I enjoy a hard seltzer or a crisp glass of rose as much as the next person, but every once-in-a-while, an outdoor summer gathering calls for something extra-special. When I discovered these cute, reusable drink pouches, I couldn’t resist the urge to experiment and come up with fun, frozen adult beverages to tote to warm weather functions (although both recipes can also be made without the alcohol; just replace the rum or tequila with equal parts coconut water or lemonade).
The kit, which I got on Amazon, comes with 100 drink pouches, a silicone funnel to make pouring easy and mess-free, and straws that weave through two holes in the top of each pouch until you’re ready to use them, then make it easy to pierce through the pouch. The zip closures are heavy-duty and leakproof. Of course, I had to test them out on a recent trip to the pool with friends, and I can report that everyone was delighted.
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Spiked Summer Slushies: Pina Colada and Watermelon Jalapeno LimePrint Pin Rate
Pina Colada Slushie Mixture:
- 6 ounces (3/4 cup) gluten-free dark rum
- ¾ cup cream of coconut (this is dairy-free and can be found at grocery stores)
- ¾ cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup fresh pineapple chunks
- 3 tbsp agave nectar (omit if your coconut cream is sweetened)
- 4 cups ice
Watermelon Jalapeno Lime Slushie Mixture:
- 4 cups chopped watermelon
- ¾ cup gluten-free tequila
- 1 tbsp seeded, chopped jalapeno (adjust the level of heat by adding more or less)
- 3 tbsp agave nectar
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 1 cup ice
- Place ingredients for your chosen mixture into a blender in the order listed.
- Blend until smooth.
- Using the silicone funnel, pour ¼ of the mixture into each bag.
- Remove as much air as possible from the bag, then seal.
- Affix a straw to each pouch by weaving it through the holes at the top of the bag.
- Freeze for at least 8 hours.
- When you’re ready to serve, remove the bags from the freezer and massage the bag until contents reach slushie consistency.
- *Note: If you place them in a cooler with ice, they stay the right consistency for about 2 hours.