There’s just something magical about frozen cocktails.
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During a hot summer day or night, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as an ice-cold frozen cocktail. It’s the perfect way to beat the heat while letting your worries evaporate and enjoying a delicious mixed drink that’s full of incredible flavors. Frozen cocktails are perfect for parties and super easy to make.
Frozen liquor drinks tend to be fruity, sweet, colorful, and bright. What’s not to love about frozen drinks?
For many of us, slushy alcohol drinks bring back memories from our favorite tropical vacation. And of course, there are those of us who enjoy frozen alcoholic drinks even when there’s no vacation anywhere in sight.
As the temperature rises and summer days grow hotter, your cravings for refreshing and tasty beverages may intensify. What could be more irresistible than sipping on a frosty, fruity frozen cocktail while basking in the warm sun and enjoying time outdoors? Get ready to elevate your summer beverage game as you dive into the delicious world of frozen cocktails.
Whether it’s a breezy tropical concoction or a velvety dessert-inspired libation, the possibilities are virtually limitless for crafting the perfect icy treat. From seasonal classics like frozen margaritas and piña coladas to more adventurous options like watermelon mojitos or icy blueberry lavender spritzers, these recipes offer a wide array of refreshing flavors and visually stunning aesthetics for any scenario.
Blended alcoholic drinks have been around for as long as there have been blenders. From frozen rum drinks such as a strawberry daiquiri to the beloved frozen margarita, most people have their own favorite frozen mixed drinks.
However, this list of classic frozen cocktails isn’t limited to just those that are tried and true. We’ve included some fun frozen drinks that you may not have seen before.
Are you ready to learn how to make the best frozen cocktails? Let’s dive into this list of 21 frozen cocktail recipes.
If you love a Piña Colada (and getting caught in the rain), but you only have a bottle of vodka in the house, make the Chi Chi cocktail.
The Chi Chi frozen drink was created by a man named Donn Beach at his restaurant in Hollywood, California. Incidentally, Donn also invented the Zombie, so he’s got some bartender cred.
To make the Chi Chi, you need frozen pineapple, plenty of ice, cream of coconut, vodka, and pineapple juice.
Note that you need to use cream of coconut, not coconut cream. Cream of coconut is made for creating sweet coconut-flavored beverages. Some popular brands include Coco Real and Coco Lopez.
The frozen honeydew daiquiri is made with silver rum, fresh honeydew melon chopped into chunks, fresh lime juice, and cream of coconut.
Put all of your ingredients into a blender and process for about a minute until it’s very smooth.
Garnish your honeydew daiquiri with fresh honeydew slices.
The frozen cucumber lemonade cocktail is hugely popular in the Dominican Republic, but the good news is that it’s super easy to make this refreshing frozen drink right here at home.
This frozen cucumber cocktail is made with gin traditionally, but you can also make it with vodka.
Fresh lime juice gives this drink an even more citrus flavor, and the lemonade makes it perfect.
During the 1990s daiquiri craze, lots of fruity flavors were used to make frozen daiquiris and one of our favorites is the pineapple daiquiri.
This delicious combination of frozen pineapple chunks, light rum, and pineapple juice will have you chilled out and cooled off in no time at all.
This recipe calls for fresh lime juice, and you can also use Rose’s Lime Juice, which will add some extra sweetness. Simple syrup also gives plenty of sugary sweetness.
Garnish your frozen pineapple daiquiri with a lime wedge, pineapple slice, and maraschino cherry.
A frozen cocktail recipe can sometimes seem like a dessert, and never is that more the case than with a frozen mudslide.
Although the mudslide is a sugary frozen drink, it’s also pretty heavy on alcohol. This cocktail has three different types of liquor and liqueur: vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and Kahlua (coffee liqueur).
Top your frozen mudslide with some whipped cream and shaved chocolate bits.
The recipe lists vanilla ice cream, but you can also make this with coffee ice cream or chocolate ice cream.
Do you remember enjoying a creamsicle as a child? Well, we’ve got an orange creamsicle for you in the form of frozen cocktails.
