The Culinary Corner: Quick Mixed Drinks

The Culinary Corner: Quick Mixed Drinks | Positively Smitten

By Lyndsey Fought

Need a way to cool off over the summer? Here are some quick recipes to whip up that are fast, easy, and delicious!

Unblended Pina Coladas


  • 4 ounces coconut cream or canned coconut milk
  • 2-4 ounces spice rum
  • 1 scoop pineapple sorbet or sherbet


  1. Mix the rum with spiced rum in a hurricane or high ball glass.
  2. Top with sherbet. Optional: add pineapple slice and cherry. And as always whipped cream!


Root Beer Floats


  • 8 ounces Root Beer, all natural if available
  • 2 ounces vanilla or whipped cream flavored vodka
  • 1-2 scoops ice cream, pre-scooping will save time


  1. Gently stir vodka into the root beer in a high ball or large sundae glass.
  2. Drop ice cream scoops into root beer.

Sherbet Mimosas


  • 6 ounces champagne or sparkling wine (sparkling Moscato), chilled
  • 1 scoop orange sherbet
  • 1 cut orange wedge


  1. In champagne flute: put the orange wedge in, pour in champagne, top with sherbet.

Raspberry Cream Soda


  • 4 ounces cream soda
  • 2 ounces raspberry liqueur
  • 2 ounces half-and-half
  • Crushed ice


  1. In highball glass add crushed ice.
  2. Slowly down the side of the glass pour cream soda, then liqueur, then very slowly add half-and-half.
  3. Top with whipped cream.

 Photo credit Valters Krontals

About Lyndsey:

I have too many interests and I get easily distracted, so I haven’t completed a single thing in my life. Yay, hyperboles! I have been to culinary school and I like baking cupcakes. I write the beginnings of too many novels. I am driven by ambition and delayed by perfectionism.

I would like to travel the world, learn from others, write some best sellers, and have a restaurant or bakery someday. I am a Slytherin. I like the tenth Doctor best (followed by ninth). I am too obsessed with Downton Abbey and the whole etiquette of that era. I never forget to be awesome!

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