Here at Ohza, when the summer heat hits and the sun is high in the sky, our favorite way to unwind and cool down is with a drink in hand — specifically, an iced boozy slushie kind of drink. There is no better time to enjoy a frozen cocktail than when you are out celebrating life in the sun. Lucky for you, there are so many fun and refreshing frozen cocktail recipes that are sure to make a splash at your next celebration.
Whether you settle on fruity flavors or rich, decadent ones, there is a drink for every taste bud on this list.
Here is the ultimate list of the 15 best frozen cocktails for the next sunny day, crafted by your mixologist buddies here at Ohza.
What are some of the main flavors found at the beach? Tropical and summery fruits like mango, banana, strawberry, and coconut often come to mind. When the weather is warm, it’s no secret that fruity flavors are preferred.
If you find yourself leaning on the naturally sweet side of life, here are five fruity frozen cocktails that you need to add to your repertoire.
One of the most popular frozen cocktails is the beloved strawberry daiquiri, known for its tartness and tanginess. The simple and sweet combination of rum and fresh strawberries is simply irresistible.
Daiquiris are boozy smoothies that are best enjoyed under the sun. We recommend mixing this drink up in a blender to get a smooth texture that helps you sip and savor the moment.
Another iconic frozen cocktail is a classic piña colada. Piña coladas are made from cream of coconut, fresh pineapple juice, and white rum. It’s a drink that is truly good for the soul.
With only one sip, you are transported to the island getaway of your dreams. This is a classic beach drink that won’t go out of style anytime soon.
One refreshing, light drink you can sip on is a peach bellini. Believe it or not, bellinis are even better frozen.
Our favorite way of making a frozen peach bellini? We add a touch of ginger to add more texture and flavor depth to the cocktail. You’ll never look at a bellini the same!
Looking for the best of both worlds? Then the frozen cocktail for you is a Miami vice. A Miami vice cocktail combines the richness of piña coladas and the bright zing of strawberry daiquiris for a match made in heaven (or Florida).
Don’t forget to garnish your Miami vice with a fresh strawberry or pineapple slice. Fun tip: The garnish is even better if you soaked the sliced fruit in your favorite rum before adding it to your glass. It’s the little things in life!
For a fruity and romantic frozen cocktail, our top choice is none other than a Love Potion #9. It’s the perfect drink to split with your sweetheart while soaking up those UV rays.
To make the Love Potion, blend up fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream, chocolate liqueur, and your favorite vodka. Then, add your two straws and start romancing. You’re welcome.
Sometimes, a fruity drink isn’t going to cut it. If you are a person who likes to taste (and feel) their alcohol, this is the list for you. When searching for really boozy cocktails, it can sometimes be hard to find the right ones that taste good. You don’t have to worry about that with these five recipes. Each of these boozy frozen cocktails goes down easy, tastes great, and will give you the buzz you are looking for.
When you are looking for a cocktail with a little extra kick, you can never go wrong with a Sex on the Beach, especially a frozen one.
This recipe calls for orange and cranberry juice, fresh sliced peaches, peach schnapps, and vodka. When blended with ice, this cocktail is boozy as it is refreshing. The name speaks for itself with this one — it’s perfect for a brunch or a steamy day on the beach.
One of the most refreshing cocktails around is a good ole’ mojito. It’s full of bright flavors like fresh lime juice and mint. You can make this drink with simple syrup for an extra dash of sweetness or stick to the basics.
A frozen mojito is perfect for a hot summer day when you want something to help cool you down. All you need to do is add ice and blend.
For a southern staple turned summer cocktail, we recommend a frozen boozy Arnold Palmer. Arnold Palmer is just a fancy name for a drink made of half sweet tea and half lemonade, named after the favorite combination of a famous golfer.
Make your tea and lemonade into ice cubes for the perfect consistency before blending them up into your boozy beverage.
Sometimes you are just looking for a drink with lots of alcohol that goes down easy, no judgment here. One of the best ways to do this is with fresh fruit and rum.
All you need is fresh berries, juice of your choice, ice, and your favorite booze. We like to pair our berries with rum for this delightful summer drink, made with only three ingredients.
If you are a coffee lover, then this is the perfect cocktail for you. It takes everything you love about coffee and alcohol and pairs them together in a simply sweet way. Think of it like a frappuccino on steroids.
Top off your frozen latte with some fresh whipped cream to really treat yourself and upgrade your morning cup of Joe. Full of flavor, caffeine, and Kahlua… What could go wrong?
The most important meal of the day… dessert. If you have a sweet tooth, then hunt no further. These five dessert frozen cocktails will satisfy any sugar cravings or desires you may have. They are decadent and delicious — and a perfect way to unwind at the end of your long day in the sun. Here are five easy-to-make frozen dessert cocktails that are sure to satisfy.
One of the best beverages to enjoy frozen is a margarita. If you’re looking to switch up your usual fruity frozen margarita, try a chocolate margarita instead. You can incorporate some subtle fruity flavors along with the tequila, so you don’t stray too far from the nature of the margarita. This is a fun way to experiment with new combos of flavors in a classic delicious beverage.
For a decadent dessert drink that combines everything you love about the beach and about dessert into one glass, our go-to is a Bushwacker. This cocktail’s got a little bit of everything in it. It’s a delicious combo of coconut, chocolate, and coffee all paired up in a creamy little frozen cocktail.
With this frozen cocktail, looks can be deceiving. It has more booze than it lets on. A frozen mudslide is a dessert and a drink all combined into one.
This cocktail looks and tastes just like a milkshake, but we recommend you sip and savor the flavors on this one. It has a good amount of alcohol in it that will definitely leave you feeling buzzed.
Sometimes, you are just craving some classic vanilla ice cream. This frozen cocktail definitely can help satisfy your cravings.
You just need all the normal ingredients to make a milkshake at home. Milk and vanilla ice cream are a given. The secret ingredient to take this flavor profile up a notch is to add your favorite bourbon to the batch. Top off your milkshake with whipped cream, syrup, and sprinkles, and you’ve got a boozy dessert that any kid at heart would enjoy.
For a fancier spin on a classic soda float, our star player is a Champagne ice cream float. Most recipes call for fruity ice creams like raspberry or mango to pair with your Champagne. However, there are no rules when it comes to desserts, and some Champagne also pairs well with biscuit and nutty flavors.
Pick whatever flavor you prefer and top off your glass with some bubbly Champagne for a sparkling drink worth celebrating.
Whether you choose frosé, an iconic frozen rosé beverage, or a frozen watermelon margarita, complete with an orange liqueur like Triple Sec, you’re sure to find a sipper you love.
Peruse some trending frozen drink recipes until you find one that satisfies your craving for slush. Get ready for the tiki drink of your dreams!