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The trend to upgrade everyone’s favorite 7-11 treat into an appropriate adult concoction has been gaining in popularity recently and with good reason.  The additional wrinkle of ice brings a satisfying freshness and a bit of fun to a cocktail.  What a tasty, tropical, and chill way to kick off summer!  Here are four surefire recipes we’ve been blending up.

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  1. Frozen Watermelon Margarita

Margarita + Watermelon + Ice = Summer.  Need we say more?

 

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Smitten Kitchen’s recipes NEVER fail and this one is no
exception.  This slushie is a non-alcoholic option—but could easily be converted.

 

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  1. Frozen Dark & Stormy

You’re on Cape Cod.  I can’t think of a better cocktail than one that evokes storms, pirates, and shipwrecks, can you?

 

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  1. Screaming Greenie

From The Tippler, a bar in Chelsea Market, New York City, comes a drink featuring vodka, absinthe, lemon juice, simple syrup, and basil.  And that hi-test green color is an added bonus.

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