The weather is warmer, the days are longer. The season of backyard get-togethers has arrived. But how does one keep the drink situation simple when entertaining the masses? Sure, there are pitcher drinks and bottled martinis. But there’s nothing like a whirring blender to gets the crowds primed for a frozen cocktail. Here are 10 slushy cocktails to easily blend for backyard barbecues and poolside parties.
Green Tea Honey Boozy Slushy
Green tea meets the floral notes of gin and elderflower liqueur in this blended cooler.
An ice-cold smack of mint and absinthe, delivered in slushy form.
The Lushy Machine
Strawberries and red wine syrup make this gin slushy divine.
Sate that warm-weather thirst with this refreshing vodka slushy featuring hibiscus, lime, and cherry liqueur.
Parson’s Negroni Slushy
Who doesn’t love a slushy? And a Negroni slushy, at that. This Negroni riff from Parson’s Chicken Chicken and Fish in Chicago should do the trick.
Pom Royale Vermouth Slushy
This vermouth-laced slushie recipe from San Diego barman Erick Castro is perfect for cooling down on long, hot days.
This blended green drink draws inspiration from two refreshing cocktails: a white port and tonic highball and a Mojito.
Singapore Sling Slushy
The classic Singapore Sling was practically begging to become a blended cocktail, hence this Singapore Sling Slushy.
Spring in Your Pants
TJ Lynch’s Spring in Your Pants Gin Slushy accents a base of gin and Aperol with fresh mint and honey to craft an elevated take on the boozy slushy.
Van Gogh Daiquiri
Ginger, citrus, and jasmine blend beautifully with the gin in this frozen cocktail from bartender Abigail Gullo.