As we prepare to kick off the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day weekend – summer technically begins for real on June 21, FYI – we are thinking about all the things to drink this season. And as the temperatures rise, there is nothing quite as refreshing as an icy cold frozen cocktail.
Here are some creative and boozy frozen cocktails to sip at spots all around the country all summer long.
Coco Colada at The Beach at Dream Downtown, NYC
A blend of frozen coconut mousse topped with boozy shavings of Blue Curacao and Malibu Rum inside a hand-carved chocolate coconut shell, the Coco Colada will keep you cool all summer long – plus, it’s an Instagram dream!
355 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011; www.dreambeach.club; @dreamhotels
Mango CocoCreamsicle at Salazar, Los Angeles
Head to this popular Mexican spot in Los Angeles for the variety of boozy slushies, including the Mango Coco Creamsicle with mezcal, coconut milk, and fresh mango.
2490 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039; www.salazarla.com; @salazarfrogtown
Frozen Jungle Bird at Officina, Washington D.C.
Available exclusively on Officina’s third floor Terrazza, overlooking the Washington Channel from The Wharf, this boozy slushie is a delicious blend of Havana Club rum, Campari, lime, and demerara.
1120 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024; www.officinadc.com; @officinadc
Sunkist Spritz at Dell’anima, NYC
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A riff on the classic Aperol Spritz cocktail, this version at dell’anima is made with Caffo Mezzodi Aperitivo, dry gin, lemon juice, and orange juice, topped off with sparkling wine.
600 11th Ave., New York, NY 10036; www.dellanima.com; @dellanima
Froze at Madre, Los Angeles
Yes, we know: frozé is everywhere these days. But that’s because it’s a delicious way to chill out when the heat gets out of control. Try this upgraded version at L.A.’s Madre, with hints of passionfruit – and tequila.
10426 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034; www.madrerestaurants.com
Poptails at The Cantor Roof Garden Bar, NYC
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Who doesn’t like a good popsicle on a steamy summer day (or night)? The Cantor Roof Garden Bar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC has got you covered all summer long, with spirit-infused varieties including Strawberry Mint Mojito, Bourbon & White Peach, and Champagne & Passionfruit created in-house by James Beard Award-winning Pastry Chef Randy Eastman.
1000 5th Avenue Rooftop, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10028; www.metmuseum.org; @metmuseum
Sgroppino at Feroce Ristorante, NYC
A classic Italian cocktail, this summertime sip is made with a blend of vodka, Feroce Prosecco and lemon sorbet from the Amalfi Coast. Delizioso!
105 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001; www.moxy-hotels.marriott.com/nyc/chelsea/feroce-ristorante; @ferocenyc
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