6 Easy Cocktail Drinks You Can Create at Home

In the Philippines, affordable kitchen appliances such as blenders are patronized by millions of people. With the country’s climate, owning the necessary devices to create delectable cold drinks is a must. This is why numerous Filipinos invest in blenders – so that they can make smoothies and shakes to combat the hot weather, which seems to be a constant even during the cold season.

However, do you know that you can also use your trusty blender to make other kinds of beverages? If you want to beat the heat by drinking some cocktails or you’re simply looking for new drinks to serve your guests especially during this Christmas, here are 6 really easy recipes that you can follow. 

Berry Burst

Ingredients:

  • Fresh blackberries
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 oz. heavy cream
  • 4 oz. skim milk
  • 1 ½ oz. Belvedere Black Raspberry

Directions:

Start by putting the ingredients one by one and blend them together; just make sure you put the strawberries last. Add crushed ice into the mixture and keep blending until it turns smooth. Pour it in a glass and use the fresh blackberries for garnishing.

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Saba Colada

Ingredients:

  • A splash of Blue Curacao
  • 3 tbsp. simple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. Thai coconut milk
  • 2 oz. Malibu rum

Directions:

First, create a simple syrup by dissolving sugar in boiling water. Let it cool then blend the ice, syrup, juice, milk, and rum altogether. Stop blending once the mixture’s consistency becomes foamy. Afterwards, pour into a glass and add Curacao. Top it with some coconut slice. 

Frozen Pink Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • Lemon slice or flower (for garnish)
  • A splash of grenadine
  • Half a lemon’s juice
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 ½ oz. Stoli Citros

Directions:

This cocktail is probably the easiest to make. All you have to do is blend all of the ingredients together with ice. Then, pour it into a glass and garnish your drink with a lemon slice or an edible flower such as hollyhock or apple blossom gardenia. Voila! You can now enjoy your frozen pink lemonade!

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Frozen Mudslide

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup whipped cream
  • 2 tbsp. chocolate syrup
  • 5 oz. Irish cream liqueur
  • 5 oz. coffee flavored liqueur
  • 5 oz. vodka
  • 4 cups crushed ice

Directions:

To start making this cocktail, combine Irish cream liqueur, coffee liqueur, vodka, and crushed ice in a blender. Add some chocolate syrup before blending. Continue blending the mixture until its texture becomes smooth, then pour it into identical glasses. Use whipped cream to garnish the drink and serve it to your loved ones. 

Kiwi Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups small ice cubes
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 large peeled kiwis
  • 1/3 cup triple sec
  • 1/3 cup gold tequila
  • ½ cup superfine sugar

Directions:

Here’s a twist on a classic cocktail! Begin making kiwi margarita by taking out your blender and using it to combine lime juice, kiwis, triple sec, tequila, ice, and sugar all together. Blend the mixture until it turns smooth. Pour them in numerous glasses and serve them to your guests.

 Frozen Bellini

Ingredients:

  • Peach wedge
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • A squeeze of lemon
  • 1 oz. peach puree
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 2 ½ oz. sparkling wine

Directions:

Start by making a simple syrup through dissolving sugar into boiling water. Afterwards, set it aside and start creating peach puree by blending a ripe peach. Combine the two mixtures along with the other ingredients and ice in a blender. Garnish the finished drink using peach wedges.

What are you waiting for? Impress your guests by serving these cocktails during a hot day or during the upcoming Christmas holidays!

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