by Kim Haasarud
Frozen drinks make a great summertime treat for backyard barbecues and rooftop parties, but many people forget that there are far more options than just frozen margaritas, daiquiris, and piña coladas. 101 Blender Drinks includes all the classics, but also shows you how to turn your favorite cocktails into icy cold, refreshing frozen delights—Cosmopolitans, sangrias, bellinis, and mojitos can all be converted to frozen treats. There's also plenty of creative, one-of-a-kind creations like Yuzu Cucumber Freeze or Guava Lava Passion.
But there are far more options than just drinks with alcohol. What about a cold frozen dessert like Frozen Oreo Cookie or Cool Caramel Flan? Frozen drinks are a great way to cool down during the summer heat. This book offers creative, refreshing options that go far beyond the classics.
With creativity, imagination, and plenty of ice, 101 Blender Drinks will keep your summer get-togethers fun and refreshing.
Kim Haasarud is the founder of Liquid Architecture (Liquid-Architecture.com), a beverage consulting firm that creates specialty cocktails for clients such as the Four Seasons Maui, Wyndham Worldwide Hotels, Moët Hennessy, and SKYY Spirits. She conceives her signature cocktails much as an Alice Waters or a Wolfgang Puck would create a specialty dish, taking inspiration from market-fresh, high-quality ingredients. Kim's liquid cuisine has stirred up a huge following, and her cocktails have appeared in publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to Wine Enthusiast to Cosmopolitan. Kim is also the author of 101 Champagne Cocktails, 101 Martinis, 101 Margaritas, and 101 Sangrias and Pitcher Drinks.
Alexandra Grablewski is a well-known food and beverage photographer whose work has appeared in Gourmet, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens, and Wine Spectator, as well as in many cookbooks.
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