Thursday, January 1, 2015

30 Days of Christmas: Blue Ice



Happy New Year, folks! And what better way to start the year than a cool blue icy drink. If you make the rounds of restaurants around Mumbai, you must have certainly come across frozen margaritas. I usually have them in the mocktail version which means I get a glass of crushed ice with flavour. Now crushing ice at home is usually a daunting task. I always end up wondering when the blender will give up and crash so I have come up with this crushed ice trick that doesn't involve any blenders.

To make the icy blue drink, you take a can of Sprite or 7 Up (any clear lemony drink basically) and pour it into a glass or a bowl. Pick something that is narrow because we don't want too much surface area but still need to be able to dig a spoon in. Freeze for 3-4 hours. Possibly because of all the sugar and carbonation in the drink, the liquid does not become solid ice but remains kind of slushy. Even if you forget to take it out after 3-4 hours and leave it overnight (as I did with the drink above), you can still get 'almost crushed' ice just by hitting your frozen sprite with a spoon. Now fill a glass with this crushed ice and pour over your choice of flavouring. My absolute favourite is Blue Curacao but any flavoured syrup of your choice works.

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