In case you haven’t left the air-conditioned comfort of your home recently (hey, we wouldn’t blame you), Texas is in the middle of a pretty mean heat wave. What a better way to cool off than with an ice-cold, boozy drink? Whether you’re sweating it out in San Antonio, Austin, or Houston, here are some favorite frozen drinks to keep you nice and cool through September.
Eight Row Flint is the place to go for incredible and super-fun frozen drinks. Their frothy frosé, or frozen rosé, is a go-to drink because of its peachy-pink color and aromatic basil garnish. Bonus: The bustling Heights bar is also dog-friendly, so while you’re getting your “Rosé All Day” fix, you can still hang out with your favorite furry friend.
The Pastry War, from cocktail geniuses Bobby Heugel and Alba Huerta, mixes up a frozen Margarita de la Casa with blanco tequila, fresh key and Persian lime juice, agave, and a rim of citrus salt. This mezcaleria knows its agave spirits: The spot is consistently named as having the best margaritas in Houston and hosts an always-popular $5 margarita happy hour.
When in the Alamo City, don’t miss a visit to both Boudro’s and Zinc on the River Walk for their iconic frozen Prickly Pear Margarita. Watch the barges float down the historic river while snacking on their famous tableside guacamole and enjoying this tequila-spiked, vibrant pink drink.
Head on down to one of San Antonio’s hippest hangouts, the Pearl Brewery, and enjoy the expansive shaded patio at Down on Grayson. Sip on a frozen, extra-gingery Moscow Mule while hiding from the sun under a canopy of trees and striped canvas umbrellas. Now, that sounds like a pretty perfect afternoon!
This gorgeous, floral cocktail at King Bee Cocktail Bar truly is the Bee’s Knees. The classic drink, made with gin, fresh lemon juice, and a healthy dose of honey, gets a modern makeover with the help of a frozen slushy machine. Trust us, it’s worth all the buzz. Also not to be missed: the thin-crust, square-cut pizza piled with gooey cheese and all of your favorite toppings.
Chill out at the Violet Crown Social Club with a frozen Orange Whip. Located right off the famous (or infamous, depending on how your last visit went) 6th Street, this club’s specialty drink tastes like the Creamsicle of your youth and will put you back only $4.50!