Strawberry Mango Tequila Sunrise #Cocktail #EarthDay

Strawberry Mango Tequila Sunrise is a fun, healthy and organic way to enjoy this cocktail. 
 

Strawberry Mango Tequila Sunrise #cocktail for #earthday from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Earth Day is approaching next week and I think it’s  great time to reflect on how you are living your life and dare I say carbon footprint on this earth. 

I like to think I treat this planet kindly.  

For starters, I don’t own a car – I take public transportation or walk wherever I need to go.  In the case that I do need to go somewhere with a car I use a car sharing service. 

I recycle and when I say recycle I mean everything.  Little scraps of paper go into the paper basket.  All the glass and plastic goes out and if I can I reuse the cute glass containers! 

I support local farmers through my CSA and eat organic, GMO-free foods and seasonally.  

Strawberry Mango Tequila Sunrise from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

 

What in the world does this have to do with a cocktail you say?  Well, the kind people at Casa Noble Tequila provided me  a few samples of their exquisite organic tequila to make a cocktail to celebrate earth day. 

Of course the first thing that came to mind with the earth is the sun – the sun equals tequila sunrise.  This was the perfect opportunity to recreate this well known cocktail. 

If you haven’t heard, due to a difficult winter citrus crops are suffering, the price of orange juice is rising, same with limes in Mexico.   Let’s not even talk about what goes into making maraschino juice. 

Instead I used mangoes and strawberries which are just starting to come into season now in the Northeast.  

The mangoes were a perfect match to the Casa Noble Crystal (or Silver) Tequila.  With notes of raw and sweet cooked agave, mango and a hint of citrus. The finish is smooth and silky on your palate and balances well with this cocktail.  

Strawberry Mango Tequila Sunrise from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

 

On Tuesday when you celebrate Earth Day pick up some organic fruit and Casa Noble to make this cocktail.  It will be a start to a better healthier planet. 

Curious about other ways to help this earth?  Here are my own personal tips. 

  • Walk, ride a bike or take public transportation when you cake. 
  • Plant a garden, a tree or some flowers.  
  • Don’t have the space to grow? Shop at your farmer’s market to support local agriculture or become a member of a CSA
  • Recycle! 
  • Buy organic – yes this means your spirits too! 
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Strawberry Mango Tequila Sunrise
 
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Recipe type: Cocktail, Beverage
Ingredients
For the fruit purees:
  • 2 ripe mangoes, pitted and flesh scooped out
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
  • 1 heaping cup halved strawberries
For the drink:
  • 4 ounces magno puree
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • ¾ ounces strawberry puree
  • Strawberry and mango slices for garnish
Instructions
To make the fruit purees:
  1. Place the mango and 2 teaspoons of sugar (only if the mango tastes a bit tart) in your blender. Puree until smooth - pour into a small pitcher and set aside.
  2. Place the strawberries in the blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a small pitch and set aside.
  3. Chill both purees - can be made ahead.
To make the cocktail
  1. In a cocktail shaker combine 4 ounces mango puree with 2 ounces silver tequila, stir until combined.
  2. Pour into a martini glass.
  3. Pour the ¾ ounces of strawberry puree on the side of the glass - if you want the more traditional look of a tequila sunrise, pour the strawberry puree first and then the mango on top.
  4. Garnish with a strawberry and mango slice
  5. Makes 1 cocktail
Notes
This is a thick drink - if you want to water it down a bit, stir the mango and tequila with some ice until it starts to melt just slightly.
The remaining puree should produce approximately 3 additional drinks - or save for smoothies.

Strawberry Mango Tequila Sunrise from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

 

I was provided with samples of Casa Noble Tequila plus a small stipend for ingredients.  As always all opinions stated are my own. 

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20 Comments

  1. I don’t drink…but this makes me want to. Any excuse to use my beloved OXO mango splitter!

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  2. I was just looking for a fruity spring cocktail – thanks!
    This one sounds fabulous. Can’t wait to try it!

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  3. Love the strawberry twist! So delicious!

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  4. I have always had a love for tequila sunrise drink! What a great idea to use the strawberry and mango purée! Definitely trying

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  5. That drink is so pretty and sounds like the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day (and after reading this, I need to seriously think about reducing my carbon footprint more…)

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  6. What a beauty, Susan! And the taste must be magnificent!!!

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  7. I’ve never had this drink but it’s GORGEOUS and I think I would love it. The swirly colors really do look like a sunrise. Now if only I could wake up to one of these. :)

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  8. Great way to save water for Earth Day! Looks wonderful!

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  9. I’m pregnant and all I want is a cocktail!! THIS cocktail, please!!! :)

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  10. Hello weekend! I need of these to sip ;)

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  11. I wish we were able to take transportation or ride bikes to places, but we live in a pretty rural area and that’s just not possible. That being said, we do the best we can by recycling, watching our water use, etc. Kudos to you for pointing out how to help preserve our planet! Oh yeah, and that drink? It’s stunning.

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  12. Hello Weekend!

    I need one of these fast :-)

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  13. This looks so colorful and refreshing!

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  14. Susan,
    I love this cocktail! it looks so refreshing and yummy! and love the tips!! I’d say you treat this planet very kindly!

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  15. I feel like most NYC-ers are pretty eco-friendly because of all the reasons you mentioned above. I walk EVERYWHERE and love it!!

    I want to slurp down this sunrise with reckless abandon. Sounds amazing!

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