Summer’s coming to a close, but there are sure to be a few scorchers left, and they probably won’t be as warmly embraced as in June. Blended cocktails are making a strong comeback, so dust off your blender and try something exotic and exciting. The cool thing about blenders is that almost everyone has one. Blenders help achieve unique textural sensations that no amount of hard shaking can match. Use concentrated flavors, such as fruit juice concentrates and syrups, so that your finished product has a full flavor. Chilling your liquor before blending will help keep your drink emulsified and help prevent the separation that occurs when a blended drink starts to melt prematurely (embarrassing). Blending is the best way to end your patio season with an unexpected and delicious grand finale.