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Whoever says that eating healthy isn't fun definitely hasn't spiked a smoothie before. If that sounds weird to you, don't knock it til you try it because it's better than most of the cocktails made at your favorite bar and way more nutritious, too. 

Making an alcohol-infused smoothie is pretty simple and most of them require the same steps as any other smoothie you'd make. Basically, you'll throw some fruits and veggies into a blender, but instead you'll add your favorite liquor, too--tequila, whiskey, rum, whatever your buzz-wanting heart desires. 

A boozy smoothie lets you achieve a slight buzz, while reaping all the nutritional benefits of your favorite fruits and veggies. Some smoothies obviously have more calories than others, so this tasty drink might qualify as a snack or cheat treat, which is something to keep in mind if you're watching your calories.

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While most diets might have you avoid liquor at all costs, a few ounces of liquor in a smoothie is way better than having a margarita made with countless grams of sugar and salt. The perk of making a drink yourself is that you know exactly what ingredients are going into it. Some bars pre-make their mixtures and there's no way to tell how nutritious (or likely not) your drink is. Plus, how many bars can you name that make boozy smoothies? Probably not too many. 

A spiked smoothie is the perfect end to a long day or a tasty treat in the morning. We won't tell. 

If you're running low on ideas of smoothies to make, here are 22 recipes for boozy smoothies that would definitely make a sweet treat or you can go ahead and start experimenting with different ingredients to see what you can come up with. Cheers!

This boozy berry smoothie is as tasty as it is healthy. 1

This boozy berry smoothie is as tasty as it is healthy.

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To add the booze, soak the blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries in light rum. To make the smoothie, blend the rum-infused berry with your choice of milk until it’s creamy and smooth. Almond milk is one option. You can sweeten it up with honey or agave nectar. 

See the recipe at Thyme for Cocktails.

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If chocolate and liquor in your drink sounds like your kind of party, then this smoothie is for you. 2

If chocolate and liquor in your drink sounds like your kind of party, then this smoothie is for you.

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This recipe calls for vodka, but feel free to experiment with your choice of alcohol. To make the smoothie, you’ll also need some vanilla-flavored almond milk and cocoa powder to give it the chocolatey taste that makes this smoothie so delicious. 

Get the recipe at Cake n’ Knife.

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Give yourself a light buzz with this passion fruit vodka smoothie. 3

Give yourself a light buzz with this passion fruit vodka smoothie.

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Even if you can’t find the fresh fruit, the frozen pulp will do. Passionfruit is a tropical fruit rich in fiber and vitamins A and C. To sweeten up the smoothie, add some Cointreau and coconut cream. To give it the buzz, you add in 1/4 cup of your favorite vodka. 

Get the recipe at Yummly.

Putting bourbon into your blender isn’t a bad idea with this smoothie. 4

Putting bourbon into your blender isn’t a bad idea with this smoothie.

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This boozy apple pie smoothie is perfect for when you’re craving warmth and a buzz. To give it that apple pie taste, you’ll add fresh apples, pie spices, and toasted walnuts to top it off, though they’re optional. You don’t want to forget the oatmeal, though, since it acts as the “crust” to your blended apple pie. 

See the recipe at Well-Plated by Erin.

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These boozy smoothie shooters make the perfect addition to your party menu. 5

These boozy smoothie shooters make the perfect addition to your party menu.

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The best part is you can make the shooters in just five minutes. Aside from vodka, the main ingredient in these smoothie shooters is the cantaloupe. Cantaloupe contains a ton of minerals and nutrients like folate, which is believed to battle the risk of age-associated memory loss, and lots of fiber, which can help you feel fuller longer. 

See the recipe at We Are Not Martha.

This boozy banana smoothie won’t make you feel guilty about having a well-deserved drink. 6

This boozy banana smoothie won’t make you feel guilty about having a well-deserved drink.

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Plus, it’s so simple to make and you’ll be soaking up all the potassium that bananas have to offer. You only need four ingredients: a banana, coconut milk, tequila, and Frangelico. You’ll throw these into a blender and blend until smooth and violá, your tasty drink is ready to be sipped on. 

See the recipe at Shape.

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If you want an alcohol-infused drink that hides the flavor of the liquor, then try this boozy chocolate milkshake. 7

If you want an alcohol-infused drink that hides the flavor of the liquor, then try this boozy chocolate milkshake.

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This milkshake is infused with Glenlivet whiskey, but your favorite brand of bourbon or scotch will do. The key ingredient in this milkshake is the malted milk powder, which will give the drink the old-fashioned taste of a malted drink. You’ll also add some ice cream to further infuse the chocolate flavor.


See the recipe at Jessica Gavin.

This smoothie is just as good as the cocktails prepared at your favorite bar. 8

This smoothie is just as good as the cocktails prepared at your favorite bar.

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This peachy mango boozy smoothie is perfect for a summer day, but delicious in any season. To make the smoothie, you’ll need some frozen or fresh mangoes and peaches, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, and tequila. The recipe also advises that you use frozen blueberries as ice to keep the smoothie chilled, while giving it another burst of flavor. 

See the recipe at Earthbound Farm.

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You probably didn’t know green smoothies and liquor went together, but they perfectly pair up in this spirulina smoothie. 9

You probably didn’t know green smoothies and liquor went together, but they perfectly pair up in this spirulina smoothie.

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Spirulina has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can protect against oxidative damage, which is known as a contributing factor to diseases like cancer. To give it a buzz, you’ll infuse this smoothie with Three Olives Cucumber Lime Vodka or you can remix the recipe and add some of your favorite brand. 

See the recipe at PopSugar.

