If you’re looking for one of the most delicious ways to cool down, we’ve got you covered! Loads of NYC businesses are serving refreshing icy slushees that of course, have a nice little spike of alcohol.
From the classic frosé and frozen margs, to some new original creations (one combines frozen cold brew and coffee!), here are the best places to stop by when you need some quick frozen cocktails to cool off:
1. Sweet Chick, Brooklyn (Multiple Locations)
Come for the famous chicken n waffles, but stick around for their thirst-quenching frosé. The strawberry flavored slushie mixed with booze has the perfect amount of kick for a summer day! Sweet Chick has 4 locations around the city in Williamsburg, LES, Prospect Heights, and LIC!
Where: Multiple locations
2. Pink’s Cantina, East Village
Pick up this perfectly-colored “Blue 52” drink from Pinks in the East Village, or pair a frozen piña colada with their amazing tacos that are now being served out of their taco kitchen window!
Where: 242 E 10th St
3. Beatstro, The Bronx
This hip hop-influenced Bronx hotspot is serving up delicious rosé and Frozen Nemo nutcrackers with a special blend of liquor and fruit juice.
Where: 135 Alexander Ave, The Bronx
4. Nino’s AQ, Astoria
Take a trip to Italy at this modern Italian Queens restaurant while sipping on frozen renditions of your favorite refreshing cocktails like the Aperol Spritz, Watermelon Rosé, and Moscow Mule.
Where: 35-01 Ditmars Blvd, Queens
5. The Sampler, Bushwick
Strawberry frosé anyone? This Brooklyn craft beer bar is moving into the frozen cocktail world with options like “Berry Caipirinha,” “Passionfruit Mojito,” and the “Lime Coconut Limber.”
Where: 234 Starr St, Brooklyn
6. Elite Williamsburg, Williamsburg
At Elite Willisamburg, you’ll get $10 frozen drinks, immaculate Latin food, and some of the best rooftop vibes around. Whether you’re after a classic margarita, pina colada, or frose, they have so many frozen options that will pair perfectly with their outdoor seating. Our favorite has to be the Brooklyn Vice!
Where: 128 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn
7. Sweet Polly, Prospect Heights
Take your frozen drink game up a notch with these thoughtfully crafted cocktails from a classy bar in Prospect Heights. There’s the Baddie Fumbler (Rum, Mezcal, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, Falernum, Fernet, Cinnamon, Almond Orgeat) and The Purpetrator (Vodka, Orange Juice, Orange Curaçao, Galliano, Lemon Juice, Cream, Vanilla).
Where: 71 6th Ave, Brooklyn
8. Dutch Kills, LIC
This craft cocktail bar in Long Island City changes up their frozen drink specials daily. Their Frozen Mojito and Frozen Cosmo are both equally tasty, and you can even add a layer of overproof rum on top of your mojito for an additional $3!
Where: 27-24 Jackson Ave, Queens
9. The Standard, East Village
Lounge out at The Standard’s “The Garden” and enjoy a classic Frosé (frozen rosé, vodka, elderflower, aperol, strawberry, peach, lime, thyme). The property’s outdoor dining space is the perfect place to catch some sun and sip on the drink or one of their other Watering Can cocktails.
Where: 25 Cooper Sq
10. Grotta Azzurra Restaurant, Little Italy
This historic Italian restaurant is bringing the summer vibes to Little Italy with frozen drinks. Enjoy Pina Coladas, Frosé, and Frozen Margaritas.
Where: 177 Mulberry St
11. Nostrand Station Bar & Lounge, Crown Heights
Looking for a boozy cocktail to wash down your brunch? Head to Nostrand Station Bar & Lounge in Crown Heights! This hidden gem is the perfect combo for food and frozen cocktails that will keep you cool all summer long. They have everything from frozen rum punches to frozen sangria, and they are all available in 3 different sizes depending on your mood!
Where: 822 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn
12. Jue Lan Kitchen, Flatiron
Sip on Jue Lan Kitchen’s Frozen D’usse Colada and Frozen Mango Margaritas on their picturesque patio seating right next to the historic Limelight Church. Complete with perfectly pink umbrellas, it’s known as their “Rosé Garden”!
