Smoothies for Adults

All it takes is one extra ingredient to turn a nutritious fruit smoothie into a delicious cocktail. Best yet, you don’t have to be at the beach to enjoy one! The key is knowing what type (as well as how much) alcohol to add to your smoothie recipes.

Turn a smoothie with tropical fruit flavors like pineapple, mango, banana, or coconut—or berries like strawberries or raspberries—into a refreshing daiquiri by adding light rum. (Traditionally, daiquiris include rum, citrus, and sugar, agave nectar, or another sweetener. Don’t use dark rum, which will overpower the taste of the fruit and muddy its naturally bright color.) The Berry Delicious Smoothie, Summer Splash Smoothie, and Mango Delight Smoothie all pair well with rum.

Try adding vodka to the Beet, Strawberry, Cranberry Smoothie or Passionately Pink Smoothie. Bourbon is a great addition to a creamy, cinnamon-flecked Cappuccino Smoothie. Gin matches well with subtle vegetal drink recipes with celery or cucumber, like the Glowing Green Smoothie or Cucumber Melon Smoothie. Or, turn a bright Citrus Smoothie into a fresh fruit margarita with tequila or a smoky mescal.

Have fun experimenting with different types of fruits and liquor to find your favorite flavor combinations. Whatever combos you choose, simply follow the smoothie recipe to completion, add one ounce of alcohol per serving, and blend for just a few seconds to combine.

See more Vitamix smoothie recipes.