ICED COOL DRINK RECIPES

I especially enjoy this wonderful pick-me-up drink after I have spent hours working out in the yard. By adding ice cubes when mixing, I make a slushy version, which is soothing in the summer, when friends stop by or I’m just sitting on the porch relaxing.

FRUIT COOLER

Ingredients

2 cups orange juice

1 cup pineapple juice

1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries

1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 cup chilled carbonated water

Directions

In a blender, combine the juices, strawberries and sugar. Cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a pitcher; stir in water. Serve in chilled glasses over ice.

CITRUS ICE COOLER

Ingredients

1/2 oz fresh lime juice

1 oz. fresh lemon juice

1 oz. fresh orange juice

2 oz. vodka

1 oz. orange liquor

lemon-lime soda

two slices each of a orange, lime and lemon

Directions

In a shaker with ice combine all ingredients except soda

Strain and divide in two highball glasses that have a slice of orange, lemon and lime

Top with lemon-lime soda, stir and serve

RASPBERRY ICE COOLER

Ingredients

1-2/3 cups water

1/3 cup grapefruit juice

1 pkt. (0.06 oz.) Raspberry Ice Flavor Drink Mix

Directions

Add water and juice to drink mix in large measuring cup; stir until mix is dissolved.

Serve over ice cubes in tall glasses.

STRAWBEERY ICE COOLER

Ingredients

20–30 strawberries, hulled

1 litre Sprite or 7-Up

juice of 1 lime

small handful of fresh mint leaves, torn for a stronger taste or leave whole

some ice cubes

Directions

Blend the strawberries down to a mushy mix in a blender or chopper. If you haven’t got one, a potato masher or a fork will do the job too.

Divide the mashed up strawberries among 4 glasses.

Follow with a squeeze of lime juice.

Place 2-3 ice cubes in each glass.

Place 3-4 mint leaves in each glass.

Top up with lemonade and serve immediately.

ORANGE ICE COOLER

Ingredients

yields 6 servings

Ingredient Checklist

1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate

1 cup fresh lemon juice

1 cup sugar

Directions

In a half-gallon pitcher, combine orange juice concentrate, lemon juice and sugar. Stir in enough water to make 1/2 gallon.

PINEAPPLE MANGO ICE COOLER


Ingredients

1 tablespoon lime juice

 ¼ cup unsweetened pineapple juice

½ cup fresh or frozen pineapple, in 1-inch cubes

½ cup fresh or frozen mango, in 1-inch cubes

1 packet  zero calorie sweetener

 ½ cup crushed ice

 1 mint sprig

Directions

Place the mango, pineapple, pineapple juice, lime juice, Sweet’N Low®, and ice in a blender. Whirl in blender until puree is smooth. Pour the blended drink into a tall glass. Garnish with the mint sprig.