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In the heat of summer, there’s nothing more refreshing than a frozen cocktail. Sipping fruit flavours on ice is the perfect way to laze away a summer’s afternoon or evening. However, beware because as they contain a lot of ice, they’re typically strong enough to get you drunk quickly!
There is no end to the variety of frozen cocktails out there – some have gin or tequila for example, while others might be more fruity and not as potent.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at what frozen cocktails are, how easy they can be to make, and share with you our favorite recipes so you can try them out yourself!
Why serve frozen cocktails?
Frozen cocktails are a great way to offer your guests something new and exciting, especially in the summer months, when they’re frequently served at bars. However, don’t overlook the possibility of serving them at other times of the year, such as in the winter when they may be a great addition to your seasonal menu.
Another advantage of frozen cocktails is that you may make batches, in either a slushy machine or a blender, which can speed up service and maintain uniformity of presentation. Batch serves as a good alternative when gatherings of large numbers like sports nights or summer evenings occur.
Frozen cocktails are excellent when the drink’s consistency is perfect, which necessitates a good blender and high-quality ice. When mixing, the sour parts should be more abundant than the sweet components since they will taste better when diluted and frozen.
Tips on making the best frozen cocktails
A slushy machine may be a fantastic way to make and store frozen cocktails. Alternatively, choose a high-quality blender! They will last a long time and have a decent guarantee.
Use quality ice. Get your sugar levels in order. It’s amazing how sweetness can evaporate in mixed and frozen cocktails.
Plan ahead! For a few of these frozen alcoholic beverages, you’ll have to plan ahead. Many of the recipes below need freezing components overnight: either the complete drink mix or a portion of it. When we say “Tip,” we mean that you’ll have to freeze stuff ahead of time.
Use the highest quality alcohol available. It’s possible that it goes without saying, but the higher the grade of alcohol used in a cocktail, the better! Our frozen margaritas are delicious with an average tequila, but they’re much nicer with a high-quality tequila. If you’re wondering whether to spend a few extra dollars in the alcohol area, we’d say yes.
Think they’re only for the summer. I know people who enjoy a fantastic frozen margarita at a heated basement bar in mid-December.
Make it harder than it needs to be. There should be a strong range of tastes, not too many or too few. Look up some classic flavor combinations that work well and stick to them.
Frozen cocktail serving tips
Don’t forget the glasses! To keep your frozen cocktail cold, keep some rocks glasses in the freezer.
To make a fuller, more attractive serve, fill the glass to the top.
Make sure you have straws on hand when delivering the beverage to a client! Keep in mind that there may always be that cringe-worthy moment when a clogged straw occurs, so be sure to have thick straws on hand!
Have you ever had frozen sangria? Frozen sangria, like a slushy, is a variation of sangria that has been chilled. This frozen wine beverage will undoubtedly be a crowd-pleaser: it’s wine-forward and just sweet enough with a touch of citrus flavor. While the technique is not Spanish in origin, it tastes like sangria and is extremely festive, making it ideal for entertaining!
Keep in mind that the oranges should be frozen overnight ahead of time. Make sure to plan ahead! You’ll have to freeze the fruit the night before serving, so keep that in mind. Scroll down for the recipe!
- 300ml red wine
- 100ml Cointreau
- 100ml Fresh Orange Juice
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 tsps honey
- 450g frozen mixed berries - or any berry of your choice
- Extra ice chips (optional)
- Freeze the berries overnight in a freezer bag, or buy a bag of ready frozen berries.
- Add the berries to a blender, followed by the wine, Cointreau and orange juice.
- Squeeze in the lime and add the honey.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add extra ice if needed and blend.
- Serve immediately.
Here’s a drink that will cool you to the bone during the summer heat: the Frozen Mojito! One of our all-time finest cocktails is the classic Mojito. And this frozen spin…well, it certainly had our attention! It’s icy and outrageously refreshing, with a mint level dialed up several notches above normal.
Next up, frozen margaritas! Are you ready for your new favorite beverage? We’re suckers for tangy beverages. Who can pass up a frozen margarita? This is our new summer party trick: it’s wonderfully tangy, sweet, and has the flavor of a margarita.
The Bushwacker is a delicious, creamy chocolate beverage that will blow your mind with its chocolaty taste: it’s a chocolate milkshake and piña colada combined! It’s a fusion of a chocolate milkshake and piña colada, combining both drinks.
This frothy chocolate mousse is made with rich and creamy Canadian milk. It has notes of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla, making it delicious to sip poolside or as a dessert beverage anytime you’re wishing for sunshine.
Frozen daiquiris have a bright, summery feel to them that makes anything more exciting! With one of these icy alcoholic beverages in hand, dinner on the patio or a girls’ night out is both more pleasurable.
This daiquiri is so tart and invigorating that we may become addicted to it; the rum gives a delicate fruitiness that’s hard to resist. It takes just a few minutes to make, too.
Need a cold alcoholic drink that’s tropical in flavor and reminds you of summer? We’ve got one for you: the Bahama Mama! This beachy beverage includes two types of rum with pineapple juice and lime, just like its name implies. Enjoy it straight up on the rocks, or add some lime to a blender for our favorite slushy. Our spin is nicely balanced: not too sweet and tooth-achingly sippable.
Frozen rose (frose)
A classic: frozen rose, or frosé if you’re trendy. If you haven’t already, frosé is a blend of frozen cocktails and that much-loved summer wine. This soup is sweet enough, yet it has a rose wine flavor! This dish is now a favorite among fans all across the country and around the world.
Tip: The slushie mix must be frozen for at least 6 hours or overnight.
Frozen Pina Colada
Homemade piña coladas are ideal for parties! They only take a few minutes to prepare and just need five ingredients: frozen pineapple, lime juice, coconut milk, rum, and maple syrup. What’s the taste like? We’re not suggesting they’re exclusive to the 1990s or beach resorts!
Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe
Have you ever attempted to make a strawberry daiquiri at home? This frozen alcoholic beverage is one of our personal favorites. It’s considerably better than the store-bought strawberry daiquiri mix!
It’s wonderful with strawberry pie and is even more festive topped off with a second layer of lime daiquiris. Basically: this is the greatest strawberry daiquiri drink, and you should include it to your repertoire: stat.
Are you looking for a frozen alcoholic beverage with a wonderfully icy flavor? This Banana Daiquiri is one of our favorite frozen cocktails to serve guests since: it’s just that delicious! It’s seasoned with zingy lime, vanilla, and oak notes of aged rum, as well as a hint of orange liqueur on the finish.
Enjoy frozen cocktails
In this blog post, we explore the world of frozen cocktails. We discuss what they are and provide a few examples of simple, delicious recipes for frozen cocktails that you can make at home. Whether you’re looking for a frozen margarita, daiquiri, or piña colada, we’ve got you covered!