It’s the Sophie’s Choice of many a summer afternoon: Should you get something cold and refreshing or boozy and fun? With these drinks, you can have the best of both worlds. From frozen spiked coffee to icy versions of classic cocktails, these 12 frozen drinks will keep you adequately chill while still meeting all your summer day drinking needs. Just watch out for brain freezes!
Frozen Negroni at Alta Linea, 180 Tenth Ave, Chelsea; $14
Sip on this delightful frozen concoction in The High Line Hotel’s lovely courtyard courtesy of this new restaurant from the Dell’Anima Team. It's the sophistication of a cocktail with the fun of a slurpee.
Frozen Piña Colada at Berry Park, 4 Berry Street, Williamsburg; $10
Enjoy the gorgeous view from this Williamsburg bar's roof while you indulge in one of their rotating frozen treats. The piña colada is especially great, not-too-sweet and oh-so-summery.
Uncle Willie’s Frozen Coffee at Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg; $6
Bourbon, coffee liqueur, brandy, coffee, milk and sugar combine to make this a boozy slushie a drink that goes down very, very easily. Slurp one down while taking in the fun honky-tonk atmosphere of this Williamsburg bar.
Hurricane Slush at Pork Slope, 247 Fifth Ave, Park Slope; $8
Get liquor-infused versions of slushies from the popular Kelvin Slush truck at this Park Slope roadhouse-inspired bar. The "Hurricane" variation combines the kelvin citrus slush with light and dark rums, passionfruit and orange juice.
Lushie of the Day at The Tippler, 425 W 15th St, Flatiron; $14
Always a great bet if you're around Chelsea. This subterranean bar offers a delicious frozen cocktail every day ranging from frozen Negronis to vodka-absinthe concotions.
Dark and Stormy Frozie at Battery Harris, 64 Frost St, Williamsburg; $11
The classic rum cocktail gets an icy twist at this Williamsburg cocktail bar under the BQE. With ginger and fresh lime juice, this is a refreshing alternative to a super sugary frozen marg.
Frozen Dark and Stormy at Miss Lily’s 7A Café, 109 Ave A, East Village; $9
Kelvin natural ginger slush and bacardi dark rum give this classy slush extra potency. Sit on this East Village cafe's outdoor patio and take in the summer sun and you've got yourself a perfect afternoon.
Frozen Cosmopolitan at Vinyl, 756 Ninth Ave, Hell's Kitchen; $10
Sip on one of these pink beauties before or after hitting up a show in the Theater District. (They also have great frozen margaritas.) And be sure to check out the kitschy bathrooms before you leave.
Frozen Whiskey Sour at Beast of Bourbon, 710 Myrtle Ave, Bed-Stuy: $8
Just eight bucks gets you awesome frozen whiskey drinks at this Bed-Stuy bar. Pair it with some BBQ and stay for a concert.
Frozen Margarita at Niagara, 112 Ave A, East Village; $9
Pick up a frozen margarita at this East Village bar between 4pm and 8pm on weekdays or 2pm to 8pm on weekends, and it will set you back a mere $5. (It's regularly $9) The bar also rotates boozy slushies in another machine, including floating rum punches and frozen cosmos.
Dazzle Ship at 151, 151 Rivington St, Lower East Side; $12
Cachaça, lillet rosé, pamplemouse, aperol, pineapple and lime juices are combined in a big slushie machine at this Lower East Side bar from some of the team behind cocktail mecca Death & Co. Added bonus: it's garnished with a plastic monkey AND a plastic swordfish.
Paper Plane at Pearl’s Social & Billy Club, 40 St. Nicholas Ave, Bushwick; $8
You'll find bourbon, amaro and aperol in the frozen drink at this Bushwick bar. The Frozen Uncle Slushie (below) is great as well, and comes with a plastic palm tree. Your staycation is complete.