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Jul 4, 2014 08:06 AM

Frozen cocktails -- pairing alcohol with fruit.

I've finally learned how to make my own delicious frozen drinks. For a frozen strawberry margarita, for example, I freeze a pound of strawberries and put them in the blender along with 6 ounces of (100% agave) tequila, 4 ounces of agave nectar, 3 ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice, a splash of Cointreau and 2 cups of ice. Blend it until it's slushy and voila!

So now I'm wondering what other fruit and spirit combinations I can use similarly. What's the best liquor to mix with mango? What about pineapple? Or watermelon or cantaloupe? This is going to be my summer of frozen drinks -- help me build my repertoire. Thanks!

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  1. Hmmm, I don't do this type of thing much, but…

    Mango and pineapple - Rum

    Watermelon and cantaloupe - Tequila

    1. I make a frozen summer drink using the following (makes 2)

      Fruit of one mango chopped
      Two small scoops of Mango sorbet
      4 oz white rum
      2 oz peach schnapps
      Orange juice (or orange/peach/mango juice)
      Blend until smooth. I add a little juice, and add more if it's too thick.

      6 Replies
      1. re: kimfair1

        That sounds really good. Have you ever used frozen mango (I'm referring to mango purchased frozen), or any other frozen fruit, for that matter?

        1. re: CindyJ

          I've found most of the frozen fruit to be riper and better tasting than most of the fresh supermarket stuff. It's harvested and then frozen immediately.

          1. re: JMF

            I'm going to put that to the test. I just bought a bag of frozen strawberries.

            1. re: CindyJ

              I'd like to hear back. I've never had the frozen strawberries. I don't like fresh commercial ones like Driscol, I think they are flavorless.

              1. re: JMF

                The frozen strawberries I used in our frozen margaritas yesterday were at least as good as, and maybe even better than, the Driscol strawberries I've used previously. The frozen ones were the store brand (Giant) and contained nothing but strawberries (no sweeteners or anything else).

          2. re: CindyJ

            I have used frozen mango before, but since I generally only make that drink in the summer, when fresh mango is readily available (especially the Kesar or champagne mango), I usually use fresh, ripe mango. It was fine with frozen mango, however.