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10 Great Blended Cocktails

Recipes for Your Frozen Favorites


In the real heat of the summer you will find yourself wanting something more than the average chilled drink. All of these cocktails are blended with ice and are just the thing you need to chill out when the temperature is pushing triple digits. You can find many pre-mixed versions of frozen cocktails (add liquor and ice) but they are not the same as a great blended drink made with fresh fruit. The fruits are in season, use them!

1. Margarita

Frozen Classic Lime Margarita
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The frozen, blended version of the original Margarita. This version has a nice, light sour lime taste but there are many more variations with almost any flavor you may want.

Ingredients: tequila, triple sec, lime juice, sour mix

Margarita recipe...

2. Piña Colada

Frozen Pina Colada
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A favorite frozen drink with pineapple. If you learn to make a good colada from scratch you will thank yourself. Many times the pre-made mixes have are too thickly sweet and are unbearable by the end of the drink. Unfortunately many bars and restaurants use mixes.

Ingredients: rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream

Frozen Pina Colada recipe...

3. Daiquiri

Frozen Daiquiri Cocktails
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A summer classic. Refreshing and sweet, the frozen version of the original daiquiri is everything you need to cool down. This is the base for all other flavors of daiquiri.

Ingredients: rum, lime juice, simple syrup

Frozen Daiquiri recipe...

4. Rock Lobster

Rock Lobster Frozen Cocktail
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A tropical blend of rums with the flavors of banana, pomegranate, coconut and orange added for a delicious summer cocktail treat.

Ingredients: coconut and dark rums, banana liqueur, grenadine, banana, orange and pineapple juices

Rock Lobster recipe...

5. Hawaiian Margarita

Frozen Hawaiian Margarita
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Travel to the islands (well, at least in your mind) with this Hawaiian Margarita. A great blended cocktail with strong strawberry and pineapple flavor.

Ingredients: tequila, triple sec, strawberries, pineapple, sour mix

Hawaiian Margarita recipe...

6. Peach Margarita

Frozen Peach Margarita Cocktail
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The peach flavors are subtle and sweet and using fresh peaches as opposed to canned will create a stunning summer drink.

Ingredients: tequila, triple sec, peach schnapps, lime juice

Peach Margarita recipe...

7. Strawberry Daiquiri

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
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Daiquiris are always better with fresh fruit. There are very experiences that are more enjoyable than picking fresh strawberries out of the garden and blending them up with a little rum. Now we're talking fresh.

Ingredients: light rum, triple sec, lime juice, sugar, strawberries

Strawberry Daiquiri recipe...

8. Blue Bayou

Blue Bayou Frozen Cocktail
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The Blue Bayou is a wonderfully refreshing frozen cocktail made with vodka and blue curaçao with the added flavors of pineapple and grapefruit. Absolutely YUMMY on a hot summer day!

Ingredients: vodka, blue curacao, pineapple, grapefruit juice

Blue Bayou recipe...

9. Chi-Chi

Chi-Chi Frozen Cocktail
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A pineapple and coconut delight for hot days, the Chi-Chi is a wonderful tropical frozen cocktail that is something a little different than the average Margarita.

Ingredients: vodka, blue curacao, cream of coconut, pineapple, ice cream

Chi-Chi recipe...

10. Apple Margarita

Apple Margarita
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Sour apple schnapps and apple juice make a great variation of the classic frozen Margarita. Garnish this one with a green apple slice for a stunning finish.

Ingredients: tequila, apple schnapps, apple juice, sour mix

Apple Margarita recipe...

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