12 Boozy Slushies and Other Frozen Treats That Will Give You A Seriously Summery Buzz

With this warm weather comes the need for chilly beverages that'll (hopefully) help lower body temps a bit. Spring cocktails are great for those breezy 70-degree days, but when the weather gets sweltering, it's time to take things to the next level. Instead of watering down your drink of choice with a slew of ice cubes that'll melt within minutes, try boozing up your beverage with one of these refreshing slushie recipes. From a frozen take on the ever-popular Bloody Mary to a fresh hard cider slush, we've got you covered for the next couple of steamy summer months.

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Tropical Peach Pineapple Slushies

If it’s got “tropical” in the name, you’d better believe it’s going to make it on our summer slush list. This recipe from Averie Cooks goes down easy — and we all know how dangerous that can be after a few hours in the sun.

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Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas

From How Sweet It Is, this grown-up version of a childhood favorite will find a permanent spot on your list of summer recipes.

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Red Rooster

Just think of this as the adult version of those booze-filled punch bowls you’d see in college. The Food Network mixes vodka, cranberry juice, and orange juice, but feel free to experiment with different flavors.

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Bourbon Slushie

Bourbon takes some getting used to, but this slushie from Browneyed Baker will appeal to experienced drinkers and newbies alike.

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Cherry Apple Whiskey Sour Poptail

You know what they say: Everything tastes better on a stick. This cherry apple whiskey sour poptail from Endless Simmer is absolutely no exception. Just make sure to keep them separate from the booze-less varieties.

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Fizzy Citrus Fruit Slushie

Frozen, fizzy, flavorful — meet the perfect 90-degree brunch buddy that should be gracing every patio table, thanks to Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

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Mint Julep Granita

A Cozy Kitchen gives us the summer version of taking shots, with a throwback, sno-cone spin.

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Sake Slushie

The good people of Food & Wine tell us that the sake slush is having a moment, and we’re totally OK with it.

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Papaya Slushie

The greatest of summer fruits takes the reins in this slushie. Thanks, Kitchen Confidante!

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Banana Slush Punch

Our Best Bites’ recipe for a crowd-friendly banana slush punch totally nails it. Make extras and freeze it for tomorrow — we won’t judge.

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Hard Cider Slushies

Some may think hard cider should wait until autumn (shun the non-believers), but there’s no denying that this slushie from The Sensitive Epicure is a steamy summer day homerun.

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Frozen Bloody Mary

It might be frozen, but this drink from Cookie and Kate has all of the “hair-of-the-dog” ingredients we’ve been depending on for years. Plus, it’s easy to customize.

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