Eight Frozen Cocktails to Sip This Summer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.