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)
Where: 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!
2. Pink’s Cantina, East Village
Where: 242 E 10th St.
Pick up this perfectly-colored “Blue Ice” drink from Pinks in the East Village, or pair a frozen margarita with their amazing tacos that are now being served out of their taco kitchen window!
3. Beatstro, The Bronx
Where: 135 Alexander Ave, 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.
4. Nino’s AQ, Astoria
Where: 35-01 Ditmars Blvd, Queens
Take a trip to Italy at this modern Italian Queens restaurant while sipping on frozen renditions of your favorite refreshing cocktails like the Aperol Apritz, Watermelon Rosé, and Moscow Mule.
5. The Sampler, Bushwick
Where: 234 Starr St, Brooklyn
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.”
6. Elite Williamsburg, Williamsburg
Where: 128 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn
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!
7. Sweet Polly, Prospect Heights
Where: 71 6th Ave, Brooklyn
Take your frozen drink game up a notch with these thoughtfully crafted cocktails from a classy bar in Prospect Heights. There’s the “Midnight Redux” (with rum, cold brew coffee, raspberry, lime & toasted coconut), the “Losing My Melon,” a frosé with Lillet Rouge, cantalope, lime and simply syrup, and a classic Pina Colada with a house rum blend!
8. Dutch Kills, LIC
Where: 27-24 Jackson Ave, Queens
This craft cocktail bar in Long Island City changes up their frozen drink specials daily. Their “Light and Frosty” is a frozen twist on the classic Dark n’ Stormy, and they’re also known to serve Pina Coladas and frozen margaritas.
9. Mothers Ruin, Nolita
Where: 18 Spring St.
Mother’s Ruin wins for the best frozen cocktail name! The “Janky Mr. Softee” is a tequila slushee that’s perfect for takeout.
10. Grotta Azzurra Restaurant, Little Italy
Where: 177 Mulberry St.
This historic Italian restaurant is bringing the summer vibes to Little Italy with frozen drinks. Enjoy Pina Coladas, Frosé, and Frozen Margaritas.
11. Nostrand Station Bar & Lounge, Crown Heights
Where: 822 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn
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!
12. Jue Lan Kitchen, Flatiron
Where: 49 W 20th St.
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”!
13. Comfortland, Astoria
Where: 40-09 30th Ave, Astoria
This Queens bakery is also a master of frozen drinks. Right now they’re offering the Cherry Lime Rickey Slushee, the Watermelon Mojito Slushee, the Purple Erkel Sushee (grape-flavored), and a Blackberry Passionfruit Margarita.
14. Medusa Green Taverna, Park Slope
Where: 133 5th Ave, Brooklyn
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!
15. Blinky’s, Williamsburg
Where: 609 Grand St, Brooklyn
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.
16. SVETA, West Village
Where: 64 Carmine St
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, Mystery Madness, or Frozen Claw, 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!
17. Roof at Park South, NoMad
Where: 125 E 27th St
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!
18. 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!
19. Loreley Beer Garden, Bowery
Where: 7 Rivington St
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!).
20. TLK, East Village
Where: 58 3rd Ave
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!