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11 Frozen Cocktails to Drink Right Now In Houston

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Summer is rapidly approaching, and the best way to spend a hot day is with an ice cold drink in hand. In Houston, frozen cocktails take on many forms.

From classics like margaritas and daiquiris to tiki bar rum drinks and boozy snoballs, these 11 frozen drink destinations are sure to keep you cool for the summer, no matter how oppressive the heat gets.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Lei Low

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Lei Low’s frozen drinks are blended which gives them an airier texture than their machine based counterparts. The silky Pie Diver combines Demerara rum, Charanda, Wild Blueberry Amaro, citrus juices, and house-made tiki butter (a rich mix of butter, brown sugar, and ice cream). The drink is a variation of the Pearl Diver, a cocktail created by tiki bar founding father, Don the Beachcomber.

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Eight Row Flint

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Lounge on the patio all weekend long with frozen gin and tonics and (of course) frose at this bustling Heights bar.

State Fare

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State Fare’s four frozen cocktails include the refreshing Lavender Lemonade and Peach Sangria, the Ocean Water with rum, coconut, and ginger, and the Margarita in one of seven flavors. Impossible to choose just one? Try a flight with all four slushy concoctions for only $12.

High & Dry

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With tiki bars on the rise, rum is finally getting its due. High & Dry, downtown’s craft rum bar, adds a touch of class to the tiki kitsch with house made juices and a selection of 75 rums from around the world. The frozen Main Lei comes in three different fresh flavors: key lime, spiced coconut, and banana.

The Pastry War

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The Pastry War, from cocktail connoisseurs Bobby Heugel and Alba Huerta, crafts their frozen Margaritas de la Casa with blanco tequila, key and persian limes, agave nectar, and a rim of citrus salt. Feeling adventurous? Try one of the three flavor combinations: the piquant habanero serrano, the light and summery strawberry balsamic, and the sour-sweet mango chamoy.

Holman Draft Hall

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Holman Draft Hall may be a beer drinker’s paradise, but don’t sleep on the frozen cocktails courtesy of Wooster’s Garden. The herbaceous Slippery Rabbit marries blueberry, lavender, and cardamom while the Bitter Ex pairs rum, bitters, and pomegranate molasses for a tart finish. A tropical and spicy Staycation and the boozy Black Tie Optional are powder kegs of flavor.

East End Hardware

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Nothing says summertime in the South quite like snoballs. When the childhood nostalgia hits, head to East End Hardware for a cup of classic shaved ice with one major adjustment: the addition of booze. The flavors rotate so check the chalkboard for specials and expect to see favorites like Tiger’s Blood, Fruit Punch, Screwdriver, and Pina Colada.

Voodoo Queen

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Voodoo Queen has eight frozen drink machines blending insanely cold New Orleans style daiquiris and five hand=blended daiquiris made with Bacardi 151. Tropical flavors include passion fruit, watermelon, and the coconut and pineapple based Sun Tan Lotion which brings the beachy vibe its name suggests. For a no-frills strawberry daiquiri, opt for the Basic Betty.

NettBar

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NettBar’s rotating list of colorful frozen libations include a Jack Daniels-spiked lemonade, prickly pear frose, apricot Bellinis, frozen sangria, and a syrupy, whiskey-based peach tea cocktail.. Spend an afternoon playing games like giant Jenga and bocce ball in NettBar’s backyard for a chance to try them all.

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Truck Yard

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Truck Yard is Houston’s newest outdoor drinking destination. Spend a balmy southern night sipping one of five frozen drinks in the back of a repurposed pickup truck while looking up at the spinning Ferris wheel. Frozen cocktails here include a mai tai, frose, a tart coconut key lime pie drink, and the Trash Can Punch, a vodka-based mystery drink that will cement the night as one straight out of a country song.

