Maybe blender drinks aren't the most sophisticated cocktails, but once you're sipping something chilly enough to bring on the brain freeze, do you really care? Here are six chilly recipes we love.
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A classed-up version of the thick, frothy orange shake of mall food court fame.
The last weeks of summer may be drawing to a close—seriously, how is it already the end of August?—but I'm not quite ready to quit the season. Cue the frozen drinks, which don't need to be sipped on a beach to be enjoyed properly.
This recipe from Adam Bernbach of Estadio in Washington, D.C. offers flavors not often enjoyed in frozen drinks. Chamomile may be calming in cups of tea, but with bourbon and grapefruit it offers nuanced flavor to a drink that packs a tart punch.
This recipe from Adam Bernbach of Estadio in Washington, D.C. is a decidedly grown up take on the frozen drink. Campari and lime temper the sweetness from the strawberries, and gin cuts through with a touch of herbs.
You know how when you're having a bad day, you're likely to hate whatever you come across? A wrong-way-over-the-bridge day, can't-believe-this-traffic day? When you're in that sort of mood, you're not exactly predisposed to love whatever's handed to you at the rest stop McDonald's. But the Cherry Berry Chiller I had this weekend was surprisingly good.
As the humidity begins to rise, the frozen not-quite-milkshake-not-quite-iced-coffee concoctions from Starbucks get a little more appealing, and they have two new offerings as of yesterday: the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino and the Chocolate Cookie Crumble Crème Frappuccino.
It's hot enough to even consider the quickie mart slushie, those neon-colored sugar concoctions that taste nothing like the flavors they're named for. Why would I go that route when just a few ingredients in the fridge can give me far healthier and much tastier results? To make this strawberry and watermelon slush, I just dropped the diced fruit in my blender, added some citrus juice to help the blender move, a little honey for sweetness, and then it's straight to the freezer.
[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan] When it gets too hot and I'm scared of running my air conditioning bill too high, I head to the West Village. Right off the Christopher Street entrance is a kiosk by the name of...
Good morning, serious eaters! Here's something to wake you up in a cool way: It looks like Starbucks may have a new drink rolling out soon. The blog Eater L.A. reports that the new item will be a "drinkable sorbet," with two flavors—coffee-based (for all you morning people) and cream-based. So far, the only word is that the drink will appear at select L.A. outlets on July 14....