The orange creamsicle is made with orange juice, and you can use your choice of milk. You can even make this delicious frozen drink with vanilla ice cream. Consider almond milk or soy milk if you’re dairy-free.
The liquor in this cocktail is either orange whipped vodka or whipped cream vodka. Some Triple Sec will give the orange creamsicle even more orange flavor.
Garnish the orange creamsicle with whipped cream and an orange slice.
7. Wine Slushy
Anytime we can find a way to enjoy wine or cocktails, it’s a great day. Bring on the wine slushy!
This delicious wine slushy has just three ingredients: frozen strawberries, sparkling white wine, and simple syrup.
You can make your own simple syrup or buy it already made at the liquor store. You can also find it at the grocery store in the mixers aisle.
Garnish your wine slushy with a fresh strawberry or a lime wedge.
When it’s blackberry season, you know you want to be out there picking berries and eating them as you go.
Well, be sure to save some to make this delicious frozen blackberry gin slushy, one of our favorite cocktails.
You can use whatever type of gin you like, and this drink recipe also calls for Triple Sec, so it has some delightful orange flavor.
Fresh lemon juice adds a burst of freshness, and simple syrup makes this frozen drink super sweet.
Garnish this frozen drink with a lemon wedge.
The mango is such a refreshing and sunny fruit, and this frozen mango daiquiri really hits the spot on a hot day.
Here’s what’s even better: This refreshing frozen cocktail has just three ingredients, and two of them are liquor.
To make the frozen mango daiquiri, you need spiced rum, vodka, and cubed mango. You can also use frozen mango chunks.
If you want your frozen fruit mango daiquiri a little sweeter, feel free to add some simple syrup, Rose’s Lime Juice, or cream of coconut.
Garnish your drink with a maraschino cherry.
Like the frozen mudslide frozen drink, the dirty banana frozen drink also contains Kahlua, chocolate syrup, and crushed ice.
However, the dirty banana also has some luscious ingredients such as dark rum, heavy cream, a frozen banana, and cream of coconut (Coco Lopez or Coco Real).
Here’s a tip: If you don’t normally keep bananas in the kitchen, you can also keep a bottle of banana cream rum or banana rum in your bar.
Garnish this yummy frozen drink with a maraschino cherry.
The frozen Piña Colada is one of the classic frozen cocktails, and this one is absolutely perfect.
To make a Piña Colada from scratch, you need ice cubes and frozen pineapple.
The pineapple and ice are blended first. Then, you add white rum (you can also use aged rum or gold rum), cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and fresh lime juice (or Rose’s Lime Juice).
Garnish your frozen Piña Colada with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry. Don’t forget the cute little cocktail umbrella!
Who had this incredible idea? A frozen cherry margarita sounds delicious!
For these divine frozen drinks, you need frozen cherries, silver tequila, orange liqueur (Triple Sec or Cointreau), agave syrup for sweetness, and fresh lime juice.
Blend all of the ingredients together until very smooth, then enjoy!
Be sure to serve your frozen cherry margarita in a glass with a salted rim. The salt really plays off the cherry flavor.
Do you love sparkling wine, champagne, or Prosecco? If you said “yes,” then you’ll adore this frozen strawberry Prosecco slushy.
To make this marvel of a frozen drink, you need your favorite sparkling wine or Prosecco, a tablespoon of orange juice, and some frozen strawberries.
You can also make this frozen strawberry drink with fresh strawberries, but maybe pop them in the freezer for half an hour after you remove the stems. That will help them blend up more nicely with your ice.
Garnish your frozen Prosecco slushy with a fresh strawberry or some mint leaves.
The Sex on the Beach is made with Peach Schnapps, vodka, orange juice, and cranberry juice.
Is there anything that can make this cocktail any better? Yep! Turn it into a frozen slushy.
Take all of the ingredients and add some frozen peach slices to a blender. Voila! Heaven in a glass!
The frozen lime daiquiri was one of the first frozen drinks that became hugely popular.
