It is once again that time of the year for picnics, BBQ, and alfresco dinners under the evening skies but most of all it is time to unplug, relax and spend quality time with family and friends. Fire up the grill while the meat and vegetables are marinating. Mix together a big bowl of grandma’s award-winning potato salad. Decorate that American flag cake studded with fresh strawberries and blueberries from the local farmer's market. Stock the cooler with lots of water, juice boxes for the kids, soda, beer, wine and prepare some cocktails.
When the high temperatures rise, nothing is more refreshing than a frosty frozen fruity drink, however, the preparation work can keep you in the kitchen away from your guests as you are juicing or slicing fruit, measuring ingredients and whirling up the blender. No more, we say! Enter Lt. Blender. Lt. Blender produces a line of Wine Freezer® bags where you simply add a bottle of wine and then a bit of water, shake the bag and then toss it the freezer until you are ready to serve it.
Each Lt. Blender’s Wine Freezer® bag contains freeze dried fruit using NASA technology which has no artificial flavors, artificial colors and preservatives. They are also gluten free and vegan too.
Lt. Blender’s Wine Freezer® bags come in multiple styles. For the Sangria and a bottle of basic red table wine, for the White Sangria add a bottle of white table wine, for the Peach Bellini add a dry un-oaked white wine and for the Strawberry add a rosé or dry white wine to the bag. Then add water, shake and freeze. If you are short on time (or anxious to try it), add water, shake and serve over ice.
Intrigued by the Lt. Blender name? The story begins with groups of U.S. paratroopers having a competitive nature. There was only one blender on the island where they were stationed, and it couldn’t keep up with the demand for cool beverages when the staff were off duty. A Lieutenant by the name of McMorris became well known for filling empty ration bags with fresh fruit and alcohol and would toss them into the mess hall freezer in preparation for weekend down time. Making them in advance allowed him to keep up with the demand. Soon, he was nicknamed Lt. Blender.
“Lt. Blender” after his many careers and raising four children grew tired of big city life and found an old rundown ice cream factory in Galveston Island, TX which he turned into this business venture. His memories of making frozen cocktails have been brought back to life.
Let us cheer his ingenuity!