Mango Peach Sangria – Shrimp Festival Cocktail Delights

mango-peach-sangriaMango Myths
Have you heard of the man who sold his mate to buy what he loved best — a basket of mangoes? Thailand’s favourite mango is named “The Brahmin Who Sells His Wife” to commemorate that legend. Cambodia speaks of a pregnant woman forewarned of the tragic destiny in store for her if she ate the forbidden mango. Indonesian lore has a shipboard hero searching for the bathing beauty on a far shore, a single strand of whose hair fires him with passion. She agrees to marry him after eating the fruit from the mango tree he had planted. Sri Lanka has a version of the Silappadikaram, where Kannaki is born of a mango stem. In India they say the daughter of the Sun transformed herself into a golden lotus, but was burnt by her evil persecutor. Reborn from the fruit of the mango tree springing from the ashes, she married her royal lover.

Mango Facts
Approximately 50% of all tropical fruits produced worldwide are mangoes. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates worldwide production of mangoes at more than 23 million tons in 2001. With 10 million tons, India accounts for almost half of the world production, followed by China (3 million tons), Mexico (1.5 million tons) and Thailand (1.35 million tons). The aggregate production of 10 countries is responsible for roughly 80% of the entire world mango production.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cup frozen peach slices
1 cup peach schnapps (recommended: Dekuyper)
2 (11.5-ounce) cans mango nectar (recommended: Kerns)
1 bottle white wine

PREPARATION

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Refrigerate for several hours for flavors to blend, or serve immediately. Serve chilled in wine glasses.

Source: www.foodnetwork.com/Recipe by: Sandra Lee

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