Besides the ubiquitous slushie, alcoholic frozen beverages are a great way of refreshing your menu and offering your customers something unique. As one of the most profitable products in restaurants, theaters and bars, you can expect a profit margin starting from 70% when you introduce alcoholic frozen beverages to your menu! After a long day, your adult customers may be looking for something sweet and cold to take the edge off. Besides serving slushies for the younger set, complete your offerings with alcoholic frozen beverages for the adults.
In this article, we teach you how to make the most popular alcoholic frozen beverages. Doing so is simple – simply mix the ingredients in the same way you would a regular cocktail and blend with ice. Or you can stir up these concoctions with the use of a frozen beverage machine and specially curated alcoholic syrup.
No doubt one of the most popular cocktails out there, did you know that “margarita” means “daisy” in Spanish?
Often served with salt, simply blend the above ingredients to get a frozen margarita.
The first daiquiri was invented by a Cuban-born American, Jennings Cox. Over time, several variations of the daiquiri were born, including the popular strawberry daiquiri.
Other daiquiri variations include banana daiquiri, avocado daiquiri and the Hemingway daiquiri. Served with grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur, the Hemingway daiquiri does not contain sugar.
Meaning “strained pineapple” in Spanish, pina coladas are one of the most popular tropical alcoholic beverages.
Blend the above ingredients with ice to serve up a tasty frozen pina colada!
Meaning “bloodletting” in Spanish, call to mind the deep purplish red of a sangria cocktail and it is no secret how it got its name.
Many variations of sangria exist, such as one that uses white wine instead of red. Blood oranges and raspberries are common fruits that are used in sangrias.
How can we forget the classic mojito? A Cuban creation, all the ingredients that go in a mojito can be found in Cuba.
Mojitos are usually served with fresh mint for that extra burst of flavor.