When people think of vodka, most think of straight shots and mixed drinks, but vodka is also a versatile addition to frozen summer drinks. You can enhance fruity frozen cocktails with a vodka mixer, or make any number of classic vodka cocktails to be frozen. You can alter the potency and sweetness of any of these drinks by simply reducing or adding to the ingredients.


Grape Vodka Froth

This is an excellent drink for grape lovers, with a light, frothy texture that’s perfect for summer. To make, combine 3 ounces of vodka, 8 ounces of grape juice and one cup of cracked ice in a blender. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and add one egg white. Blend together on high for a minute and a half, then serve to your guests in chilled cocktail glasses.

Chee Chee

The Chee Chee is a complex frozen vodka drink, requiring some advance preparation before you can enjoy it. To make it, combine two cans of coconut cream, two large cans of unsweetened pineapple juice, and a fifth of vodka in a blender. Mix the ingredients together on high and place in the refrigerator overnight. To serve, scoop the frozen slush into a glass and fill the glass with a lemon soda, such as 7UP.

Mudslide

The mudslide is the ideal drink for chocolate lovers who enjoy a little kick of vodka with their cocktail. Put eight ice cubes in a blender and blend until crushed. Add 1 1/2 ounces of vodka, 1 1/2 ounces of Irish Cream, 1 1/2 ounces of coffee liqueur, 1 1/2 ounces of cream, one scoop of vanilla ice cream and two scoops of chocolate ice cream. Blend together for 45 seconds on high and serve immediately.

Creamsicle

This inventive frozen vodka drink takes a classic kid’s ice cream treat and gives it a mature twist. Fill a shaker cup halfway with ice, then add a half ounce of vodka, a half ounce of Triple Sec (or another orange flavored liqueur), 1 ounce of orange juice and 1 ounce of cream. Shake thoroughly, then strain into a long-stem or hurricane glass to serve. Substitute vanilla ice cream for the ice and cream to turn the Creamsicle into a Dreamsicle.