–Make your outdoor BBQ special with one of these knock-out frozen beverages!

Summer is here and in honor of the hot weather, we thought we’d tantalize your taste buds with a few dazzling and delicious beverages that will be certain crowd pleasers at your next outdoor get together. Whip up one of these frozen delights and you’re sure to be the toast of the town this summer.

1. Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

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Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados, halved and pitted, 2 cups of cow’s or soy milk, 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 6 tablespoons of honey, and some natural chocolate sauce.

Blend all of the ingredients except the chocolate in a blender until silky smooth. Chill two tall glasses.

Drizzle some of the chocolate on the inside of your glasses and then pour the smoothie into the glass. Add drama to the beverage with some shaved chocolate or a slice of avocado on the top.

2. Frozen Berry, Berry Martini

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Ingredients: 4 lemon quarters (cut in the middle down but not through rind), superfine sugar, 1 cup vodka, 1 ounce fresh lemon juice, 1 ounce simple syrup, 1 ounce Triple Sec, and your favorite frozen berries.

Prepare by rubbing the rims of four martini glasses with the cut lemon and then coating them with sugar. Chill the glasses and when it comes time to serve the beverages, add all of the remaining ingredients to a martini shaker with some ice and give it a good shake for 10 seconds or so.

Strain into the glasses and add your frozen berries. Add some soda if you’d like it a bit bubbly.

3. Frozen Peach Daiquiri

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Ingredients: 6 ounces of light rum, 3 ounces of lime juice, 3 ounces of Curacao orange liqueur, 2 teaspoons of sugar, and 2 ounces of fresh peaches.

Combine all of the above ingredients along with some shaved ice in your blender until super smooth and spoon into your most elegant glasses.

Garnish the top with a little sprig of mint or a beautiful little flower. Change it up by adding strawberries or blackberries for added zing. Makes four delicious beverages.

4. Frozen Raspberry Martini

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Ingredients: 8 ounces of raspberry vodka, 2 ounces of DeKuyper Razzamatazz liqueur, and 4 ounces of soda (your choice). Measure out your ingredients along with some idea and then combine them in a cocktail shaker.

After shaking well, strain thoroughly into four polished cocktail glasses. This crystal clear beverage looks as refreshing as it tastes.

5. Almond And Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

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Ingredients: ¼ cup of sliced almonds or almond butter, 4 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of matcha green tea powder, and ½ cup vanilla yogurt.

If using sliced almonds, combine those with the honey in a blender until smooth first (otherwise just add the almond butter to the other ingredients at the same time). Then add the matcha green tea and yogurt along with 1 cup of ice and blend until smooth.

If you need more liquid, try adding some soy or dairy milk. Garnish with chokecherries or another fruit of your choice. Great for health nuts, this one will delight your palate and nourish your body at the same time!

6. Frozen Citrus Beverage

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Ingredients: Juice of two ripe oranges, 2 ripe lemons, and 2 ripe limes, 2 scoops of lemon sorbet and 2 scoops of orange sorbet, ice. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and mix until desired consistency.

Make this beverage creamy by swapping out one or both of the sorbets with sherbet and adding 4 teaspoons of confectioner’s sugar as well as 1 cup of milk to the mix.

7. Chocolate Berry Martini

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Ingredients: 6 ounces of cranberry juice, 9 ounces of raspberry vodka, and 3 ounces of white crème de cacao. Add the ingredients and some ice to your cocktail shaker and give it a good mix.

Pour the finished beverage into a fancy glass and garnish with chocolate shavings and a raspberry. We’ve measured enough here for six beverages – you can’t get enough of this sumptuous summer dessert beverage!

Put a different twist on this beverage by adding Godiva chocolate liqueur, Kahlua coffee liqueur, and/or Bailey’s Irish Cream along with some caramel sauce for the top.

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