By Vanessa Greaves

Why should kids have all the fun? Here's a refreshing lineup of fruity smoothies and creamy milkshakes with a touch or more of booze in the mix for grown-up summer sipping. You can always leave out the alcohol if you wish and they would still hit the spot. Cheers!

1. Strawberry Shortcake Drink

This pretty-in-pink cocktail is just right for a grown-up girls' night. Sarah Jo says, "This is off the HOOK."

2. Mocha Liqueur Shake

Reviewers agree you should use light rum (just like the recipe says to) because dark rum overpowers the mocha flavor. Bud Crosgrey says, "We loved it."

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3. Lulu's Pina Colada

Modeled after a popular piña colada served up on the Gulf Coast, this creamy cocktail is flavored with frozen piña colada mix, pineapple, vanilla ice cream, and mango-flavored rum (whut?) Reviewers say it's the best they've ever tasted.

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4. Frozen Irish Cream

Coffee and Irish cream get blended with ice cubes for an eye-opening slushy. Top with whipped cream and cocoa powder for a pretty presentation.

5. Frozen Mudslide

Emily Kris raves, "Awesome! I made this with ice cream as another reviewer suggested, and it was amazing."

6. Creamy Brandy Alexander

This milkshake version of a classic Brandy Alexander cocktail inspired Bonnie Franklin to say, "This is outstanding!! I just happen to have the ingredients and decided to try it -- the flavor is delicious! And I didn't even wait and put the whipped cream on top. It is perfect."

7. Cake and Ice Cream

Marianne says, "This is one heck of a dessert drink! Yum! Yum! I thought it would be too sweet, so I almost didn't put in the sugar--but it all works out well."

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8. Frozen Almond

Bobbi123 says, "Wow - this is a dessert in a glass! Tasted like an adult almond milkshake. If you like the flavor of amaretto, then this is a recipe for you."

9. Bailey's Banana Colada

Rave review: "I loved this cocktail so much. It's a great island drink, reminds me of the tropics. I substituted banana syrup for banana liqueur and used coconut milk. I will use this recipe over and over." -- DiamondGirl amanecer

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