6 Underrated Frozen Cocktails to Sip on This Summer


Summer is the time for frozen cocktails. Sipping a slushy concoction when the sun is still out at eight at night is one of the best parts of the season. But frozen Margaritas and Daiquiris are played out. And you probably can’t bring yourself to actually order a Frozen Pink Panties out in public. So here are six drinks to try fresh from the blender this summer that you ignored, forgot or never knew about in the first place.

Frosé sadly tends to crowd out all other wine-based beverages in the frozen drink world, but don’t sleep on Frosecco. Prosecco pairs up with St-Germain and lemon juice to make a fully realized cocktail that’s sure to get you to stop thinking pink.

The Essentials

Lemon Juice

The cocktail equivalent of a 2000s Girl Talk track, the Miami Vice layers a Strawberry Daiquiri on top of a Piña Colada. While the layered cocktails are a feast for the eyes, don’t let the drink languish in the sun, or else it’ll melt into a monochromatic mess. But don’t drink so fast you get brain freeze either.

The Essentials

Light and Dark Rum
Coco Lopez

If you don’t have a bottle of Rumchata stashed away in a cupboard somewhere, what are you even doing with your summer? The rum-horchata blend seems gimmicky, but it’s way more versatile than you imagine, delightful in everything from a Rumchata-cran to this spiked milkshake.

The Essentials

white rum
Vanilla Ice Cream
Malted Milk Powder

The Beachcomber dates back to the dawn of tiki and the early days of the blender. It doesn’t have the same cachet as, say, a Mai Tai or a Zombie, but that will just make you seem extra knowledgeable when you drink one. And you probably already have all the ingredients on hand to make it, unlike most tiki drinks.

The Essentials

White Rum

A classy looking tiki drink if ever there was one, this slushie is minty and sweet. It’s also relatively low in alcohol, so you can sip a few on a hot summer day.

The Essentials

Fresh mint
White Rum
If you’d rather not turn down with the low-ABV Missionary’s Downfall, turn up with some Rocket Fuel instead. You essentially make a Piña Colada and then pour 151 down the straw. The method takes a little practice, but with a speed pour and enough practice, you should be able to master it by the end of summer.

The Essentials

dark rum
pineapple juice

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