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Summer Rum Cocktails to Make at Home

Summer is not always here for a long time, but it is here for a good time. While the weather is still warm and the beach is still a go-to destination, let’s raise a glass to sunshine with a few rum-infused cocktails. 

Whether you’re trying to beat the heat or just have a craving for something sweet, we’ve got a few ideas to help quench your thirst. Kick off your flip-flops and sit back while we prepare an online tasting of sorts, so you can sample the sunkissed flavors of the summer. All you’ll need? A rum-stocked bar and an appetite for some homemade creations. 

Here are the best summer rum cocktails you can make right at home with our rum ice pops. 

Strawberry Daiquiri cocktail

#1 Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Searching for a classic summer rum cocktail? Strawberry daiquiris are an age-old favorite that always seem to be a hit, whether you’re by the pool, lake, ocean, or just finding some shade under the umbrella on your patio. 

If your summer garden is bursting with basil, add a small twist to the standard cocktail recipe by mixing in a few flavorful basil leaves. Break out those blenders, peek into your freezer, and let’s get started. 

Here’s how to make your very own strawberry basil frozen daiquiri:1

  • Start by making your own basil-infused simple syrup. Boil water, sugar, and basil in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves. 
  • Remove the basil leaves and store the syrup in a container until you’re ready to use it.
  • Blend together:
    • 2 ounces of triple sec
    • 1 SLIQ Strawberry Daiquiri ice pop
    • 1 cup of strawberries
    • 2 cups of ice cubes or crushed ice
    • A squeeze of fresh lime juice
    • A spoonful of basil simple syrup
  • Garnish with strawberries and basil or just start sipping as soon as it hits your cocktail glass. 

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#2 Cranberry-Pineapple Juice Mojito

Another one of the most popular rum drinks is a mojito—muddled to perfection. Keep things old-school with just lime and mint or add a twist of tartness with some cranberry juice. Assemble your bar tools, your favorite cocktail glasses, and get ready to introduce a new flavor into your collection of summer sippers. 

Here’s how:2

  • Gather some garden-fresh mint either from your backyard or a local market. 
  • Muddle to release all the tangy and sweet flavors of:
    • About 10 mint leaves
    • ½ ounce of agave nectar
    • ½ of a fresh lime
    • 1 SLIQ Pineapple Daiquiri ice pop
  • Add a full cup of ice and shake. Then pour your creation into a highball glass with a splash of cranberry juice. Enjoy it as is or top it off with a splash of seltzer for fizz. You can even garnish your creation with a pineapple slice or maraschino cherry! 

Summer rum cocktail

#3 Barbadian Rum Punch

Spice up your summer with an innovative take on the always-popular rum punch. This drink recipe comes straight from the Caribbean along with its rich history of bold rums and punches dating back to the colonial era. Note that, if you’re wondering “how is rum made,” and would like to learn a little more about the history behind rum, we’ve written another article all about this! 

This Barbadian rum punch recipe is best enjoyed when shared, so be sure you have a container large enough to hold all of the flavors and several servings for you and your guests. Go ahead and mix it in whatever jar or beverage dispenser you have available as you follow along here:3

  • Combine all the main ingredients into one giant, delicious container:
    • 1 SLIQ Pineapple Daiquiri ice pop
    • ½ cup of simple syrup
    • 1 freshly squeezed lime
    • 4 cups of water
    • 8 dashes of bitters
    • Orange or lime wedges (or both!)
  • The secret ingredient? Freshly grated nutmeg. Season to your liking and let the punch sit for a few hours or even overnight for the best flavor. 
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and another sprinkle of nutmeg, and toast glasses with a friend!

#4 Curtain Call 

The spotlight is on this refreshing rum drink. For our grand finale, we have a cocktail that combines rum, Campari, champagne, and a few other ingredients for a libation that is truly unique. 

Grab a glass and a good book—or a few of your favorite rum aficionados—and follow along. Lights, camera, action:4

  • Start off by muddling a few basil leaves with a lemon wedge and one SLIQ Coconut & Lime Daiquiri ice pop.
  • Next, add simple syrup, Campari, and ice, then give it a good shake in a cocktail shaker. 
  • Strain and serve in a martini or coupe glass after you top it off with a splash of champagne. 

Cool Off With SLIQ Spirited Ice Pops

Looking for more ways to fall in love with rum? Try it as a key, premium ingredient in SLIQ Spirited Ice Pops—all on their own, no muddling, shaking, stirring, or blending necessary. They’re a tasty heat-beating treat for summer but also deliciously hard to resist no matter the season. Store these alcoholic ice pops in your freezer for a fun time or for whenever you’re in the mood for something scrumptious. 

