6 Ultra Refreshing Acai Drinks and Cocktails Perfect for Summer
Acai is one of those versatile ingredients that you can add not only to your smoothies, but drinks and cocktails too! Check out these acai drinks to try.
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Are you looking for a fun, healthy, and refreshing way to cool off this summer? Acai drinks and cocktails mix the benefits of this famous superfood with other fantastic flavors and a little bit of alcohol to create delicious and reinvigorating beverages that will quench your thirst all summer long.
Are you ready to get out there and start catching a few rays? Here are eight fantastic acai drink and cocktail ideas to help keep you hydrated and happy no matter what summer may throw your way.
1. Sparkling Acai Spritzer
If you’re in the mood to sip on something sweet and sparkly while you’re sitting poolside, then the acai spritzer is the perfect summer refreshment for you. Aside from being a delicious way to cool off no matter the occasion, this seemingly fancy mixed drink is a breeze to whip up.
All you need to mix up this crowd-pleasing spritzer is your favorite pink Moscato (make sure it’s chilled!), acai berry juice, a few blueberries for garnish, and plenty of ice. Start by mixing equal parts of acai juice and pink Moscato in a glass or pitcher over ice. Then top your bubbly and refreshing beverage off with a few fresh blueberries, and it’s ready to serve.
2. Refreshing Acai-Blueberry Mojito
This fun, acai-filled take on a classic southern cocktail is the perfect thing to sip on while wasting a hot Sumer afternoon on your front porch. On top of that, this playfully purple libation will let you show off your bartending prowess and impress any friends or guests who may swing by to escape the heat.
All you need to make this minty, tart, berry-filled cocktail is two parts acai blueberry vodka, one part lime juice, half an ounce of simple syrup, mint leaves, fresh blueberries, club soda, and lots and lots of ice.
Start by muddling approximately ten mint leaves, ten blueberries, and your simple syrup in a shaker. Then add in the vodka and lime juice. Fill the shaker the rest of the way with ice and shake thoroughly.
Fill a standard highball glass with ice and strain the mixture into the glass. Finally, top the whole thing off with a splash of club soda and a sprig of mint, and enjoy slowly — preferably while fanning yourself and rocking in a rocking chair.
3. Energy Boosting Strawberry-Acai Mocktail
Are you looking for something super refreshing and energizing without any alcohol? This delightful beverage packs plenty of flavors and a touch of caffeine, making it the perfect companion for long beach days and road trips.
To make this healthy summertime beverage, you’ll need white grape juice, pure acai pulp, freeze-dried strawberry powder, green coffee bean extract, passionfruit puree, three cups of water, and lots of ice.
Start by mixing one teaspoon of the acai powder, two and a half teaspoons of the strawberry powder, and one teaspoon of the green coffee powder with a few tablespoons of your pre-measured water in a pitcher until you make a loose paste. Then add in the rest of the water, two teaspoons of passion fruit puree, and two and a half cups of white grape juice, stirring constantly.
Finally, fill up your pitcher the rest of the way with ice and garnish with a few fresh-cut strawberries.
4. Sweet and Simple Acai Milkshake
Whether you have a sweet tooth that just won’t quit, or you’re looking for something to help keep your kids cool on the hottest day of the year, you can’t go wrong with an acai milkshake. And the best part? This particular drink is super easy and only requires three ingredients.
To whip up this sweet treat, you’ll need vanilla frozen yogurt, acai powder, and (of course) milk!
Start by adding one cup of frozen yogurt, one-quarter cup of milk, and two teaspoons of acai powder to a blender. Once all of your ingredients are in the blender, pop on the lid and blend until homogenized. Pour your milkshake into your favorite glass and enjoy — beware of brain freeze!
5. Fun and Frozen Lemon-Acai Slush
Are you interested in a frozen drink more geared toward adult palettes? This lemon-acai slush features all of the fun of a classic slushie with a splash of vodka, making it the perfect addition to your next big pool party.
To make this sweet and sour summer favorite, you’ll need lemon sorbet, acai blueberry vodka, fresh lemon juice, dry orange curacao, grenadine, and plenty of ice.
Start by adding half a cup of lemon sorbet, three ounces of lemon juice, one and a half ounces of vodka, one ounce of orange curacao, and a splash of grenadine to a blender. Once all of the main ingredients are in, add a few scoops of ice, and blend until everything is mixed and slushy. Finally, pour your drink into your favorite plastic cup, and enjoy while relaxing on a pool float.
6. Ultra-Cool Citrus-Acai Cocktail
This sangria-like, extra-fruity concoction is perfect for everything from cocktail hour to brunch with your friends. The best part of this recipe is that you can easily omit the alcoholic component for a tasty and refreshing summer beverage that’s perfect for all ages.
To make this citrus-packed cocktail, you’ll need one lemon, one orange, acai berry juice, your favorite vodka, and plenty of ice.
Start by adding one cup of acai juice and three ounces of vodka to a shaker. Then zest the lemon and orange, and add approximately one teaspoon of lemon zest and one teaspoon of orange zest to the shaker.
Cut the lemon and orange in half, juice one half of the lemon and one half of the orange into the shaker, and cut the remaining half into thin quartered slices. Stir the mixture in the shaker, fill the shaker the rest of the way with ice, and shake thoroughly. Fill a glass with ice, strain in your cocktail, and garnish with lemon and orange slices. Finally, sit back, kick your feet up, and enjoy.
Acai Drinks to Help You Cool off This Summer
No matter how hot it may get this summer, these delicious and refreshing acai drinks and cocktails are sure to help cool you down.
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