10 Boozy Icy Drinks to Beat the Heat

These drinks will keep everyone cool and feeling great!

Mellow Melon Margarita

This Mellow Melon Margarita recipe is from The Food Network

Ingredients

  • 1 -1/2 oz. Patron Silver tequila
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 Tbs. agave nectar
  • 5 watermelon cubes
  • 1 small watermelon wedge

Directions
Muddle the watermelon cubes in the bottom of a shaker glass. Add ice, Patron, lime juice, orange juice and agave syrup. Give it a good shake for approximately 10 seconds. Strain and pour into large rocks glass. Garnish with a watermelon wedge.

Frozen Irish Banana

This recipe for the Frozen Irish Banan is from Just a Pinch.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz baileys irish cream
  • 1 1/2 oz bacardi light rum
  • 2 oz coco lopez
  • 1/2 c half-and-half
  • 1 banana (diced and frozen if possible)
  • 1/2 c ice
  • nutmeg for garnish
  • 1 strawberry halved for garnish
  • shaved coconut to rim glass

Directions

  1. In advance, rim the end of a chilled goblet with shaved coconut
  2. Blend all the ingredients, except the garnishes, until the mixture is smooth
  3. Pour into a goblet.
  4. Sprinkle the top with nutmeg, and garnish with half a strawberry

Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushies

This recipe is from Kitchen Treaty!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water + 2 cups water
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, hulls removed
  • 3/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (from 6-8 large lemons)
  • 3/4 cup vodka
  • 1/3 cup Cointreau liqueur
  • Additional strawberries and lemon slices for garnish, if desired

Directions

  1. Add sugar and 1 cup water to a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and add remaining 2 cups water. Add to the pitcher of a blender along with strawberries, lemon juice, vodka, and Cointreau. Puree until completely smooth.
  2. Pour into a large freezer-safe container and seal with lid or plastic wrap. Carefully transfer to freezer. Freeze until solid, 4-6 hours.
  3. Remove from freezer. Scrape with a fork to loosen ice; stir with a spoon to mix ice and the rest of the ingredients back together if necessary. Spoon into glasses, decorate the glass with a strawberry and a lemon slice if desired, and serve with a straw and a spoon.

Drunken Barney

This recipe is from Tipsy Bartender!

1. Green Layer:

  • 2 oz (60 ml)Coconut Rum
  • 3 oz (90 ml)Orange Juice
  • 1 oz (30 ml) Blue Curacao
  • Ice
  • Blend

2. Purple Layer:

  • 2 oz (60 ml) Vodka
  • 1 oz (30 ml) Peach Schnapps
  • 3 oz (90 ml) Cranberry Juice
  • Ice
  • Blend

3. Splash Blue Curacao, garnish with mint leaves

Peach and Rosé Slushie

This recipe is via The Soho

Ingredients

  • 2 ripened peaches
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup of rosé, chilled
  • 1 1/2 cups ice

Directions

  1. To make peach purée, slice 2 ripe peaches and combine in a blender with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Blend until smooth and then strain with a sieve, discarding the solid pieces. Rinse blender and combine 1/2 cup of the strained peach purée (you’ll probably have extra) with 1 cup of cold rosé and 1 1/2 cups of ice. Blend for a few seconds until combined. Mixture should still have a slushy consistency. Serves 2

Frozen Texas Twister

This recipe was found on HGTV

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 to 3 oz. high-quality tequila
  • 1-1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 1-1/2 to 2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 pint frozen limeade
  • Splash of Corona (or your favorite Mexican beer)
  • Splash of your favorite red wine such as Zinfandel
  • 2 cups crushed ice

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients with ice in blender until smooth. Pour into a chilled margarita glass. Garnish with a lime wedge. Yield: Two drinks

Frozen Hurricane

This recipe was found on HGTV

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. Jamaican dark rum
  • 1 oz. Bacardi 151
  • 3 oz. orange juice
  • 3 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/2oz. grenadine
  • 2-1/2 cups ice

Directions

Put all the ingredients into blender. Add ice and blend until slushy. Pour into a tall high-ball or large margarita glass. Enjoy!

Kahlua Mudslide Milkshake

This recipe was found on Fab Fatale

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate powder
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1.5 ounces coffee liquor (I used Kahlua)
  • 1.5 ounces Irish cream (I used Baileys)
  • 1.5 ounces vodka

Directions

  1. Dip the rim of each glass into chocolate sauce, and then chocolate shavings or chocolate powder. You can use hot chocolate, or blend semi-sweet chocolate chips or Baker’s chocolate. Next, lean your glass sideways, and pour chocolate sauce from the bottom inside of the glass, to the top inside, while rotating the glass so that you are creating an upward spiral of sauce.
  2. Next, blend all remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Peach Pineapple Slushies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups diced peaches (freeze before blending)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced pineapple (freeze before blending)
  • 2 shots Malibu Rum
  • 2 shots pineapple vodka (regular vodka or your favorite flavored vodka may be substituted)
  • 2 shots peach schnapps
  • grenadine for drizzling, optional
  • maraschino cherries for garnishing, optional

For directions head to Averie Cooks!

Pomegranate Margarita Slushies

This recipe was found on Atypical Type A

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice (I used POM Wonderful from the supermarket)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • Lime slices and pomegranate seeds to serve

Directions

  1. Place the water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir to dissolve sugar. Bring to the boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add the pomegranate juice, lime juice and tequila and stir to combine. Pour into a shallow 1.5L baking dish. Freeze for 3 hours. Break up any ice crystals with a fork. Freeze for a further 3 hours or overnight, until frozen. Scrape mixture into a blender and blend quickly until slushy. Pour into glasses and top with lime slices and pomegranate seeds to serve. Makes 6