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What's brunch without a refreshing cocktail? This mango lemonade vodka cooler gets its flavor from fresh lemons and Torani Mango Syrup, and is served in a JoyJolt double-walled glass to keep it cold for the whole meal.
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I'm finishing up BrunchWeek with a delicious, refreshing cocktail. As a BrunchWeek blogger, I received bottles of Torani Syrup in both Mango and Peach flavors, and I wasn't really sure what to do with them. I love Torani Vanilla Syrup in my coffee, but mango or peach coffee? No.
Then I went to Torani's website, and discovered their recipes page, and realized, of course! You can use their syrups in all kinds of beverages (not to mention cooking and baking recipes)! I've been wanting to make mango lemonade for quite some time, but it's a pain to buy and cut up a ton of mango just to make a bit of syrup to flavor the lemonade.
I've tried other brands of store-bought flavored syrups (and even flavored powdered mixes), but either the flavor of the syrup wasn't very strong, or it didn't have an authentic flavor. Neither of those are true about Torani. The flavor is strong, and tastes like real fruit.
So, when you're sitting at brunch, feasting and sipping on your drink, you don't want it to go warm halfway through the meal. I served my mango lemonade vodka coolers in these pretty JoyJolt double-walled Lacey glasses. The double walls mean that your drink stays cold (or hot, if you use them for hot drinks) while the outside of the glass remains comfortable to the touch. It also means that the warmth of your hand doesn't transfer to your cold drink!
Now, you could mix the lemonade, mango syrup and vodka all together in the pitcher in advance and pour drinks as needed. However, if you have guests under the age of 21, I recommend adding a shot of vodka to each adult's drink as it is poured, because you don't want to accidentally serve alcohol to a minor.
Feel free to try other Torani syrup flavors in this cooler recipe, too! Next time, I will try this with the Peach Syrup. Maybe go exotic with Guava Syrup, or classic with Strawberry Syrup. If you're watching your sugar intake, they have several sugar-free varieties, too.
- 5 lbs lemons
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 gallon ice-cold water
- 1 cup Torani Mango Syrup
- 12 fl oz vodka
- Roll each lemon on a hard surface a few times to release the juices inside. Cut each lemon in half and squeeze through a strainer until you have 2 cups of lemon juice.
- Combine the sugar and 2 cups of water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat once the mixture reaches a boil; set aside to cool.
- Combine the lemon juice, sugar-water and ice-cold water in a large pitcher.
- For each cocktail, combine 8 oz of lemonade, 2 tbsp of Torani Mango Syrup and a 1.5-oz shot of vodka in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 30 seconds, then strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 drinks Serving Size: 1 drink
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 412Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 8gSugar: 64gProtein: 3g
I am not a certified nutritionist. This nutrition information is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only.
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This recipe is intended for individuals ages 21 & up. Please drink responsibly.
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