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El Rey del Patio

Beer , Frozen / Blended

Basically the cocktail version of salsa verde, this Michelada riff by Lucien Conner at Irvine, Calif.’s Puesto gets its tangy, smoky, spicy flavor from blistered jalapeños and tomatillos, while cucumber and lime add brightness and a fresh note.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “These 5 Micheladas Are Exactly What You’ll Want to Drink in Bars During Football Season.”

Pink Frozen Margarita

Tequila , Frozen / Blended

What’s better than a Frozen Margarita? A pink Frozen Margarita!

Frozen Margarita

Tequila , Frozen / Blended

Purists, keep walking! When the mercury climbs and the dog days of summer start barking at your heels, the only proper cocktail is the one that keeps you cool and happy. This super simple Frozen Margarita recipe will have you bonding with your blender all season long.This recipe originally appeared as part of Sensational Frozen Cocktails: The 11 You Should Be Drinking in American Bars Now.

Watermelon–Blackberry Margarita Popsicles

Tequila , Frozen / Blended

If you love popsicles and love cocktails, there’s nothing better than these easy-to-make treats. Have these on hand at your next summer gathering!

Frosé

Frozen / Blended

To think that a little more than a year ago, frozen rosé, aka frosé, was on the fringes of summer refreshers. After all, its very existence seemed more sorority house dare than sound cocktail concept. Wine was something to be sniffed, swirled and studied, not dumped mindlessly into a blender. America begged to differ. Today, the adult slushie sensation appears on bar lists (and Instagram feeds) from coast to coast, proving that sometimes the best rule to good imbibing is to just chill out and drink.

Margarita Picante

Tequila , Frozen / Blended

This take on a Frozen Margarita at Coccoloba Bar & Grill at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on the Grand Cayman incorporates the fresh juices of honeydew and lime and the subtle spice of cayenne pepper.

Frozen Sangria

Frozen / Blended

Wine, fruit and booze—what’s not to love?

Blackberry Wine Slushy

Vodka , Frozen / Blended

Now you have the perfect use for that bit of leftover wine.

Pomelo Cream Fizz

Gin

Pomelos—large thick-skinned citrus fruits—are easy to find in Asian markets. But grapefruit works just as well in this refreshingly fizzy drink. Brad Goocher, the beverage director at Charleston, S.C.’s Le Farfalle, also makes a mocktail version of the drink with three ounces of juice and one ounce each of honey and cream.

Cobra’s Fang

Rum , Classics

Until recently, fassionola syrup, which was used in many old Tiki drinks including the Hurricane, was lost to the past. The Jonathan English Company bottled it in the 1950s, and modern bartenders have either created house-made versions or substituted passion fruit syrup. Recently, Cocktail & Sons’ Max Messier bottled a seasonal version of it with local New Orleans strawberries, as well as pineapples, mango, passion fruit and steeped hibiscus flower syrup. The little-known Cobra’s Fang was created at Don the Beachcomber and also uses falernum, which has seen its own resurgence in recent years.

Blue Steele Slushie

Vodka , Frozen / Blended

For football season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team. Every Friday of football season, in honor of the Colts, Indianapolis’ Spoke & Steele serves these electric-blue drinks from a slushie machine alongside its spicy “famous nug” meatballs during happy hour.

Hot Butter(nut) Rum

Rum , Modern Classics

This Toddy recipe from New York bitters powerhouse Amor y Amargo is named for the butternut squash it’s made with. Substituting sugar pumpkin, though, is just a little bit more fun. The twee-looking pumpkin is typically no bigger than eight inches and lends a velvety texture to the cocktail. Plus it’s downright adorable. (Bonus: Pull double duty and roast the seeds.)

Saturn

Gin , Tiki / Tropical

A tropical drink with gin, not rum? Believe it!

Brancamenta Frappe

Frozen / Blended

Mint liqueur, mocha gelato and a whole lotta love.

Daiquiri No. 6

Rum , Frozen / Blended

This twist on the New Orleans favorite goes down easy.

Deadbeat Daiquiri

Rum , Frozen / Blended

We got the recipe for one of Latitude 29’s modern classics.

