Cool Off With Frozen Cocktails

Cool Off With Frozen Cocktails

There’s one summer staple that often gets overlooked – the blender. Without this magnificent machine how would we whip up the perfect frozen poolside sippers to help get us through another Texas summer?!

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite frozen cocktails to give your blender a much needed workout. As delicious as these are, you might be tempted to suck one down with gusto, but be careful of their chilling side effect, the dreaded brain freeze! That being said, let’s kick this off with some Jimmy Buffet wisdom:

But there’s booze in the blender
And soon it will render
That frozen concoction that helps me hang on

 

Frozen Jalapeno Lemonade

This frozen jalapeño lemonade is a spicy icy delight!

Ingredients

 

Directions

  1. Blend together vodka, lemonade, simple syrup, and ice until mixture becomes slushy.
  2. Pour into a glass and garnish with a jalapeño and enjoy!

 

Frozen G&T

A refreshing twist on a refreshing classic

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup cucumber, about 5 slices that are cut ½ ” thick.
  • ½ cup gin
  • ¼ cup lime juice, fresh-squeezed
  • ½ cup tonic water
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • 2 ½ cups ice

 

Directions

  1. Squeeze the limes for the juice and slice about five ½ ″ thick pieces of cucumber.
  2. Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Kick back and enjoy!

 

Frozen Coconut Pineapple Margarita

An easy and delicious frozen summer cocktail for a crowd!

Ingredients

  • 1 (10 oz.) can piña colada frozen concentrate mixer, thawed
  • 1 ¼ cup tequila
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 to 1 ½ tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 7 cups ice
  • kosher salt for rimming glass optional
  • lime and pineapple wedges to garnish

 

Directions

  1. Rub edges of margarita glasses with a lime wedge and dip in kosher salt to coat rims.
  2. Pour piña colada concentrate, tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice and ice in a blender and blend until smooth. Split into double batches to accommodate the size of your blender pitcher, if necessary.
  3. Pour into glasses, garnish, and serve immediately.

 

Strawberry-Kiwi Frozen Mojitos

As delicious as it sounds!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rum, divided
  • 1 ½ cups chopped strawberries, frozen
  • 1 ½ cups chopped kiwi, frozen
  • 3 tbsp. of simple syrup, divided
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, divided
  • 3 ½ cups crushed ice, divided
  • strawberry and kiwi slices, to garnish
  • mint leaves, to garnish

 

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine the 1 ½ cups frozen strawberries, 1 ½ tbsp. simple syrup, 4 mint leaves, one shot of rum, and 1 ¾ cups of crushed ice (if you have whole cubes, crush them in the blender first). Blend until well combined and slushy-like.
  2. Pour the strawberry mojito into 3 (8 oz.) glasses, filling halfway.
  3. Rinse out the blender jug and combine the remaining 1 ½ cups chopped kiwi, 1 ½ tbsp. simple syrup, 4 mint leaves, shot of rum, and 1 ¾ cups crushed ice. Blend to desired consistency.
  4. Pour the kiwi mojito over the strawberry mojito.
  5. Garnish with kiwi, strawberry, and mint.
  6. Serve immediately.

 

Raspberry Gin Slushie

A delicious, adult upgrade to the 7-11 masterpiece! Makes 6 servings, so bring friends.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups ice cubes
  • 1 to 1 ½ cup(s) sparkling water
  • ½ cup gin
  • 6 to 8 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 ¼ cup fresh raspberries, frozen
  • lime wheels for garnish

 

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine ice, sparkling water, gin, sugar, lime juice, and frozen raspberries. Blend until thick and smooth.
  2. Serve immediately with straws and lime rounds.

 

Peach Coolers

Tastes like summer in the south!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen peach slices
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • ⅔ cup rum
  • ¼ cup simple syrup

 

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, stirring as necessary to break up frozen chunks.
  3. Pour into chilled glasses and garnish with a fresh slice of peach (optional).
  4. Enjoy immensely!

 

Coconut Orange Daiquiri

A backyard trip to the tropics!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. honey or agave syrup
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup cream of coconut
  • ½ cup light rum
  • maraschino cherry, for garnish

 

Directions

  1. Pour the honey or agave syrup on a small plate. Place coconut in a separate plate. Dip rim of glass in corn syrup, then in the coconut to coat evenly.
  2. In a blender, blend ice, orange juice, rum, and cream of coconut until smooth.
  3. Pour into rimmed glass and top with a maraschino cherry.

Spec's

Owned and operated by the same Houston family since 1962, Spec’s is a true destination shopping experience. We now operate over 150 stores all over the great state of Texas and offer a large selection of wines, spirits and finer foods.