Really? Really. Grilled cocktails. I loved the idea of this the moment I ran across a grilled margarita in an Esquire article. Naturally, I had to try it in a cocktail popsicle.
I’m glad I did and I’m betting you will to.
If you follow me on Instagram then you saw me post this picture. Yeah, pretty good all on its own, but even better in a popsicle mixed with some rum. Think sweet mango grilled to the point when the sugar is sweated to the surface for a dark smoky carmelized flavor. Lighting up that sweetness is the fire from the tomatillo, and quietly but confidently, nudging its way in is a slight peppery bite from the basil. And finally, lying beneath all that is a layer of that belly-grabbing barbeque flavor. It’s awesomeness on a stick.
Hit the jump to Endless Simmer for the Grilled Mango Smash recipe.
Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence says
Never thought to use tomatillos in a cocktail. LOVE this idea. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
You had me at mangos and rum!
Oh my God! You’re killing me!!! These look and sound AMAZING.
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
I love mango anything! I would adore one of these right about now! And with rum…yeah, twist my arm 🙂
Ann P. says
roasted fruit has got to be one of the greatest inventions, ever. ESPECIALLY mango! Love this one 🙂
Regina @SpecialtyCakeCreations says
I was in love with those grilled mangoes since seeing them on instagram <3 Never would I have guessed they turn into popsicles. But I love popsicles too, so its an awesome combo 🙂
Looks yummy!!! Gotta try this. Thanks for sharing Gina
This looks amazing but what do you do with the limes? Did I miss that? Squeeze the juice I’m assuming but thought I would check….
Grilled Mangos? It’s something I definitely have to try now!
Brian @ A Thought For Food says
You know I love your boozy popsicles… but this one is calling my name. Grilling the mango first? That’s just brilliant.