Eight Frozen Cocktails to Sip This Summer

Get your brain freeze on with boozy coffee slush at Smoke Shop, or a frosé at Committee.

The bar at Hojoko. / Photo by Jared Kuzia for "At Hojoko, It’s East Meets West Meets East Again."

The bar at Hojoko. / Photo by Jared Kuzia for “At Hojoko, It’s East Meets West Meets East Again

Summer has officially hit Boston, on the calendar and on thermometers, so seeking out outdoor patios is priority No. 1. Priority No. 2: Taking down a few frozen sippers while you sunbathe. Here are a few of our favorite grown-up slushies and shakes at Boston-area bars and restaurants.

Kirin Ichiban slushy from Banyan Bar + Refuge. / Photo provided.

Slushy Kirin Ichiban from Banyan Bar + Refuge. / Photo Provided

Slushy Kirin Ichiban at Banyan Bar + Refuge

If you like your beer with a side of more beer, Banyan will top a pint of draft Kirin Ichiban with frozen Kirin Ichiban, making for a malty beer-slushy hybrid. Just remember to snap a picture before you down it.

Banyan Bar + Refuge, 553 Tremont St., 617-556-4211, banyanboston.com.

Frose at Committee. / Photo provided.

Frosé at Committee. / Photo Provided

Frosé at Committee

Beverage director Peter Szigeti’s trendy frosé—a rosé slushy—has elderflower and honey rosewater. In addition to this refreshing libation, Committee also offers a daily slushy special on its patio bar, featuring boozy slushy mixes like a Mai Tai.

Committee, 50 Northern Ave., Seaport, 617-737-5051, committeeboston.com.

The Cheerwine Slushy from Coppersmith. / Photo provided.

The Cheerwine Slushy from Coppersmith. / Photo Provided

Cheerwine Slushy at Coppersmith

The bubbly, burgundy cherry soda blends with bourbon in this Southern-inspired cocktail, shouting out to chef Jason Heard’s roots. A virgin version is also available.

Coppersmith, 40 West 3rd St., South Boston, 617-658-3452, coppersmithboston.com.

“Oooh Mommy” Grasshopper at Hojoko

Inspired by a slice of grasshopper pie, a classic after-dinner treat, this frozen cocktail blends Fernet-Branca and the subtly sweeter Branca Menta, cacao, miso, and vanilla ice cream for a minty punch that makes for a perfect digestif.

Hojoko, 1271 Boylston St., Fenway/Kenmore, 617-670-0507, hojokoboston.com.

Strawberry Riesling Snow Cone at the Kirkland Tap & Trotter

The Somerville eatery just released a new line of boozy snow cones, in flavors like strawberry riesling, daiquiri, and alcohol-free strawberry. And remember, you’re never too old for shaved ice.

Kirkland Tap & Trotter, 425 Washington St., Somerville, 857-259-6585, kirklandtapandtrotter.com.

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Sake Slushy Flights at Night Market

Get on board with three different slushies—Pineapple Coconut Punch, the Yamoto mule (which subs sake for the typical vodka), and the special of the night, which could range from boozy blends of black coffee to white wine sangria.

Night Market, 75 Winthrop St., Cambridge, 857-285-6948, nightmkt.com.

The Skinny Dennis at the Smoke Shop

The Skinny Dennis at the Smoke Shop. / Photo by Rice Wales provided

The Skinny Dennis at the Smoke Shop

Andy Husbands’ long-awaited barbecue joint in Kendall Square features a cold and creamy coffee cocktail called the Skinny Dennis, with frozen Dickel No. 8 whiskey, espresso, milk, and a pinch of sugar. If you can’t fathom what that tastes like, Husbands previously described the mixed drink as a “really great adult version of one of those Dunkin’ Donut Coolattas.”

The Smoke Shop, One Kendall Square, thesmokeshopbbq.com.

Sherry Baby Nog from Veggie Galaxy. / Photo provided.

Sherry Baby Nog at Veggie Galaxy. / Photo Provided

Sherry Baby Nog at Veggie Galaxy

This dairy-free, vegan drink, designed by the team behind Booze Époque, blends vanilla ice cream from local confectioners FoMu, chai spice, and nutmeg, and it’s spiked with sherry. Need we say any more?

Veggie Galaxy, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-497-1513, veggiegalaxy.com.