30 Frozen Cocktails You’ll Want to Drink All Summer Long
Margaritas, sangria and Aperol spritzes are divine on the rocks. But taking them for a whirl in the blender makes them ten times more refreshing and summery. Better yet, it’s basically impossible to sip a slushy libation without feeling like you’re on vacation, which is a definite plus in our book. Here are 30 frozen cocktails to drink at home, no matter your spirit of choice.
4. Piña Colada
In 1954, Ramón “Monchito” Marrero, bartender at Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico, changed the cocktail world forever when he sought to invent a drink that represented his home country. And we’ve got his original recipe riiiight here.
8. Raspberry Prosecco Ice Pops
Tart, fruity and so damn refreshing. They’re only three ingredients and a few hours in the freezer away.
15. Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
One sip and boom—you’re kicked back on a faraway beach without a care in the world. Using both fresh and frozen strawberries ensures the perfect slushy texture.
16. Frozen Cherry Cosmos
If you love sour drinks, we present to you your soulmate. This gorgeous vodka bev boasts cranberry juice, tart cherry juice and fresh-squeezed lime.
18. Cherry Lime Gin and Tonic
Like whiskey, gin is often overlooked when it comes to blended cocktails. But take it for a spin with tonic water, cherry juice, lime and cherries and you won’t be disappointed, promise.
25. Whiskey Lemonade
You may not think whiskey and lemonade go together at first, but it’s basically like a cheater’s whiskey sour. Muddle a bit of fresh rosemary or mint to take it over the top.
26. Basil Smash Piña Colada
This herbaceous take on the island classic calls for both white and dark rum, but the real star is the salted lime sugar rim.
28. Frozen Blueberry Paloma
Tequila can do more than just margaritas. Case in point: the paloma, made with the spirit and grapefruit juice. This rendition also calls for lime, honey and blueberries.
30. Frozen Irish Mudslide
Behold, a decadent triple-threat made with Irish whiskey, Baileys Irish cream and Kahlúa. We’ll take extra chocolate syrup and whipped cream on ours, please.