Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur
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Okay, that's downright dangerous

So after failing to go shopping at Costco (not open at all, instead of the expected Sunday hours), we planned for a quiet afternoon at home -- msmemory needed to spend a few hours working on her current proofreading job, and I mostly needed to relax. But I found myself in a beverage quandary. Part of me wanted to curl up with a subtle summer drink (Long Island Lemonade being my classic favorite); part of me desperately wanted a smoothie -- some vitamins to make up for the utter sinful unhealthiness of last night's Mexican dinner. And suddenly I was struck by the question: why not split the difference?

Oddly, I don't think I've come across an alcoholic smoothie before -- this is made stranger because my first-draft attempt worked extremely well. Flavorful, mildly sweet, with almost zero booze flavor. (Slightly astonishing because there is a *lot* of alcohol in it.) So for the record, here's the recipe:

High-test Smoothie

1 Banana
1 cup Blueberries
1 Peach
1 cup Ice
1 oz White Rum
1 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Sloe Gin
1/2 oz Absolut Raspberi
1/2 oz Absolut Vanilla

Put everything in a blender (ice on the bottom). Blend until very smooth. Makes two medium glasses, about 20 oz.

This is a base recipe, more for inspiration than anything else. For example, for a more sour edge, I'd recommend swapping raspberries or blackberries for the blueberries, upping the Absolut Raspberi and reducing the Sloe Gin. I always include a Banana for texture, but I suspect you could easily substitute some yoghurt. Etc -- the moral of the story is that a High-test Smoothie makes a very nice and easy drink if you're in for the rest of the day...
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