Try one (or all!) of our favorite icy-cold cocktail recipes.

Try one (or all!) of our favorite icy-cold cocktail recipes. (Photos/NBC Latino)

Weekend Cocktail: Icy cold cocktails

A frosted glass filled to the rim with an icy-cold cocktail is the perfect answer to the question of what to sip on a sweltering day. That’s right: even if you don’t have access to a sparkling swimming pool or beautiful white-sand beach, anyone can reach for an ice cube tray and whip up a frosty drink to cool down with during the hottest of summer days. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ice-cold drink recipes – including  two variations on a summery punch studded with ice and a unique ice cream cocktail that’s decidedly grown up – to keep you cool as the temperatures rise.

A frozen ice cream cocktail made with avocado, coconut and rum.

A frozen ice cream cocktail made with avocado, coconut and rum. (Photo/Courtesy Avocados of Mexico)

Junior Merino’s avocado rum ice cream cocktail

Keep the kids away from this ice cream, as this frosty blend of avocado, coconut cream and silk condensed milk is generously spiked with rum and then frozen for a treat that’s adults-only.

1 avocado, halved, pitted and peeled

6 ounces condensed milk

6 ounces canned coconut milk

4 ounces Rumchata liqueur (available online)

4 ounces oat milk

2 ounces white rum

2 ounces Midori

2 ounces sweetened coconut cream

Preparation: In a blender, combine all ingredients; whirl until smooth. Pour into an airtight container, cover and freeze for at least 8 hours. To serve, defrost 15 minutes and scoop into martini glass. Makes one quart.

La Piña

Mixologist Aaron Fitas has elevated the classic Piña Colada with the use of luxe ingredients and a refined sensibility

Mixologist Aaron Fitas has elevated the classic Piña Colada with the use of luxe ingredients and a refined sensibility (Photo/Courtesy Aaron Fitas)

Not all piña coladas are created equal and this version, made with fresh pineapple juice and coconut water, lets the vibrant flavors sing. Click here for the recipe.

Toronja punch

Gather a crowd around this refreshing summer-ready toronja (grapefruit) punch.

Gather a crowd around this refreshing summer-ready toronja (grapefruit) punch. (Photo/Courtesy Marcos Tello)

Margaritas aren’t the only option when it comes to whipping up an icy tequila cocktail. Instead, try this tequila punch, spiked with fresh grapefruit juice, sweet agave nectar and the sweet fizz of Jarritos grapefruit soda. Click here for the recipe.

Pisco Punch

Crisp pisco punch is perfect for a gathering among friends this weekend.

Crisp pisco punch is perfect for a gathering among friends this weekend. (Photo/Erica Mayyasi)

San Francisco claims to be the birthplace of pisco punch, but that doesn’t mean you can’t whip up a batch at home. This version by mixologist Carlos Yturria plays up pisco’s floral notes with pineapple, lime and pomegranate juice; easy to mix up for a crowd, it’s ideal for serving at a poolside get-together or barbeque. Click here for the recipe.

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