Cool Weather Coolers – Get Creative with Smoothies & Spritzers 0 285

Smoothies
This is the perfect season for outdoor enjoyment and leisure. A road trip to a seaside resort or site calls for the creative touch. Smoothies and spritzers (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are easy to make and are completely refreshing thirst quenchers. These tall, chilled spritzers are usually made with citrus, Prosecco or white wine, however, can be just as enjoyable as a non-alcoholic beverage. Here are some selected recipes which can accompany your outdoor picnic or escapade in a flash!

PINEAPPLE-MANGO SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:
1 cup of chopped pineapple
1 cup of chopped mango
1 cup of coconut water
Dash of ground all spice
1 cup of ice

Blend together all ingredients until smooth.

STRAWBERRY-BANANA SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:
1 banana
1 cup strawberries
½ cup vanilla yogurt
½ cup milk (almond, soy or any milk of your choice)
2 teaspoons of honey
Pinch of cinnamon
1 cup of ice

                                                            Blend together all ingredients until smooth.


HOLA COLA SPRITZER

A quick zing for a family outing or picnic try this party mix:-
Dark Cola Spritzer version, by simply mixing half a bottle of Pepsi or Coca-Cola with half orange flavoured soda.
Orange wedges optional.

 

SPRITZ VENEZIANO

This Italian wine based cocktail is commonly served as an aperitif in East Italy. All that you’ll require (per serving) is 2oz Prosecco, 1 1/4oz of aperol, splash of carbonated or mineral water.

Served on the rocks; poured over ice. Garnish with an orange or pineapple slice.
Serves 1.

WATERMELON SPRITZER

Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups cubed watermelon
Juice of two limes
1 1/2 cups ginger ale
2 cups of crushed ice
Watermelon wedge, or mint sprig for garnish

Blend the watermelon chunks, freshly squeezed lime juice  and ginger ale together until smooth.
Add the 2 cups of ice, blend once again. Pour and serve in a glass, garnish with watermelon wedge or mint sprig. Serves 4.

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