Celebratory Concoctions for Graduation
Whether you're throwing a college graduation party or you've been asked to bring your trusty frozen concoction maker along with you to a friend's grad party, why not try to create some custom drinks for the party goers?
Here are a few graduation-themed concoctions that are sure to please the guests and bring a fun vibe to the atmosphere.
The Frozen Graduate
The Graduate is a well-known cocktail that becomes popular in college towns each spring. At your grad party, try making a frozen version in your party machine. Here's what you'll need:
- 3 ounces or 2 shots amaretto
- 9 ounces Southern Comfort
- 6 ounces pineapple juice
- 3 ounces fresh lime juice
- Your margarita machine.
Fill your party machine's ice reservoir and then pour each of your ingredients into the margarita machine's blender jar. Turn it on and watch as it shaves the ice and blends the perfect frozen cocktail. Pour these slushy drink into hurricane glasses, garnish with a cherry and pineapple and serve to the recent graduates.
Cold and Bubbly
Champagne doesn't usually go with frozen cocktails, but for a graduation there's no better beverage to base a cocktail on.Try this sweet, frozen and bubbly drink. Simply combine champagne or sparkling wine, with peach juice, fruity liqueur and orange juice for a strong and flavorful frozen mimosa spinoff.
Pom and Circumstance
After your graduate marches toward their diploma to the famous tune, serve up this punny cocktail. Add these ingredients to your frozen concoction maker:
- 9 ounces pomegranate juice
- 4.5 ounce pomegranate liqueur
- 4.5 ounces vodka
- 3 ounces lime juice
- 1 splash orange juice.
Fill up your ice container, flip the switch and wait for your cocktail to be blended. It has a rich color and an even stronger taste. Serve this in a festive glass with lime wedge garnishes and a fun umbrella or two.
Whether you're celebrating a graduation or just a beautiful May day, a margarita always does the trick. For a graduation though, skip the classic for a stronger, bolder flavor and color. Try this recipe:
- 6 ounces tequila
- 4.5 ounces triple sec
- 3 ounces pineapple juice
- 3 ounces lime juice
- 1/2 cup frozen fruit
- Food coloring
The liquor and juice will give you a strong and tasty tropical margarita, but the fruit and food coloring will let you customize the color of your cocktail to the graduate's alma mater. Use mango, strawberries, blueberries or green apple and the corresponding food dye based on the school's colors.
Your fellow Parrotheads at Margaritaville® Cargo remind you to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and obey all drinking laws.