You can find them in an assortment of daiquiri flavors including strawberry, pineapple, and coconut & lime. And if vodka or agave spirit is more up your alley, we’ve got that too. Pick your preferred pop and find SLIQ near you today. 


  1. Cake ‘n Knife. Strawberry Basil Frozen Daiquiris. https://www.cakenknife.com/strawberry-basil-frozen-daiquiris/ 
  2. Forbes. 10 Superb Rum Cocktails To Enjoy All Summer Long. https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlaalindahao/2021/06/28/best-rum-cocktails-for-summer-2021/?sh=5ae271fd610e
  3. Vine Pair. Shannon Mustipher’s Barbadian Rum Punch Recipe. https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/the-barbadian-rum-punch-recipe-2/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social
  4. Pinterest. The Curtain Call Cocktail. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/the-curtain-call-cocktail–165014773836840650/ 

5 Frozen Rum Cocktails You Can Make at Home

The idea of sipping a delicious frozen rum cocktail conjures up images of beachside resorts, little paper umbrellas, and the onset of some certifiably good times. But that level of enjoyment isn’t reserved for tropical islands and luxurious getaways. You can bring the immaculate vibes—and better yet, the mouth-watering rum drinks—to wherever you are, whenever you want with a SLIQ rum ice pop

Let’s dive into five delicious frozen delicacies with some of the best frozen beverages to come out of anyone’s blender.

#1 Piña Colada

You don’t have to like getting caught in the rain, but you will love this piña colada recipe. This is the ideal way to add some fun and flair to backyard barbecues, dinner parties, and naturally, beach days. These classic frozen rum drinks will have you singing along to Rupert Holmes in no time.

  1. Blend together the base ingredients:1
    1. 1 ½ cups of crushed ice
    2. 2 ounces of Coco Lopez coconut cream
    3. 1 Pineapple Daiquiri SLIQ Spirited Ice Pop (made with white rum)
    4. 1 ounce of dark rum
    5. ½ cup of frozen pineapple, diced
  2. Pour into two glasses
  3. Garnish with large pineapple slices (and a paper umbrella, if you’re feeling festive)

For gatherings and group getaways, you’ll want to make enough for the whole crowd (or more accurately, they’ll want you to make enough for them). Just double, triple, or even quadruple the recipe to keep the good times flowing.

#2 Frozen Coconut Mojito

Frozen coconut mojito with lime and mint on a light blue green wooden table with ingredients

The frozen mojito—or as some people like to call it, the frojito—is another fun twist on a crowd favorite, especially when you add in subtle hints of coconut for a unique flavor profile. While we’re not sure if the name frojito has the same ring to it as the illustrious frosé, the recipe is sure to please across the board.

  1. Blend the base ingredients at high speed:2
    1. 8 fresh mint leaves
    2. 2 ounces of cream of coconut
    3. 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
    4. 1 Coconut & Lime Daiquiri SLIQ Spirited Ice Pop
    5. 4 cups of crushed ice
  2. Pour into two glasses (or double the recipe for four servings!)
  3. Garnish with a few additional mint leaves and a slice of lime

By putting the lime and the coconut together and drinking them both up, as the wise Harry Nilsson once sang, you’re shaking up a classic rum cocktail. And by using SLIQ Rum Pops, already infused with premium coconut and lime flavors, you don’t have to worry about having coconut rum on hand to make this frozen delicacy. 

#3 The Painkiller Slushie

Not quite as commonplace as the piña colada or mojito, you’ll have a great time introducing this tiki bar favorite to your group. It doesn’t just taste like a vacation; it looks like one, too, with its warm sunset hues and fruity garnishes.

  1. Blend these ingredients to make the bottom layer of the drink:3
    1. 1 ½ cups of crushed ice
    2. 1 Pineapple Daiquiri SLIQ Spirited Ice Pop
    3. 1 ounce of orange juice
    4. 1 ounce of cream of coconut
  2. Pour half of this off-white-colored mix into your glass
  3. Add one ounce of grenadine to the remaining half and blend again ultra-smooth
  4. Pour the second layer of pinky-red slush into your glass; this recipe makes one large serving, but you can always whip this up in batches to share with your friends
  5. Stir gently to create a slight pink ombré for that ever-so-pleasing sunset glow
  6. Garnish with a decorative orange slice, a Maraschino cherry, and a light dusting of grated nutmeg

By using SLIQ’s rum pops, these light, blended drinks have only 8% ABV per 100mL serving—that means no painkillers necessary the morning after this delicious Painkiller Slushie. 

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#4 Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

 These most popular frozen rum drinks, as always, are best enjoyed with the company of good friends and even better vibes, so go ahead and double or triple this one-serving recipe.

