When it’s hot out (as in fry-an-egg-on-the-street hot), nothing feels as good as sipping a frozen cocktail.
And fortunately, top bartenders around the country are making delicious icy concoctions. All-star bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Simon Ford convinced us of their value (and quality) a few years ago with his passionate defense of blender drinks.
Made correctly, a frozen tipple can make a scorching summer day not only bearable but actually enjoyable. So dig out your blender and whip up one of these seven slushy (and boozy) treats! You’ll be glad you did.
This creative spin on the classic New Orleans cocktail, the Sazerac, comes from top New York mixologist Tad Carducci. While it’s a bit different from the traditional recipe, it still calls for rye whiskey and absinthe. We won’t be surprised if it’s your new go-to summer recipe.
This fruity and floral concoction isn’t your typical blender summer drink. All-star mixologist Junior Merino’s recipe takes a cue from Brazil by combining cachaça, rose syrup and guava puree for a seriously delicious and exotic cooler. One sip and you’ll be transported to Ipanema Beach.
Can’t decide between a cocktail and some ice cream? We’ve got you covered. Combine two of your favorites in this bourbon milkshake for the ultimate chilly treat. You can thank Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, authors of Baked Elements: Our Ten Favorite Ingredients, for this tasty creation.
(Photo courtesy Tina Rupp)
We know, we know; milk isn’t exactly first on your list of 100-degree-weather drinks. But this classic New Orleans punch is the perfect way to cool down, and our recipe comes from none other than celebrity chef John Besh. Once you taste the mixture of brandy, milk, sugar and nutmeg, all your fears will be put to rest.
Mixing your cocktail