Inspired by the heat, these Berries and Cream Frozen Martinis are the most in-the-moment, sublime, summertime sips, when it comes to the frozen side of cocktails.
When Life Gives You Berries, Make a Cocktail!
Summer is in full swing and if you haven’t noticed, so is the fruit. The grocery store, farmers markets, gardens and u-pick farms are exploding with the best fruit of the season.
While a traditional martini is “shaken” or “stirred” and served “up” in a chilled coupe, I decided to give this martini a summertime twist: Martini, meet blender.
And since blending spirits with ice is detrimental to cocktails, resulting in an imbalanced, watery, frozen drink, I’ve utilized frozen strawberries as the drinks base to maintain that nice, smooth, blended frozen consistency.
I can’t think of a better drink for girl’s night, book club or any evening when you prefer to sip on your dessert.
So What Goes Into a Frozen Martini?
There are really no rules when it comes to making a frozen martini, since making it frozen essentially breaks all the rubrics of martini-making anyway. Is it really even a martini? Probably not, but that’s beside the point and the beauty of recipe developing…you just get to be creative.
This frozen drink has a handful of ingredients, making it simple to put together, but might require a trip to the liquor store.
- Chambord – this is a raspberry liqueur and is stocked in my bar at all times. I mostly use it to pour over vanilla ice cream for a quick dessert (a must try) and is the flavor backbone of this cocktail
- Whipped Cream Vodka – it’s available everywhere, so don’t worry about finding it, and is NOT the same as vanilla vodka. This vodka is whipped into a creamier texture than regular vanilla vodka and is a little sweeter
- Frozen Strawberries – used instead of ice so the drink is not watered down
- Vanilla Ice Cream – I prefer French vanilla for this if you need to purchase some, otherwise use what you have
- Fresh Strawberries and Raspberries – while this an optional garnish, it’s definitely a nice touch to serve with each drink
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A Few Things About This Drink
Make no mistake, this is a very yummy drink and it goes without saying, it’s easy to forget there is alcohol on board, so proceed with caution.
More frozen strawberries can be added to increase the thickness and strawberry flavor of the drink. I’ll leave that decision up to you.
Depending on the size of your martini glasses, you could end up with a second pour of these cocktails or this could be stretched to serve four drinks, if you are utilizing smaller glasses.
More Summer Fruit Cocktails to Beat the Heat!
That sage advice, “fresh is best” are great words to live by. The freshest tasting cocktails hail from real fruits and summer is the ideal time to take advantage of the bounty. These recipes showcase watermelon, berries, peaches, and more to show off the best produce of the season.
- fresh and with a kick, these spicy watermelon margaritas are refreshingly worthy to make
- celebrate warmer weather with a red wine slushie, the ultimate in berry deliciousness
- add some flare to your summer barbecues with these delicious spicy frozen mango margaritas
- make a splash with these refreshing and delicious watermelon-banana rum coolers
- if your mint garden is as prolific as mine, it’s time to make the best mojito and use it all up before the season ends
- the abundance of cherry and grape season makes this very berry sangria a must for a gathering
- don’t sleep on the very short nectarine season with these frozen nectarine-basil margaritas, they are truly outstanding and an unexpected flavor combo
- red, white and blue sangria for all the patriotic summer holidays
- a classic dessert turned cocktail, this raspberry and fuzzy peach melba will rock your summertime bar
- frozen peach margaritas, need I say more
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Berries and Cream Frozen Martini
- 2 oz Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
- 4 oz whipped cream flavored vodka
- 5 medium-sized frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
- optional: fresh strawberries or raspberries for garnish
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, making sure ice cream has been completely incorporated.
- Pour into cold martini glasses and garnish with fresh strawberries or raspberries.
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