Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep Time
10 Mins
Makes 4 servings

This recipe turns a fruity smoothie into a grown-up party drink by combining strawberries, blueberries, a banana, and vodka.

How to Make It

Step 1

Puree strawberries in a blender until smooth. Divide strawberry puree evenly among 4 tall glasses.

Step 2

Place ice in blender; add blueberries and next 4 ingredients. Process until smooth. Pour blueberry mixture evenly over strawberry puree in glasses.

Step 3

"Warm" Ice: Slightly melted ice blends a better drink, Ernie says. He suggests letting the ice sit out at room temperature for about 30 minutes before using. "It should be wet to the touch without sticking to your fingers," he explains.

Step 4

Peach-Brandy Chiller: Substitute 1 cup fresh or frozen peaches for blueberries and banana and 1/2 cup brandy for vodka; proceed as directed.

Step 5

Banana-Strawberry Daiquiri: Substitute 1 cup additional frozen strawberries, thawed, for blueberries and 1/2 cup rum for vodka; proceed as directed.

Step 6

Watermelon Cooler: Substitute 1 cup watermelon cubes for blueberries and banana; proceed as directed.

Step 7

Mango-Papaya Daiquiri: Substitute 1/2 cup each cubed mango and papaya for blueberries and banana and 1/2 cup coconut rum for vodka; proceed as directed.

Ratings & Reviews

HeartGem's Review

July 24, 2010
would probably be good without the alcohol. We are not drinkers so there is no alcohol in our house.

Ernie1414's Review

September 13, 2009
great party drink. all the variations are fantastic. if you want more alcohol, increase ice accordingly.