In my opinion, a ripe mango approaches perfection and needs nothing more than the application of ice – or heat – to serve and satisfy. In this recipe I offer both. Start with tequila, frozen chunks of mango and pineapple with a twist of fresh lime. Add a bite to the drink with a hit of fresh ginger — or a thin slice of jalapeno pepper. . .blend with plenty of ice. More power to you if you a happen to have a Vitamix on hand.

Serve with tortilla chips, guacamole – or mango salsa.

Ingredients

4 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce triple sec
1 lime, peeled and halved
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1/2 teaspoon minced jalapeno without seeds (optional)
2 cups ice cubes

Directions

Step 1
Place all ingredients in a blender in the order listed and blend until silky smooth.

Step 2
Serve with tortilla chips, guacamole - or mango salsa. Relax and enjoy.

Step 3
Variations: add raspberries; substitute rum for tequila and frozen orange instead of pineapple. Create your own Mango Sunrise Surprise.