Let’s be honest—it’s hard to resist a boozy slushie. And though we haven’t quite tired of ubiquitous Frosé, there are other blended beauties out there waiting to be discovered. From an Aperol-inflected slushie to a rosé amped up with basil and overproof rum, these six bars and restaurants are serving unique frozen cocktails that will keep you cool this summer.
Can't make it out to any of the bars serving these great frozen drinks? Try mixing a Pink Frozen Margarita at home.
FREEZIN’ MY NUTS OFF (BEATNIK, CHICAGO)
You’d be hard-pressed to find a dreamier dining space than Chicago’s Beatnik, taking inspiration from 1950s bohemia. As Bonhomme Hospitality Group readies to open a second Beatnik on Lake Michigan, chef Marcos Campos serves food that calls on Morocco, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain and beyond in the original West Town location. Benjamin Wood’s cocktails drink easy but are layered with unexpected turns in ingredients like sesame and turmeric. The Freezin’ My Nuts Off is an irresistible frozen drink of rye whiskey, amontillado sherry, raspberry, lemon and ginger, given nutty intrigue from Frangelico hazelnut liqueur.