One of the best ways to fight the heat is by indulging in a delicious frozen beverage. Whether you’re sipping a cool margarita or a fruit cocktail, there’s no denying that these drinks are able to tantalize your taste buds and give you the refreshment you deserve on a warm day.
The popularity of frozen beverages doesn’t only come around during summer; it has been a trendy drink of choice for many during winter as well. When you’re indoors, whether at the mall or the movie theater, the heaters are already cranked up high. This might be a great chance to head on over to a place that has Frozen Drink Machines which offer you delicious, flavorful beverages. Many businesses have opted for this type of beverage equipment to help entertain many customers during the summer!
If you’re feeling a little adventurous yourself to make your own frozen drink, we’ve gathered some frozen cocktail recipes that will surely be a hit!
Frozen Fruity Margaritas
Traditionally, frozen margaritas include lime only, but you can use any type of fruit you prefer like mangos, strawberries, or watermelons. What you first need to do is to add crushed ice to the blender, then use either a ready-made lime margarita mix or combine sweetened lime juice with agave nectar. Then, use 2 oz. tequila, 1 oz. triple sec, and the fruit of your choice. You can add a cup of mango cubes, watermelon slices without the seeds, or frozen strawberries. Blend until smooth, then serve in your margarita glass. Enjoy!
Strawberry Lemonade Frosé
This is an underrated and trendy cocktail that you should definitely try! All you need is one bottle of rosé, ice, and 2 cups of frozen strawberries. You also need ½ cup of lemonade that you can just add to your mix or freeze in an ice tray overnight. Combine your ingredients in a blender until it’s smooth. If you feel it’s a little watery, add more ice to make it a frosé slushy!
Frozen Peach Champagne
This drink is not only refreshing, but it’s fruity and tastes delicious. You’ll need around 12 oz. chilled champagne, 2 cups of frozen peach slices, 4 oz. of peach-flavored vodka, like Alizé Peach, 1 cup of ice, and 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar. Combine in a blender and mix well. Pour into your glass of choice, then top it off with 1 tablespoon of grenadine.
Frozen Cherry Cosmos
This cocktail is a delight to make! Start off by pouring 2 cups of cranberry juice into your ice tray and leave to freeze overnight. Then add them to your blender along with 1 cup of ice, ½ cup cherry juice, 1/3 cup lime juice, ½ cup vodka, and ¼ cup of orange-flavored liqueur like Grand Marnier. Keep blending until smooth, and if you want them more slushy-like, then add more ice. When ready, pour them into a tall glass and garnish with fresh cherries and lime wedges.
Similar to a Pina Colada, this refreshing drink will have you asking for more! All you need is 4 cups of chilled pineapple chunks, 1/3 cup rum, ¼ cup coconut milk, 2 cups of ice, and ¼ lime juice. Combine them into a blender and control the thickness of the cocktail by adding water to make it smoother or ice to make it thicker. Pour into a champagne glass and garnish with a pineapple chunk and mint leaves.
Coffee Whiskey Cocktail
This cocktail will have you feeling like you’re eating a tasty treat! You’ll need 4 oz. cold espresso coffee, 1 ½ oz. Irish Whiskey, 2 scoops vanilla ice cream, 2 oz. Kahlua, and ice. Blend everything together until smooth and thick, and add more ice if needed. Pour into a glass and garnish with chocolate shavings or chocolate nibs.
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This sangria recipe is ideal for a party or just a group of friends getting together, and the great thing is that it uses sorbet and not ice cubes. Get 1 pint of blood orange or raspberry sorbet and ½ a bottle of any dry red wine of your choice. Add them to a blender along with ½ cup lime juice. When done, garnish with ¼ of mixed berries in a glass of your choice.
Spiked Mexican Chocolate
This delicious variation on spiced Mexican hot chocolate is a dream come true for any kind of weather. You need your tequila obviously, around 3 tablespoons (or more according to your preference). You will also need 1 oz. of chopped chocolate of your choice, 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne pepper, ¾ teaspoon cinnamon, 1 ½ cups whole milk, ½ cup heavy cream, 2 cups of ice. Add the chocolate, milk, heavy cream, sugar, and spices to a saucepan and melt over medium heat. When the sauce is ready, leave to cool. Then add the chilled chocolate sauce into your blender with ice and tequila and blend well. Pour into a large mug and top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and cinnamon.
This is another hit if you’re a fan of prosecco, and you’re looking to have a good time with great company. It’s easy to make as all you need is 1 bottle of prosecco, 1 cup of orange juice, 1 teaspoon of heavy cream, and ¼ cup of sugar. Blend together your chilled orange juice with heavy cream, then add your prosecco. Rim champagne flutes with sugar, pour into it the mixture, and add an orange slice for garnish.
Basil Bourbon Smash
For all the bourbon lovers out there, we got you! To make this tasty drink, you’ll need basil leaves, 1 ½ oz of bourbon, ½ oz simple syrup, ¾ oz lemon juice, and ¼ oz lemon-lime syrup. Create lemon/basil ice cubes and leave to freeze overnight. Use a food processor to crush the ice into granita softly, and fill it a cocktail glass with it. Add the bourbon and garnish with basil leaves.
Frozen drinks are popular among many people. They’re refreshing, easy to make, and are a great crowd pleaser! And you can always get creative by mixing and matching ingredients to make the perfect frozen cocktail!