3 oz of cranberry juice.  Shake well and pour into a clear glass.  Garnish with colored sugar or the fruit of your choice.

Since we are posting 4th of July recipes this week, we decided to go red, white, and blue with our drinks.  We lined the rims of the glasses with blue sugar and added star shaped banana floaters.  We sliced bananas a half inch thick and then use a tiny little star shaped cookie cutter to punch out the shape.  We think it was the perfect addition to make our Mango Madras extra festive!

Cheers to friends, family, and the land of the free this 4th of July!

Tall and Small

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