  1. Blend together the base ingredients at high speed:4
    1. 1 ounce of simple syrup
    2. ½ ounce of fresh lime juice (about one lime, squeezed)
    3. 1 cup of crushed ice
    4. 1 Strawberry Daiquiri SLIQ Spirited Ice Pop
  2. Pour into a chilled margarita glass
  3. Add a whole strawberry as a garnish

This classic frozen daiquiri drink makes it easy to get creative with your garnishes. Try a lime slice to highlight the subtle tartness within or some mint leaves for more of a contrast. You can also blend in a few fresh strawberries, sliced up, for a drink that is truly bursting with flavor.

#5 Rock Lobster

It’s not hard to imagine why so many of the best rum beverages are associated with catchy songs from the ‘70s. Clearly, there’s a lot of overlap between the good vibes that come with both a delicious drink and a chart-topping hit. 

So break out the blender and the boombox, and enjoy this tasty tropical beverage.

  1. Blend together these base ingredients:5
    1. 1 ½ ounces of coconut cream
    2. ¾ ounce of banana liqueur
    3. ½ ounce of grenadine
    4. ½ banana, sliced
    5. 1 Pineapple Daiquiri SLIQ Spirited Ice Pop
    6. 1 dash of orange juice
    7. 1 cup of crushed ice
  2. Pour into a chilled highball glass
  3. Pour ¼ ounce of dark rum over the back of a spoon onto the top of your frozen drink

You can choose to garnish with a slice of pineapple, a Maraschino cherry, a little paper umbrella, or all three.

SLIQ Spirited Ice: The Best Frozen Drinks, All Year Long

What’s more exciting than the moment someone breaks out a blender during the night? Being able to enjoy delicious frozen cocktails without having to cut fruit, clean the blender, and buy ten different ingredients for each and every drink on the menu. 

With SLIQ Spirited Ice pops—not just rum, but vodka freeze pop and frozen agave margarita pop offerings, too—you can enjoy the fruity flavors of your favorite frozen drinks with or without a blender nearby.   

Looking to learn more about mixing together delicious cocktails while you’re at home? Explore our blogs on “What to Mix Rum With?” and “What are the Different Types of Rum?


  1. Food Network. Pina Colada. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pina-colada-recipe0-1956362
  2. A Spicy Perspective. Frozen Coconut Mojito. https://www.aspicyperspective.com/frozen-coconut-mojito/ 
  3. Tasting Table. The Painkiller Slushie. https://www.tastingtable.com/cook/recipes/crate-and-barrel-dine-til-dusk-painkiller-slushie-pineapple-rum-coconut-cocktail 
  4. The Spruce Eats. Strawberry Daiquiri. https://www.thespruceeats.com/strawberry-daiquiri-recipes-759821 
  5. The Spruce Eats. Rock Lobster Cocktail. https://www.thespruceeats.com/rock-lobster-cocktail-recipe-759792

5 Easy & Delicious Frozen Vodka Cocktails

Whether you braved a frozen winter or coasted along with mild temperatures, the turn of Spring signals one very important shift: we’re all one step closer to the joys of patio season, backyard barbecues, and frozen treats. 

It doesn’t matter if your plans include lounging by the pool, spreading out with a picnic basket in the park, or simply getting together with friends. 

You’ll need something to keep you cool as you warm up to the season. So why not get started by crafting some of the best vodka cocktails from the comfort of your patio?

What better way to enjoy a sun-soaked day than with a refreshing frozen cocktail, or maybe even alcoholic ice pops?

Grab your favorite bottle of vodka and join us on a tour of five delicious frozen vodka cocktails—they won’t just bring the good times; they’ll keep them going long after you’ve downed the last drop. When it comes to how to make slushies, you should already know what you’re getting yourself into. So grab that blender and let’s dive in!

#1 Spiked Frozen Vodka Lemonade

Rain or shine, frozen lemonade is the perfect marriage of sweet and sour. With this summer staple, the tartness of the lemon juice also highlights the smooth, crisp, and subtle flavors of the vodka. This is not your neighborhood lemonade stand, folks! 

This frozen lemonade beverage is simple to make and only requires a handful of ingredients:

  • 1 cup of lemon juice (approximately five medium lemons)
  • Zest from one lemon (about 1 ½ tbsp)
  • ⅔ cup of vodka
  • 6 cups of ice
  • Simple syrup 

You can purchase simple syrup at the grocery store or make your own by combining one cup of water and one cup of sugar over low heat. Let it cool before using it in your vodka cocktail.

Mix it up: Take things to the next level by tossing a handful of fresh basil leaves into the blender to make spiked basil lemonade. The herbal flavors of the basil will provide wonderful earthy undertones that’ll complement both the lemon and vodka.

Not a big fan of basil? Mint is another tried-and-true garnish to elevate your lemonade.

