18 Frozen Drink Recipes To Help You Beat the Summer Heat
Our cold and refreshing frozen drink recipes will help make surviving the heat of a Southern summer a little more enjoyable. Whether you are looking for an alcoholic or non-aloholic frozen drink to sip this summer, there's sure to be a recipe in our collection that will become your new go-to sipper. We have frozen alcoholic drink recipes that are made with rum, vodka, tequila, bourbon, and even wine. Plus, most frozen drink recipes come together in just a few minutes with a small amount of ingredients with the help of your trusty blender. You may even already have all of the ingredients for some of these easy frozen drink recipes in your kitchen, so you can get to sipping ASAP without needing to take a trip to the grocery store. From a classic Frozen Margarita to a Banana Daiquiri and more, here are our best frozen drink recipes you'll want to make all summer long.
Strawberry Piña Coladas
Recipe: Strawberry Piña Coladas
Think of this refreshing drink as a vacation in a cup. They can be made with or without the white rum.
Recipe: Frozen Margarita
This recipe makes a big batch of frozen margaritas, enough to serve 8, so it's great for summer dinner parties.
Grapefruit Gin Slush Cocktail
Recipe: Grapefruit Gin Slush Cocktail
In addition to ice, you'll need just three ingredients to pull together this citrusy slush cocktail.
Mint Julep Slush
Recipe: Mint Julep Slush
We turned the classic Julep drink into a refreshing frozen drink that you'll want to enjoy long past Derby season.
Recipe: Banana Daiquiri
Use this recipe to turn ripe bananas, coconut rum, lime juice, orange liqueur, sugar, and ice into a tropical sipper in just 30 seconds.
Recipe: Frozen Lemonade
One of the only things that's more refreshing on a hot summer day than a cup of fresh-squeezed lemonade is this frozen take on the classic drink.
Recipe: Watermelon Slushie
A refreshing non-alcoholic slush provides another way to enjoy watermelon during the summer.
Key Lime Daiquiris
Recipe: Key Lime Daiquiris
Grenadine gives this daiquiri a red hue while fresh Key lime juice gives it a tart flavor.
Recipe: Watermelon Daiquiri
Freezing the watermelon before processing it in your blender is what gives this drink its frozen texture.
Sweet Tea-Vodka Slushee
Recipe: Sweet Tea-Vodka Slushee
While we think homemade tea is always best, you can also opt for a store-bought option for this recipe.
Bourbon Cola Grenadine Slush
Recipe: Bourbon Cola Grenadine Slush
The only necessary ingredients for this slush are Coca-Cola, bourbon, and cherry syrup, but we like adding maraschinos to garnish.
Hot and Cold Bourbon Ginger Slush
Red pepper jelly and a pinch of cayenne offer a punch of heat to this cold drink.
Frozen Peach Old Fashioned
Recipe: Frozen Peach Old Fashioned
Garnish with fresh mint and peach slices, if desired.
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
Recipe: Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
Both kids and adults will love this summertime sipper.
Black-Eyed Susan Slushies
Recipe: Black-Eyed Susan Slushies
If desired, you can add 1 ½ ounces of bourbon to each glass along with the ginger ale.
Frozen rosé is a refreshing take on wine that was made for making happy hour more refreshing.
Recipe: Mississippi Mudslides
This recipe turns ice cream into a sweet, creamy afternoon treat that's spiked with bourbon.
Whiskey Sour Slush
Recipe: Whiskey Sour Slush
This drink recipe will need to chill for at least eight hours before it's served, so it's a great make-ahead option for entertaining.