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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 get 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.

Hemingway’s Downfall

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.

Ms. Jackson

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.

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