Try These Frozen Cocktails From Local Mixologists

Jul 11, 2022 at 12:04 pm
The Sneak might sneak up and bite you if you aren't careful.
The Sneak might sneak up and bite you if you aren't careful.

Nothing like waking up to your 9-year-old child looking through his IKEA cookbook at how to mix sparkling water mocktails. It's summer and the days get hot early so even kids want to drink something fun and refreshing. But this isn't a blog for the kiddos.

Three local mixologists share a frozen cocktail recipe to keep you cool and relaxed after a long, hot workday. 

From Hilary Pelly at Louvino, we have the Raspberry Swirl Piña Colada (caution: the recipe serves 20), from Heather Wibbels of Bourbon Women and, we have The Sneak, and from North of Bourbon, we have I Did That On Purpose. 

Cool and refreshing is on many of our minds at the start of another hot week. No worries, LEO's got you. Try any (or all) of these and if you have ideas for other cocktails or mocktails, send us a note and we'll see what we can find for you.

The Drinks

Raspberry Swirl Piña Colada (serves 20 people – 12 oz each) Recipe courtesy Hilary Pelly, lead bartender at LouVino Douglass Hills in Louisville
click to enlarge Don't sleep on LouVino's Boozy Slushy.
Don't sleep on LouVino's Boozy Slushy.
  • 1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 liter Don Q (or any clear rum)
  • 16 oz coconut puree
  • 64 oz coconut milk 
  • 45 oz Coco Lopez cream of coconut
  • 46 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla paste
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 12 oz lime juice
  • 1 container of your favorite fruit pure

Combine all ingredients, add to a slushy machine and set ice.

The Sneak Recipe courtesy Heather Wibbels, managing director of Bourbon Women and in Louisville
Frozen Cocktails
The Sneak might sneak up and bite you if you aren't careful.
  • 8 oz lemonade
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz limoncello
  • 1 ½ oz lavender simple syrup**
  • 3 dashes lavender, orange or hummingbird bitters
  • Optional ½ oz fresh lemon juice if you prefer very tart cocktails
  • Optional ½ oz bourbon to top the slush as you serve it
  • Garnish: lavender sprig and lemon rose

Add lemonade, bourbon, limoncello, lavender syrup, bitters and the optional lemon juice to a freezer-safe, sealable container. Lay flat in the freezer for about 4 hours. To serve, put on the counter for 5 to 10 minutes. Stir/fluff with a fork and scoop into chilled glasses to serve. Use a coupe if you want to be fancy about it and serve with a small dessert spoon.

(bonus recipe) ** Lavender Simple Syrup


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 T dried culinary lavender

Add dried lavender to 1 cup of boiling water and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain and add sugar. Let dissolve completely and transfer to a clean glass jar. Store in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.

I Did That On Purpose

Recipe courtesy North of Bourbon, 935 Goss Ave. in Louisville


  • 1.5 oz vanilla bean infused Tito’s vodka
  • .25 oz Giffard Vanille de Madagascar
  • 1. oz house made Big Red syrup
  • condensed milk to top

click to enlarge I Did That On Purpose at North of Bourbon - Copyright 2021. All rights reserved.
Copyright 2021. All rights reserved.
I Did That On Purpose at North of Bourbon


North of Bourbon uses a Hoshizaki hand-cranked shaved ice machine and serve with a little wooden spoon. To make at home, use a food processor, KitchenAid shaved ice attachment, or similar. Combine Tito’s, Giffard and Big Red syrup and pour over ice. Drizzle with condensed milk.

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