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.
Fans of the Irish Coffee may enjoy this smoothie-fied cocktail, which includes Irish whiskey, Kahlúa, bananas, and cold brew coffee.
Blended whisky meets fruity blackcurrant and nutty orgeat in this frozen concoction from San Francisco’s Elixir.
Watermelon, blended scotch, and ginger ale whirl together in this fruity and refreshing summer sipper.