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Stay Cool With These 5 Frozen Cocktails

Summer calls for all things frozen— cocktails included!

It’s that time of year again, when the weather gets hotter, and the cocktails get colder! Make staying cool a breeze with this collection of five frozen cocktail recipes. From the deliciously decadent Empress Peach Pie to the refreshing & simple Empress Frozen Paloma, these drinks deserve a permanent spot on your summer rotation.

Reshaking any of these sips? Be sure to tag us on Instagram with the #ChillWithEmpress so we can see your seasonal creations!

What you’ll need:

Creating the perfect frozen cocktail is simple! Aside from your regular cocktail shaker set up, here’s a quick list of the tools you’ll need on hand:

For the slushies:
  • Blender
  • Ice (or frozen fruit— recipe dependent)
For the granitas:
  • Large, sealed freezer-proof container
  • Fork

Now, let’s begin!

1. Peach Pineapple SLush

With warm weather in the forecast, @foodie_renee‘s Peach Pineapple Slush is about to be your new best friend. Deliciously fruity with a touch of sweetness, it’s the perfect addition to a hot July afternoon!

  • 3 oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • 2 cups Frozen Sliced Peaches & Pineapples
  • 3 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Grenadine
  • ½ oz Lime Juice
  • Garnish of choice

Add frozen peaches, pineapples and pineapple juice to a blender. Blend well until smooth. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Grenadine, Empress 1908 Gin and lime juice, and mix well. Pour the gin cocktail mix into a glass. Add the slushy on top and garnish as desired. Enjoy!


Sweet lemonade, tart limoncello and a hint of vibrant hibiscus syrup— what more could you ask for? Pop @cocktail_contessa‘s latest recipe in the freezer overnight and voilà! A frozen delight to keep you cool all summer long.

  • 1 cup Empress 1908 Gin
  • 4 cups Lemonade
  • 4 oz Limoncello
  • 6 oz Hibiscus Syrup

Combine ingredients in an 8-cup, freezer-safe, sealed container. Stir and leave in freezer overnight. To serve, fluff with a fork, scoop into chilled martini glasses and garnish with edible flowers.

3. Empress Peach Pie

Who doesn’t love a sweet summer pie— from strawberry rhubarb, to blueberry & beyond, this fruity dessert makes a real seasonal treat! @marissamakes__ takes inspiration from Peach Pie for her latest frozen sip. Details below!

  • 3 oz Empress 1908 Gin⁣
  • 2 cups Frozen Peaches (white or yellow, with the skin removed)⁣
  • 1½ oz Vanilla Bourbon Syrup⁣*
  • Juice of half a Lemon⁣

To make the cocktail, combine all drink ingredients in a blender and pulse until well blended and the consistency of a smoothie. If it is too thick, add a little more lemon juice to thin it out. Divide into two rocks glasses, garnish with a peach slice, and enjoy!⁣


To make the syrup, combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1 tbsp vanilla bourbon extract in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat until all of the sugar has dissolved, and the mixture is bubbling at the edges. Remove from heat and cool.⁣

4. Empress frozen paloma

Frozen Paloma? Say no more! It’s no secret we love a grapefruit cocktail, and @the.boozy.ginger’s latest creation is no exception. Enjoy this twist on the classic all summer long!

  • 1½ oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • ½ oz Lime Juice
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup
  • 3-5 Grapefruit Juice Ice Cubes

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and edible flower (optional). Enjoy!

Tip! The grapefruit juice ice cubes make a handy freezer addition for all your summer sipping needs. Add them to a simple cocktail like the Empress & Tonic, and let that extra flavour infuse as you sip!

5. Frozen Tropical Empress

What’s tall, tropical and delicious? Our next frozen cocktail from @poppy.and.sesame! Mango, pineapple, coconut— this recipe has it all. Sit back and relax with the details below!

  • 2 oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • ½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ cup Frozen Pineapple
  • ½ cup Frozen Mango
  • 1 oz Coconut Water
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • Pineapple Slice

Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse for 15 sec. Pour into a tall cocktail glass and serve with tropical garnish! Pro Tip: You can substitute the frozen fruits with fruit juices and add a cup of ice in the blender.

For more must-try frozen cocktail recipes, be sure to visit our recently updated Instagram Guide, and always-growing Cocktail Library. And don’t forget to pick up a bottle from a store near you, or order one online!

Sip responsibly!

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