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20 Best Frozen Cocktails to Beat the Heat

These easy frozen cocktails are super cool and refreshing.

And between the classic piña colada and zippy margarita, they’re ideal for any summer bash!

Refreshing Strawberry Margarita (Sweet frozen cocktail for the summer)
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Frozen Cocktails & Drink Recipes

It won’t come as a surprise to hear that frozen cocktails are most popular in the summer.

But if you want to break out a frozen strawberry margarita on Valentine’s Day, I’m all for it!

I mean, they’re sweet, fruity, and boozy. And that works well all year round!

So try these frozen cocktails whenever the mood strikes because they’ll never disappoint.

1. Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

If you like orange sherbet, you’ll go gaga for this creamsicle cocktail.

It’s one of those dessert cocktail recipes that brings up plenty of nostalgia and dreams of fun in the sun.

Thick, creamy, and almost milkshake-like, it’s a lot like the classic frozen treat but in blended form. 

And that’s a win in my book!

Ingredients: vodka, Triple Sec, orange juice, vanilla ice cream, orange sherbet, ice cubes, orange soda, orange slices & maraschino cherries (for garnish)

2. Frozen Piña Colada

No drink exemplifies summer like a blended piña colada. And with its combination of coconut and pineapple, I’m sure you and your friends agree!

This version features light rum with pineapple juice and cream of coconut.

But I enjoy it with frozen pineapple chunks and coconut milk. That way, you don’t need the ice (which can water it down).

No matter how you blitz it, the piña colada will never go out of style!

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Ingredients: light rum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, lime juice, ice cubes, pineapple wedge & cherries (for garnish)

Strawberry Margarita - refreshing and fruity frozen cocktail

3. Texas Roadhouse Strawberry Margarita Recipe

I know the frozen strawberry margarita isn’t the most original or unique drink on this list.

But it sure is a classic – and for good reason.

It’s wonderfully sweet and tangy, thanks to the combination of frozen strawberries and limeade concentrate.

Plus, the tequila and Triple Sec bring a nice boozy kick we can all appreciate.

Ingredients: tequila, Triple Sec, frozen strawberries, limeade concentrate, sugar, sea salt (for the glass)

4. Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri 

If the strawberry margarita isn’t your thing, then you’re probably a strawberry daiquiri lover instead. 

And I can’t blame you! As much as I adore margaritas, the strawberry daiquiri is pretty hard to resist.

Though it features many of the same ingredients as the marg, you’ll use white rum instead of tequila.

That simple switch makes it sweeter and much more palatable for a lot of people.

Ingredients: white rum, frozen strawberries, fresh strawberries, lime juice, lime slice (for garnish)

Boozy Frozen Mudslide Cocktail (sweet and creamy frozen cocktail with whipped cream and chocolate sauce)

5. Frozen Mudslide

The next time you’re craving dessert but want something with a kick, try this frozen mudslide recipe.

Not only will it look incredible on your Instagram feed, but it’ll also curb all your sweet and boozy cravings.

It features Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream, so every slurp is sweet and creamy.

Ingredients: ice cubes, vanilla ice cream, vodka, Baileys, Kahlua, chocolate syrup, whipped cream & chocolate sprinkles (for garnish)

6. Dirty Banana Frozen Cocktail

Don’t get me wrong, I love the recipe above. But in my opinion, nothing beats the Dirty Banana. 

It, too, features vodka, Kahlua, crushed ice, and chocolate syrup.

But the addition of frozen bananas, heavy cream, and Coco Lopez (thickened coconut milk), makes this drink the cream of the crop. 

It’s like a boozy banana split in a glass, and I am totally here for it!

Ingredients: vodka, Kahlua, frozen banana slices, heavy cream, Coco Lopez (or cream of coconut), ice, chocolate syrup & cherries (for garnish)

7. Frozen Lime Daiquiri

This frozen lime daiquiri may look like a glass full of snow, but it tastes of zesty lime and rich rum.

There’s a touch of sweetness to tone down the sourness, and the icy finish is super cooling.

Plus, you only need four ingredients and about five minutes to pull it together. 

Ingredients: white rum, simple syrup, lime juice, ice, lime slice (for garnish)

8. Frozen Peach Bellini

If you’re a fan of peaches, you’ll love this three-ingredient frozen peach bellini.

You’ll add sliced fresh peaches to a base of chilled Prosecco and mango nectar for a simple yet stunning brunch cocktail. 

You’ll appreciate the lovely orange color and fizzy bubbles. Oh, and you won’t hate the alcohol-soaked peach slices at the bottom of your glass, either. 

Ingredients: frozen peach slices, mango nectar, Prosecco

9. Sgroppino (Lemon Sorbet Cocktail with Vodka and Prosecco)

I first had a Sgroppino on a trip to Italy. And let me tell you, it was love at first sip!

Between the lemon sorbet (or gelato), bubbly Prosecco, and vodka, it’s strong yet super smooth and refreshing.

It’s ready in minutes and makes a delightful after-dinner treat on a hot summer’s night.

Ingredients: vodka, Prosecco, lemon sorbet, lemon slice & fresh mint (for garnish)

10. Frozen Mango Daiquiri 

If you’ve always wanted to try a daiquiri but are maybe allergic to strawberries, pineapples, or limes, try this mango variety instead. 

