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10 Frozen Cocktails to Keep You Cool
Sweltering summer heat got you sweating up a storm? Chill out with a cool cocktail. READ: 10 Super Simple Spritzers to Make This Summer The sizzling months call for refuge in a comforting, frosty libation that beats the heat. And seriously, who doesn’t love a drink that’s blended to perfection? Shaking things up with an icy cocktail may sound like breaking a sweat, but there are easy ways to savor the season with just a few simple ingredients (and maybe a blender). Whether you’re unwinding poolside or hosting a swanky soiree in your backyard, get the party started with blended mixed drinks featuring sun-kissed fruits, smooth spirits and plenty of ice. READ: 10 Cool Cachaca Cocktails to Try This Summer Salivating already? Check out these 10 frozen cocktails from mixologists across the country and whip one up now.
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Monkey Colada

Ingredients 1.5 oz. Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 0.75 oz. fresh pineapple puree 0.75 oz. coconut liqueur 2.5 oz. coconut water 0.3 oz. fresh lime 1 pineapple slice cinnamon Preparation Add all ingredients (except pineapple slice and cinnamon) to a blender filled with ice. Blend then strain. Serve in tall glass. Garnish with pineapple slice and cinnamon.
(Mixologist Freddy May.)

Frozen Guava Margarita

Ingredients 2 oz. Maestro Dobel Tequila 1 oz. triple sec 1 oz. fresh lime juice .75 oz. agave nectar 1 oz. guava puree ¾ cup ice Preparation Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend and pour into desired glass. Serve.
(Bodega Negra in New York City.)

The Par-Tee

Ingredients ½ cup sugar ¾ cups water 2 cups ice 1 ¾ cups lemon juice 1.5 oz. Tito’s vodka 4 oz. Oolong tea 1 lemon wedge Preparation Combine sugar and water in a cup and let sit until sugar is fully dissolved. Combine ice, lemon juice, and 1 ¼ cups sugar solution in a blender. Blend until nice and slushy. In a separate cup, pour vodka and tea. With the cup tilted at 45 degrees, slowly turn it while you pour in the lemonade slush. This will provide a nice spiral effect in the drink. Top with a lemon wedge.
(Beverage Director Tim Keller of TAO Asian Bistro in Las Vegas.)

Frozen Bourbon Arnold Palmer

Ingredients 2 parts lemonade 2 parts iced tea 1 part bourbon 1 lemon wedge Preparation Blend all ingredients with ice in a blender until smooth. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
(The Woods in Brooklyn, New York.)

Don’t Touch My Bikini

Ingredients 0.75 oz. lime juice 0.75 oz. coconut liqueur 0.5 oz. Dubois Cane Syrup 15 drops Hellfire Shrub (bitters) 1.5 oz. Bols Genever (gin) Angostura Bitters fresh mint bouquet Preparation Combine ingredients with crushed ice in a blender and buzz for five seconds. Pour entire contents over fresh crushed ice. Top with four dashes of angostura bitters and large mint bouquet.
(Paul McGee, partner at Three Dots and a Dash in Illinois.)

Cocoa Dream

Ingredients 1.5 oz. Southern Comfort 1 oz. dark cacao liquor 1 oz. Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup 3 oz. condensed milk 1 pineapple slice Preparation Blend all ingredients with ice. Pour into a glass and garnish with pineapple slice.
(Executive Chef Mauricio Lopez at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort.)

Twist & Shout

Ingredients 2 oz. Guinness Draught 1 oz. Bacardi OakHeart Spiced Rum ½ oz. dark crème de cacao ½ oz. chocolate syrup ½ oz. Monin Salted Caramel Syrup 2 scoops vanilla ice cream whipped cream spoonful of extra crispy bacon crumbles Preparation Swirl the inside of a glass with some of the caramel and chocolate syrups. Blend together the beer, rum, crème de cacao and ice cream, and pour into glass. Garnish with whipped cream, more caramel and chocolate syrups, and bacon crumbs.
(All Hard Rock Cafe locations.)

Midsummer Peach Champagne Granita

Ingredients 2 cups water 1 lb. 8 oz. peaches (fresh, unpeeled) 4 Tbsps. honey 2 Tbsps. lemon juice 1/4 tsps. vanilla extract 4 Tbsps. peach schnapps 1 cup Champagne mint or fresh peach slice PreparationStart by bringing the water to a boil in a medium-large saucepan. Add the peaches and honey, and simmer for approximately 30 minutes (or until peaches are broken down and deliciously mushy). Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Once peach mixture is cooled, push it through a fine sieve or strainer. Pour the strained liquid into a glass casserole dish (or bowl). Stir in the lemon juice, peach schnapps, champagne and vanilla extract. Freeze for approximately one hour (depending on the strength of your freezer), scraping the ice crystals that form at the edges with a metal spatula every 10-20 minutes. Once the entire mixture is evenly frozen to a grainy, icy texture, you’re good to go. Serve scooped into chilled glasses, and garnish with mint and/or a fresh peach slice. Feel free to experiment with the amount of Champagne you use. (The recipe still works well with a more generous serving.)
(Nadia G of Cooking Channel’s “Bitchin’ Kitchen.”)

Hard Lemonade Kiwi Coolers

Ingredients 2 cups green grapes (plus a few for garnish) 2 lemons, peeled and seeded (plus a few slices for garnish) 2 kiwis, peeled (plus a few slices for garnish) 2 large oranges (or more, depending on how many cups needed) with flat bottoms 1 Tbsp. honey or sugar 3 cups ice 1 cup vodka or tequila bamboo skewers straws Preparation Slice a half-inch section from the top of each orange and carefully hollow out using a knife. Dig out any remains with a spoon. Once oranges have been transformed into cups, rinse off and let chill in the fridge. Skewer sliced lemons, kiwis and grapes. Set aside for garnish. Place grapes, lemons, kiwis, honey, ice, and vodka in blender and mix until smooth. Pour into orange cup and top with fruit skewer and straw.
(Evite)

Coco Banana Dream

Ingredients ½ fresh bananas 1 oz. Carnation Evaporated Milk 1 oz. coconut cream 1 oz. orange juice 1.5 oz. brandy ½ cup of ice 1 maraschino cherry Preparation Place all ingredients except for the cherry into a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with the cherry and serve immediately.
(Executive Chef Mauricio Lopez at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort.)

10 Frozen Cocktails to Keep You Cool

Sweltering summer heat got you sweating up a storm? Chill out with a cool cocktail. READ: 10 Super Simple Spritzers to Make This Summer The sizzling months call for refuge in a comforting, frosty libation that beats the heat. And seriously, who doesn’t love a drink that’s blended to perfection? Shaking things up with an icy cocktail may sound like breaking a sweat, but there are easy ways to savor the season with just a few simple ingredients (and maybe a blender). Whether you’re unwinding poolside or hosting a swanky soiree in your backyard, get the party started with blended mixed drinks featuring sun-kissed fruits, smooth spirits and plenty of ice. READ: 10 Cool Cachaca Cocktails to Try This Summer Salivating already? Check out these 10 frozen cocktails from mixologists across the country and whip one up now.

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