3 Frozen Cocktails To Cool You Off This Summer

Hot Summer

It’s that time of the year again when Mother Nature decides to show us who’s boss around here. (Hint: It’s her. She’s boss.) The weather’s been somewhat terrible lately, with the sun deciding to punish every living being for existing. Now if you were Veronica Lodge and you had millions of dollars, you could jet off to a country with a cooler climate to beat the heat. And possibly get involved in a mystery caper or some other hijinks while you are there. However, for us lesser mortals, we can always turn to the sweet, sweet comfort of a frozen cocktail to cool us down and put us in a state of blissful euphoria.

Rock Lobster

Rock Lobster

Nothing says refreshing and summer quite like the words “refreshing summer”. However, a very close second would be a fruity frozen cocktail. The Rock Lobster is a fantastic frozen summer treat that blends the best of fresh fruit and dark, delicious rum.  With a name like the Rock Lobster, you would assume that it goes well with seafood. Your assumption is spot-on. Picture this: It’s a hot Saturday afternoon. You’re having a barbecue at the beach with your friends. You’re wearing your cherished “Kiss the Cook” apron and you’re doing an absolutely wonderful job grilling up prawns, crabs and yes, lobsters. Imagine the smell of beautifully barbecued shellfish wafting through the air. Sweat is pouring down your face. You need something to cool you down. You look to your left and your friend, Rachel, hands you a frozen Rock Lobster. You take a sip. The cool taste of fresh fruit and dark rum race down your throat, leaving you with a pleasant tingling feeling. Everything is alright in the world again.

 

Ingredients:

1 cup of ice

1 oz coconut rum

1/2 oz banana liqueur

Dash of grenadine

1/2 ripe banana (peeled)

Dash of pineapple juice

Dash of orange juice

Dark rum to top

Recipe:

Pour all ingredients except the dark rum into a blender.

Blend until smooth.

Pour into a chilled highball glass.

Top with the dark rum.

Enjoy!

 

Chi-Chi

Chi Chi

The Chi-Chi is a delightful frozen cocktail that is terribly fun to say. Try it. “Chi-Chi.” “Chi-Chi.” It makes you feel so posh just saying that.

“Chi-Chi.”

The Chi-Chi bears some resemblance to an average Margarita but it swaps out the citrus and tequila for coconut, pineapple and vodka. It’s a delicious change that you will be glad to make. This one’s for the vodka lovers. If you have friends who absolutely abhor having tequila but love the taste of vodka, the Chi-Chi is your go-to frozen cocktail for the summer.

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup ice

2 oz vodka

1/2 oz blue Curaçao

1/2 oz cream of coconut

1/2 cup fresh or canned pineapple

Scoop of vanilla ice cream

Pineapple slice for garnish

Recipe:

Pour all ingredients into a blender.

Blend until smooth.

Pour into a chilled margarita or highball glass.

Garnish with the pineapple.

Enjoy!

 

Blue Bayou

Blue Curacao cocktail

The Blue Bayou is a frozen celebration of booze and alliteration. Made with vodka, blue Curaçao and fresh fruit, it’s a refreshing cocktail that will cool you down in the heat of summer. It has its origins in NOLA during the Mardi Gras and has been served up since then to beat the heat of the deep South in the United States. Much like the Chi-Chi, this is another vodka and Curaçao-based cocktail that adds the flavours of fresh fruit for a sweet kick. The Blue Bayou is less sweet than the Chi-Chi, though, as the grapefruit juice will add a slightly bitter aftertaste which provides a different dimension in taste. Think of it as the George Clooney of frozen cocktails; good-looking and more mature than the other cocktails. It still tastes awesome, but it’s for a more refined palate. Plus it’s blue in colour.

Everyone loves a blue cocktail.

Everyone.

 

Ingredients:

1 cup of ice

1 1/2 oz vodka

1/2 oz blue Curaçao

1/2 cup fresh or canned pineapple

2 oz grapefruit juice

Chunk of pineapple for garnish

Recipe:

Pour the ingredients into a blender.

Blend until smooth.

Pour into a chilled margarita glass.

Garnish with the pineapple.

Enjoy!

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