Not in the mood to craft a homemade refreshment from scratch, but are still craving a frozen beverage to quench your thirst? You’re in luck. At your next pool day, cool off with a SLIQ Vodka Lemonade spirited ice pop, or even better, add one of our vodka ice pops to the Spiked Frozen Vodka Lemonade to zhuzh up the recipe a bit. 

#2 Frozen Rosé 

Rosé is all the rage—and it just got a lot cooler. To enjoy your favorite wine as a delectable frozen treat, trade in your stemmed glass for a high-powered blender. 

You’ll need:

  • One bottle of rosé (750 mL)
  • 3 cups of frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup of vodka
  • ½ simple syrup
  • 4 tbsp of lemon juice

For an added twist on the classic frozen rosé recipe, mix in a SLIQ Vodka Lemonade spirited ice pop for an even more refreshing taste. Whether you need a signature cocktail for your weekly brunch or a refreshing beverage for an afternoon by the pool, this classy-turned-casual cocktail will fit the bill.

Frozen Rosé

#3 Sex on the Beach Slushie

Put a new spin on this retro 80’s cocktail by chilling it all the way out with some ice and a blender. To enjoy this fruity and refreshing vodka slush, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of frozen peaches sliced
  • 6 oz. of vodka
  • 3 oz. of peach schnapps
  • 6 oz. of orange juice
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 6 oz. of cranberry juice

Mix it up: Garnish your Sex on the Beach with maraschino cherries, peach slices, or a sugar rim. You can also add some visual appeal by creating a gradient effect with the cranberry juice. Carefully pour it over the blended mix and you’ll end up with a beautiful sunset effect in your frozen cocktail. But, don’t stop there. Pair this Sex on the Beach slushie with a SLIQ Vodka Cranberry Grapefruit frozen ice pop to enhance the cocktail’s flavor profile.

#4 Blended Mule

When it comes to classic crowd-pleasing cocktails, you can’t go wrong with a Moscow Mule. The next time your weekend plans could use an injection of old-school cool, blend up a batch of these spicy ginger signature drinks.

Here’s all you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of ginger beer
  • 2 oz. of vodka
  • 1 oz. of lime juice
  • 1 ½ cups of ice

Maybe this four-ingredient cocktail hits the spot for you as is, but have you ever considered what other ingredients could elevate the Moscow Mule? Mix in a SLIQ Vodka Cranberry Grapefruit or SLIQ Vodka Lemonade to add a twist to this go-to refreshment.

#5 Chi-Chi Frozen Cocktail

You don’t have to fly to a tropical island to feel like you’re on vacation. With the chi-chi’s creamy flavors and gorgeous blue shade reminiscent of sparkling Caribbean waters, you’ll practically be able to feel the waving palm fronds and ocean breeze.

Now, you can bottle the blue of the ocean with these ingredients:

  • 2 oz. of vodka
  • ½ oz. of blue curaçao
  • ½ oz. of cream of coconut
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple
  • One scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup of ice

Mix it up: Turn your fruity frozen vodka cocktail into all-out vacation vibes by garnishing your glass with a wedge of pineapple and a paper umbrella. Better yet, use a hollowed-out pineapple as your cup and incorporate a SLIQ Vodka Blue Raspberry ice pop to enhance this tropical cocktail.

For Good Times and Chill Vibes, Enjoy SLIQ’s Frozen Cocktail Pops

Whether you’re on a beachside lounge chair or the porch swing at home, it’s never a bad time to enjoy an ice-cold beverage—so cold, in fact, that it’s actually frozen. But, does Vodka freeze? Well, not on it’s own. However, in the form of an alcoholic ice pop crafted with high quality ingredients, vodka can be easily enjoyed frozen in flavors such as lemonade, blue raspberry, and cranberry & grapefruit.

You won’t always have time to prepare frozen vodka cocktails from scratch, but you will have time to tear open a box of SLIQ’s Spirited Ice pops and enjoy the same feeling. Our premium frozen vodka ice pops, frozen margarita ice pops, and frozen rum ice pops are all made with top-shelf liquors and top-notch ingredients. Now, you can enjoy the elevated flavors of a professionally made drink from the comfort and convenience of wherever you happen to be. 

So sit back, enjoy the sun on your skin, and rest easy knowing that your favorite frozen cocktail is never far away.


Food with Feeling. Boozy Frozen Lemonade. https://foodwithfeeling.com/boozy-frozen-lemonade/

Fit Foodie Finds. Sex on the Beach Slushies. https://fitfoodiefinds.com/sex-on-the-beach-slushies/

The Cookful. Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Recipe. https://thecookful.com/frose-frozen-rose/

The Cookful. Frozen Moscow Mules. https://thecookful.com/frozen-moscow-mules/

Spruce Eats. Chi Chi Frozen Cocktail. https://www.thespruceeats.com/chi-chi-frozen-cocktail-recipe-759625