It’s just as slushy as the others and packs the same powerful rum punch. Only, you’ll make this one with flavorful mangoes instead.

You’ll also use an ounce of Triple Sec, so it’ll have you feeling tipsy faster than the other daiquiris on the list. 

Ingredients: rum, frozen mango chunks, Triple Sec, sugar, ice cubes

11. Sex on the Beach Slushies

Sex on the beach has been a popular drink since the late-80s, and it probably won’t lose steam anytime soon.

But what if I told you that you could make it even better by turning it into a slushie?

I know! Sounds delicious, right? It has the same great tart and tangy taste and the same gorgeous tri-color, sunrise appearance. 

But it’s full of chunky, slushy crushed ice, which makes it even more tasty and exciting. 

Ingredients: frozen sliced peaches, vodka, peach Schnapps, orange juice, ice cubes, cranberry juice

12. Frosé

Are you crazy about rosé wine? If so, you’ll be even more gaga over this boozy frosé (frozen rosé wine). 

Its delicate pretty-in-pink appearance is perfect for brunch, and it’s super simple to make.

You’ll need a bottle of rosé, vodka, and strawberry simple syrup.

It’s a light, fruity drink that everyone will enjoy, but it’ll give you a much better buzz than rosé alone. 

Ingredients: rosé wine, vodka, strawberry simple syrup

13. Frozen Cucumber Lemonade Cocktail

This gorgeous green cocktail uses more ingredients than most of the others on our list.

But it’s just as easy to make as all the rest. 

Once you make the simple syrup, you’ll simply add everything to the blender and blitz until it’s smooth and slushy.

It’s fresh, minty, and just a bit zesty. Delish!

Ingredients: vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, mint leaves, cilantro, lemon zest, cucumber, ice cubes, lemon slices & fresh mint (for garnish)

14. Blackberry Gin Slush

This icy, bubbly drink features a gorgeous purple color and the bold, mostly tart flavor of blackberries. 

The ginger ale and mint simple syrup help tone down the tartness a bit and provide the drink with a clean, refreshing aftertaste that’s hard not to enjoy. 

You won’t taste the gin much, so if you like your cocktails to be heavy on the fruit and light on the booze, you’ll appreciate the blackberry gin slush. 

Ingredients: ginger ale, frozen blackberries, mint simple syrup, gin, fresh mint

15. Strawberry Prosecco Slushie

Here’s another drink where the liquor takes a backseat to the robust flavors of the other ingredients. 

It’s an icy cold sweet treat with just a whisper of tartness from the orange juice.

When I make it, I add the strawberries last and blend them only lightly. That leaves some larger chunks of strawberries to enjoy while sipping. 

Ingredients: Prosecco, orange juice, honey, frozen strawberries, orange slice (for garnish

16. Frozen Coconut Mojito

Can’t choose between a minty mojito and a tropical piña colada. Don’t! Make this coconut mojito and have the best of both worlds.

It’s thick, creamy, and has a lovely milky white color that really pops in the glass.

The mint pairs beautifully with the cream of coconut (or coconut milk). And the coconut rum amps up that tropical flavor to the max.

Ingredients: cream of coconut, coconut rum, lime juice, mint leaves, ice cubes

17. Watermelon Frozen Gin and Tonic

The classic gin and tonic is bright, crisp, and botanical. It’s also pretty bitter and incredibly strong.

So if you want the freshness of a G&T with a bit of extra sweetness, try this watermelon cocktail.

You’ll need all the usual suspects, plus blended frozen watermelon chunks. Easy peasy.

Ingredients: frozen watermelon cubes, gin, tonic water, lemon juice, mint sprig & watermelon slice (for garnish)

18. Red Wine Slushy

Why drink plain old red wine when you can blend it into a fun and fruity slushie?

Of all the drinks on this list, this one is the simplest to make. Just pick your favorite wine (you can use red or white), and pour it into ice trays.

Blend the frozen red wine and serve the slush in your favorite glasses. How easy is that?

Ingredients: red wine

19. Cantaloupe Coconut Margarita

As much as I love the zing of a classic margarita, this melon and coconut version has been calling my name for weeks!

The fresh cantaloupe ensures it’s sweet and fruity, while the coconut milk brings plenty of creamy goodness.

Of course, you can always swap out the fruit if you can’t find ripe cantaloupe! Go for watermelon, strawberry, banana, pineapple, and more!

Ingredients: fresh cantaloupe, lime juice, coconut milk, tequila, orange liqueur, ice cubes, mint sprig (for garnish)

20. Raspberry Gin Frozen Cocktail

This five-minute, five-ingredient drink is a must-try for anyone who loves raspberries.

It’s super thick, almost moving out of the slushie territory and into whatever comes next. 

Plus, it’s beautifully vibrant, and flawlessly combines the tanginess of raspberries with the sour zestiness of lime juice. 

Ingredients: frozen raspberries, lime cordial, lime juice, gin, soda water

20 Best Frozen Cocktails

These easy frozen cocktails are super cool and refreshing. And between the classic piña colada and zippy margarita, they’re ideal for any summer bash!


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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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