The Flat

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The Flat’s famed frozen mojito is simple and smooth with a blend of rum, muddled mint, and lime. A mix of wine, rum, wild berry liqueur, and fresh strawberries make up the fruity frozen sangria. And, for those dreaming of tropical trade winds, the frozen pina colada topped with a maraschino cherry provides a taste of the beach.

Lei Low

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Lei Low’s frozen drinks are blended which gives them an airier texture than their machine based counterparts. The silky Pie Diver combines Demerara rum, Charanda, Wild Blueberry Amaro, citrus juices, and house-made tiki butter (a rich mix of butter, brown sugar, and ice cream). The drink is a variation of the Pearl Diver, a cocktail created by tiki bar founding father, Don the Beachcomber.

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Eight Row Flint

Lounge on the patio all weekend long with frozen gin and tonics and (of course) frose at this bustling Heights bar.

State Fare

State Fare’s four frozen cocktails include the refreshing Lavender Lemonade and Peach Sangria, the Ocean Water with rum, coconut, and ginger, and the Margarita in one of seven flavors. Impossible to choose just one? Try a flight with all four slushy concoctions for only $12.

High & Dry

With tiki bars on the rise, rum is finally getting its due. High & Dry, downtown’s craft rum bar, adds a touch of class to the tiki kitsch with house made juices and a selection of 75 rums from around the world. The frozen Main Lei comes in three different fresh flavors: key lime, spiced coconut, and banana.

The Pastry War

The Pastry War, from cocktail connoisseurs Bobby Heugel and Alba Huerta, crafts their frozen Margaritas de la Casa with blanco tequila, key and persian limes, agave nectar, and a rim of citrus salt. Feeling adventurous? Try one of the three flavor combinations: the piquant habanero serrano, the light and summery strawberry balsamic, and the sour-sweet mango chamoy.

Holman Draft Hall

Holman Draft Hall may be a beer drinker’s paradise, but don’t sleep on the frozen cocktails courtesy of Wooster’s Garden. The herbaceous Slippery Rabbit marries blueberry, lavender, and cardamom while the Bitter Ex pairs rum, bitters, and pomegranate molasses for a tart finish. A tropical and spicy Staycation and the boozy Black Tie Optional are powder kegs of flavor.

East End Hardware

Nothing says summertime in the South quite like snoballs. When the childhood nostalgia hits, head to East End Hardware for a cup of classic shaved ice with one major adjustment: the addition of booze. The flavors rotate so check the chalkboard for specials and expect to see favorites like Tiger’s Blood, Fruit Punch, Screwdriver, and Pina Colada.

Voodoo Queen

Voodoo Queen has eight frozen drink machines blending insanely cold New Orleans style daiquiris and five hand=blended daiquiris made with Bacardi 151. Tropical flavors include passion fruit, watermelon, and the coconut and pineapple based Sun Tan Lotion which brings the beachy vibe its name suggests. For a no-frills strawberry daiquiri, opt for the Basic Betty.

NettBar

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NettBar’s rotating list of colorful frozen libations include a Jack Daniels-spiked lemonade, prickly pear frose, apricot Bellinis, frozen sangria, and a syrupy, whiskey-based peach tea cocktail.. Spend an afternoon playing games like giant Jenga and bocce ball in NettBar’s backyard for a chance to try them all.

Baylea Jones/EHOU

Truck Yard

Truck Yard is Houston’s newest outdoor drinking destination. Spend a balmy southern night sipping one of five frozen drinks in the back of a repurposed pickup truck while looking up at the spinning Ferris wheel. Frozen cocktails here include a mai tai, frose, a tart coconut key lime pie drink, and the Trash Can Punch, a vodka-based mystery drink that will cement the night as one straight out of a country song.

The Flat

The Flat’s famed frozen mojito is simple and smooth with a blend of rum, muddled mint, and lime. A mix of wine, rum, wild berry liqueur, and fresh strawberries make up the fruity frozen sangria. And, for those dreaming of tropical trade winds, the frozen pina colada topped with a maraschino cherry provides a taste of the beach.

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