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.)

Fruit Smoothies that Pair Well with Rum:

  1. Berry Delicious Smoothie
  2. Summer Splash Smoothie
  3. Mango Delight Smoothie

Fruit Smoothies that Pair Well with Vodka:

  1. Beet, Strawberry, Cranberry Smoothie
  2. Passionately Pink Smoothie

Try these other recipes with Bourbon or Tequila:

Bourbon is a great addition to a creamy, cinnamon-flecked Cappuccino Smoothie. Gin matches well with subtle vegetable 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.

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