With summer nearing its end, there’s no better time to unwind with your favorite cocktail in frozen form. Whether you’re enjoying your beverage outside or in the A/C — cocktails that incorporate fresh, seasonal fruit are sure to quench your thirst! Be sure to keep your bar cabinets stocked with summer essentials, and enjoy these fabulous frozen cocktails before summer passes us by.
- Piña Colada
“If you like Piña Coladas” — then whip one up today! This summer staple makes you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation in your own backyard. Simply blend rum, fresh pineapple chunks, coconut cream, and freshly squeezed lime juice with ice, and enjoy one of the greatest frozen cocktails of all time.
- Frozen Margarita
A classic drink that you can easily make at home; put a spin on the traditional Frozen Margarita by adding seasonal fruit to the mix. Experiment with mango, watermelon, or strawberries, along with tequila, triple sec, freshly squeezed lime juice, and ice.
- Frozen Daiquiri
The perfect adult beverage to sip by the pool, add the fresh fruit of your choice to Frozen Daiquiris. Blend strawberries, peaches, or banana with rum, lime juice, ice and simple syrup. Click here for a Simple Syrup recipe from Food & Wine.
- Mojito Slushy
The ultimate summer refresher, Mojitos are made by by mixing white rum, soda water, fresh muddled mint, and freshly squeezed lime juice. For a fun twist, blend these ingredients with ice for a Mojito Slushy — a refreshing way to beat the heat.
- Wine Slushy
It’s the simple things that make life sweet. This frozen adult beverage starts with your favorite wine (red or white). Just add ice and blend — what could be easier or more refreshing? The perfect cocktail for late summer get-togethers, opt for Sangria and add some fresh summer fruit, as well. Peaches pair well with white Sangria, and citrus fruits with red.
Savor the last few weeks of summer, and keep your bar cabinets stocked with everything you need to whip up these fabulous frozen cocktails when friends come to call. For a family-friendly gathering, blend up any of these beverages minus the alcohol (for the Wine Slushy, use grape juice as a substitute). Decorate glasses with summery garnishes (think fruit wedges and mint sprigs), little umbrellas, and salt/sugar rims.
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