Friday, July 27, 2012

Summertime Chill Cocktails

     As the temperatures rise in the summer, it is time for the cocktails to start getting really cold.   It is the time of year to bring out the blender and make some of those fabulous frozen cocktails.    Of course the Pina Colada is what always come up, but there are many many others that fit the bill equally as well.

     For the Starbuck's coffee freaks, I've created a new frozen cocktail that reminds me of a frozen con leche.

Bahama Bob's Frozen Con Leche
  • 1 1/2 oz. Brinley Gold Shipwreck Coffee Rum
  • 1 oz. Creme de Cocoa (Dark)
  • 1 oz. Amaretto
  • 3 oz. Half and Half
Place all ingredients into a blender with ice, blend until it is like a soft serve ice cream.     Put into a pint glass and top with cinnamon or nutmeg, and garnish with a mint sprig.
This one tastes like a mocha chocolate milkshake with a kick.

     The Tiki lover can take to the blender as well with this tiki style frozen cocktail whose roots are deep in the 50's thru 70's tiki era.

Bahama Bob's Frozen Tiki
  • 1 oz Ron Centenario 7 Year Old Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Overproof Rum (Plantation or Lemon Hart)
  • 1/2 oz. Brinley Gold Shipwreck Lime Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Cream of Coconut
Place all ingredients in a blender with ice and blend until smooth.   Pour into a pint glass and garnish with an orange wheel and a sprig of mint with a cherry on top.

     Let your creative mind go and put tings into the blender you have never tried before, you might surprise yourself with the result.  The blender is a wonderful bar tool, used properly your backyard tiki bar will be the hit of the summer frozen cocktail season.  ;o)