When the hankering for a frozen Daiquiri strikes, there is no other choice but to break out the blender. Equipped with one, the possibilities for ice-cold drinking are endless; folding in herbs or bitter Campari is made seamless with the click of a button. Some of the easiest recipes, like Karen Fu’s tart Lemony Snicker or Fanny Chu’s smoky Watermelon Sgroppino, which are whisked with sorbet, even forgo the blender altogether—effortless in more ways than one. From an update to frosé to a disco drink-turned-frappé, here are our favorite blended cocktails, made easy.
Frozen Italian Mojito
The classic Cuban cocktail goes full Italian in this frozen version.
Frozen Sherry Cobbler
A three-ingredient take on the cobbler, made icy.
Amaretto Sour Frappé
The disco-era stalwart gets the frappé treatment.
The Italian aperitivo was made for blending with ice.
An extra-citrusy take on the classic frappé calls on lime juice and lime zest.
"Take frozen rosé and lemonade and smush it all together,” says the drink's creator, Rob Krueger.
Meyer lemon juice and lemon sorbet meet yuzu-inflected Japanese gin.
A smoky-sweet update to the Italian palate cleanser.
A blended mint Daiquiri, equally at home in New Orleans as it is in Havana.
A blended mashup of a Strawberry Daiquiri and a Negroni.
Vodka meets lemon sorbet and prosecco.
An exemplary gin-based tiki drink.
The original hits the deep freeze.
Frozen Moscow Mule
A straightforward, frozen riff on the classic.
Peach Me How to Dougie
An easy frozen cocktail featuring bourbon and fresh peach.
City Island Colada
A tribute to the Bronx staple of the Piña Colada made with cognac.