Friday, August 15

Pineapple-Mango Rum Slushie

Pretend you're on a tropical vacation with these cold, fruity cocktails

Pineapple Mango Rum Slush Cocktail

I've been lucky enough to go on a fair amount of tropical beach vacations in recent years, and one of my favorite things to do is sit out by the pool or in the ocean with a fruity drink (paper umbrella strongly encouraged). It's a luxury that always epitomizes a relaxing vacation for me, but enjoying a tropical blended drink at home is the next best thing. These pineapple-mango rum slushies are like an adult smoothie filled with frozen fruit, sorbet, and, of course, booze. Everything gets combined in a blender, pureed til smooth, and - voila! - vacation in a glass. There's actually no ice in the drink, so the final result is a thick, rich smoothie that doesn't water down and has to be sucked with a straw. It's a refreshing cocktail to enjoy on a hot summer day. Just close your eyes and you'll feel like you're in the Bahamas.

More Refreshing Cocktails:
- Jalapeño Margaritas
- Mojitos
- Kumquatinis

Pineapple-Mango Rum Slushies:
  • Blend 2 c. frozen pineapple chunks, 1 scoop mango sorbet, 1/2 c. white rum, 1/4 c. orange juice, 2 tbsp. triple sec, 2 tbsp. water, and 1 tbsp. sugar in a blender until smooth.
  • Check for taste and adjust if needed.
  • Pour into glasses, add straws, and serve.

Serves two - four