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The Blended Cocktail is Back

Frozen drinks have been suffering a reputation as "cheesy" for a while. The last 50 years saw blenders (which used to be ubiquitous at bars) go out of style  in favor of smoother cocktails. With the resurgence of tiki bars and the help of a few brave bartenders, the blended drink is now back and better than ever. So dust off that lonely blender and whip up these tasty drinks, courtesy of Liquor.com

Painkiller Piña Colada
Contributed by Giuseppe Gonzalez and Richie Boccato

INGREDIENTS:
•    1.5 oz Aged Puerto Rican rum
•    1.5 oz Pineapple juice
•    1.5 oz Coconut cream
•    2 Pineapple chunks
•    Garnish: Shredded coconut
•    Glass: Cored pineapple or Hurricane

PREPARATION:
Add all the ingredients to a blender and 6 to 10 ice cubes. Blend until smooth and pour into a cored pineapple or Hurricane glass. Top with shredded coconut.

Strawberry Daiquiri
Contributed by Giuseppe Gonzalez and Richie Boccato

INGREDIENTS:
•    1.5 oz Aged Puerto Rican or Jamaican rum
•    .75 oz Fresh lime juice
•    1 oz Rich simple syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)
•    1 Strawberry
•    Garnish: Lime wheel and strawberry
•    Glass: Margarita or Wine goblet

PREPARATION:
Add all the ingredients to a blender and 6 to 10 ice cubes. Blend until smooth and pour into a Margarita glass or wine goblet. Garnish with a lime wheel and a strawberry.