Where: 49 W 20th St
13. Medusa Green Taverna, Park Slope
Pick between a classic frosé, frozen sangria, or their specialty combinations the frosita (frose + sangria) and sangrita (margarita + sangria). Red or white options are available for most of the drinks and it’s a close walk to the Barclays Center!
Where: 133 5th Ave, Brooklyn
14. Blinky’s, Williamsburg
Blinky’s may just be our favorite frozen cocktail spot in Williamsburg, and it’s because of the drinks and its cozy atmosphere. Blinky’s “Frozen Cocktail of the Day” changes daily and the mystique of learning what it will be that day gets to us every time. Head over today to see what the current concoction is, and be sure to stop by the backyard where you may find a DJ spinning some tunes.
Where: 609 Grand St, Brooklyn
15. SVETA, West Village
Something about frozen drinks taste differently when they’re in a pouch, and that’s exactly what you get with Sveta’s “Frozen Crushers.” Try out the Henny Colada, Tropical Blast, or Drunk Compote, among many other choices to pick from. Mix and match different pouches and consider even pairing one of their delicious brunch classics or Russian dishes with it!
Where: 64 Carmine St
16. Roof at Park South, NoMad
Views and booze is what you’ll find at the Roof at Park South, a trendy cocktail bar that has some of the tastiest frozen drinks around. Enjoy picturesque views of the NYC skyline, all while sipping away on one of their fruity frozen cocktails. They also have a variety of international bites to snack on as well!
Where: 125 E 27th St
17. Gilligan’s, SoHo
Gilligan’s is one of our favorite dining spots at the Soho Grand Hotel. Their frozen watermelon margarita — complete with actual watermelon— is a must-have, especially during the hot days of summer. You can order them by the glass, pitcher, and even take them on the go! Be sure to stop by to see what all the hype is about!
Where: 310 W Broadway
18. Loreley Beer Garden, Bowery
Beer isn’t the only thing on Loreley Beer Garden’s menu, and their cocktails are truly the star of the show. Their Frosé and Ocean Blue Frozen Margarita are a true highlight, both made with fresh fruits and ample amounts of alcohol. Combine them with their two outdoor spaces to lounge around in, and it’s an absolute must-hit for a frozen cocktail. Plus, if you’re really up for it, order the larger version of the boozy drink and have it served in an inflatable flamingo or unicorn (that you get to keep!).
Where: 7 Rivington St
19. TLK, East Village
Although TLK might be known for their gluten-free and vegan Asian options, they secretly stash some of the best frozen margaritas in the city. Be sure to try out their fruit frozen margaritas which feature fresh mango, lychee, watermelon, passionfruit and lime. Their flavor-infused concoctions make for some of the best margs around!
Where: 58 3rd Ave
20. Kokomo, Williamsburg
This Caribbean restaurant in Williamsburg is well-documented as one of our favorites, especially during the summer when they serve frozen drinks. Their two options, the Frozen Special Good Guice Rum Punch (mango or tropical) and the Frozen Dusse Colada are both stellar options and taste incredible.
Where: 65 Kent Ave, Brooklyn
21. Donna, West Village
This trendy new worker-owned restaurant and cocktail bar in West Village is serving up great drinks all summer long. Particularly the pictured above frozen Brancolada, which is Donna’s take on the traditional Piña Colada. All of their drinks are tropical and their brand new space makes the grand reopening even sweeter.
Where: 7 Cornelia St
22. Thief, Lower East Side
After having an outpost in Williamsburg for years, Thief’s new location on the Lower East Side is serving up on of our favorite frozen cocktails. Becoming the bar’s most iconic creation and true contender to the classic “frosé,” The Friesling pictured above is the real deal. They’re also serving a delicious Frozen Espresso Martini as well for when you need a pick-up.
Where: 161 Ludlow St
23. Jaffa Cocktail and Raw Bar, Williamsburg
This brand new rooftop bar in Brooklyn is serving up all sorts of coastal drinks inspired by Jaffa, Israel. The Jaffa Orange (vodka, aperol, orange, vanilla) is the frozen highlight here and it’s delicious…it takes like a creamsicle! Don’t forget to pair with their raw bar options too like oysters and mussels.
Where: 97 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn