These old fashioned frozen drink recipes make refreshingly flavorful beverages perfect for a hot summer's day. Forget today's artificial store-bought Slushies and sodas, these ice-cold drinks are all-natural and truly delicious.
Soda fountain operators made what they called a Freeze, a fruity ade drink or a punch in which the shaved ice is allowed to remain when serving. Shaved ice gives the drink a very low temperature, suggesting its name.
Freezes were usually served garnished with fresh fruit, a sprig of green mint, and colorful straws. Customers leisurely drank them as the ice melted.
A Smash drink was very similar to a Freeze and generally made with fountain
syrups of a rich, fruity flavor. Like Freezes, Smashes
also called for shaved ice and carbonated water, and they were
traditionally served garnished with a sprig of green mint in thin
glasses with straws.
The Dispenser's Formulary or Soda Water Guide (1915)
Crushed fruits served in the following manner are delicious and refreshing: 1-1/2 ounces crushed fruit, juice of half a lemon, sufficient shaved ice.
Put the shaved ice in a small glass, add the fruit and lemon juice, stir well, and serve with a spoon and straws. Price—8 ounces, 10 cents.
1 ounce pure grape juice, 1/2 ounce raspberry syrup, 1/2 ounce orange syrup, juice of 1/2 orange, 1/2 glassful fine ice shavings. Fill glass with carbonated water; mix with a spoon. Decorate with fresh mint and seasonable fruits; serve with straws. Price—12 ounces, 15 cents.
1-1/2 ounces vanilla syrup, 1 tablespoonful orange pulp, 1/4 glassful shaved ice. Place all in a 12-ounce soda glass, fill with carbonated water, fine stream, and top off with whipped cream.
1 ounce pineapple syrup, 1 teaspoonful powdered sugar, 1/2 glassful shaved ice. Add some carbonated water, stir vigorously in a shaker, strain into an 8-ounce glass, fill the latter with the coarse stream of carbonated water, stir again, and add a piece of pineapple or some crushed pineapple. Serve with a spoon and straws.
One ounce pineapple syrup, half glass shaved ice. Pour into 12-ounce glass, fill with carbonated water, stir, add spoonful of crushed strawberry; top with a slice of orange; serve with straws.
Or, pour ounce of strawberry syrup into 8-ounce glass; add large spoonful of either canned or fresh grated pineapple; fill with shaved ice, stir, serve with a spoon.
1 ounce cherry syrup, cracked ice to fill glass, and then pour in grape juice to fill glass. Price—8 ounce glass, 10 cents.
1 ounce pineapple syrup, 1 teaspoonful powdered sugar, 1/2 glass shaved ice. Add carbonated water, shake, strain into 8-ounce glass and fill with carbonated water, coarse stream; stir again, and add a piece of pineapple or some crushed pineapple. Add a small amount of lemon juice. Price—10 ounces, 10 cents.
1 ounce maple syrup, 1/2 ounce vanilla syrup, 1/2 glassful shaved ice. Rub the rim of a tall frappe glass with a piece of orange and dip the rim of the glass into powdered sugar, which will adhere to it.
For this popular frozen drink recipe, shake the syrup and ice, using a heavy glass and a shaker, pour carefully into the frappe glass so as not to wash off the crusting sugar, and fill to about half an inch of the tip with plain soda water.Add a slice of orange.
Serve with paper napkin and straws. Price—10 cents.
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