The daiquiri was invented in Cuba in the 1800s, but of course, they didn’t have blenders. In the 1990s, all types of daiquiris became popular, including the classic lime daiquiri.
This frozen drink has just four ingredients: fresh lime juice, white rum, ice, and simple syrup.
You can make your own simple syrup or buy some that is already made up. You can find it at liquor stores or with the cocktail mixers at the supermarket.
If you love a frozen strawberry daiquiri and a frozen margarita, then allow us to introduce you to the frozen strawberry margarita.
A frozen strawberry margarita is made with frozen strawberries, so this cocktail is positively brimming with fruity berry flavor.
Fresh lime juice is used to make the frozen strawberry margarita, and simple syrup or agave syrup is used as a sweetener.
The liquor in this strawberry margarita is tequila and an orange liqueur (Triple Sec, Grand Marnier, or Cointreau).
Be sure to enjoy your frozen strawberry margarita with a salted rim and a lime wheel for garnish.
Note: You can also make this same recipe, but use frozen peach chunks for a peach margarita or passion fruit for a passion fruit margarita.
With all of the delicious blackberries and strawberries on this list, we knew we had to include a frozen raspberry cocktail.
You need frozen raspberries for these cocktails, so if you buy fresh raspberries, freeze them for about an hour before blending.
The other ingredients are sparkling water (you can use club soda), good gin, granulated sugar (or simple syrup), fresh lime juice, and lime wheels for garnish.
A mojito is a delicious Cuban drink that features rum, fresh mint leaves, club soda, sugar, and limes. Doesn’t it sound delicious to put all of these wonderful ingredients in the blender and blend them up?
Absolutely! However, this is a frozen mojito with a coconut twist.
To make a frozen coconut mojito, you need mint-flavored simple syrup, and it’s easy to make.
This coconut mojito drink has white rum (or coconut rum), canned coconut milk, fresh lime juice, and mint leaves for garnish.
You can also rim the glass with toasted coconut flakes and a mint leaf.
Do you love a nice cold glass of rosé wine? If so, you’ll love this frozen cocktail called frosé.
Frosé is essentially a delicious frozen drink made from rosé wine. It’s not just delicious. This frozen wine cocktail is also super pretty.
A wine slushie? We’re here for it!
To make a frosé, you need rosé wine, frozen strawberries, simple syrup (or granulated sugar), and a nice cold glass.
Garnish your frosé with a fresh strawberry.
The peach bellini has been around since the 1940s. This peach cocktail was invented by the founder of Venice, Italy’s Harry’s Bar.
Peach bellinis are a popular brunch cocktail.
A fresh fruit peach bellini is made with Prosecco and peach puree that is made with fresh peaches or frozen peaches.
To make a frozen peach bellini, you need frozen peach slices, Prosecco or another sparkling wine, simple syrup, and ice cubes.
Garnish your frozen peach bellini with peach slices.
One of the earliest frozen drink recipes, the frozen strawberry daiquiri, is beloved by many people.
The frozen strawberry daiquiri is also a popular drink to make without alcohol, and when it’s made this way, it’s called a “virgin” strawberry daiquiri.
This recipe calls for both frozen strawberries and fresh strawberries, but you can make this delicious frozen drink without the fresh strawberries if they’re not in season.
Rum, lime juice, and simple syrup are the other ingredients in the strawberry daiquiri. Garnish your glasses with fresh strawberries or a lime wheel.
Are you confident you’re making the best frozen alcohol drinks? For tips on how to make the most of your favorite frozen alcoholic drink recipes to create the best frozen drinks, watch the video below.
Our Favorite Frozen Cocktails (+Frozen Orange Creamsicle Cocktail)
- 3/4 cup of orange juice
- 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
- 2 cups ice
- 1 1.5 oz shot of orange whipped vodka or Pinnacle whipped cream vodka
- Blend almond milk, orange juice, ice, and vodka in blender until smooth
- Top with whipped cream (optional)
- Garnish with orange slice
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.