As the summer months keep rolling in and you reach for something cool to drink, rethink your beverage. The frozen cocktail trend has been on the rise for some time now, and with good reason. Some of the best frozen cocktail bars in the country take not just the novelty of the tasty treat into account, but use high-end ingredients to make your favorite childhood beverage into a boozy adult version with class. We’ve compiled some of the best bars specializing in frozen cocktails to help you keep cool this summer.
1. Snow and Company Kansas City, Mo.
With home made frozen cocktails galore, this bar is quickly becoming the hot spot of Missouri. Made with top-notch spirits and crafted with creativity and care, Snow and Co. will let you try your beverage before committing to a particular one. Can’t decide? Create your own flavor.
2. Battery Harris Brooklyn, N.Y.
Located in Brooklyn, Battery Harris gets its inspiration from the Caribbean, matching a chill vibe with equally chilled drinks. Equipped with two slushie machines and hard work from cocktail director Saul Ranella, this bar is redeeming the “frozen drink” stereotype.
3. Mother’s Ruin New York, N.Y.
Calling Mother’s Ruin a “cocktail temple” is no lie. Taking the stigma away from the slushie, check out their “slushie of the day” which is bound to change at least twice a week ranging from the “Marky Mark” to a “Frozen White Sangria.”
4. Drumbar Chicago, Ill.
Keeping their main focus on cocktails, Drumbar has an extensive list of “traditional” drinks that’s rounded out by frozen delicacies. Located on the rooftop of Raffaello Hotel, what better way to enjoy your beverage then toasting your buns in the sun? With a slushie machine in tow, Drumbar has exotic frozen drinks to help you beat the heat in Chicago all summer long.
5. Numb Las Vegas, Nev.
Guaranteed to grant you a brain freeze, the appropriately-named Numb is located in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. From classic margs to energy drink freezies in souvenir glasses, there’s something for everyone here.
6. Tropical Liqueurs Columbia, Mo.
With three different locations, this locally owned bar has a vast menu ranging from fruity concoctions to a frozen take on the Long Island Iced Tea. Sit inside or out, but you will leave satisfied. This will be your solo cup of choice all summer.
7. Wet Willies Multiple Locations
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With 14 locations across the United States, this is one spot you can’t miss. Calling itself a daiquiri bar, Wet Willies is bright and fun with an abundance of flavors for refreshing frozen cocktails. Hit one up in Atlantic City or stop by a Georgia spot, and choose something traditional (Pina Colada) or a bit different (Chocolate Thunder).
8. Noir Philadelphia, Pa.
Philadelphia is known for their water ice, and if you call it anything other than that watch out. Noir, nestled on Passyunk Ave brings a sweet summer treat to the table that packs a punch: a drunken water ice. They source their water ice locally (Mancuso’s) and tend to infuse it with lemoncello (also local from Pollyodd). Sip on a slushie, boozey chocolate, lemon or cherry water ice accompanied with a pretzel rod.
9. The Tippler New York, N.Y.
New York classic, The Tippler has a special daily treat to share with the city’s inhabitants. The “lushie of the day” can range from anything fruity to a mean green looking basil, absinthe and mint frozen cocktail.
10. Nights and Weekends Brooklyn, N.Y.
Is there a better name for a bar than “Nights and Weekends?” We don’t think so. They also follow a frozen cocktail of the day premise, offering a different “margarita del dia” or “slushie del dia.” Daily, Nights and Weekends will have a one-of-a-kind frozen mess of a drink ready for you to devour.