Cocktail Hour: The Fruity Boozy Smoothie

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I haven’t been feeling too well lately.  I’ve been coughing, sneezing, and laying in bed all day.  When it came time to make a cocktail, I thought to myself, “this is not going to be good for my system.”I almost wimped out on making a cocktail this week; that is, until I had a revelation.  I thought of the perfect way to get all the vitamins I’ve been needing AND booze it up a little bit: I could make a smoothie!  A fruity, boozy smoothie to be precise! 

The possibilities were endless when it came to making a yummy smoothie.  I had all sorts of fruity liqueurs and schnapps.  I wanted to come up with my own recipe, so I played around and came up with one that I thought would be good.  I added the recipe to Recipe4Living, but I’ve copied it here, too:

1 C. orange juice
about 1 1/2 C. frozen fruit (I use the Dole frozen fruit mix which has mangoes, pineapples, peaches, and strawberries)
1 1/2 oz. vanilla vodka
1 oz. pomegranate liqueur

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The process was simple: stick it all into a blender and mix until smooth and frothy.  This is what it looked like before it was blended:

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Check out the amazing colors!  It looked so much like a sunset that I almost didn’t want to blend it!  But I did.  I mean, a girl’s gotta get her vitamins, right?

Once blended, it was thinner than a regular smoothie.  I wanted it that way, though.  I wanted it to be thin enough to drink through a straw and I wanted it to be a bit frothy, as well.  Success!

The pomegranate taste definitely overpowered the drink.  It was the primary flavor that you could taste, even though there was only 1 oz. of it in the mixture.  I always forget that pomegranate is slightly bitter and not very sweet, so it was a different taste than I was expecting.  It was good, though.  Not too sweet and not too alcoholic.  I could only slightly taste the vanilla vodka; it was more of an aftertaste than anything else.

This smoothie didn’t knock my socks off, but it was definitely a good way to make drinking alcohol slightly healthier.  There was plenty of vitamin C in that drink, that’s for sure!

If you’d like to make a boozy smoothie, I’d encourage you to try out different fruity flavors.  Next time, I might try adding some Chambord or some lemon vodka.  Heck, even a little bit of Godiva liqueur might be good- who knows!  All I know is that next time I’m sick, I’m having another boozy smoothie right away.

Here are some other smoothie recipes you might enjoy:
10 Refreshing and Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Top 10 Smoothie Recipes
Smoothie Recipes, Tips, and Videos

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  • Sheryll

    That was a very funny, light hearted blog. How creative you were even while sick.

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