Whether lounging by the beach, pool or kiddie pool, a frozen beverage makes the perfect companion. While they taste delicious no matter the time of year, a frozen cocktail or mocktail is a great way to stay cool when the weather is hot. As temperatures rise, chefs all over TikTok are breaking out their blenders and producing an array of creative alcoholic and non-alcoholic frozen concoctions. From an icy twist on a classic cosmopolitan to a chakra-inspired frozen mocktail, here are five frozen beverage recipes that are love at first sip.
1. Frozen cosmopolitan cocktail (alcoholic)
This vibrant cocktail recipe takes the classic cosmopolitan on a tropical vacation. Start by adding citrus vodka to a blender along with Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime juice and ice. Blend until smooth. Then pour the mix into a margarita coupe glass, and garnish with a dehydrated lime slice before serving.
2. Frozen Aperol spritz cocktail (alcoholic)
Let the good times “Aperol” with this frozen rendition of a traditional Aperol spritz cocktail. First, add Aperol, prosecco, frozen orange juice and ice cubes to a blender. Pulse until smooth. Then pour the mixture into a margarita glass. Finally, garnish with an orange slice, and cheers!
3. Frozen lycheetini cocktail (alcoholic)
Lychee has been showing up in some surprising places, such as this lychee martini cocktail fusion. Start by adding ice, frozen lychees and vodka to a blender along with cream of coconut and lychee juice. Blend until smooth. Then pour the cocktail into a martini glass. Finally, garnish with two lychees on a skewer, and bottoms up!
4. Chakra-inspired mocktail (non-alcoholic)
Get your creativity in alignment with this chakra-inspired mocktail recipe. First, add frozen cantaloupe, passion fruit syrup, orange juice, lime juice and ice to a blender. Once blended, pour the mocktail into a snifter glass and garnish with an orange slice before serving.
5. Frozen dragon fruit mocktail (non-alcoholic)
This vivid mocktail features an infusion of dragon fruit. Start by adding frozen dragon fruit to a tall glass, and then mash it up. Next, add ice, followed by blue Gatorade. Finally, top off the beverage with lemon-lime soda, and cheers!
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