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Frozen Summer Fun

Frozen Summer Fun

Summer is officially in full swing and that means your blender should be too! Nothing is as refreshing on a scalding hot summer day in Texas than a delicious frozen cocktail!

Frozen cocktails are surprisingly easy to whip up, contrary to the bartenders face when you order that third round of piña coladas! Most frozen drinks have the same basic ingredients:

– Liquor: typically tequila, rum, or vodka

– Liqueur: usually triple sec, blue curacao, or crème de cacao

– Fresh Fruit or Juice: think pineapple, strawberry, orange juice, etc.

– Ice: this is Texas.

Once you have it all laid out in the kitchen, just throw it all in the blender and hit the button for bliss!

Not sure what to make beyond a margarita? We’ve got you covered with a collection of the summer’s hottest frozen drinks to keep you cool and by the pool!

Tamarind-Pineapple Margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1½ oz. tamarind nectar
  • 1½ oz. pineapple juice
  • Splash lime juice
  • 1 cup ice
  • Garnish: ​cinnamon sugar (for rim)

Directions

  1. Rim a cocktail or margarita glass with cinnamon sugar: Wet the rim with a lime wedge, then roll the rim in a small dish of ground cinnamon and granulated sugar.
  2. In a blender, add the ice, tequila, tamarind nectar, and pineapple and lime juices.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the drink into the prepared glass.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Chi-Chi

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • ½ oz. blue curaçao
  • ½ oz. cream of coconut
  • ½ cup pineapple (fresh, cubed)
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup ice
  • Garnish: pineapple wedge or slice

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a chilled margarita or highball glass.
  4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge or slice.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Rock Lobster

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz.​ coconut rum
  • ¼ oz. dark rum
  • ¾ oz.​ banana liqueur
  • ½ oz.​ grenadine
  • ½ banana (ripe)
  • Dash​ pineapple juice
  • Dash​ orange juice
  • 1 cup ice​

Directions

  1. Pour all ingredients except the dark rum into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a chilled highball glass.
  4. Float the dark rum on top by slowly pouring it over the back of a bar spoon.
  5. Serve and relax!

Bushwacker

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • 1 oz. Kahlua coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz. dark creme de cacao
  • 2 oz. cream of coconut
  • 2 oz. milk
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

  1. Blend all the ingredients until nice and smooth.
  2. Pour into a chilled hurricane glass.
  3. Enjoy!

Watermelon Slush

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine the watermelon and vodka in a blender. Blend until watermelon is pureed.
  2. Add ice and blend again until ice is crushed and texture is slushy.
  3. Garnish with slice of watermelon

Prosecco Slushies

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. vodka
  • 16 oz. Prosecco
  • 1½ cup chopped strawberries
  • 2 oz. lime juice
  • Ice
  • Mint, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine prosecco, strawberries, lime juice, and vodka. Fill the blender about halfway full of ice, then blend until the mixture is slushy.
  2. Divide slushies between glasses and garnish with mint.

Frozen Pineapple Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2½ oz. rum
  • 4 cups pineapple chunks chilled
  • 1½ cups ice
  • 2 oz. lime juice
  • 2 oz. cup coconut milk

Directions

  1. Combine pineapple, ice, lime juice, coconut milk, and rum into blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with a pineapple round, lime wedge, and sprig of mint!

(Add more ice for a thicker frozen cocktail. For a sweeter drink, add in simple syrup!)

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.

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