Truth be told, I am a little terrified to be going to HHN. I am the girl who is scared of the dark, I mute the tv when there are commercials for scary movies, I close my eyes at the first glimpse of a scary scene in a movie. As a general rule of thumb, I don’t like to be scared. But I trust my friends and they say this is fun, so I’m giving it a shot. I will undoubtedly be a hot mess (don’t judge me if I cry!) – there are people waiting around to scare you the whole night.
Before I get ahead of myself talking about Halloween – lets get back to all the summery goodness we still have left!
In keeping with this weeks unofficial theme of embracing summer, I wanted to share one of my favorite beverages we’ve been enjoying all summer long!
The sweetness of the fresh mango works perfectly with the tart lemons. In other words, a pretty perfect lemonade. Personally, I love the color – its bright and inviting. If we were basing it all on looks, I’d pick this one
HOW TO MAKE MANGO LEMONADE
3 cups water, divided
⅓ cup sugar
2 mangos, peeled and pureed
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
In a small microwave safe bowl combine 1 cup of water and sugar. Heat on high for 1 minute, or until sugar has all sugar has dissolved. Let cool.
In a large pitcher combine sugar mixture, remaining water, lemon juice and mango puree. Stir until well mixed. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint sprigs, if desired.