Tyours has not been a historic spring. We’ve been hanging around with our coats buttoned up to the neck, resisting wave after wave of wind, rain and hail, for what seems like eight or nine months. But at last, things start to heat up. And what better way to celebrate turning off the central heating than pulling out the blender and getting drunk on iced cocktails? Here are 10 of the best recipes out there. But be quick, because knowing that this year we are only fifteen days away from a snow storm.
Frozen strawberry daiquiri
Interestingly, The Guardian’s recipe archives aren’t exactly full of frozen cocktail recipes, but I did manage to find one on a 2014 reader recipe exchange. The memorably named ID8145743 offered what they called a “frozen strawberry daiquiri,” and it’s the closest thing to instant fun you can get. Rum, strawberries, lime juice and ice cubes in a blender. Thirty seconds later, you have a drink. Perfect.
Life is a peach
Matt Duckor’s “life is a peach”The cocktail requires a bit more preparation, especially if you use fresh peaches. They should be pitted, sliced and frozen on a baking sheet, before being mixed with whiskey, honey, ice, lemon and lime juice, and ground cardamom. One commenter below the original recipe called it “alcoholic baby food,” which frankly sounds exactly like the kind of thing we should all be consuming at the end of a devastating pandemic.
While we are still on a fruit-based path, Bianca Zapatka’s watermelon margarita it is a classical third way. The trick here is to cut the watermelon into cubes first and then freeze it, before mixing it with tequila and lime. This may not be entirely universal advice, but this is the perfect recipe for the leftover watermelon you always have because your three-year-old keeps convincing you to buy a whole watermelon every week, even though they both know he won’t eat . more than a bite.
Frozen gin and tonic
Enough fruit for now. Instead, let’s move on to a frozen version of a classic. Unsurprisingly, if you’ve been paying attention, Sugar and Charm’s frozen gin and tonic The recipe is basically a gin and tonic that has been mixed with ice. However, while a regular gin and tonic is God’s most perfect drink, a frozen one is unacceptably bitter. This recipe avoids that with the inclusion of simple syrup.
Frozen sour midori
You’ll notice that none of the recipes so far have been even remotely neon, which probably contravenes some kind of international frozen cocktail regulation. Let’s counter that with Tipsy Bartender’s Frozen Midori sour; essentially a raised melon flavored 7-Up slushie. Melon liqueur, sweet and sour mix and 7-Up, blended with ice. Very easy to drink and so wildly green that you can probably see it from space.
Frozen blue whale
But if green is not your color, just a pinch frozen blue whale It will give you the same “this can’t be good for me” tingle, except that it’s blue. This cocktail is vodka, blue curaçao, and lemonade, all mixed with ice. Look, once you’ve made peace with the idea of mixing a lot of ice cubes, we’ll all have a much better time together.
Baileys Iced Cappuccino
All of these cocktails are incredibly refreshing, because that’s the point of them, but now I’m going to veer off into slightly more difficult territory. How Sweet Eats has a recipe for Baileys frozen cappuccino. It won’t quench your thirst like any of the others, but it is essentially a frozen cup of coffee that has a ton of alcohol. I’m not going to judge anyone for anything.
Cherry lime beergarita
And then there is the concoction known as Cherry and lime beergarita: a frozen margarita, made with lemon concentrate, Sprite, and tequila. And then you pour him a beer too. Some recipe sites recommend adding the beer to the mix before serving it to guests. However, not Southernparm. They simply put a bottle in the glass and leave it there, where it acts as a sanctuary for bad decisions.
Pink lemonade Prosecco gin
Now let’s move on to a recipe for pink lemonade prosecco gin for the best tips from Cool Mom. The great thing about this recipe is that practically all the ingredients are listed in the name of the cocktail, and by now you know that you make a frozen cocktail by mixing it with ice, so this is all self explanatory. You’re welcome.
Finally here it is a recipe for frosé. As the name suggests, the frosé is icy pink. Not pink mixed with ice. It’s basically just some iced wine. As Rick Martinez describes it, a bottle of rosé is placed on a baking sheet and frozen for six hours. Then he mixes it with a bit of strawberry syrup and refreezes, before blending a second time and serving. I hope you are all very proud of yourself.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism