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Where to Drink Frozen Booze this Summer in Houston, 2015

It's blisteringly hot, so grab a frozen drink and sit tight, summer can't last forever.

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The only cure for this unbearable heat in Houston is a frozen cocktail. Luckily for us, we've got fabulous options for refreshing drinks to cool down and at least temporarily forget the bubbling cement at our feet. This map includes Voodoo Queen's frozen concoctions complete with glowing mermaid stirrers, and seasonal frozen drinks you can find at Lei Low and more hot spots. All are listed in no particular order.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails

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3622 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 874-0096

Double Trouble Caffeine and Cocktails. [Photo: Facebook]

The secret to Double Trouble's fresh juices in their frozen cocktails is the granite machine the bar uses to freeze their ingredients. Try the frozen paloma, a tart and sweet mix of grapefruit, lime and tequila.

2. Under the Volcano

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2349 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 526-5282

Under the Volcano. [Photo: Yelp/ E R. ]

Located on the outer banks of Rice Village is the lively spot Under the Volcano. Two frozen drinks blended nightly are the rum and coke and a frozen screwdriver.

3. Cedar Creek Café, Bar & Grill

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1034 W 20th St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 808-9623
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Cedar Creek Cafe. [Photo: Facebook. ]

Cedar Creek Cafe in North Heights keeps the heat at bay, with a variety of icy boozy concoctions. Favorites include the frozen mimosa (Blue Moon with orange juice), country ass tea (a frozen long island with Deep Eddy Vodka) and a daily rotating speciality.

4. D&T Drive Inn

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1307 Enid St
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 868-6165
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D and T Drive Inn [Photo: Yelp. ]

D&T has an impressive beer selection with about 50 taps of mostly craft selections, but it's their frozen shandy that made our boozy list. The drink is made with Pabst Blue Ribbon and lemonade, there's also a fantastic tart and sweet frozen sangria from the Heights spot.

5. Bar Boheme

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307 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-1099
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The frozen mojito (mint, lime, rum and ginger beer) is back at the sultry Bar Boheme in the Montrose, and is yet again a favorite for Houston summers.

6. El Tiempo 1308 Annex Cantina

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322 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

El Tiempo 1308 Cantina. [Photo: Facebook]

El Tiempo 1308 Cantina is owned by the Laurenzo family, opened this past spring on Westheimer has much more to offer than thick queso. Make sure to get a frozen house raspberry margarita, but fair warning the drink is strong.

7. Grand Prize Bar

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1010 Banks St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 526-4566

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Served in the two-story bar on Banks is a drink with the right kind of kick for this unforgiving heat, Grand Prize's frozen mangonada with tequila, chunks of mango, lime, chamoy, chile suave, and a spicy tamarind straw. Perfect.

8. Lei Low

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6412 N Main St Ste C
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 380-2968
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Lei Low. [Photo: Dea A.]

You should heed Marcy de Luna's (Zagat, Culturemap) advice and indulge in Lei Low's guava daiquiri. The drink from the most authentic tiki-bar in town is a mix of rum, infused with Mexican guayaba, maraschino liqueur, guava, lime and hibiscus grenadine made in house.

9. The Pastry War

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310 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 226-7770
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The Pastry War. [Photo: Facebook]

The downtown mezcaleria from Bobby Heugel and Alba Huerta serves up authentic cocktails with inventive twists. Two frozen margaritas flavors to definitely try at Pastry War are the strawberry balsamic with damiana sugar, and the habanero serrano with chile sequin salt, each cocktail is made with Blanco tequila, key and persian lime, and agave nectar with citrus salt.

10. Voodoo Queen

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322 Milby St
Houston, TX 77003

Voodoo Queen. [Photo: Yelp/Josh M.]

Who doesn't like a glowing mermaid in their drink? Don't let the cheeky names (like the Penus Colada) and sweet syrups fool you, Voodoo Queen's daiquiri's are "strong as hell," and seriously addictive.

1. Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails

3622 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Double Trouble Caffeine and Cocktails. [Photo: Facebook]

The secret to Double Trouble's fresh juices in their frozen cocktails is the granite machine the bar uses to freeze their ingredients. Try the frozen paloma, a tart and sweet mix of grapefruit, lime and tequila.
3622 Main St
Houston, TX 77002

2. Under the Volcano

2349 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

Under the Volcano. [Photo: Yelp/ E R. ]

Located on the outer banks of Rice Village is the lively spot Under the Volcano. Two frozen drinks blended nightly are the rum and coke and a frozen screwdriver.
2349 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

3. Cedar Creek Café, Bar & Grill

1034 W 20th St, Houston, TX 77008

Cedar Creek Cafe. [Photo: Facebook. ]

Cedar Creek Cafe in North Heights keeps the heat at bay, with a variety of icy boozy concoctions. Favorites include the frozen mimosa (Blue Moon with orange juice), country ass tea (a frozen long island with Deep Eddy Vodka) and a daily rotating speciality.
1034 W 20th St
Houston, TX 77008

4. D&T Drive Inn

1307 Enid St, Houston, TX 77009

D and T Drive Inn [Photo: Yelp. ]

D&T has an impressive beer selection with about 50 taps of mostly craft selections, but it's their frozen shandy that made our boozy list. The drink is made with Pabst Blue Ribbon and lemonade, there's also a fantastic tart and sweet frozen sangria from the Heights spot.
1307 Enid St
Houston, TX 77009

5. Bar Boheme

307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006
The frozen mojito (mint, lime, rum and ginger beer) is back at the sultry Bar Boheme in the Montrose, and is yet again a favorite for Houston summers.
307 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006

6. El Tiempo 1308 Annex Cantina

322 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

El Tiempo 1308 Cantina. [Photo: Facebook]

El Tiempo 1308 Cantina is owned by the Laurenzo family, opened this past spring on Westheimer has much more to offer than thick queso. Make sure to get a frozen house raspberry margarita, but fair warning the drink is strong.
322 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

7. Grand Prize Bar

1010 Banks St, Houston, TX 77006

Grand Prize Bar. [Photo: Facebook]

Served in the two-story bar on Banks is a drink with the right kind of kick for this unforgiving heat, Grand Prize's frozen mangonada with tequila, chunks of mango, lime, chamoy, chile suave, and a spicy tamarind straw. Perfect.
1010 Banks St
Houston, TX 77006

8. Lei Low

6412 N Main St Ste C, Houston, TX 77009

Lei Low. [Photo: Dea A.]

You should heed Marcy de Luna's (Zagat, Culturemap) advice and indulge in Lei Low's guava daiquiri. The drink from the most authentic tiki-bar in town is a mix of rum, infused with Mexican guayaba, maraschino liqueur, guava, lime and hibiscus grenadine made in house.
6412 N Main St Ste C
Houston, TX 77009

9. The Pastry War

310 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

The Pastry War. [Photo: Facebook]

The downtown mezcaleria from Bobby Heugel and Alba Huerta serves up authentic cocktails with inventive twists. Two frozen margaritas flavors to definitely try at Pastry War are the strawberry balsamic with damiana sugar, and the habanero serrano with chile sequin salt, each cocktail is made with Blanco tequila, key and persian lime, and agave nectar with citrus salt.
310 Main St
Houston, TX 77002

10. Voodoo Queen

322 Milby St, Houston, TX 77003

Voodoo Queen. [Photo: Yelp/Josh M.]

Who doesn't like a glowing mermaid in their drink? Don't let the cheeky names (like the Penus Colada) and sweet syrups fool you, Voodoo Queen's daiquiri's are "strong as hell," and seriously addictive.
322 Milby St
Houston, TX 77003

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