Opt For A Syrupy Sweetener To Prevent A Watery Frozen Drink

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a frozen drink. Whether it's a frozen margarita (or any other type of frozen cocktail) or even a smoothie, we can all use something ultra-refreshing when the weather is especially hot. However, it can be difficult to get the consistency of a frozen drink just right — oftentimes, it can be too watery and just not as thick as we want it to be to fully hit the spot.

It turns out that there's an easy trick for avoiding that: Skip the granulated sugar as your choice of sweetener. Sugar just doesn't blend well and it doesn't do your frozen drink's texture any favors. Instead, opt for a syrupy sweetener to thicken your beverage and prevent it from getting too liquid. Now that it's clear that granulated sugar should be substituted for a sweetener with a more viscous consistency, one question remains: Which syrupy sweetener should you choose?

Honey or agave are perfect for your frozen drink

Using a syrupy replacement is the best way to ensure your frozen drink stays thick and creamy. Two of the best options are honey and agave syrup, both of which provide the thick texture you need to keep your drink from getting too watery. Deciding between the two sweeteners really comes down to personal preference as they vary a fair bit in taste. Still, once they are blended with other ingredients, you likely won't taste too much of a difference. If you only have honey or agave at home, don't worry about missing out on the better sweetening option.

Another possibility is to use simple syrup. If you don't already have pre-made simple syrup, then you can easily make your own as long as you have granulated sugar ... and if you were planning on using granulated sugar for your frozen drink to begin with, then you probably do. Simple syrup consists of a one-to-one ratio of sugar to water, heated in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved. Then, just wait for it to cool before storing it in a tightly-sealed container for up to a month in the fridge.