Alcohol has been around as an entertainment beverage or escape for some 15,000 years. It continues to be the most used and most legal mood modifying substance available. The possibilities for alcoholic drinks are endless and much is according to your taste. But nothing quite gets a party going like a pitcher of alcohol blended drinks.
So you’ve got a new blender, or you’re just inspired to get the old one out of the cabinet to do a little entertaining. You can stir up the usual daiquiri or margarita. But if you’re looking for something new, check out these web sites for the best blender drink recipes around.
But not to worry, while there are plenty of cocktail recipes, alcohol doesn’t always have to be an ingredient. There are lots of frozen fruit drinks or smoothies to choose from that you can enjoy with the kids.
Delish.com came about through a partnership between Hearst Magazines and MSM. You can access it through the MSN home page. It’s one of the top 10 food-related web sites and they offer plenty of blended drink recipes.
At About.com you can find information on just about any subject. So it’s a great resource to go to for your blended drink recipes. You can choose anything from a non-alcoholic Coco Colada to a Frog in a Blender or an Irish Encounter. The site offers some variations on the traditional favorites.
And you thought Betty Crocker was just all about cake mixes and desserts. But Betty apparently spends enough time in the kitchen that she needs a little something more. So try the Creamy Mango Smoothies or the Berry Hard Lemonade.
Food.com was formerly Formerly Recipezaar and has been online since 1999 connecting cooks from all over the world. More than 20 pages of blended drink recipes include everything from Vanilla Coconut Frosty to a Creamsicle Smoothie.
You’ll spend a lot of time entertaining if you get through the more than 4,000 cocktail recipes at Cocktail Blender. Not all require an actual blender but there are more than enough that do. Cocktail Blender allows you to search cocktails by the type of alcohol, or the type of serving glass for a particular drink.
Chances are if you’re drinking, you’re not really worried about calorie consumption, but just in case you are check out:
Moderation is important in everything not just the consumption of alcohol. Keep in mind that the calories from alcohol are empty calories with no nutritional value. So the recipes here offer you the chance to enjoy your blended cocktail without worrying too much about the extra calories.
Here’s an example of a Low Calories Strawberry Margarita. It uses fresh fruit so it delivers a healthy dose of vitamin C and antioxidants.
How to make it
Put the tequila, lime juice, and water in a cup and use it to dissolve the Crystal Light flavoring. Pour this mixture onto the blades of the blender then add the strawberries and ice and blend until smooth.
Makes one serving.
For a thicker drink, use frozen strawberries; for a thinner consistency use thawed or fresh berries. The temperature of your tequila will also have an effect on the drinks consistency. Using tequila from the freezer will keep the drink thicker longer than using room temperature tequila. To make a larger serving, simply double the recipe (any more than double or triple the recipe might blow up a blender so be careful!).
Calories in a single-shot margarita: 134
For a double (3 Ounces of Tequila): 240 calories
If you choose to drink, do so responsibly and always have a designated driver. And remember, that even one drink can begin to impair your judgment.
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