When life gives you ripe mangoes, make healthy soda….
We have a lot of recipes happening each week in the test kitchen for both Crespo Organic Kitchen and the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center. Lemons and limes are a staple item for us, but they can often turn wrinkled or hard (limes) or moldy (lemons) before we get to use them, depending on things like weather, age of the fruit, quality of the crop and even how the weather was during the blooming stage of the fruit. Once a week we take any of our citrus that appear over the hill, and we juice them, mix them with mango puree and make a healthy, unsweetened soda. The Mango Lemon-Lime Ginger Soda is our signature test kitchen drink during Crespo Mango season! We have an after-hours adult version too—Mango Lemon-Lime Ginger Coolers.
Mango Lemon-Lime Ginger Soda
Makes about 2 cups mango potion
2 ripe mangoes, chopped
Juice of 3-6 lemons and limes
1 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 cups water
Sparkling or seltzer water
Blend the mango, citrus juice, ginger and water until smooth.
To make a soda, add 4 ounces of the mango potion to a glass filled with ice, and fill with sparkling or seltzer water. Stir well.