Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Olaf's In Summer Cocktail

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With the digital copy of Frozen officially being released today, I thought the perfect way to celebrate would be to have a Frozen-inspired drink!

The Olaf's "In Summer" is a fruity and tropical drink that depicts an unfortunately melted Olaf, with the sunshine overhead.  Or at least that's what I was trying to achieve with it.  Here's how to make it!

You will need the following ingredients, as pictured above:
  • 1 oz. Malibu, or other coconut rum
  • 1 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 1/4 oz. triple sec
  • 1 oz. cream of coconut and 1 oz. water OR 2 oz. cream of coconut and 2 oz. water*
  • Squeeze of lemon (about 1/8 of a lemon), plus some for garnish
  • Blueberries, for garnish
  • Sugar, for garnish
To start, add the Malibu, vanilla vodka, triple sec, cream of coconut, water, and lemon juice to a shaker full of ice.  Shake the mixture and set aside.

Rub some lemon on the edge of the glass (mine was a wine glass, because that's all I have, but it would look really cute in a martini glass) and use the lemon juice to dip the edge of the glass in sugar and create a pretty, sparkly rim.  It ends up looking like snow packed together.
Add your mixture from the shaker into your glass, and garnish with a slice of lemon on the edge to look like sunshine.  Then, carefully drop three blueberries (mine were frozen, which might have helped them float) into the glass to look like Olaf's coal buttons that are laying in the puddle of melted snow.

Your final product should look something like this!


*About the mixture of water and cream of coconut.  The stuff that I had, Coco Real, was really thick and really sweet.  The first time I made the drink, without adding water, it was almost unbearably sweet as well as really syrupy.  I started again, using equal parts Coco Real to water, and it turned out much better.  I used 2 oz. of both, but if you prefer a stronger alcohol taste, just use 1 oz. of both!  Or, with a different brand this might not even be necessary.  Be aware of the product you are using.


This drink would also be really good as a slush.  If you do this, don't add the water with the cream of coconut, and just blend it up with some ice.  Olaf won't even appear quite as melted!




Check out my other Disney cocktail recipes: Aurora in the CloudsThe Enchanted RoseI Just Can't Wait to Be Lion King


What movie would you like to see me base my next drink on?  Let me know in the comments!





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