Nothing pairs better with a hot and humid NYC summer day than a frosty frozen drink.
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–and, you can still get them to-go!
From the classic frosé and frozen margs, to some new original creations (one combines frozen cold brew and coffee!), here are the next places to stop by when you need a quick cool off:
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! Get an awesome deal for two cocktails to-go here.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.”
5. 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!
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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 all available for takeout.
9. 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”!
10. 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.
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