Who doesn’t love a frozen cocktail?

I pose this question to people all the time. Everyone does! We need frozen cocktails, especially here in Florida. We have a constant desire to keep cool about ten months of the year. A frozen cocktail instantly sends you into cool down mode. You may get the dreaded brain freeze but it’s worth it if the drink lowers your core temperature a couple degrees.

What about finding better frozen cocktails than what they are serving at your local chain restaurant? It’s not always easy. I make a lot of frozen cocktails at home. I have found, making them at home, is your best way to  a quality frozen drink without any weird color dyes or super sugary ingredients.

It’s fun to try new flavor combinations. I limit the amount of sugar and maximize the amount of fresh fruit I incorporate into the drink.

I’m happy to share three fantastically fresh recipes for frozen cocktails. Enjoy!

Añejo Banana Daiquiri                                       

2 1/2 oz. Brugal Añejo Rum
1 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1 1/4 oz. simple syrup
1 frozen sliced banana
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
8-10 oz. ice

Add all ingredients into blender. Set on high and blend until completely combined. Pour into a large glass. Garnish with a lime wheel, sprinkle of cinnamon and a drink umbrella.

Frozen Mango Margarita
1 cup chopped frozen mango
3 oz. tequila
1 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. triple sec
1 1/2 oz. agave nectar
dash of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper                                      
6-8 oz. ice

Add all ingredients into a blender.
Blend on high until well combined.
Pour into a large glass and garnish
with a lime wheel and sprinkle of
cayenne pepper.

Frozen Mango Daiquiri (serves 2)
1 cup chopped mango
5 oz. white rum
2 oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. honey mix
10-12 oz. ice

Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into large glasses. Garnish with a fresh mango slice.

**Honey mix is very easy to make. Just take equal amounts of honey and warm water and shake in a bottle until it is combined. Will keep in your fridge for two weeks. **

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