The traditional Mojito is made with rum, which is both pleasant and mildly sweet. The version made with tequila is more tart and has a more distinctive alcohol taste, but is still refreshing.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
"This refreshing fruity slush really perks up the taste buds," notes Sue Jorgensen, Rapid City, South Dakota. "I have made it for Christmas, Valentine's Day, summer potlucks and other occasions, and there is seldom any left."
In Citrus Heights, California, Nina Hall blends together these slushy beverages that taste just like orange Creamsicles. "If you don't have time to freeze the orange juice, use orange sorbet instead," she suggests.
"I keep several bananas in the freezer so that I'm always ready to whip up this thick beverage for a quick breakfast or a tasty treat," relates Brenda Strohm, Omaha, Nebraska. "Frozen fruit gives it a great consistency...it's like drinking a berry milk shake!"
Here's a great punch recipe I got from a beekeeper's association. The mix of banana, pineapple and citrus gives it a light sunny flavor. With its pretty honey color, it makes an elegant beverage for weddings and other special events.
"When we celebrated my mother's 75th birthday, we wanted a punch everyone could enjoy," recalls Barbara Koehnke of Fremont, Wisconsin. "This delightful combination of lemonades, juice and soda was perfect and so easy to make. All of our guests loved it."
"With five active teenagers in the house, I often serve them this smoothie as a pick-me-up in the afternoon or as a quick breakfast on hectic mornings," writes Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas. "Both my husband and I like it, too."