Two FAVORITE Frozen Cocktail Recipes

 The weather is starting to heat up and what is more refreshing on a hot Spring or Summer day than a frozen drink in your hand? Nothing that we can think of! So one day we wanted to make something to take out by the pool but putting ice and margarita mix into the blender with tequila was yelling at us, “BORING.” And we couldn’t agree more.  So we searched and found these two favorite recipes of ours from a site called About.com.  We hope you love them because we do!

FROZEN MARGARITA

FrozenMargarita-110960067This is a blended version of the original shaken Margarita. It simply takes the original recipe and tosses everything into a blender with ice, creating a refreshing lime drink that is great on hot summer days.

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You may notice that there is a significant amount of sour mix in this recipe. I go with that because, besides adding a little lemon to the lime, it adds a nice amount of sweetness to counteract that tart citrus. In other margaritas with sweeter fruits, I would use less (or no) sour mix. As with any margarita, you can adjust the flavors to suit your own taste, this recipe is just a beginning.

There are many more variations with almost any flavor you can imagine.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 3 ounces sour mix
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Salt for rimming glass (optional)
PREPARATION
  1. Pour the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. If desired, salt the rim of a chilled margarita glass.
  4. Pour contents into the glass.
  5. Garnish with the lime wedge.

If the mix is too thick once blended, add more juice: if it’s too thin, add more ice.

FROZEN PINA COLADA

FrozenPinaColada-98629322The Piña Colada is a favorite frozen drink that saw an increase in popularity after the release of Rupert Holmes’ 1979 hit and now karaoke favorite, “Escape (The Piña Colada Song).” It was created in 1954 by Ramon “Monchito” Marrero Perez at the Beachcomber Bar in the Caribe Hilton of San Juan, Puerto Rico with the intent of capturing the tropics in a glass.

This mix of pineapple and coconut is an iconic taste that makes this tiki cocktail one of the best and it is used often. You may also want to try the shaken Piña Colada, brandy basedKappa Colada, or mocktail Coco Colada.

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INGREDIENTS
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 6 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces cream of coconut
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish
PREPARATION
  1. Blend all ingredients with approximately 2 cups of ice until nice and smooth.
  2. Pour into a hurricane glass.
  3. Garnish with the cherry and pineapple wedge.

Recipes from: About.com

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