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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.

1. Lei Low

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6412 N Main St Ste C
Houston, TX
(713) 380-2968
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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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2. Eight Row Flint

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1039 Yale St
Houston, TX
(713) 880-8463
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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.

3. State Fare

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947 Gessner Rd Ste B190
Houston, TX
(832) 831-0950
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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.

4. High & Dry

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306 S Main St suite 200
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 728-6851
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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.

5. The Pastry War

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310 S Main St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 225-3310
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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.

6. Holman Draft Hall

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820 Holman St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 533-9392
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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.

7. East End Hardware

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3005 Leeland St
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 497-5868
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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.

8. Voodoo Queen

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322 Milby St
Houston, TX 77003

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.

9. NettBar

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4504 Nett St
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 991-8610
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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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10. Truck Yard

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2118 Lamar St Suite 150
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 855-9666
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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.

11. The Flat

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1701 Commonwealth St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 360-7228
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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.

1. Lei Low

6412 N Main St Ste C, Houston, TX
Lei Low/Facebook

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.

6412 N Main St Ste C
Houston, TX

2. Eight Row Flint

1039 Yale St, Houston, TX

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

1039 Yale St
Houston, TX

3. State Fare

947 Gessner Rd Ste B190, Houston, TX

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.

947 Gessner Rd Ste B190
Houston, TX

4. High & Dry

306 S Main St suite 200, Houston, TX 77002

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.

306 S Main St suite 200
Houston, TX 77002

5. The Pastry War

310 S Main St, Houston, TX 77002

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.

310 S Main St
Houston, TX 77002

6. Holman Draft Hall

820 Holman St, Houston, TX 77002

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.

820 Holman St
Houston, TX 77002

7. East End Hardware

3005 Leeland St, Houston, TX 77003

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.

3005 Leeland St
Houston, TX 77003

8. Voodoo Queen

322 Milby St, Houston, TX 77003

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.

322 Milby St
Houston, TX 77003

9. NettBar

4504 Nett St, Houston, TX 77007
Baylea Jones/EHOU

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.

4504 Nett St
Houston, TX 77007

10. Truck Yard

2118 Lamar St Suite 150, Houston, TX 77003

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.

2118 Lamar St Suite 150
Houston, TX 77003

11. The Flat

1701 Commonwealth St, Houston, TX 77006

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.

1701 Commonwealth St
Houston, TX 77006

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