This Caribbean cocktail is just what you need to get your summer weekend on, or after seeing the newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie! Grab our recipe for a lemon rum mango slush cocktail, and be sure to check out Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tells No Tales!
Caribbean Lemon-Rum Mango Slush
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tells No Tales came out in theaters last weekend. We haven’t had a chance to see it yet since we were out-of-town last weekend. However, from all the reviews I’ve read, it sounds like Disney delivered again. We are all fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, so we are anxiously awaiting to see the newest arrival.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, here’s a little synopsis of what to expect:
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” a rip-roaring adventure that finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.
In the true spirit of having an excuse to make a cocktail, I whipped up this Caribbean cocktail to go along with the movie. Made with mango, rum, and a little tonic fever, it’s safe to say it’s something Captain Jack would enjoy. Grab the recipe below and enjoy! If you’ve seen the movie, let me know how you enjoyed it (no spoilers, please!). Once we’ve had a chance to check it, I’ll come back and update this post with my thoughts.
- 4 ounces Malibu Mango Rum
- 2 ounces roasted coconut flavored simple syrup
- 2 mango slices
- 1 1/2 ounces Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water
- 1/2 juice of half a lemon
- 2 /12 cups of ice
- 2 sprigs of fresh mint from the garden
- Into the pitcher of a blender add party ice, mango slices, roasted coconut flavored simple syrup, lemon juice, and pulse until smooth.
- Fill each cup half way with party ice, and add 1 1/2 ounces of Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water.
- Top off each cup with Caribbean Lemon-Rum Mango Slush.
- Add sprigs of fresh mint.
- Serve in a cool Octopus Stainless Steel Moscow Mule Mug!
Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive
Check out these six fun facts about Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tells No Tales
- The massive logistical operation for the company’s filming in the Whitsunday Islands required 60 trucks traveling 1400 kilometers from the production’s Gold Coast base, followed by a 40-minute drive and barge trip from the mainland to Hamilton Island, one of the locations, and then another hour-and-a-half barge trip to other islands where the company was filming.
- As portrayed by Golshifteh Farahani, sea witch Shansa’s costume took 15 hours a day for a week to create just one of them, with 42 people working on it.
- Captain Jack Sparrow’s hero rum bottle prop is an actual 18th-century item from England. Meanwhile, several of the film’s parasols were handmade by a little old lady in her 70s in Brisbane, one of the last people in the world who do such craftsmanship.
- Each shop in the St. Martin set had some of its wares displayed outside, whether dried octopus and squid (both real, and stinking to high heaven over the course of many months), netting, basketry, pottery, and foodstuffs.
- Costume designer Penny Rose and her team converted an entire 20,000 foot soundstage at Village Roadshow Studios in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia into a wardrobe warehouse filled with 2000 costumes, hats, shoes and accessories, all meticulously arranged by character names, types, genders and ages.
- The so-called “ship arena” in Helensvale, Queensland, Australia was the site of eleven ships, which were constructed on computerized motion bases. Curious members of the public could catch a glimpse of a mast or two peeking out from 100 shipping cargo containers piled on top of each other like bricks. One of the local newspapers surmised that the purpose of the stacked containers was to hide the top-secret filming from prying eyes. In fact, the containers formed the frame for a remarkable technology called Aircover Inflatables—massive inflatable blue screens—later to be replaced with sky and surf by visual effects supervisor Gary Brozenich and his team. The four inventors of this technology were honored with a special Technical Achievement Award at the 2016 Oscars®.