Summer drinks of all kinds. Yes they are easy to create... just about any style drink icon can be made very simply. These use the Free Transform Perspective tool and the rest is you imagination. Have fun!
Create a rectangle, no fill, heavy stroke.
Select the Free Transform Tool. this will then open up a secondary panel with the Free Transform Controls.
Using the Perspective mode of the Free Transform Tool, pull the bottom handles of the rectangle closer together to form the taper.
Go to the Object Menu>Path>Offset Path. Enter in a negative number to get a shape inside the existing glass shape. Click OK.
Fill the resulting inside shape with a color to correspond with your drink.
Draw a line, add rounded caps (hotdog the ends) in the Stroke Panel to create the straw.
For a more soothing look, change the strokes to white and place the glass on a colored background.
Add ice or make the drink look slushy by creating squares on top of the drink.
Duplicate the squares and rotate them. Select all the shapes and Unite them using the Pathfinder Panel>Unite.
Place it into the glass shape and you now have an iced drink.
To create a blended drink, open the Gradient Panel. Fill the shape with a gradient. To change the color of the gradient, double-click on the gradient stops to open the color picker panel
Use the Gradient Tool from the Tool Bar to set the direction of the gradient by clicking and pulling the direction you want.
Here is the blended drink look with a gradient.
Add some white circles to create a bubbly effect.
Add a slice of fun to the drink by creating a circle. Use the Direct Selection Tool to select the segment of the circle and delete it.
Add rounded caps (hotdog the ends) in the Stroke Panel to create a nice end to the circle. Place it on the glass.
To create a drink with a dome lid, draw a circle.
Use the Direct Selection Tool to select the lower segment of the circle and delete it.
Use COMMAND + J to join the open ends together and form the closed lid.
Draw several overlapping circles to create a mountain of circles... to be whip cream in the end.
Select all the shapes and Unite them using the Pathfinder Panel>Unite.
Use the Direct Selection Tool to select the lower segment of the "cloud" and delete it.
Use COMMAND + J to join the open ends together and form the cloud.
Use the Direct Selection Tool to select the top point and move it up.
With the tip selected go to the Control Bar and convert the point to a corner point.
Use the Direct Selection Tool to select and move the pull handles to the left to shift the tip of the whip cream and give it a curve.
Assemble it all for a whipped cream covered drink.