There’s no doubt about it that rosé is the unofficial drink of the summer. With festivals centered around the millennial-pink wine (Pinknic, La Nuit en Rose) and phrases like “rosé all day” becoming colloquial, it’s no wonder that the best bars in NYC wasted no time finding ways to please both Instagram and its customers. And it turns out, you just needed to add ice and a few mix-ins to make the slushy sensation known as frosé. Whether sipping at a sky-high rooftop bar or one of the city’s best cocktail bars, here’s where to find frozen rosé in NYC.
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Where to order frozen rosé
Llama Inn is a lively terrarium of a restaurant set beneath the BQE specializing in New Peruvian 101. Its Madre Tigre is a South American-inspired blend of rosé, dragonberry syrup, Macchu Pisco and fresh lemon juice.
It’s a rare thing: a Brooklyn bar that offers DJ-scored liveliness inside and a relaxing kick-back-with-cocktails space outside. But that’s exactly what you’ll find at this Brooklyn nightlife haunt. Sip the Lucille Ball frosé with California rosé, Campari, Aperol, lemon and pineapple in that tranquil backyard outdoor garden with picnic tables and ivy-covered walls.
Pig Beach is many lovely things: spacious, polished, cute, ideal for a variety of occasions like a first date or a Super Bowl party. The frosé isno exception thanks to rosé mixed with grapefruit vodka, Aperol, grapefruit juice, lemonade and simple syrup.
The 31-stories-up casual lounge from Dale Talde has an outdoor area with expansive views of the skyline, close-ups of the Empire State Building, and, thanks to a glass floor, views of the street below. The bar team keeps the frosés simple, just frosé, ice and lime wedge on the rim.
British and West Indian flavors collide at this 50-seat Bushwick gastropub, lined with vintage wallpaper and paintings. Sip frosé, made with house-made strawberry reduction, fresh lemon juice and Italian organic rosé, while noshing on oxtail sloppy joes, samosa burgers and curried-goat shepherd’s pie.
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Swap out your glass of merlot for a slushy pink-wine elixir that you can find splashed with vermouth and pureed strawberries at Bar Primi, Andrew Carmellini's Italian restaurant on the Bowery. Or go for the frosé scuro ("dark frosé") with red wine, red wine-based aperitif, blood orange and melon.
This top-floor drinkery at the James New York opens directly onto a rooftop pool and deck in the warmer months packed with a buzy weekend crowd. Sip the Frosé Slushie made with rosé, simple syrup and cranberry juice to get the ultimate summer vibes.
At Pier 81, North River Lobster Company, a former Florida gambling ship rejiggered with New England charm, offers a calm alternative to those stormy waters with fast-casual cruises. Smooth sailing lies ahead with Frozé! Frozé! Frozé! a granita of Cloud Chaser rosé, elderflower liqueur, strawberry and "secrets."
The top of this midtown hotel is its rustic rooftop. Strings of bulbs hang from the ceiling for a picnic-after-dark atmosphere, while a retractable roof shields partiers from whatever weather may come. Order the frosés this month for a good cause: part of each purchase gets donated to the Alzheimer's Association.
The 365-seat lounge from the TAO Group offers a three-part cocktail list: a “Sweet” section featuring easy drinkers; “Savory,” with spicier, more vegetal cups; and a barrel-aged category. This summer, try the "Rio de frosé" with Les Voiles Cotes de Provence Rosé, cachaça, Cocchi Americano apertif, lemon and simple syrup.