Frozen Cocktails for Hot Days

There are few things that we enjoy more on a hazy, hot and humid summer day than an icy-cold cocktail. And we’ve tried all kinds of delicious frozen drinks, from a slushy Daiquiri to a refreshing Brandy Milk Punch.

But arguably the most creative recipe we’ve found so far comes from Seattle. While the city is famous for its soggy weather, temperatures in August can get into the 90s with bright sunshine. And when that happens, locals head to Boka Restaurant & Bar, located inside the high-tech Hotel 1000, for its signature menu of tasty Grown-Up Popsicles.

Guests who order the treat are given a tumbler with a frozen cube of non-alcoholic ingredients (basically the mixers and the garnish) on a stick, along with a jigger of a house-infused spirit. Pour the liquor into the glass, and as you stir it together, the mixture becomes a super-chilled elixir.

Fortunately, we were able to get Cory Duffy, the establishment’s bar manager, to share with us the formulas for two of these creations: the Big Breezy, which calls for peach puree, lime juice and blueberries, and is paired with a shot of Ketel One Oranje Vodka; and the Patio Punch, which includes prickly pear puree, lime juice and mint leaves, and is paired with a shot of Effen Cucumber Vodka.

After a few sips of either one, you’ll forget all about the heat. Cheers!

Big Breezy

Contributed by Cory Duffy
INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 oz Peach puree
  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • 1 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • 1 oz Water
  • Blueberries
  • 2 oz Ketel One Oranje Vodka
  • Glass: Rocks and shot

PREPARATION:
In a mixing glass, stir together the peach puree, lime juice, simple syrup and water. Pour into a popsicle or large ice cube mold, add a few blueberries and insert a popsicle stick. Freeze until solid. Unmold and place in a rocks glass. Pour the vodka into a shot glass. To serve, pour the vodka over the popsicle and stir.

Patio Punch

Contributed by Cory Duffy
INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 oz Prickly pear puree
  • 1.5 oz Lime juice
  • 1.5 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • Mint leaves
  • 2 oz Effen Cucumber Vodka
  • Glass: Rocks and shot

PREPARATION:
In a mixing glass, stir together the prickly pear puree, lime juice and simple syrup. Pour into a popsicle or large ice cube mold, add a few mint leaves and insert a popsicle stick. Freeze until solid. Unmold and place in a rocks glass. Pour the vodka into a shot glass. To serve, pour the vodka over the popsicle and stir.

Locations: SEATTLE
Brands: Effen Ketel One
Series & Type: Trends

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