If you’re looking for a delicious way to beat the heat this summer, look no further than frozen cocktails.
These frosty drinks will keep you cool, whether you’re chilling poolside, manning the grill at a backyard barbecue or simply hosting friends for a seasonal soiree. Here, four frozen cocktails from the pros that will give you a reason to dust off that blender.
Courtesy of Geno Marron, Dune Burgers on the Beach at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami, FL
- 4 oz. Lime Juice
- 1 oz. Agave or Simple Syrup
- 7 Mint Leaves
- .5 oz. White Rum
- .5 oz. Bacardi Orange
- .5 oz. Bacardi Limon
- .5 oz. Bacardi Peach
Preparation: Add all ingredients to a blender with ice and blend. Garnish with the mint leaves.
A Snowball’s Chance
Courtesy of Bryson Downham, Toups South in New Orleans, LA
- 1.5 oz. London Dry Gin
- .5 oz. Carpano Bianco
- .25 oz. Suze
- 2 tbsp. Blood Orange or Strawberry Granita or Italian Ice
- Prosecco (to Top)
Preparation: Add gin, Carpano Biano and Suze to a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a coupe. Add the blood orange or strawberry granita or Italian ice. Top with prosecco.
Welcome to the Jungle
Courtesy of Jordan Deis, Compère Lapin in New Orleans, LA
- 1.25 oz. Pineapple Rum
- 1.25 oz. Overproof Rum
- 1.25 oz. Hibiscus Syrup
- 2.5 oz. Pineapple Juice
- .5 oz. Lime juice
- .33 oz. Salers Gentian Liqueur
- .75 oz. Cap Corse Blanc Vermouth
- .75 oz. Lime Cordial
- .75 cup Ice
- Fresh Mint Leaves (to Garnish)
Preparation: Blend all ingredients, except for the mint. Garnish with mint and serve.
Tropic Like It’s Hot
Courtesy of Sally Gatza, L.A. Jackson Bar in Nashville, TN
- 1.5 oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. Coconut Cream
- .5 oz. Aperol
- .5 oz. Passion Fruit Puree
- .25 oz. Lime Juice
- .25 oz Lemongrass Syrup*
- 1 cup Ice
- Orchid (to Garnish)
Heat equal parts sugar and water to form a simple syrup. Cut lemongrass and slap between palms to express oil, then steep in simple syrup overnight.
Preparation: Combine all ingredients, save for the garnish, in a blender, and blend until smooth. Garnish with an orchid.