The guest of honor at any party is not always necessarily human. Rather, sometimes it is a simple machine, small and compact. It sits idly by, happily contributing to the festivities with its delectable offering of frozen concoctions, asking nothing in return but that you take pleasure in your cup of refreshment.
The blender, the unsung hero of any party, utilized for its powerful mixing abilities to quickly prepare tropical delights, frosty mixtures, and high-energy treats, all from the simplest of ingredients.
It’s time to take that blender out of the closet and dust him off, because this summer, it’s his turn to shine. Whether for yourself or for your guests, you’ll take particular delight in a frozen margarita when sitting pool-side. And when baking under the hot sun, a delicious piÃ?Â±a colada is sure to revive and refresh. Serve up a batch of fruity daiquiris that break all boundaries of flavor, and heap praise upon your blender, for it is he who has made these amazing drinks possible.
The following recipes will help you get started as you take your first steps down the path of blender stardom. Feel free to veer off the path at any time and experiment with your own ingredients and mixes, using the vast array of available flavored rums, vodkas, and liquors.
To make an exquisitely soothing, frozen Banana Daiquiri:
Put a half cup of crushed ice in a blender. Then add 1 1/2 oz. light rum, a 1/2 oz. of lime juice, 1 oz. of banana liquor, a 1/4 banana, sliced, and a 1/2 oz. of cream. Simply whip until smooth, and enjoy!
A variation of the traditional PiÃ?Â±a Colada, a touch of orange makes this Orange Colada a uniquely tasty treat. Fill a blender with 3 oz. of ice, and add 1 1/2 oz. light rum, 1 oz. mandarin orange (or just orange) flavored liquor, 2 oz. pineapple juice, 1 oz. cream of coconut, and 2 orange slices, and once again, simply blend until smooth.
Though the next drink does not contain any alcohol, it is no less tempting and inspiring, the perfect blend for a summer day and a welcome addition to any party. Remove the stems from 1/4 lb. of strawberries and place the berries in a blender. Add a 1/4 pt. of plain yogurt and a 1/2 pt. of milk, along with a bit of sugar or honey to taste. Blend thoroughly, then pour over ice. You’ll be glancing at your blender with newfound respect.
For summer celebrations a frozen drink mixed with champagne is an excellent choice. Try this fantastic recipe for a taste of summer sophistication. Combine 1 1/2 oz. champagne, 2 oz. peach schnapps, 2 oz. orange juice, and a 1/2 oz. lime juice. Add 3 oz. crushed ice and blend until smooth.
Enjoy these drinks and much more. The tasteful combinations that can be produced are seemingly endless, and your blender is proud to serve.