While on the rocks and neat have their place in our cocktail hours, sometimes the occasion calls for something a bit more chilly. Stray from the traditional blended margarita
and experiment with sangria
popsicles, gin floats, wine sorbet, and more. By the time you're done assembling your favorites, it'll be hot enough to start drinking them. Consider adding one of these creative 15 frozen cocktails to your drinking bucket list.
Colorful fruit juice ice cubes turn a straightforward mimosa into an icy, festive treat.
Piña coladas are a thousand times better when blended (don't at us). This is the only version you'll need all summer long.
Cucumber Gin Slushie:
Cucumber blended with plenty of ice, St. Germain, and a healthy splash of gin makes for a strong, yet refreshing summer bev.
Choose from watermelon margarita, sweet peach tea, mango mojito, blackberry elderflower, and lemon blueberry thyme.
Pineapple and Lime Slush Puppies:
If you love the idea of a piña colada, but aren't that into coconut, this slush puppy has all the pineapple flavor you're looking for.
Boozy Snow Cones:
These are way better (and boozier) than the snow cones you'd get from an ice cream truck.
Gin Sorbet Cocktails:
If you love a citrus slice in your gin and tonics, then this lemon sorbet gin float, garnished with grapefruit, is right up your alley.
There's a flavor of sorbet for every different type of wine person: red, white, or rosé.
Spiked Mint Oreo Milkshake:
This minty treat may have been invented with St. Patrick's Day in mind, but it tastes great all year long, especially for dessert.
Key Lime Margarita:
For classic margarita purists, this recipe, from the Lemonade With Zest
cookbook by April White, mixes it up just a little bit by using key limes.
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