These frozen vodka drinks are easy to make, perfect for the summertime, and beyond delicious! From vodka-spiked frosé to Moscow Mule slushies, these frosty cocktails are sure to become your new summer obsession.
Who needs frozen margaritas and pina coladas when you have these super fun and tasty frozen vodka drinks!?
Just kidding, there’s enough room in our hearts for ALL the frozen cocktails, but these have me especially excited because they’re easy to make and vodka is my favorite spirit for mixed drinks!
Vodka is partially my favorite spirit because it’s so versatile and can blend in with a huge range of flavors. That means you can be as creative or as simple as you want depending on your mood.
These frozen vodka cocktails are perfect for:
Summer holidays & birthdays
Whenever you need a tasty drink to cool you down!
They vary from super unique to really simple, so I’m confident everyone can find a perfect cocktail for any occasion or budget 🙂
Best Type of Vodka for Frozen Cocktails
Ultimately, any vodka will work fine in a frozen cocktail since the taste will be partially masked by the coldness of the drink (the colder the drink, the harder it is to taste the flavors) as well as the other ingredients.
So it all comes down to your price point, preference, and the recipe.
That said, if you’re on a budget, you can’t go wrong with Svedka. It runs about $12-$16 for 750ml and is a great vodka for the price.
If you can spend a few more dollars though, nothing can match Tito’s Handmade Vodka in terms of quality and price. It’s only $16-$23 for a 750ml bottle and it’s worth every penny.
So with all that said, let’s check out these deliciously refreshing frozen vodka drinks!
If you're looking for a simple, classic frosé recipe that uses vodka, look no further than this one right here! The only four ingredients you need are rosé, citrus vodka, simple syrup, and frozen strawberries.
So it's zero hassle to whip up and is sure to be a cocktail everyone will love. (Seriously, I've never met anyone who doesn't love a classic frosé!)
Strawberry lemonade is a must during the summer, and it's only improved with the addition of vodka! This recipe also couldn't be easier. The only ingredients you need are strawberries, lemonade, vodka, and ice.
Blend them all together and you have an adult version of strawberry lemonade that's great for parties since it's so easy to make.
A cosmo is typically made with cranberry juice, vodka, triple sec, and lime juice. This fun recipe uses all of the above ingredients but also adds frozen strawberries and ice to give it a frozen texture.
Here's another take on a cosmo that uses cherry instead of strawberry! It specifically adds in tart cherry juice, so this recipe will be more on the tart/sour side instead of the sweet side of the spectrum.
It's also a beautiful red color that looks so fun in a glass garnished with fresh cherries!
A lemon drop is usually served as a shot made with lemon juice, vodka, and sugar. It can also be served as a martini though, and this clever recipe takes it to the next level by turning it all into a tasty slushy.
It also only requires 4 ingredients: lemon vodka, lemon juice, sugar, and ice. It's sour, a little sweet, and dangerously drinkable.
Here's another vodka cocktail that's perfectly balanced between sour and sweet! The Greyhound, which is a cocktail made with just grapefruit juice and vodka, proves that a drink doesn't need to be complicated to be delicious.
This riff on a greyhound maintains the simplicity of the original, but adds in a little simple syrup, a sugar rim, and blends everything with ice to give it the slushy texture we all crave when it's hot outside!
If you enjoy a good tequila sunrise (a cocktail made with grenadine, orange juice, and tequila), you're guaranteed to love it just as much with vodka!
It calls for UV Sangria Vodka (but you can use plain vodka if you can't find UV), orange juice, grenadine, and finely crushed ice. So it's a super easy recipe that's perfect for brunch and way more fun than a mimosa.
This cocktail checks all the boxes: it's super easy, uses the all-time best summer fruit, and looks gorgeous in a glass! Watermelon is my favorite fruit to use in frozen cocktails since it slushifies so well due to the high water content.
You make it by freezing watermelon cubes, then blending them with vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice. Throw in some mint too to make it even more refreshing!
An Arnold Palmer is a drink made with half lemonade and half iced tea that people discovered early on tastes great with the addition of vodka! This recipe uses lemon and sweet tea vodka along with sweet tea and lemonade.
It's so refreshing during the summertime and you definitely don't have to be a fan of golf to be a fan of this tasty drink!
This recipe is so simple but packs in a ton of flavor! You only need 4 ingredients: frozen peaches, ginger ale, vodka, and ice.
Peach and ginger is a great combination, and I like that this recipe uses ginger ale instead of a more powerful ginger flavor so the fruitiness of the peach can shine through as the star of the cocktail.
A frozen vodka tonic sounds a little bit strange, but hear me out: it is SO tasty. The secret is adding enough sugar so that it has a light sweetness to it while still tasting like a super refreshing vodka tonic.
This is a great drink to surprise friends with since it's such a fun, unexpected riff on a classic cocktail!
This was another recipe I was skeptical about until I tried it. Even Martha Stewart has a frozen Bloody Mary recipe though, so you know it's legit.
Basically, the only difference between a frozen and a normal Bloody Mary is that you freeze ripe tomatoes and blend all the ingredients together. Use peak summer tomatoes and I promise it'll be the most refreshing Bloody Mary you've ever had!