Nothing’s more refreshing than a cold drink on a hot day. When the temperatures rise, sometimes ice cubes aren’t enough—you need your whole drink to be frozen. From blended ice drinks to boozy milkshakes, we’ve collection our favorite frozen cocktails to keep you cool on hot afternoons and balmy summer nights.
The frozen margarita is a Tex-Mex classic perfect for warm weather. We like supplementing the classic tequila, lime juice, and triple sec combination with a little frozen limeade. Using the limeade makes it easy to scale to pitcher-size batches—who wants to waste their time at a party squeezing limes? For a colorful variation, infuse a bottle of of tequila with prickly pears and use both the liquor and the fruit in the drink.
Tropical tiki drinks are perfect for summer. The Blackberry Blast is a simple blackberry drink made with agricole rum, a spirit made from sugarcane. The Pineapple Express uses white and coconut rums with pineapple, lime juice, and a touch of cinnamon for warmth.
Milkshakes aren’t just for kids. Booze and ice cream make for a refreshing, indulgent treat. We have three grown-up milkshakes from the Greenwood Supper Club in Fish Creek, Wisconsin: the Grasshoper, Golden Cadillac, and Pink Squirrel. All three start with vanilla ice cream and chocolatey crème de cacao, then add minty crème de menthe, anise- and vanilla-tinged Galliano, and almond-flavored crème de noya, respectively.
Find all the boozy drinks you need to keep cool in our collection of frozen cocktail recipes.