Blend Up A Frozen Whisky Drink This Summer

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.

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Irish Frappé

Fans of the Irish Coffee may enjoy this smoothie-fied cocktail, which includes Irish whiskey, Kahlúa, bananas, and cold brew coffee.

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Swede’s Slushie

Blended whisky meets fruity blackcurrant and nutty orgeat in this frozen concoction from San Francisco’s Elixir.

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Fruta Fresca

Watermelon, blended scotch, and ginger ale whirl together in this fruity and refreshing summer sipper.

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A Collins glass containing what appears could be blended scotch, gin, ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a lime wedge, rests on a wooden surface next to a jigger, more lime, and another glass.
A Collins glass containing what appears could be blended scotch, gin, ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a lime wedge, rests on a wooden surface next to a jigger, more lime, and another glass.

Suffering Bastard

This summery cocktail, featuring blended scotch and navy strength gin, is well-balanced and easy to make.

A Collins-type glass containing crushed ice and what appears could be the ingredients in a Long Pig cocktail—blended scotch, orgeat syrup, fresh lemon juice, garnished with a mint sprig and a dash of bitters, and a bright yellow-orange straw—rests atop what appears to be a dark stone-like surface next to a metal jigger and more mint leaves.
A Collins-type glass containing crushed ice and what appears could be the ingredients in a Long Pig cocktail—blended scotch, orgeat syrup, fresh lemon juice, garnished with a mint sprig and a dash of bitters, and a bright yellow-orange straw—rests atop what appears to be a dark stone-like surface next to a metal jigger and more mint leaves.

Long Pig

Nutty orgeat, fresh mint, and lively lemon give this easy-to-make blended scotch cocktail a tiki vibe.