Visit the beach from your couch with this creamy coconut smoothie. 10

Visit the beach from your couch with this creamy coconut smoothie.

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You’ll infuse this smoothie with alcohol by adding a bit of coconut rum. But don’t worry, aside from the buzz, you’ll still get the nutritional benefits of the pineapple chunks you add. Pineapples contain enzymes, like bromelain, that can ease digestion by breaking down proteins. 

See the recipe at Real California Milk.

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Go ahead and wind down with this blueberry bourbon boozy smoothie. 11

Go ahead and wind down with this blueberry bourbon boozy smoothie.

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Aside from your choice of bourbon, this smoothie has a ton of blueberries. Blueberries are known as a superfood because they’re packed with nutrients, while being low in calories. They’re believed to have one of the highest antioxidant levels among all common vegetables and fruits. One of their many benefits is that they help reduce DNA damage, which is partly what causes us to age. 

See the recipe at Heart of a Baker.

This raspberry lime boozy smoothie recipe is really versatile. 12

This raspberry lime boozy smoothie recipe is really versatile.

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You can serve this one as shooters, over rocks or in Prosecco, your choice. To make this smoothie, you’ll first have to make a simple syrup made of water and sugar. You’ll then blend the syrup, some raspberries, lime juice, and vodka and soon enough, you’ll be sipping on a refreshing drink that’s perfect for a hot summer day. 

See the recipe at 1 Big Bite.

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This smoothie combines popsicles and liquor for the perfect concoction. 13

This smoothie combines popsicles and liquor for the perfect concoction.

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To make this spiked strawberry orange coconut smoothie, you’ll need piña colada Fruti bars or you can adjust the recipe to throw in your favorite kind of ice cream popsicle. Just keep in mind the flavor should pair well with strawberries and orange juice. Then, to spike the drink you’ll throw in a little bit of Bacardi. 

See the recipe at Chocolate, Chocolate & More.

Prepare a taste of summer with this watermelon papaya smoothie. 14

Prepare a taste of summer with this watermelon papaya smoothie.

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This smoothie calls for easy-to-find ingredients like pineapple, watermelon, papaya, and coconut milk. The trick to prevent your smoothie from becoming watered down with ice is to freeze your fruit first, according to this recipe. You can also freeze the coconut milk. To spike this smoothie, you’ll need 2 ounces of white rum. 

See the recipe at Sugar & Cloth.

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This cocktail smoothie is literally just as tasty as a tiramisu dessert. 15

This cocktail smoothie is literally just as tasty as a tiramisu dessert.

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This one’s definitely packing quite a few calories, though, so keep that in mind. To make it, you’ll need vanilla ice cream, mascarpone, instant coffee, and one ladyfinger. You’ll also throw in a bit of Bailey’s Irish Cream to complete the boozy concoction, making your buzz just a few sips away. 

See the recipe at Hangover Prices.

This minty green smoothie tastes even better with vodka. 16

This minty green smoothie tastes even better with vodka.

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It’s completely possible to watch your calories and have a drink with this green smoothie. It’s filled with healthy vegetables, like baby spinach and cucumbers, but also contains a couple of ounces of vodka. This particular recipe makes just about two cocktail glasses and you can have them both for yourself. 

See the recipe at Jackie Newgent.

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Make it a "wine down" Wednesday even if it’s Monday with this yummy wine smoothie. 17

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The best part is you only need two ingredients to prepare this smoothie: a bag of frozen berries and some sweet white wine. You’ll throw the berries into a blender while gradually adding the wine as you work your way up to the blender’s highest setting. 

See the recipe at Cooking with Curls.

You don’t need to go out to brunch to have a mimosa. 18

You don’t need to go out to brunch to have a mimosa.

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Instead, you can make a mimosa smoothie at home. All you’ll need is some frozen peaches, vanilla yogurt, and Champagne. You’ll be getting buzzed while still enjoying the nutritional benefits of peaches. Peaches are packed with vitamins and nutrients like fiber, which promotes good gut health

See the recipe at Tablespoon.

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Enjoy a classic strawberry daiquiri without even having to venture out to find one. 19

Enjoy a classic strawberry daiquiri without even having to venture out to find one.

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They’re simpler to make than you might think. All you need are some diced strawberries and fresh lime juice. You’ll add in some light rum to make it boozy. Fresh strawberries carry a ton of benefits that include helping improve heart health, lowering blood levels, and possibly preventing cancer. 

See the recipe at Food.

You’ll want to have more than just one serving of this guava margarita smoothie. 20

You’ll want to have more than just one serving of this guava margarita smoothie.

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You’ll need guava juice for this recipe, but you can make your own if you find fresh guavas or frozen guava pulp. You’ll add the guava and water to a food processor or blender to make the juice. This recipe uses tequila, so proceed with caution unless you’re sure you can handle the buzz. 

See the recipe at Perfect Smoothie.

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You can celebrate Christmas in July by having this eggnog holiday smoothie. 21

You can celebrate Christmas in July by having this eggnog holiday smoothie.

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You don’t have to wait until fall to have some of those tasty autumn spices, like nutmeg and cinnamon. You’ll be throwing both bourbon and brandy into this smoothie, along with some light eggnog. The smoothie is so delicious you probably won’t stop at one. 

See the recipe at Perfect Smoothie.

If a mojito is your go-to drink, then you’ll love this vanilla mojito smoothie. 22

If a mojito is your go-to drink, then you’ll love this vanilla mojito smoothie.

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The bonus is this mojito includes more than just sugar. It also carries healthy fats from the avocado and coconut cream. Avocados contain lots of potassium and may help lower cholesterol levels, while coconut cream contains lauric acid that can potentially aid weight loss. 

See the recipe at Cotter Crunch.