Frog in a Blender

Frog in a blender cocktail

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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

This is an interesting cocktail that is a great novelty for Halloween parties. Admittedly, the frog in a blender is more of a gimmick than anything else, but that's why it's perfect for Halloween!

The drink itself is like a vodka-cranberry slushie, and it's rather good on its own. It's only when you add the "frog" that things start to take a weird spin.

The "frog" in this drink is a couple of lime wheels that are only lightly blended with the other ingredients. This creates the idea of an old witches brew with pieces and parts floating around inside. The trick is to avoid blending until smooth as you normally would for margaritas and daiquiris. You simply want to chop things up and mix them together a bit.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for Frog in a Blender cocktail
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  2. In a blender, place the ice, vodka, cranberry juice, and lime wheels.

    Blended cocktail
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  3. Blend for 3 to 5 seconds, just enough to chop everything up.

    Blend
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  4. Pour into a chilled hurricane or margarita glass.

    Pour into margarita glass
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  5. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • One cup of ice is about five or six of the average ice cubes.
  • The recipe makes a 10-ounce drink, so you will need a large glass. The other option is to split it into two smaller glasses, even pouring it into cocktail glasses if you like.

Recipe Variations

  • Play up that witch's brew concept by adding a few berries, grapes, or apple slices to the blender for even more unknown creature bodies inside your brew. Adding a lychee eyeball once the drink's in the glass ups the creepy factor.
  • Pour vodka of any flavor to add an extra dimension. Any fruit vodka will pair nicely with the cranberry juice.
  • You can also have fun with dark-colored vodkas like espresso or chocolate vodka, or a deep purple vodka like Van Gogh Açai-Blueberry. Blavod is a black vodka that will really add a spooky twist. UV Vodka's colored vodkas (particularly UV Blue and UV Green) can add some extra fun, too.
  • Vodka is not required! Switch out the liquor if you want. Rum and tequila are perfect choices for this drink.
  • Similarly, you can use any fruit juice you want. Take the frog in a blender concept and just roll with it to create your own custom mix!

How Strong Is a Frog in a Blender?

The frog in a blender is a relatively light cocktail. Its alcohol content is the same as most blended drinks, falling right around 8 percent ABV (16 proof). That's in between beer and wine, though neither of those offers the novelty of this cocktail.