Mango Lemonade

For a couple years now our friends Crystal and Ross have been trying to get us to go to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, but unfortunately it has never seemed to work out for us all to go. But with some advanced planning we were able to make it happen this year – tickets went on sale this week and we’ve got ours!


For those of you who are unfamiliar with Halloween Horror Nights (HHN), its held at night Universal Studios Hollywood (Orlando has one too!) and they basically turn the whole park into a giant haunted house (you can watch a teaser video here). They have different themes each year for the mazes too.


Truth be told, I am a little terrified to be going to HHN. I am the girl who is scared of the dark, I mute the tv when there are commercials for scary movies, I close my eyes at the first glimpse of a scary scene in a movie. As a general rule of thumb, I don’t like to be scared. But I trust my friends and they say this is fun, so I’m giving it a shot.  I will undoubtedly be a hot mess (don’t judge me if I cry!) – there are people waiting around to scare you the whole night.

Before I get ahead of myself talking about Halloween – lets get back to all the summery goodness we still have left!


In keeping with this weeks unofficial theme of embracing summer, I wanted to share one of my favorite beverages we’ve been enjoying all summer long!


The sweetness of the fresh mango works perfectly with the tart lemons. In other words, a pretty perfect lemonade. Personally, I love the color – its bright and inviting. If we were basing it all on looks, I’d pick this one Winking smile


Mango Lemonade

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 11 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Mango Lemonade


  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 mangos, peeled and pureed
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice


In a small microwave safe bowl combine 1 cup of water and sugar. Heat on high for 1 minute, or until sugar has all sugar has dissolved. Let cool.

In a large pitcher combine sugar mixture, remaining water, lemon juice and mango puree. Stir until well mixed. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint sprigs, if desired.




  1. You should write a post on drink photography. Every time. Your drinks. They are SO PRETTY!!!!!!!
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  2. i’ve never had the combination of mango and lemonade together and i’m seriously wondering why i never thought to do that!! this sounds amazing and so refreshing! i’m totally not ready for halloween – i just can’t believe it’s 2 months away!!
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  3. I’ve yet to try mango lemonade. Yours looks fantastic! I
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  4. Oh this sounds so refreshing!! I love the idea of using the mangos! And that Halloween Horror thing would have me shaking in my boots and petrified!
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    • I question my sanity for actually buying tickets to this HHN thing every time I look at that photo I posted of the Zombie – I am scared just looking at that haha!

  5. Your post cracks me up…Halloween…I am not ready.. But so ready for a glass of your Mango Lemonade…your pictures are so pretty!!!
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    • Thanks Angela! Yeah, it’s a little too soon for me to actually get excited about Halloween just yet – I am still trying to enjoy the last bit of summer :)

  6. sometimes I really think to myself… why didn’t I think of that? Mango lemonade… pure genius!! mangoes are my favorite fruit!
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  7. This looks amazing! By the way, I’m a total wimp when it comes to scary stuff, too. I don’t know if I’d be able to go to HHN at all! =) Can’t wait to hear what you think of it, though. I bet you have a blast!
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  8. Wow, this looks yummy!! I love mangoes! :)
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  9. Ugh. I’m such a wuss when it comes to haunted houses. I think they’re the one thing I don’t like about fall! Love how refreshing this lemonade looks though :)
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