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Frosty blender drinks

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Frosty cocktails for summer

Hot balmy summers call for icy cold cocktails. The season’s fresh fruit and the ample selection of flavored liquors and liqueurs makes frosty blender drinks a must-sip solution to beat the heat. Send poolside invites to your friends, the blender is ideal for mixing up drinks for a crowd.

Pina Colada

Blackberry Margarita

Makes 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 large limes, halved
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 cups ice

Directions:

  1. Rub 1 half of a lime around the rims of 4 glasses. Dip rims in salt and set aside. Squeeze lime juice into a blender.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until frosty smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Pina Colada

Makes 4

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup light rum
  • 3/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • 1 small banana, quartered (sliced lengthwise then crosswise)
  • Shredded sweetened coconut

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine rum, coconut milk, pineapple juice, pineapple, and ice. Blend well.
  2. Pour pina colada mixture into 4 glasses and garnish with a spear of banana and a sprinkling of coconut.

Frozen Chocolate Espresso

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1/4 cup chocolate-flavored vodka
  • 3/4 cup Kahlua
  • 3/4 cup espresso, cooled
  • 1 cup ice
  • Finely crushed chocolate covered espresso beans

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine ice cream, vodka, Kahlua, espresso and ice.
  2. Blend until creamy. Pour into 4 glasses and garnish with espresso beans.

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