Mango Basil Spritzer

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For the holiday weekend I whipped up this little gem of a frozen spritzer cocktail. Super fresh and light, it’s perfect for these hot Texas summers. I made this drink with the help of my friends at the National Mango Board. They sent me over some delicious mangoes and these festive straws and let me go at it. One of my favorite flavor combinations is mango and basil, have you ever tried it? The fruitiness of the mango really balances well with some fresh herbalicious basil. I mean, I may have spent a good 5 minutes just sniffing the basil, wait, you mean you don’t do that? I really just can’t get enough of the herbs, plus it’s high basil season which means this leafy herb is extra potent right now. Even better, this cocktail only requires 3 ingredients so its perfect to make on the fly for guests or by the pitcher for gatherings.

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All you need are:

2 cups fresh sliced mangoes

1 bottle of bubbles

1/4 fresh basil leaves

optional: ice

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Add the fresh mango and basil to a blender.

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Pour in the bubbles.

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Add a little ice for texture and coolness. About a cup of ice, the more ice, the more thick the drink will become once blended.

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Blend until smooth, about 45 seconds in the blender and serve! Yup, that’s it!

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Pretty sure I will be keeping this cocktail around all summer! What’s your favorite summer cocktail?

*The National Mango Board sent me mangoes to make this post. The recipe and thoughts are all my own.*