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Frozen cocktails you'll want to sip (slowly) all summer long

Updated 1 hour ago Just as ice cream makers add a ton of sugar to compensate for the taste-dulling effect of the treat's frozen state, frozen drinks need intense flavors to make up not only for our numbed tongues but for all that blended ice, which melts much more quickly than bigger cubes. If the drink isn't a flavor punch on delivery, it's going to be a vague, watery mess by the time you're done drinking it. Time spent strolling party streets in New Orleans and Key West can show what...

Three frozen cocktails to help you cool off

Because if you squint, Salem could kind of look like Maui, right?Buy PhotoThe Pirate's Paradise at Archive combines Campari and house-made pineapple sorbet for an edible cocktail that's as sophisticated as it is refreshing.(Photo: Brooke Jackson-Glidden / Statesman Journal)Buy PhotoIf you like pina coladas and Oregon's lack of summer rain, you're probably looking for some frozen, boozy delight to drink over Rupert Holmes jam sessions. I feel you. Unfortunately, Salem isn't much of an "Escape"...

2017 Beverage Series: Frozen Drinks Expand Varieties

Published on Friday, 01 September 2017 Written by Amelia Levin, Contributing Editor Frozen beverages move beyond the traditional slushy to frozen wine, frozen hot chocolate and any other frozen-themed creation someone dreams up.Puesto Horchata Loca Photo couresty Puesto and Carmelle PinaBeverage sales mean profits. But with so much fierce competition in the foodservice arena, not just any beverage will do. Offering the right mix of beverage choices, from hot- and...

10 Drinks You Should NEVER Order at a Bar

People put a lot of thought into the drinks they order at a bar—whether it's because they want to present a certain image to their friends, cultivate a certain mystique, or just get the most booze for their buck. There are other pitfalls to watch for, though. Some drinks are sneaky diet busters; others make it easier for unscrupulous bartenders to take financial advantage. Some dive bar options can even be downright dangerous.If you want a fun night out but don’t want it to burn a hole in...