Italian Cookie

Rum , Frozen / Blended

This ain’t your nonna’s creamy nightcap.

Stone & Co.

Gin , Frozen / Blended

Gin, cucumber and a Pop Rocks garnish.

Rum Cannonball

Rum , Frozen / Blended

Tea-infused booze makes this frozen Daiquiri deluxe.

Sanka, Ya Dead?

Beer Rum , Frozen / Blended

This variation on a Guinness Punch has ice cream stepping in for condensed milk and a splash of Appleton Estate rum for extra hair on the chest.

Zombie

Rum , Tiki / Tropical

Jeff "Beachbum" Berry shares Don the Beachcomber's original recipe.

Poached Pear & Ginger Daiquiri

Rum , Frozen / Blended

For super intense flavor, poach your pears in a simple syrup flavored with warming winter spices like clove, cinnamon and star anise.

Bumboat

Rum Rye Whiskey , Tiki / Tropical

This eclectic cocktail from San Francisco’s Smuggler’s Cove uses pineapple, almond, whiskey and rum.

NOLET’S Mango Crush

Gin , Modern Classics

Cool down this summer with a frosty gin and mango cocktail at Blackbird Ordinary.

Liquor.com’s Hemingway Daiquiri

Rum , Classics Frozen / Blended

Ernest Hemingway is inspiration, not author, of the Hemingway Daiquiri. His request for a Daiquiri made with half the sugar and double the booze created an unbalanced drink: one that bartenders couldn’t help but right through the eventual addition of maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice. To reinstate some of Hemingway’s influence, this recipe uses key lime juice and goes for a whir in the blender—as the earliest Daiquiris were served over crushed ice.

Strawberry Pisco Sour

Pisco , Frozen / Blended

Like the traditional Pisco Sour? You’ll really love this fruit-filled take on the classic.

Mudslide

Liqueurs Vodka , Classics Frozen / Blended

The Mudslide is a decadent mix of vodka, Kahlua and Bailey's Irish Cream. Perfect for sipping in warm weather, this frozen cocktail is rich, sweet and very, very cold. This summer, ditch your cocktail shaker, bust out the blender and knock back this creamy concoction.

Baileys Mocha Monkey

Liqueurs , Frozen / Blended

This cocktail is bananas. B-A-N-A...you get where this is going.

RumChata by Elvis

Liqueurs Rum

The King of Rock & Roll’s favorite snack has become the stuff of junk food legend. Channel that indulgent sandwich with this equally rich combination of Rumchata's creamy, cinnamon-laced liqueur, peanut butter, banana liqueur and chocolate syrup. Elvis would surely approve.

Canadian Punch

Rum Rye Whiskey , Punches

This drink recipe first appeared in Jerry Thomas’ seminal 1862 The Bon Vivant’s Companion.

Frohito

Rum , Frozen / Blended

Throw a classic Mojito in the blender to get this frozen tropical concoction.

Bourbon, Vanilla and Chocolate Milkshake

Bourbon / American Whiskey

You'll never look at ice cream the same way again.

Don Julio Colada

Tequila , Frozen / Blended Tiki / Tropical

You don't have to drink this out of a coconut shell, but...

Timmy’s Brandy Milk Punch

Brandy / Cognac , Classics Frozen / Blended Punches

Enjoy the classic New Orleans cocktail, Brandy Milk Punch, with brunch.

Spazerac

Rye Whiskey , Frozen / Blended

Try this unusual frozen spin on the classic Sazerac.

Guava Rose

Cachaça , Frozen / Blended

This blended drink goes exotic, with cachaça, guava and rose syrup.

Baileys Irish Margarita

Liqueurs , Frozen / Blended Margaritas

South of the border…Irish-style.

Chi Chi Organico

Vodka , Tiki / Tropical

This refreshing coconut and pineapple cocktail is perfect at the beach or for imagining you’re at the beach.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Rum , Classics Frozen / Blended Tiki / Tropical

The classic Daiquiri may have started as a simple combination of rum, lime juice and simple syrups, but this fruit-filled and frozen variation turns it into the ultimate warm-weather refresher. So the next time you're feeling he heat, cool down with this frosty rum concoction.