My best friend in Hong Kong told me that recently she is making smoothies regularly, she said they are tasty, nutritious and filling. I thought it’s a good idea and try to make some at home. I would make this for breakfast during weekends using banana, strawberry and milk. Later I bought a book called: Smoothies, Blends & Shakes by Suzannah Olivier & Joanna Farrow. It’s a great book with lots of attractive pictures and I learnt more variations about smoothies.
However, when you spontaneously want a drink and do not have everything described in the recipe, what would you do?
I would look into my kitchen and see what I have at home and make a twist. That evening, I fancied an alcoholic smoothie. Probably due to the recent vacation in the Caribbean-Bahamas where you can find the typical Bahamian style of smoothies which contain rum, I was probably still missing the beautiful beaches, sunshine and dolphins. My version of smoothie brings back our good memories in Bahamas.
Make 3 glasses
- 4 halves peaches (fresh or canned)
- 50ml peach juice from the can
- 200ml freshly squeezed orange juice
- 150g frozen strawberries
- 1 banana
- 10 ice cubes (I have run out of ice that day & I have substituted with lime sorbet)
- 2 shots Barcadi rum
- 2 shots Archers (peach liqueur)
- mint leaves for garnish
* You can make a non-alcoholic version by taking out the liqueurs in the recipe.
- Using a blender, whiz up all the ingredients until smooth.
- Pour to glasses, decorate with straws and mint leaves.
Normally I would use fresh strawberries but as I mentioned, I spontaneously felt like to have a nice drink one evening. And without fresh strawberries and ice cubes, I replaced with frozen strawberries and lime sorbet, this was how I solved the problem and still had a great drink.
Give a shot, it is a refreshing drink for hot summer days!!! Alcoholic version for adults and non-alcoholic version for kids.