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8 Frozen Cocktails to Try Right Now. With Recipes!

La Negra Tiene Tumbao. Image: Rey Lopez

In the hottest days of summer, you need to step up your cocktail game to bring the temperature down. The best way to do that? With a frozen boozy concoction. Whether you want an extra chilly version of a classic or something totally new, we have the frozen cocktails you need to try right now.

  • Frozen Absinthe Frappé

    Three ingredients and a lot of ice are all you need to make this refreshing drink. Simply blend absinthe, simple syrup and mint extract with ice until smooth, then pour into highball glasses and garnish with star anise pods.

  • Bourbon Cider Slushie

    Tim Nusog

    While bourbon and cider might seem like a fall combination, they can be enjoyed in summer, too, when frozen and blended. Don’t believe us? Just try this combination of bourbon, cinnamon-vanilla syrup, lemon juice, apple cider and ice. They’re perfect when blended and served in a Moscow Mule mug with an apple and cinnamon garnish.

  • Spazerac

    The New Orleans staple is even better when it’s frozen. This Sazerac variation combines rye whiskey, simple syrup, absinthe, lemon juice and Peychaud’s bitters with ice. It’s all blended until smooth, then served in an Old Fashioned glass and garnished with a lemon twist.

  • Negroni Sorbet

    Steven Canfield

    Have your cocktail and eat it too with this modern treat. Gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, ruby red grapefruit juice, sugar and water hang out in an ice cream maker until they’re a soft, frozen texture. Transfer to a container, freeze for a few hours, then scoop and enjoy.

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  • Fernet About It

    Fernet About It. Tim Nusog

    This recipe makes four servings at once, so it’s ideal for backyard barbecues with friends. Even better, it’s pretty easy to make. Just mix rum, Fernet-Branca, lemon and lime juice, lemon bitters and water in a freezer bag, then freeze for a few hours until it’s all a slushy consistency.

  • Frohito

    Tim Nusog

    What happens when you throw a Mojito in a blender? Pure icy deliciousness. See for yourself with this recipe, which combines mint syrup, light rum, lime juice and crushed ice in a smoothie like consistency that’s ideal for the hottest days (or nights).

  • High on the Hog

    (Jerry Nevins / Sloshies). Jerry Nevins / Sloshies

    Bacon may not be the first garnish you think of when you’re prepping frozen cocktails, but hear us out: The crispy, salty strips are absolutely necessary in this whiskey cocktail. Bourbon, ginger ale, Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambéry and maple-flavored whiskey are wonderful together and just begging for a pork-y garnish.

  • La Negra Tiene Tumbao

    La Negra Tiene Tumbao. Rey Lopez

    If you like Piña Coladas, you’ll love this. The classic combination of rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and coconut milk gets a new twist thanks to the addition of Fernet-Vallet liqueur. The resulting cocktail has underlying menthol and herbal notes that offset the creaminess just enough to make it completely irresistible.