When you think of smoothies, alcohol smoothies probably never come to mind. Am I right?!
Here are three simple alcoholic smoothies you’ll love!
They are smooth, and sure to quench the pallets of any summer guest, but they’re great for any time of year… TBH. LOL!
Clear and Dear
Quickly and vigorously blend 2 parts soda water with a generous amount of ice in a blender. Slush is the objective. After blending, add another part of soda combined with at least 2 ounces of 100 proof peppered vodka, and stir.
Add one ounce of lemon or lime juice with a pinch of crystallized alum. The alum in alcohol recipes for smoothies makes the person drinking, pucker and smile. This is a straight, hard cooler for hot summer days.
The Fruit Smacker
In a Vitamix 5200, (check out our review by clicking here) blend a hearty mix of seedless and non-pulpy seasonal fruits. This mixture can include watery melons like honeydew and casaba, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, mandarin oranges, blood oranges, grapefruit and pummello. Do not over blend.
Transfer the fruit blend into another colander with a non-dairy smoothie mix. Add one-half of a fifth of rum, or Portuguese Muscato to the mixture and gently stir. The mixture should be thick and syrupy. It can be served over ice cream and gellato, or cut with another fruit juice for an exquisite drink.
The Irish Eskimo: Hearty and filling for an alcoholic smoothie
This smoothie was invented by a discerning crowd at a popular Mexican restaurant in the Pacific Northwest.
Combine several ounces of Kahlua Cream liquor with an equal portion of Bailey’s Irish Cream liquor.
Blend this combo with ice and standard vanilla smoothie mix. There should be enough ice for the drink to have the consistency of a thick milkshake. Pour the mixture into a tall and wide glass with a bit of strong mint, or mint extract near the straw.
This is an addictive drink nearly unrivaled for brisk freshness and fun during the hot summer months. It also is wonderfully paired with a meal featuring habanero and jalapeno peppers.
Let us know if you’ll be trying any of these alcoholic smoothies in the comment section below!