Refreshing Summertime Cocktails
Debbie Matenpoulos is blending up some cool and refreshing cocktails that you can drink with or without alcohol.
Refreshing Summertime Cocktails
Drinks, Cocktails, Mocktails

For Creamy Frozen Nectarine Blitz:

  • 1 Nectarine, pitted
  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 2 oz. Vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 oz. Triple sec
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple syrup

For Cherry Bombs:

  • 1 cup grenadine
  • 1 liter clear citrus soda, or seltzer
  • 18 maraschino cherries

For Pineapple Slurpee:

  • 2 c fresh pineapple
  • 10 ice cubes
  • 4 Tbls agave nectar - might want to add more, depends on your sweetness needs and ripeness of fruit


Creamy Frozen Nectarine Blitz (Recipe courtesy of

1. Place the fruit, vodka, ice cream, triple sec, lemon juice and simple syrup in a blender and puree until smooth.

2. Add a couple of ice cubes and continue pureeing until the ice has been broken up.

3. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with fresh mint.

Cherry Bombs (Recipe courtesy of

1. Place 2 cups water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

2. Add grenadine; stir to combine.

3. Pour mixture into two ice-cube trays.

4. Freeze until solid, 2 hours or overnight.

5. Fill six glasses with grenadine ice cubes.

6. Top with soda. Garnish with cherries, and serve.

Pineapple Slurpee (Recipe courtesy of

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth like a Slurpee.