Refreshing Frozen Cocktails
Recipe: Strawberry Caipirinha
Brazil’s national cocktail gets an upgrade courtesy of fresh strawberries and a quick turn in the blender.
Italy’s famous pick-me-up dessert (it literally translates to “drowned” ice cream) scores the fizzy treatment with a generous pour-over of sparkling cold brew coffee.
- Recipe: Affogato Float
Spiked Vietnamese Coffee Frappe
Sweetened condensed milk is a natural foil to the dark roasted beans (in this case, strong cold brew concentrate) necessary for proper Vietnamese iced coffee. Drizzle any leftovers on fruit salad, add to a batch of homemade ice cream, or reserve for the ultimate dulce de leche.
Some sweets never go out of style. Give that ice cream truck standard a sophisticate’s touch with Pierre Ferrand’s Dry Curaçao orange liqueur and a splash of vodka—think of it as a boozy walk down memory lane.
- Recipe: Creamsicle Float
Pimm’s Cup Slush
Recipe: Pimm’s Cup Slush
The cucumber-y British classic goes frozen thanks to an ingenious addition of limeade concentrate.
Peaches & Cream Float
Dessert’s most heavenly combo shines even in float form. Opt for white over dark rum to keep that lovely pale orange hue and still add a punch among the spicy ginger ale.
- Recipe: Peaches & Cream Float
Fiery Mango Margarita
You’ll kick this tasty cocktail off by making a quick Red Chile Simple Syrup and combining it in a blender with frozen mango, blanco tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice. The result? A little bit of heat, a little bit of sweet, and a lot of refreshing flavor.
- Recipe: Fiery Mango Margarita
Use refrigerated ingredients and freeze any liquor first so the milkshake doesn't melt in the blender before you pour into glasses.
- Recipe: Caribbean Bushwacker (right)
Frozen Blueberry Lemonade
You can blend up this frosty beverage in 15 minutes, but make sure to allow eight hours of freezing time to ensure optimal slushiness. Made with fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, blueberries, and vodka, this is one spiked lemonade you’ll love.
- Recipe: Frozen Blueberry Lemonade
Blended Blue Hawaiian
This tiki drink is traditionally served on the rocks, but our version is blended to create a smooth, refreshing summer treat.
- Recipe: Blended Blue Hawaiian
Piña Colada Milkshake
We’ve taken the classic tropical cocktail to the next level—with ice cream. This five-ingredient milkshake is creamy, a breeze to make, and evokes vacation vibes at first sip.
- Recipe: Piña Colada Milkshake
The secret to this lively drink is chopped fresh pineapple instead of canned.
- Recipe: Piña Colada
Minty Lime Frozen Mojito
Punchy lime and flavorful rum give this drink a Caribbean kick.
- Recipe: Minty Lime Frozen Mojito
Tropical Sherbet Frosty
This pretty, mint green libation is ready in three steps. Step one: Blend together pineapple sherbet, lime sherbet, and rum in a blender. Step two: Stir in lemon-lime soft drink. Step three: Pour, sip, and enjoy.
- Recipe: Tropical Sherbet Frosty
Grilled Watermelon Daiquiri
Never grilled watermelon? Here’s why you should bring the heat. After a spin on the grill, watermelon’s sugars caramelize, intensifying its sweetness and making it an unexpected—and delicious—cocktail centerpiece.
- Recipe: Grilled Watermelon Daiquiri
Grown-Up Frozen Lemonade
Try another citrus in this recipe, such as fresh lime zest and juice, or even lime- or citrus-flavored vodka. (You may need to add a little extra sugar, because it isn't as naturally sweet as limoncello liqueur.)
- Recipe: Grown-Up Frozen Lemonade
Why we like it: It's infused with Caribbean flavors and inspired by tropical breezes. Serve it alongside food that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
- Recipe: Mango Margarita
A pitcher of this margarita with a tangy twist makes for the perfect end to a day of celebrating.
- Recipe: Pomegranate Margarita
Tropical Fruit Slush
A smaller blender works fine, but blend in batches to avoid a mess.
- Recipe: Tropical Fruit Slush
May through September is the best time of year to add fresh mango to your favorite summer drink recipe. Of course, the frozen version is available year-round.
- Recipe: Mango Colada