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22 Frozen Cocktails for Beating the Heat

Break out your blender for these delicious drinks.

Missionary's Downfall cocktail with pineapple and mint / Tim Nusog

There might be no better poolside companion than a frozen cocktail. In addition to your requisite Margaritas and Daiquiris, we’ve rounded up Tiki and tropical classics, wine slushies, and more.

  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice cocktail / Tim Nusog

    If you like Piña Coladas and Strawberry Daiquiris, layer them to produce this irresistible two-in-one cocktail. Its vivid colors and tropical flavors evoke the Magic City no matter where you’re sipping one.

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  • Frohito

    Frohito / Tim Nusog

    What’s more refreshing than the classic Mojito? This frozen version from Tiki legend Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, which combines light rum, lime juice, and mint syrup in a blender.

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  • Frozen Margarita

    Frozen margarita / Tim Nusog

    The Margarita’s icy iteration was introduced by Dallas restaurant owner Mariano Martinez, who would sling the popular order from a soft-serve ice cream machine in the 1970s. Whether or not you have a Margarita machine, you can easily scale up this blend of blanco tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice to serve a crowd.

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  • Frosé

    Frose cocktail

    If you think Frosé is best relinquished to a late 2010s Instagram feed, this delicious blend of frozen rosé wine, Aperol, lemon juice, and simple syrup might just change your mind. The recipe yields four servings, so you can drink (and ‘gram) with friends.

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  • Frozen Daiquiri

    Frozen Daiquiris / Tim Nusog

    Although a traditional Daiquiri is shaken and served up, the frozen version is just as ubiquitous—and delicious. When crafted with fresh ingredients instead of sour mix, the icy blend of rum, lime juice, and simple syrup is even more thirst-quenching than the original. 

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  • Saturn

    Saturn cocktail / Tim Nusog

    There’s more to Tiki than rum, as this gin-based classic shows. The botanical spirit combines with lemon juice, passion fruit syrup, falernum, and orgeat to produce an out-of-this-world drink.

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  • Bushwacker

    Bushwacker cocktail / Tim Nusog

    Invented in the 1970s on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, this boozy milkshake has undergone many formulations over the years. Our version combines dark rum, coffee liqueur, creme de cacao, whole milk, and cream of coconut.

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  • Strawberry Margarita

    Strawberry Margarita cocktail / Tim Nusog

    Give a new Margarita a whirl: This fruity frozen version adds fresh strawberries to the classic combination of blanco tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar.

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  • Pearl Diver

    Pearl Diver cocktail / Tim Nusog

    The secret ingredient to this rich Tiki drink is Don’s Gardenia Mix, a cordial made of honey, unsalted butter, cinnamon syrup, allspice liqueur, and vanilla syrup. It lends its spice notes to a frozen blend of two rums, fresh lime and orange juices, and Angostura bitters. An edible orchid garnish is only fitting for the bold drink inside the glass.

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  • Dirty Banana

    Dirty Banana cocktail / Tim Nusog

    When life gives you overripe bananas, turn them into this sweet and creamy cocktail. A mainstay at Caribbean resort bars, the decadent drink combines aged rum, banana and coffee liqueurs, a whole banana, and half-and-half. 

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  • Guava Rose

    Guava Rose cocktail / Tim Nusog

    Blend Brazil’s national spirit, cachaça, with guava puree, lime juice, and rose syrup to produce this floral and tropical-leaning cocktail. Garnished with a rose petal, it's as pretty as it is tasty.

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  • Tasman Sea

    Tasman Sea cocktail / Tim Nusog

    This Tiki classic from Berry combines two overproof rums, orange curaçao, lime and lemon juices, and demerara syrup to produce a festively flavored drink. One sip will transport you straight to the tropics.

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  • Strawberry Daiquiri

    Strawberry Daiquiri / Tim Nusog

    Depending on your experience with Strawberry Daiquiris, you might think of them as delightful or saccharine-sweet. If you’re in the latter camp, this fresh version should convert you: It employs real strawberries in lieu of artificial mix alongside rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.

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  • Frozen Negroni

    Frozen Negroni cocktail

    Sweetwater Social

    In its classic form, the Negroni is a delicious drink but not exactly a poolside sipper. For this warm-weather riff, Aperol replaces Campari to produce a less bitter, more citrusy drink; it’s blended with gin, sweet vermouth, and grapefruit bitters. Although it’ll go down easy poolside, be warned: It’s more potent than its equal-parts predecessor. 

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  • Blackberry Wine Slushie

    Blackberry Wine Slushie / Tim Nusog

    Who can resist an adult slushie? This fruity frozen drink combines vodka, red wine, blackberries, orange juice, and agave nectar to please wine and cocktail lovers alike.

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  • Sgroppino

    Sgroppino / Tim Nusog

    No blender is required for this whipped blend of lemon sorbet, vodka, and prosecco. While many frozen drinks lean tropical, the drinkable dessert is Italy in a glass. 

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  • Batida

    Batida cocktail / Tim Nusog

    The defining components of this Brazilian cocktail are cachaça, coconut or fruit, sugar, and milk. Cool down with a fruity and refreshing version, which blends cachaça with lime juice, passionfruit syrup, and coconut milk.

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  • Triple Berry Chamomile Frosé

    Triple Berry Chamomile Frose


    Turn your fruit-picking haul into this herbaceous Frosé twist. It combines a premade Frosé mix with rosé wine, vodka, brewed chamomile tea, and a shrub made with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

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  • Sanka, Ya Dead?

    Sanka Ya Dead cocktail

    Casey Elsass

    Jamaican Guinness Punch typically combines its namesake dark beer with condensed milk and spices like cinnamon and allspice. This decadent riff swaps in a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the condensed milk and adds a generous pour of rum into the blender.

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  • Watermelon White Wine Spritzer

    Watermelon White Wine Spritzer / Tim Nusog

    A wine spritzer is plenty refreshing on its own, but a spin in the blender might just render the ultimate warm-weather sipper. This drink combines chilled watermelon, agave nectar, white wine, and club soda.

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  • Lava Flow

    Lava Flow cocktail / Tim Nusog

    This tropical Hawaiian favorite calls for two components: a mix of strawberries with light rum and ice, and a blend of pineapple juice, coconut cream, a banana, and ice. Adding the two drinks to a glass from opposing sides creates lava-like swirls. While the results might draw comparisons to a Miami Vice, the sweet and creamy drink is a classic all its own. 

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  • Missionary's Downfall

    Missionary's Downfall cocktail with pineapple and mint / Tim Nusog

    White rum, creme de peche, pineapple, lime juice, honey syrup, and mint leaves yield a fruity, refreshing drink. This Donn Beach classic is relatively moderate in alcohol compared to some other Tiki-canon cocktails, but as its name implies, you might not be able to limit yourself to just one.

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