When the blender and ice bucket come out for the season, most push-button mixologists reach for rum or tequila. But don’t put away that whisky just yet! Punchy rye, silky Irish, and smooth blended scotch are equally well-suited for creating frozen cocktails that can take the sting out of any heat wave. Each recipe below serves two, or can be scaled up for a crowd. So grab the nearest blender and discover how whisky can make all the difference in the whirled!
The Killing Joke
Rye whiskey pairs with lime juice and a ginger-honey syrup to create this herbal, spicy cocktail.
Get the Recipe: The Killing Joke
Fans of the Irish Coffee may enjoy this smoothie-fied cocktail, which includes Irish whiskey, Kahlúa, bananas, and cold brew coffee.
Get the Recipe: Irish Frappé
Blended whisky meets fruity blackcurrant and nutty orgeat in this frozen concoction from San Francisco’s Elixir.
Get the Recipe: Swede’s Slushie
Watermelon, blended scotch, and ginger ale whirl together in this fruity and refreshing summer sipper.