NEW ORLEANS, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is right around the corner, and that means refreshing drinks for those outdoor patios and poolside retreats. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130410/CL92429-a )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130410/CL92429-b )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130410/CL92429-c )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130410/CL92429-d )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130410/CL92429-e )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130410/CL92429-f ) To help stave off the summer heat, WAVE Vodka has created some frozen drink recipes showcasing its creative and eye catching portfolio, including brand new flavors Chocolate Covered Pretzel and Frosted Cinnamon Bun, plus fan favorites Cake, Cherry, Coconut, and Whipped Cream. "Consumers continue to crave new and fun ways to drink flavored vodkas," said Tracey Clapp, marketing director, vodkas. "We've come up with some recipes for summer that are both creative and refreshing, sure to satisfy anyone looking for something different to cool them off." WAVE Vodka worked with Chicago-based food blogger Stefanie Bundalo of Sarcastic Cooking ( http://www.sarcasticcooking.com/) on the creation of these recipes. "Frozen drinks are so fun and easy to make when entertaining. It was exciting to be able to experiment with the great palate of WAVE flavors and come up with some new and refreshing ways to drink them," said Bundalo. Here are some hot recipes for a cold drink, just in time for summer entertaining: WAVE Frozen Drinks RecipesNote: All the recipes make two regular or four small drinks with the exception of the coconut vodka recipe, which makes one regular drink or two small ones.Banana Cream Pie 1 Frozen Banana, peeled3 Ounces WAVE Whipped Cream Vodka1 Cup Vanilla Ice Cream, about 4-5 scoops¼ Cup MilkCombine Ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream and crumbled graham crackers. Caramel & Chocolate Covered Pretzel 4 Ounces WAVE Chocolate Covered Pretzel Vodka2 ½ Cups Chocolate Ice Cream, about 6-8 scoops3 Tablespoons Caramel SauceAdd a tablespoon of caramel to the bottom of each glass. Combine vodka, ice cream, and tablespoon of caramel sauce in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour shake over caramel sauce and serve with a chocolate covered pretzel rod and whipped cream.