Top Tips for the Best Frozen Drinks – from Pool Bar Jim!


If you want to know what the buzz is on Hilton Head Island, try out Pool Bar Jim’s. With blenders humming from noon till 8pm this island favorite is open 7 days a week.

Jim Lisenby, a.k.a “Pool Bar Jim”, a famous figure in the world of Frozen Cocktails has created over 1,000 recipes during his 35+ years on the Island. I can tell you for sure, I’ve never tasted one that I didn’t love and couldn’t possibly pick a favorite. The hardest thing to do is to pick just one, while smelling the ripe peaches, mangoes and strawberries coming from behind the bar.

Jim was kind enough to share his 3 best secrets for blending the best frozen drinks:

1. Always use fresh fruit and make sure it is ripe.

2. Don’t use ice straight from your freezer. Large ice cubes sit on top of the blades of your blender and will give you chunks, so make sure to chop ice into smaller pieces before blending. Let the ice melt a bit, ice from the freezer is frozen too hard and won’t give you a smooth cocktail.

3. Create a prep station, have fruit cut in advance and all the ingredients at an arms reach.

Here is Jim himself at Pool Bar Jim’s – Marriott Grande Ocean, Hilton Head Island, SC.  If you have a passion for frozen drinks and can’t get to Hilton Head, try Jim’s second book Pool Bar’s Jim Tropical and Exotic Frozen Drink’s.  You can visit his website to learn more here PBJ >

3 Responses to Top Tips for the Best Frozen Drinks – from Pool Bar Jim!

  1. As long as Pool Bar Jim is in charge …. U’ll always have a tropical blast !! U will Never want 2 leave his tropical paradise !!! Have Fun

  2. What a great treat 2 see & hear my long time (ago) friend,Jim !!! His drinks R The Best !!! Congrats 2 Jim an artist w/ a blender !!! Have Fun

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