Celebration Cocktail

Have you ever wanted a refreshing cocktail and realized that you forgot to pick up your favorite frozen drink at the grocery story? Fear not! With a few simple ingredients, you can make your own cocktail and celebrate whatever you like.

Most of us have things lurking on pantry shelves and in the freezer that can be put to good use. Any concentrate, any alcohol, any soda; the combinations are endless. Some are more natural slush buddies than others, but don’t be afraid to try a new pairing – you might surprise yourself.

In my case, a long-forgotten can of lemonade concentrate. The last bit of rum at the bottom of the bottle. A smidge more of vodka. A small can of ginger ale. Ice.

A blender to make an alcoholic slushy.

Gather the ingredients, put them in the blender in proportions that please you, and alternate between puree and blend.

The lemonade concentrate was too tart, which was when I added ginger ale to it. The fizz and flavor went well with the lemonade and took the tart edge off.

Celebration Cocktail

Makes 1 blender-full (3 drinks)

Fill blender half full of ice

Add lemonade concentrate to taste (I used 2/3 of large can)

Add 1 part rum

Add 3 parts vodka

Blend above ingredients, alternating between puree and blend until mixture is slushy.

Add ginger ale, and blend to incorporate.

Pour into 3 glasses, and garnish with a lemon quarter.

It occurred to me after the drinks were already in the glass that a sugared rim would have been tasty also. Next time 🙂