Mudslides and Soft Serve Fruit Cocktails? Yes, Please!
Two must-try drinks that will keep you refreshed (and a little buzzed) all summer long.
With Memorial Day weekend behind us, the season of sun, sand, and sweat has officially started. I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a better way to spend summer weekends than lying on the beach with a delicious frozen drink in hand.
This year, I won’t be reaching for your run-of-the-mill margarita. Although delicious, there are two new, addicting frozen cocktail options on the market.
The first is Bailey’s new Ready-to-Serve Mudslide Premium Cocktail. It’s a delicious mix of Bailey’s Irish Cream, premium vodka, coffee, cream and chocolate liqueurs that is a cinch to make into a frozen drink. Simply pour Bailey’s Mudslide Cocktail into a blender with some ice, and bam! You’ve got one amazing mudslide. This limited-edition cocktail is only available for Summer 2011 though, so you should beat me to the shelves to stock up!
The other item I’ll be hoarding to make frozen beverages on hot days is a pint of soft serve fruit from The Soft Serve Fruit Co. Reminiscent of Pinkberry and other frozen yogurt places, Soft Serve Fruit is even better since it’s made with only three ingredients: real fruit, filtered water and organic cane sugar. The result is an ice cream-like delight that comes in 4 flavors (banana, mango, strawberry and pear) and is delicious, all-natural, and low-calorie (a 3.5 oz cup is only 90 calories!).
Currently, The Soft Serve Fruit Co. has locations in NYC and the Hamptons, but with national shipping coming this month to their website, you’ll be able to pick up a pint of soft serve fruit to make delicious cocktails wherever you are in the States. Here’s a cocktail recipe that will tickle your taste buds (and get you a little buzzed!):
-created by Day & Night Brunch Party Mixologist Rael Petit for The Soft Serve Fruit Co™
2 tbsp Mango Soft Serve Fruit
Moët & Chandon
Put Mango Soft Serve Fruit in a champagne flute, top with Moët & Chandon and enjoy!
Ahh, doesn’t summer taste amazing?!
Faye Brennan is senior editor at BettyConfidential.