How to Make the Best Frozen Drinks!

Our team is obsessed with these delicious frozen drink recipes!

A variety of delicious frozen cocktails

Two orange bourbon smash cocktailsOrange Bourbon Smash
In a blender combine:

  • 1 mandarin orange (peeled; save some for a garnish)
  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • A few dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 1 cup crushed ice

This recipe yields 1 drink and was inspired by a recipe found on Cooking Curries.

Smoky Pineapple Margarita cocktail

Smoky Pineapple Margarita
In a blender combine:

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 3/4 cup lime juice (save a wedge for a garnish; if you don’t have fresh limes handy, we recommend Nellie and Joe’s Famous Key West Lime Juice)
  • 8 ounces tequila
  • 3 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 3 to 4 sprigs of cilantro
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons agave nectar (sweeten to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle
  • 4 cups crushed ice

For the rim, combine in a shallow dish:

  • 1/3 cup kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle

This recipe yields 4 drinks and was inspired by a recipe found on the Food Network.

Spiced Pear DaiquiriSpiced Pear Daiquiri
In a blender combine:

  • 1 1/2 ounces dark rum or rhum agricole
  • 1/2 ounce spiced simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 of a fresh pear, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Spiced simple syrup

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup allspice berries
  • 1/4 cup cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole nutmegs
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Over low heat, combine all ingredients except vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat, strain and add vanilla extract. Syrup will keep for up to three weeks refrigerated.

This recipe yields 1 drink and was inspired by a recipe found on Imbibe.

Pomegranate Piña Colada

Pomegranate Piña Colada
In a blender combine:

  • 1 large pomegranate (or 1 cup 100-percent pomegranate juice; we recommend POM Wonderful)
  • 1/2 of a fresh pineapple, cored and chopped
  • 3/4 cup cream of coconut
  • 3/4 cup white rum 
  • 3 cups crushed ice

Garnish (optional)

  • 3 pineapple slices
  • 3 teaspoons shredded coconut

Toss pineapple slices with coconut to coat, then add to rim of serving glass.

This recipe yields 3 drinks and was inspired by a recipe found on Coupon Clipping Cook.