Friday, 11 May 2012

Fruit Cocktails | Big Train Smoothies with a Kick

Fruit and cocktails go together like peanut butter and jelly, like ice cream and fudge. Delicious real fruit smoothie mixes are the foundation to amazing Fruit Cocktails. Its summer and what could be more refreshing than offering your customers a refreshing summer smoothie? How about a spiked smoothie? These fruit cocktail recipes are sure to be a big hit, making any time of the day a happy hour.

smoothie cocktail recipes

Start your day with a delicious Bellini. Use Big Train Peach Smoothie Concentrate with champagne to create this delightful drink.

Peach Bellini Smoothie Recipe

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and blend.  Blend till consistency is slushy, but not completely smooth. Top off with champagne if desired. Garnish with peach slice.

Reactions:

“It was a great tasting and refreshing drink.  Easy to drink with the fruit flavors, the peach flavor and the champagne carbonation made a good addition.” – Eric Heitzmann

“The peach Bellini was delightful and refreshing. The taste didn’t linger so it was a light and fresh experience.”   – Christopher Mazurk

If you’d like to offer your customers something a little different, try this twist on the traditional Bellini.  The tastes of key lime and peach combine to create a truly unique morning drink. This drink is sophistication with a little punch.

Peach Key Lime Bellini.

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and blend.  Blend till consistency is slushy, but not completely smooth. Top off with champagne if desired. Garnish with lime and/or peach slice.

 

Reaction:

“Fizzy, Bubbly and Sweet”.  “Everything blends together so well.” – Geoff Martinez

“This might be my new favorite.” – Maryann Beckman

 

Whiskey Peach Smash
For the customer that wants something a little different. This drink will evoke images of the south in the summer. The flavors of whiskey and peaches are smashed together with mint and lemon for a summer smoothie cocktail that will be a big hit at your next BBQ.

Directions:

Muddle all ingredients in cocktail shaker, except whiskey and ice. Then add ice and whiskey and shake till combined. Strain and pour into glass. Garnish with peach slice.

Reactions:

“This tastes like sunshine, but if it was chilled, so I guess it takes like chilled sunshine.” – Geoff Martinez

“One of the BEST whiskey variants I’ve had in a long time.”  – Josh Beckman

This is a spicy drink. Perfect for those customers who want something with a little more heat. This martini smoothie has a kick.

 

Ginger Peach Martini

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake. Strain. Pour. Enjoy.   Garnish with candied ginger if desired.

These two Martini Smoothies are perfect for summer. These combinations are light, fruity. Your customers will find enjoy sipping these fruit smoothie cocktails as they unwind after a long day of work or catching up with a few friends.

 

Strawberry Basil Martini

  • 3 strawberries
  •  3 basil leaves,
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Big Train Real Fruit Strawberry Concentrate
  • 1/2 oz lime juice

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker.  If you like more of a basil taste use spoon to muddle mixture before shaking. Shake. Strain. Pour. Enjoy.  Garnish with strawberry slice

Reactions:
“Mmm like a liquid jello shot.” – Geoff Martinez

 

Strawberry Cucumber Martini 

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker.  hake. Strain. Pour. Enjoy.  Garnish with strawberry slice, cucumber or both.

Reactions:

“It’s refreshingly sweet and very summerish but with a bite!” – Geoff Martinez

 

See all of Big Train fruit smoothie products for Home Baristas here:  Got a favorite fruit cocktail recipe? We want to know about it. Submit your fruit cocktail recipes here.  For more information about Big Train, go here.

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