If you love mixed drinks but are bored of the same old recipes, consider shaking things up by using fruit purees in your cocktails. You can never go wrong with a well-made fruit puree cocktail. Purees are an easy way to add new flavors and colors to your drinks. This is what makes fruit puree cocktails refreshing, flavorful, and perfect for any occasion.
And the best part is that there are so many different ways to make them. Here are 10 of the best cocktails you can make using fruit purees.
A classic Italian cocktail, the peach bellini is perfect for brunch or as a summertime refresher. To make it, combine one part sparkling red wine or white wine with one part peach puree. You can use fresh or frozen peaches to make the puree. Garnish with a slice of fresh peach, if desired. This cocktail is ideal for cocktail lovers who like their drinks on the sweeter side.
A daiquiri is a refreshing rum-based cocktail that’s perfect for sipping by the pool. To make a strawberry daiquiri, combine 1 1/2 ounces white rum, 3/4 ounce lime juice, 1-ounce strawberry puree, and 1/2 ounce simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a strawberry, if desired. If you want to add more flavor, you can also add a cocktail starter like lavender syrup for a unique twist.
Give your margarita a festive twist by replacing the traditional lime juice with pomegranate juice. To make this cocktail, combine 2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce of pomegranate juice, 1 ounce Triple Sec, and 1/2 ounce lime juice in a shaker with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass that is rimmed with salt, then garnish it with a lime wedge, if desired.
This tropical twist on the classic mojito is sure to become one of your favorite summertime drinks. To make it, combine 2 ounces white rum, 3/4 ounce lime juice, 2 tablespoons blueberry puree, 1 tablespoon sugar, 6 mint leaves, and club soda in an ice cube-filled shaker. Shake well and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with a mint sprig and blueberries, if desired. If you want a sugar-free cocktail, sample some of these sugar-free cocktail recipes.
This pretty pink drink is perfect for celebrating any special occasion—or for making any day feel like a special occasion. To make it, combine 1 ounce of Chambord or other raspberry liqueur, 4 ounces of champagne or other sparkling wine, and raspberry puree in a flute glass. Garnish with additional raspberries or mint leaves, if desired. If you love blackberries more, you can also try out a blackberry smash cocktail.
Start your day off right with this tangy twist on the classic mimosa. To make it, combine 4 ounces grapefruit juice, 2 ounces orange liqueur, and 4 ounces champagne or other sparkling wine in a flute glass. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge or try out other modern cocktail garnishes, if desired. It’s best enjoyed fresh, so make this one just before serving.
If you’re looking for a tropical twist on the classic margarita, look no further than this mango margarita recipe. It’s made with fresh mango puree, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Serve it over ice and garnish with a mango slice or lime wedge. Use high-quality tequila for the best flavor. For more of a mango flavor, use two parts mango puree to one part lime juice.
This holiday-worthy cocktail is made with cranberry juice, vodka, triple sec, and lime juice. Rim the glass with sugar and garnish with a lime wedge or cranberries. You can also make this one without the booze by substituting cranberry juice for the vodka. Cranberry Cosmo is characterized by its deep red color. The vodka and cranberry juice provide the main flavor, while the triple sec and lime juice add sweetness and tartness.
This Martini is made with pineapple juice, vodka, and white crème de menthe. It’s a refreshing and flavorful cocktail perfect for sipping in the afternoon sun by the pool or enjoying a party or night out. Garnish with a pineapple wedge or mint leaves. For a non-alcoholic version, replace the vodka with pineapple juice. It’s characterized by its bright yellow color and sweet-smelling aroma.
This refreshing cocktail is perfect for summertime fun moments with friends or family. To make it, combine watermelon puree, vodka, triple sec, and lime juice in an ice cube-filled shaker. Shake well and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish this awesome cocktail with a lime twist or a watermelon wedge, if desired.
There’s always something new to learn when it comes to creating cocktails. Whether you’re a craft brewing enthusiast or someone who just enjoys mixing drinks at home, it’s always fun to explore new flavor combinations and techniques. And if you’re looking for a way to add some unique flair to your drinks, fruit purees are a great option.
Get started with the above recipes and then experiment to create your own unique fruit puree cocktails. You’ll love the endless possibilities and the smiles you’ll get from your friends and family when you serve them these delicious drinks. Enjoy the moments.