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Frozen drinks in advance


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Frozen drinks in advance

michaeljc70 | Jul 22, 2010 08:24 PM

I am having a large number of people over for a BBQ and making drinks in the blender on a as needed basis is not practical. I was going to blend them up in advance and store them in containers in the freezer. The alcohol would keep them from being completely frozen and I can scoop them out into glasses with an ice cream scoop. I've done it before and it worked pretty well. I use frozen concentrate of some kind, alcohol and ice, blend and freeze.

Then I got to thinking since the ice is just water, what if I just used water instead and froze it up thereby eliminating the ice and blender. I think the texture may be what suffers though. Any thoughts?

I know people make Italian granitas this way. I think if you go in every XX hours and scrape with a fork, that makes the texture better.

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