Frozen drinks - blender vs freezer
When having a crowd over in the summer, I find it hard to keep up with blending frozen drinks. I want to make them in advance. My question is do the drink come out better if I blend them in advance and dump them in a container in the freezer than if I just mix them and freeze them in a container not using ice/blender?
Typically, I use ice, juice concentrate, vodka and sometimes a liqueur and blend it. If I did the freezer technique, it would just be juice, vodka and liqueur. I typically use enough alcohol that freezing solid wouldn't happen.
I am interested if there is a difference in texture between the 2 methods.
Unless you want all your guests to pass out you need the ice/water from blending to lower the strength, and make the drinks more palatable.
Batch up the drink in advance and put in a bottle, then add to to blender with ice and blend at time of service. Don't chill the batched drink and keep at room temp.