Refreshing Citrus Concoctions
Sure there's always good old-fashioned lemonade for summer refreshment, but we have a few new ideas on how you can squeeze tangy, sweet citrus flavors into your frozen concoctions and make a splash as you host your next poolside party. Take off to paradise with your favorite Frozen Concoction Maker® and these delicious drink recipes:
Frozen Grapefruit Screwdriver
Give the classic screwdriver a twist with grapefruit juice instead of OJ and serve frozen rather than on the rocks.
- 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
- 4 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1 1/2 citrus liqueur
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup (or sugar to taste)
- 1 splash lemon juice
With ice in the hopper and ingredients in jar of your Frozen Concoction Maker®, mix your concoction and serve in sugar-rimmed glasses garnished with grapefruit slices.
Frosty Brazilian Caipirinha
The Caipirinha is the national drink of Brazil and a truly tropical cocktail. While it's normally served over ice, try your hand at turning this basic drink into a frozen concoction with your Frozen Concoction Maker®. Just follow this recipe:
- 4 1/2 ounces cachaça
- 1/3 cup chopped lime, no peel
- 3 ounces lime juice
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup
With ice in the hopper and ingredients in jar of your Frozen Concoction Maker®, mix your concoction and serve in sugar-rimmed glasses.
Recipe Note: Cachaça is a Brazilian liquor made from sugarcane. It is the main ingredient of this cocktail, but if you can't find any at your local liquor store just use rum instead, which is also made from sugarcane. Once you switch out the cachaça for rum you'll have a classic daiquiri on your hands.
Double Twist Gimlet
Commonly associated with distinguished elegance, the gimlet is a simple citrus-based beverage featuring the lime. As on option, you can add lemon into the mix as well for balance and flavor dimension. Either way, when adapted to a frozen version, it's amazingly refreshing!
- 6 ounces gin
- 1 1/2 ounces lime juice
- 1 1/2 ounces lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon simple syrup
With ice in the hopper and ingredients in jar of your Frozen Concoction Maker®, mix your concoction and serve in sugar-rimmed glasses garnished with lemon peel. It's a great low-carb option this summer.
Blood Orange Margarita
Blood orange takes the classic lime margarita on an exciting new taste adventure that'll make you say "ahh" from the first sip.
- 6 ounces blood orange juice
- 3 ounces tequila
- 1 1/2 ounces citrus liqueur
- 1 splash lime juice
- 1 tablespoon simple syrup
With ice in the hopper and ingredients in jar of your Frozen Concoction Maker®, mix your concoction and serve in in highball glasses. Garnish with wedges of limes and blood oranges.
Recipe Note: This drink looks fantastic, but it also tastes great. If you run low on blood orange juice you can use regular orange juice for a similar flavor and a great frozen concoction.
Because sour flavors can mellow the liqueur taste in many of the most popular cocktails, at least one citrus ingredient is usually included. Like the gimlet, margarita and many others, the sidecar also has a citrus focus. Try turning this classic into a frozen concoction:
- 4 1/2 ounces cognac
- 1 1/2 ounces citrus liqueur
- 3 ounces fresh lemon juice
With ice in the hopper and ingredients in jar of your Frozen Concoction Maker®, mix your concoction and serve in old fashioned glasses. Serve with a lemon wedge and a cherry. It's a rich and different cocktail that can really hit the spot on a warm summer evening.
Mimosas are a brunch staple. If you're hosting a brunch party or you just want to wake up with something bold, cold and citrusy one summer day, try transforming this cocktail with a little help from your Frozen Concoction Maker®.
With ice in the hopper and equal parts champagne and orange juice in the jar of your Frozen Concoction Maker®, mix and serve in champagne flutes with a fresh orange slice as garnish.
Please drink responsibly and follow all drinking laws.