15 Refreshing Frozen Summer Cocktails for Hot Days

Fire up the blender! When it’s hot as hell, there’s nothing better than a frozen drink to cool you down. And a little booze maybe doesn’t hurt either, so we’ve rounded up fifteen frozen summer cocktail recipes to help you keep your cool this summer.
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Classic Summer Cocktails on Ice

Moscow Mule (Epicurious)

The foodies over at Epicurious put together this frozen alternative to the classic lime, ginger, and vodka cocktail known as a Moscow Mule. Mix it up and throw it in the freezer for a couple of hours before drinking to, in their words, “retain optimal slushy consistency.”

Get the recipe: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/frozen-moscow-mule

Strawberry Daiquiri (RecipeTin Eats)

Is there a frozen cocktail more iconic than a daiquiri? We think not. This Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri from RecipeTin Eats skips the ice. Instead, it uses frozen strawberries to ensure that every sip is packed with fresh flavor.

Get the recipe: https://www.recipetineats.com/frozen-strawberry-daiquiri/

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Triple Layer Piña Coladas (Delish)

You can’t get a tan from these Triple-Layer Piña Coladas from Delish, but they will definitely make you feel like you’re on a tropical beach somewhere. Traditional pineapple is layered with strawberry and peach-flavored alternatives for a summer cocktail that looks as good as it tastes.

Get the recipe: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a43153/triple-layer-pina-coladas-recipe/

Frozen Mojito (The Cookful)

Made with mint, lime, rum, and simple syrup, a Mojito is already one of the lightest and freshest cocktails out there. Blended with ice, this easy frozen version of the cocktail from The Cookful becomes even more refreshing!

Get the recipe: https://thecookful.com/frozen-mojito/

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Frozen Summer Cocktails with a Twist

Cherry Cosmos (How Sweet Eats)

Cosmopolitans, also known as cosmos, are a delightfully vibrant option any time of the year. For a cool summer variation, blend the cranberry-based cocktail with ice and some tart cherry juice, making this frozen cherry cosmo from How Sweet Eats.

Get the recipe:  https://www.howsweeteats.com/2016/06/frozen-cherry-cosmos/

Bourbon Peach Slush (The Speckled Palate)

Seasonal and southern-inspired, this Bourbon Peach Slush from The Speckled Palate is the perfect summer cocktail for an evening of people-watching from your front porch. 

Get the recipe: https://www.thespeckledpalate.com/bourbon-peach-slush/

Watermelon Frosé (Off the Eaten Path)

Blending frozen watermelon and a touch of lime with the ever-popular rosé, this watermelon frosé is a perfect lightweight drink to sip by the pool.

Get the recipe: https://www.offtheeatenpathblog.com/watermelon-frose/

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Margaritas with a Twist

Another drink that’s regularly served frozen is a margarita. But have you ever tried a raspberry margarita? How about tamarind-pineapple? These three variations on the standard lime drink are all perfect summer cocktails for steamy evenings.

Raspberry Margaritas (Fake Ginger)

Only four ingredients are needed for a quick and easy Raspberry Margarita from Fake Ginger. 

Get the recipe: https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g4393/frozen-drink-recipes/?slide=18

Sunrise Margarita (Epicurious)

Combining a tequila sunrise and a margarita, this tangy Sunrise Margarita from Epicurious is as pretty as it is delicious.  

Get the recipe: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/frozen-sunrise-margaritas-51147200

Tamarind-Pineapple Margarita (The Spruce Eats)

Tamarind is a sweet and sour fruit with a flavor similar to lemon or dates. For this margarita from The Spruce Eats, it’s paired with pineapple for a bright tropical punch.

Get the recipe: https://www.thespruceeats.com/tamarind-pineapple-margarita-recipe-760788

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Frozen Dessert Cocktails for Post-Supper Sipping

Bourbon Milkshake (Liquor.com)

Just four ingredients are needed to make this elevated milkshake from Liquor.com: vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, milk, and bourbon. The simplicity makes these summer cocktails easy to whip up and infinitely customizable; just swap the ice cream and syrup for your favorite flavors for a blissful sip.

Get the recipe: https://www.liquor.com/recipes/bourbon-vanilla-and-chocolate-milkshake/

Blood Orange-Champagne Ice Cream Float (Epicurious)

Remember the delightful combination of fizzy soda and smooth ice cream you loved as a kid? Well, this version from Epicurious gets its bubbles from champagne. It uses blood orange sorbet for a unique, adults-only treat.

Get the recipe: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/blood-orange-champagne-ice-cream-float

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Boozy Ice Pops Serve Up Summer Cocktails on a Stick

Ice pops aren’t just for kids! These three boozy recipes take the classic summer treat to a whole new level. And while they require a bit of prep and time to set, they’re ready to go when you are – and you don’t even have to dirty a glass to enjoy them!

Frosé Ice Pops (Epicurious)

You can rosé all day with these fruity pink wine ice pops from Epicurious, which feature strawberries and raspberries both blended with the rose and set in slices.

Get the recipe: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/frose-frozen-rose-ice-pops

White Sangria Ice Pops (PureWow)

Another wine-and-fruit option, this sangria ice pops recipe from PureWow suggests white wine, strawberries, and peaches, though you could use any fruit you prefer.

Get the recipe: https://www.purewow.com/recipes/white-sangria-ice-pops-recipe

Raspberry Prosecco Ice Pops (PureWow)

Sugar, fresh raspberries, and prosecco are all you need for these raspberry prosecco ice pops from PureWow. They’re perfect for backyard brunch.

Get the recipe: https://www.purewow.com/recipes/raspberry-prosecco-ice-pops-recipe

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