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A new version of the icy Daily Shave is available each day at Cochon Volant.
Photograph: Michael HelikerA new version of the icy Daily Shave is available each day at Cochon Volant.

17 new frozen cocktails to try this summer

Cool down this summer by sipping (and eating) these new icy-cold cocktails available at bars around Chicago

Amy Cavanaugh
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Amy Cavanaugh
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Summer in Chicago means street festivals, hitting the beach and drinking as many cool cocktails as possible. Bars in Chicago are embracing frozen drinks more than ever this season, with snow cones, push-pops and icy mango lassis. Here's where to cool down with a drink in hand.

  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Logan Square
  • price 1 of 4
Analogue serves fantastic Cajun food, and this summer they've added a frozen daiquiri machine like you see all over New Orleans. But these aren't the sugary concoctions you get on Bourbon Street—instead there's a classic Hurricane, made with rum, lime, grenadine and orange curacao, and a frozen Ramos gin fizz, with gin, lemon, lime, cream and orange flower water.
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  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Loop
Paul McGee's Game Room menu at the new Chicago Athletic Association names its drinks by style, like the Highball, Collins and Frozen, a cocktail made with gin, blackberry, lemon, Fernet and mint. While the options will rotate, there will always be a frozen drink on the menu, which is ideal after working up a sweat playing bocce.

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Rosé Snow Cone at Expat, $5
  • Restaurants
  • Seafood
  • West Loop
  • price 1 of 4
The adorable new seasonal sidewalk cafe offers a trio of boozy snow cones—a sidecar, limoncello and rosé, with a healthy slug of the fruity, summery wine.
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Blackberry Sgroppino at Lone Wolf, $12
  • Bars
  • Beer bars
  • West Loop
Lone Wolf has served sgroppinos, sorbet cocktails, since it opened, and for this summer they've added a new flavor—blackberry. It's made with vodka, blackberry lemon sorbet and topped with fizzy prosecco.
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Frozen Sangria at Oak + Char, $6
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • River North
  • price 2 of 4
Each Sunday, Oak + Char serves frozen sangria by the glass for $6. If you've brought a group of friends, get the $25 pitcher.
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Sporting Julep Cone at Sportsman's Club, $5
  • Bars
  • Dive bars
  • Ukrainian Village
  • price 2 of 4
Sportsman’s Club serves up boozy snow cones all summer. The Sporting Julep Cone is made with bourbon, Branca Menta, Letherbee Besk and mint, and bartenders will also serve special rotating flavors.
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Negroni Push Pop at Wood, $5
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Boystown
  • price 2 of 4
Wood beverage director Tommy Lansaw is making Negroni Push Pops with Campari, Caorunn Gin, sweet vermouth and grapefruit and orange juices. The pop will be available through the end of June, and he'll be adding new variations for the rest of the summer.
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