Cocktail Hour: The Fruity Boozy Smoothie
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
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:
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.
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