Knockout Punch: Best Frozen Drink Recipes
My first apartment had no air conditioner, which meant on sweltering summer days, I’d practically get heat-induced hallucinations of frozen drinks (not necessarily alcoholic, by the way). I would plod down to the nearby deli, where a self-serve slushie machine hummed out front. I could choose the amount of syrup (not so much), yank a lever that gave a satisfyingly old-school clunk, and out oozed the perfect mix of ice and liquid. I’d fill a 20-ounce container with pale-blue indeterminate berry flavor, and off I’d stride with a new bounce in my step. Because even on the surface of the sun, there’s nothing more refreshing than a frozen drink.
But tastes change. I can’t hang with the weird flavors. Nobody lets me control the sweetness anymore. And sometimes, a girl wants a shot of tequila to warm up her cool-down.
So I pored over the archives to come up with the tastiest frozen drinks for summer. You probably saw our roundup of margarita recipes galore. So this time we bring you a novel uses for a bounty of fresh berries, a multilayered treat that looks even better than it tastes, and even a frozen hot chocolate.
As Homer Simpson would say, “Icyyy … Hot!”
Cocktails on ice—isn’t that nice! Check out all our frozen drink recipes!