After adding the juices to the blender the restaurant does a “flash blend.” That means you use just a couple of pulses on high speed so that the ice is broken up into small pieces, without being completely crushed to a slushy consistency.
Source: Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits & Shakes by Todd Wilbur.
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 ounce grenadine
- 1 cup ice
- 1/3 cup frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
1. Add the orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, and ice to a blender. Blend the drink with just a couple pulses on high speed so that the ice is still a bit chunky.
2. Pour into a 16-ounce glass and ladle strawberries with the syrup into the drink.
3. Add a wedge of orange and a maraschino cherry speared on a toothpick. Serve with a straw.
Makes 1 drink.
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