With summer in full swing here on Cape Cod, any visit to a restaurant or bar on the water will show a lot of people enjoying a delicious-looking frozen cocktail. Some of these places use pre-mixed ingredients that are often neither high quality nor as tasty as those mixed fresh and on-site. However, if you’re at home, you have a chance to make your frozen concoction almost healthy!
You can taste the difference when assembling ingredients from scratch, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. There are only a few keys to keep in mind:
In essence, the goal is as simple as making your favorite smoothie and then adding alcohol and serving in a fun glass. A good starting ratio of alcohol to everything else is 1:3.
One other way to make this even healthier is to add protein powder. It can act as a thickener, has high quality ingredients, and starts to turn that drink into a meal replacement meant to be enjoyed on your back deck or patio.
It can also be a fun way to experiment: perhaps cocoa, banana, and coconut flakes, or fresh-picked berries and cream, along with white rum? Juicing cucumbers and watermelon and adding cucumber-infused vodka? It’s a five-minute drink, $10 bucks less than a bar, and far healthier than any bar will serve.
What combinations would form your favorite frozen drink and leave you kicking back in your chair, feeling like you’re enjoying the good life?
can be anything from recipes to interesting antiques to fun projects. These are all things that might spark your interest or your own ideas!