5 New Ways to Use Lime in Your Frozen Concoctions
The humble lime is no stranger to delicious frozen concoctions. It's a staple in margaritas and adds zest to a variety of drinks.
But maybe it's time to show the lime a little extra love - there are many ways that the citrus fruit can be the focal point of frozen concoctions. Here are five delicious ideas:
1. Key Lime Pie Frozen Colada
Pineapple, take a seat - lime is the star of the colada this time. With ice cream, crushed graham crackers and rum, sour lime gets a totally sweet makeover in this indulgent treat.
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 3 ounces coconut cream
- 6 ounces fresh lime juice
- 3 ounces white rum
- 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
- Whipped cream for topping
- Brown sugar for glass rims
- Extra crushed graham crackers for glass rims
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker®. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and additional crushed graham crackers. Wet glass rims lightly with water, then dip into mixture to coat. Mix the frozen concoction, and then pour into prepared glasses and garnish with a generous swirl of whipped cream.
Limoncello is a classic cooler, but lime can also steal the spotlight in this Italy-inspired, easy-to-make frozen concoction. It's a little zesty, a little sweet and totally refreshing.
- 6 ounces fresh lime juice
- 3 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces liquid sugar
- 2 ounces seltzer water
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker®. Mix and then pour into a tall, skinny glass and garnish with lime zest curls.
3. Grown-Up Raspberry Lime Rickey
A summertime staple, raspberry lime rickeys have delighted generations. Put a spin on this nostalgic drink with this grown-up version.
- 3 ounces fresh lime juice
- 2 cups frozen raspberries
- 1 ounce raspberry liqueur
- 3 ounces gin
- 4 ounces club soda
- 1 ounces liquid sugar
- Lime slices for garnish
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker®. Mix, and then pour into a tall glass and garnish with a lime slice, of course.
4. Lime Agua Fresca
A staple Mexican drink, aguas frescas, or "fresh waters," are made with fresh fruits and are sweetened just enough. Try this refreshing lime rendition in your Frozen Concoction Maker® whenever you need to cool off.
- 3 ounces lime juice
- 2 ounces coconut water
- 2 ounces cold water
- Dash honey
- Dash salt
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker®. Mix, and then pour into tumblers and garnish with fresh mint sprigs.
5. Non-Alcoholic Cilantro Lime Slushie
When you need an extra-fun and delicious non-alcoholic treat for a party - or just to celebrate the weekend - try making this chilly Cilantro Lime Slushie. Bold lime flavor is perfectly accented by fragrant cilantro and lightly sweetened with agave nectar and lime sherbet.
- 2 ounces fresh lime juice
- 1 cup lime sherbet
- 2 teaspoons agave nectar
- 2 tablespoons finely minced cilantro
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker®. Mix, and then pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
Remember to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and follow all drinking laws.