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Sahara Splasher

Here is a festive drink recipe. In the samandthedunes team, Alex’s version is heavier on vodka and Hanna prefers more pineapple juice so we have agreed on a compromise. In other words, you can be flexible with the measurements depending on how strong you want your drink.  Sahara Splasher is easy to make, has a refreshing taste and will spice up any party.


1 part Absolut Vodka (Absolut Mango is even better)
3 parts pineapple juice
1/2 mango
Splash of lime juice
Club Soda

Mix in a blender the vodka, pineapple juice, pieces of mango and ice. Pour the mix into a glass (we prefer an old-fashioned one) and top off with some Club Soda and lime juice. Garnish with a slice of mango.

Cheers, it’s Sahara Splasher time!

Sam’s grrrrrilled peppers with mango salsa

Don’t you get tired of French fries and heavy carbs sometimes? Sam’s grilled peppers is an excellent side dish to meat, sausages or chicken and it’s so easy to prepare that even Hanna and Alex can do it (OK, maybe not Sam). The spicy mango salsa lightens up, with a splash of colors and flavors, an otherwise boring lunch or dinner. Basically something very tasty and healthy to replace that everyday mom-not-again-fare.



2 peppers cut in half
1 mango (chopped)
1/2 chili pepper
1-2 cloves of garlic (grated)
1 tbsp fresh mint (finely chopped)
1 tbsp Mango pulp vinegar
A dash of lime juice
Olive oil
100 grams feta cheese
Salt, pepper and Tabasco to taste


Start preparing the salsa: mix mango, chili pepper, fresh mint, garlic, lime juice and mango vinegar. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Moisten the peppers with some olive oil before you add the salsa mix. Top off with feta cheese. Bake in the oven at 200C for approx. 25 minutes. Let cool down, serve and be prepared – your guests will be coming for more!


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