The Ten: Coolest Frozen Cocktails

Photo courtesy of Evening Star Cafe

Photo courtesy of Evening Star Cafe

So many choices, so little time. The Ten is your guide to the best of the best that D.C. has to offer.

With the summer’s sticky heat in full effect, we’re suddenly in the mood for a boozy brain freeze. Here are the ten coolest frozen cocktails around.

Burger, Tap & Shake
Milkshakes + cocktails = shaketails. Four options vie for your affection and attention, but we agree with Ricky Bobby that the Talladega Nights with sweet tea vodka and house-made limoncello is the winner.

Pizzeria Orso
Adult slushee sounds kinda dirty, but it also totally turns us on. Bourbon-based and cherry-amped with splashes of OJ and lemonade, this icy treat beats the 7-Eleven version by a long shot.

Black Jack
This is one frozen cocktail that you totally want to tap. That’s because the rummy, gingery Velvet Hour with mango is completely irresistible.

Fuego Cucina y Tequileria
Giving a whole new meaning to flower power, the frozen hibiscus margarita gets a boozy boost from Sauza Gold and triple sec. Good for creating peace, love and understanding.

The Creamsicle’s classy cousin is this white peach frappe. Made with vanilla crème caramel ice cream and stone fruit slush, it arrives with a dainty lemon poppy seed madeleine.

Enjoy a 360-degree view of the city while sipping on a Dancing in Botofago – otherwise known as a frozen caipirinha. Pepped with a bit of basil, it’s cool way to take the edge off a hot day.

Evening Star Café
Stop by the restaurant’s Front Porch pop-up for a taste of Edith’s Bourbon Slush. Based on a recipe from owner Michael Babin’s mother, the polar potable is laced with the bright citrus notes.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Bring a tropical touch to your summer: Order the rummy piña colada sweetened with fresh pineapple, pineapple syrup, coconut milk, and demerara sugar. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of rum in there, too.

We bet these frozen limoncello slushies would be a huge hit on the Jersey shore. Paying homage to traditions from Italy and the boardwalk, they’re worthy of a double fist pump.

Ted’s Bulletin
Looking for a recipe for mixology success? Take classic cocktails and add alcohol. Our current fave is the schnapps powered “Peppermint” vs. “Pepperment.”


Is your favorite missing? Disagree with one (or more) of my choices? Leave a comment below or hit me up on Twitter @nevinmartell.