Summer in its full!
Everyone coming up to the bar is really thirsty! What is the bartender’s recomended cocktail? Anything Frozen!
Inspired by the trend, some bars are enlivening frozen cocktails with fresh, seasonal ingredients, premium spirits and whimsical spins like adult popsicles and push-ups, bartenders all around the world are confirming that the fruity flavours is what they sell the most!
Apart of this you can also turn any classic cocktail into frozen, f.e. a Frozen Daiquiri or a Pinacolada. Frozen Margaritas made with 100 percent blue agave tequila, triple sec and fresh lime and orange juices is also an idea.
To make a world famous Cucumber, Lime and Tequila Popsicles, combine peeled and juiced cucumbers with fresh lime juice, silver tequila, simple syrup, agave nectar and grapefruit juice, pour the mixture into plastic popsicle molds, inserts popsicle sticks and freezes it for 24 hours!
Other popsicle hits include the Berry Sparkler, made with blackberry vodka, blackberry and raspberry purees, lemon, basil and champagne.
Alcohol freezes at a far lower temperature than a commercial freezer can reach. It is actually the water-based ingredients in the cocktail mix that freeze and create structure, affected by the amount of alcohol acting as antifreeze. You have to find the right proportion of alcohol and mixer, whose cocktail popsicles are firm enough to hold on a stick.
But it should taste like a cocktail. It is never completely frozen, because of the alcohol, that allows it to have a softer consistency, so you don’t have to work so hard at eating it.
Enjoy your Frozen Cocktails this summer, drink responsibly and don’t text and drive!
The Bartending News Flash Team