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10 Best Mixed Drinks You Can Make Without A Blender

If you’re thirsting for some new drink recipes then try one of the 10 best mixed drinks you can make without a blender. 

For me, mixed drinks without a blender are something super summery of which I want absolutely no part.  The drink version of a cruise. I often imagine them to be incredibly disgusting and sweet. I hate that they are usually pre-mixed.

A mixed drink is a beverage which contains more than two mixed ingredients. A mixed drink can contain liquor while others can be non-alcoholic as well. For a mixed drink, you can prepare juices, cocktails or smoothies among other endless recipes. For me a “mixed drink” is far different from a delicious cocktail, properly proportioned and a good time in a glass. “Mixed drinks” is a weird term, some kind of a holdover from saddest days of sour mix and 2-liter bottles of Tom Collins. We’re onto you, mixed drinks. You need to get your life together.

10 Best Mixed Drinks You Can Make Without A Blender


However, even the tactless mixed drinks have positive attributes like contain some vitamins or being undeniably refreshing on hot summer days. But, if your blender broke down, in a freak blender accident, or you don’t own one because you didn’t get married in an ’80s comedy–then there are still a lot of non-alcoholic mixed drinks and alcoholic mixes you can make without it. Also, if you don’t like the taste of alcohol check out our 10 Best Alcoholic Drinks That Don’t Taste Like Alcohol.

Mixed drinks, and booze in general, can be very expensive in restaurants, bars and pubs because they make their profit on these drinks. This is why it’s important to start carrying a flask in case of emergencies or $14 cocktails. You never know when you need to be prepared.

Lots of people like to do blender cocktails for parties, or for underaged drinking in hotel room overnights on school trips. We don’t recommend you drink illegally, this is just something we have noticed through such times as being underage and seeing people drink frozen drinks in hotel rooms on overnight school trips.  However, if you are 21 and you want to enjoy a good cocktail but you don’t want to pay restaurant prices, you can choose one of these 10 best mixed drinks you can make without a blender and DIY your booze.

If you were wondering if it is possible to make a drink without a blender, the answer is yes. Also, who are you and why don’t you know anything? There are many different fruits from which juice can be retrieved without a blender. You can just squeeze them. For a non-alcoholic mix, you can squeeze a lot of different fruits and you can mix them all together. Squeezing in a great hand workout as well–you never know when you’re going to need strong hands–perhaps if someone tries to steal your flask!

In order to create the list we searched for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic mixes and we sorted them by their taste, even if the taste varies from person to person, and also we sorted the list by the time and necessary things a specific drink requires to be made. Green Thickies and All Recipes provided us with a few recipes for a delicious and refreshing drinks. Now, let’s see our list of  best mixed drinks you can make without a blender.


10. Mashed Soft Fruit Smoothie

If you want fresh fruit, you can mash soft fruits to make a smoothie. You need to mash the fruits in a bowl with a fork until they turn into a mushy liquid, then add one cup of fruit juice, milk or water and continue to whisk until it is all blended up. It takes a little more time, but you will get fresh, natural and drinkable delicious smoothie. It’s not disgusting at all–despite how this sounded.

10 Best Mixed Drinks You Can Make Without A Blender



9. Strawberry – Orange Smoothie

First, prepare the fresh strawberries and a half glass of an orange juice. Cut the strawberries into super small pieces and pour them into a drinking glass. Pour the orange juice into the glass and mix them with a large spoon–use it to macerate the berry chunks. Pour yogurt and milk as a natural sweetener and stir it. Prepare it and enjoy a strawberry orange smoothie in less than 5 minutes.

10 Best Mixed Drinks You Can Make Without A Blender

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8. Greyhound

For a delicious Greyhound cocktail, you will need ice cubes, 2 ounces vodka, 4 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and 1 teaspoon simple syrup. Fill one glass halfway with ice cubes then add the vodka and grapefruit juice. Stir it and if it is too tart add one teaspoon syrup. A perfect delicious cocktail in less than 5 minutes. Be careful–many medicines react poorly to grapefruit juice–check with your doctor.


7. Margarita

There are many types of Margaritas, but the best one is the one in your hand. You can make this in less than 5 minutes without a blender. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full with ice, add 2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, 1 ounce organic agave nectar. Then you need to shake them well, strain them into a cocktail glass and garnish it with lime wheel. You can make it in and enjoy a delicious Margarita in less than 5 minutes.

10 Best Mixed Drinks You Can Make Without A Blender

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6. Negroni

For a perfect Negroni, the number 6 on our list of best mixed drinks you can make without a blender you will need 1 ½ oz London dry gin, ¾ oz Campari and ¾ oz Italian vermouth. Shake them well with cracked ice, strain it into a cocktail glass and garnish it with a twist of orange peel. You can prepare this mix and enjoy its delicious taste in less than 5 minutes. This is a fantastic choice for people with more discerning tastes, who enjoy different liquors and do not necessarily need them masked with fruit.


5. Tequila Sunrise

For a tequila sunrise cocktail, you will need 50ml tequila, freshly squeezed orange juice, 1 tablespoon garnish, orange slice and 1 maraschino cherry to serve. Pour the tequila into the glass with ice and then pour the grenadine on the side to sink at the bottom. For this delicious cocktail, you will need less than 5 minutes.

10 Best Mixed Drinks You Can Make Without A Blender

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4. Screwdriver

In order to make this delicious mixed drink from our list of  best mixed drinks you can make without a blender, you will need ½ ounces of vodka, ½ cups ice cubes and 6 fluid ounces of freshly squeezed orange juice. All you have to do is combine vodka and orange juice in a glass, stir it to combine and then add ice, the drink will be ready in less than 3 minutes. Perfect for your first frat party! 

10 Best Mixed Drinks You Can Make Without A Blender



3. Fruit Powder Smoothie

Fruit powder smoothie has a lot of nutrients, and it tastes delicious. What makes it great is that the fruit powder smoothie can’t go bad. You can make it easily, and it doesn’t require a blender. Add one tablespoon of fruit powder to your cup and add a little liquid to make a paste, mix it with a fork to whisk it good. Whisk it real good. Also, you can add the ingredients in a blender shaker bottle, and you can shake it until it is smooth. Make it fast, or you’ll have time to start wondering what the hell fruit powder is.

10 Best Mixed Drinks You Can Make Without A Blender

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2. Brown Gin

In order to make a delicious Brown Gin, one of the best mixed drinks you can make without a blender you will need 2 minutes, 2 ounces London dry gin, 15 dashes Angostura bitters and a lemon twist. Add the gin and bitters to a mixing glass with ⅔ ice and stir until they are well cooled. Then strain it into a cocktail glass, garnish it with the lemon twist and you can serve it. As delicious as it doesn’t sound.


1. Orange – Lemon Juice

The perfect way to start your day is with a sip of orange – lemon juice. For a perfect orange lemon juice, if you don’t have a blender, you can squeeze both oranges as well as lemons, add sugar if you want it sweeter and chill it with ice cubes. You can prepare it in less than 2 minutes and it will give you energy during the whole day.  This drink may sound like the Canadian term for kickball: “soccer-baseball” but not all hyphenates are bad!

10 Best Mixed Drinks You Can Make Without A Blender


There are a lot of different easy and delicious mixed drinks you can make, you can also experiment, add or remove some ingredients. Which one of these top 10 best mixed drinks you can make without a blender is your favorite?