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13 Frozen Cocktails Needed To Survive Miami’s Summer

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Nothing quenches a hot summer day’s thirst quite like a frozen cocktail. In a city with summer temps rarely below 85 degrees, it pays to know who’s got the goods aka icey alcohol-infused beverages to help beat the heat. While it’s hard to say no to a good frosé, many of these spots are creating drinks that go way beyond the basic favorites. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of frosé to be had.

Here are 13 frozen cocktails that should be immediately added to everyone’s summer to-do list.

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Taquiza

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Nothing screams summer like a frozen cocktail inside a pineapple. Head to Taquiza where bar manager, Nikos is serving up the Drunken Rabbit featuring Bozal mezcal, Ancho Reyes, pineapple juice, guava juice, cinnamon, lime, and tajin inside of a pineapple.

222 TACO

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There’s something about tacos and frozen drinks that make for a perfect combo. At 222 Taco on Normandy Isle, tequila lovers will gravitate to the Mexican Piña Colada. It’s not a typical piña colada, because 222 is adding passion fruit into the mix. Not in the mood for tequila? Opt for a mezcal floater instead.

Malibu Farm Miami Beach

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Not much beats a delicious frozen cocktail with a picture-esque view of the ocean. Stop by Eden Roc’s new outpost, Malibu Farm, to try a Frosignon made with Belvedere vodka, Sauvignon Blanc, peach, grapefruit, and pear agave. Think: wine cooler slushie.

The Confidante Miami Beach

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Backyard Saturdays at The Confidante are significantly better with a frozen drink in hand. The poolside menu features several frozen cocktails, like the Blackberry Mint Julep with Bulleit bourbon, blackberry puree, mint, and simple syrup. The frozen drinks at The Confidante are also available by the pitcher, making them ideal for sharing with a group of friends — or not.

SUGARCANE raw bar grill

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Longtime Midtown staple, Sugarcane raw bar grill, is home to the Guayaba Dream Slush. The fruity concoction featuring Ketel One Orange, guava purée, orange bitters, and Disaronno has been on the menu for quite some time and it’s easy to understand why with its tropical flavors it’s hard not to order a few rounds.

1-800-Lucky

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This Asian food hall steps it up a notch by being one of only two spots in the country to feature a frozen Kirin beer on its menu. This drink takes that ice cold beer craving to next level featuring a light and fluffy Kirin foam on top. Snag it for just $5 during happy hour Monday to Friday from 4 to 7pm.

Watr At The 1 Rooftop

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The rooftop hot spot at South Beach’s 1 Hotel takes its frozen drink game to the next level with an entire section of the menu dedicated to “Brain Freeze” drinks. The menu features everything from smooth classics like a skinny pina colada to more adventurous drinks like the Ultima Palabra “slushy” made with mezcal, green Chartreuse, Luxardo, and fresh lime. Or keep it basic with frosé, all day.

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company

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Sweet Liberty’s piña colada isn’t the basic run-of-the-mill beachside beverage, as it’s made with a unique blend of rums. Keeping with the award-winning bar’s theme there’s only fresh ingredients, and no pre-made mixes involved in the tropical cocktail.

Wild N Out Sports Bar & Arcade

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Typically locals tend to veer away from Ocean Drive, but fans of Nick Cannon’s Wild N’ Out television show may be willing to give the street a second look. The recently opened Wild N’ Out Sports Bar & Arcade has a frozen drink menu a mile long. Try the Blue Bulldog Margarita made with a blue blend of Hypnotic, silver tequila, blue curaçao, fresh lime juice, and splash of orange juice the tall frozen cocktail is topped with a pineapple wedge, fresh strawberry, and Coronita.

Area 31

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Sip a frozen Moscow Mule at Area 31’s poolside bar. Lead bartender Benny Hernandez serves this grapefruit and ginger Moscow Mule in a classic cooper vessel just inches away from the 16th floor’s rooftop pool. Between the mule and the views of both Brickell and the bay, summer will seem complete.

Better Days

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Regulars at Better Days know it’s more of a blurry day after a visit to the Brickell bar — especially after a few frozen Irish coffees. The frozen beverage is available year round made with Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey and topped with a little extra coffee for a caffeinated kick.

Tacology

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Make the most out of the mango season with a frozen Chamoyada margarita. This mango mixture is full of tequila and has just the right amount of sweetness. The icy mountain is finished off with a piece of Tamarind candy on top.

Ball & Chain

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What’s better than salsa dancing? Salsa dancing with a banana daiquiri in hand. Ball & Chain is home to one of the city’s best banana daiquiris made with a mix of Bacardi rum, créme de banana, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, coffee beans, and bananita.

Taquiza

Nothing screams summer like a frozen cocktail inside a pineapple. Head to Taquiza where bar manager, Nikos is serving up the Drunken Rabbit featuring Bozal mezcal, Ancho Reyes, pineapple juice, guava juice, cinnamon, lime, and tajin inside of a pineapple.

222 TACO

There’s something about tacos and frozen drinks that make for a perfect combo. At 222 Taco on Normandy Isle, tequila lovers will gravitate to the Mexican Piña Colada. It’s not a typical piña colada, because 222 is adding passion fruit into the mix. Not in the mood for tequila? Opt for a mezcal floater instead.

Malibu Farm Miami Beach

Not much beats a delicious frozen cocktail with a picture-esque view of the ocean. Stop by Eden Roc’s new outpost, Malibu Farm, to try a Frosignon made with Belvedere vodka, Sauvignon Blanc, peach, grapefruit, and pear agave. Think: wine cooler slushie.

The Confidante Miami Beach

Backyard Saturdays at The Confidante are significantly better with a frozen drink in hand. The poolside menu features several frozen cocktails, like the Blackberry Mint Julep with Bulleit bourbon, blackberry puree, mint, and simple syrup. The frozen drinks at The Confidante are also available by the pitcher, making them ideal for sharing with a group of friends — or not.

SUGARCANE raw bar grill

Longtime Midtown staple, Sugarcane raw bar grill, is home to the Guayaba Dream Slush. The fruity concoction featuring Ketel One Orange, guava purée, orange bitters, and Disaronno has been on the menu for quite some time and it’s easy to understand why with its tropical flavors it’s hard not to order a few rounds.

1-800-Lucky

This Asian food hall steps it up a notch by being one of only two spots in the country to feature a frozen Kirin beer on its menu. This drink takes that ice cold beer craving to next level featuring a light and fluffy Kirin foam on top. Snag it for just $5 during happy hour Monday to Friday from 4 to 7pm.

Watr At The 1 Rooftop

The rooftop hot spot at South Beach’s 1 Hotel takes its frozen drink game to the next level with an entire section of the menu dedicated to “Brain Freeze” drinks. The menu features everything from smooth classics like a skinny pina colada to more adventurous drinks like the Ultima Palabra “slushy” made with mezcal, green Chartreuse, Luxardo, and fresh lime. Or keep it basic with frosé, all day.

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company

Sweet Liberty’s piña colada isn’t the basic run-of-the-mill beachside beverage, as it’s made with a unique blend of rums. Keeping with the award-winning bar’s theme there’s only fresh ingredients, and no pre-made mixes involved in the tropical cocktail.

Wild N Out Sports Bar & Arcade

Typically locals tend to veer away from Ocean Drive, but fans of Nick Cannon’s Wild N’ Out television show may be willing to give the street a second look. The recently opened Wild N’ Out Sports Bar & Arcade has a frozen drink menu a mile long. Try the Blue Bulldog Margarita made with a blue blend of Hypnotic, silver tequila, blue curaçao, fresh lime juice, and splash of orange juice the tall frozen cocktail is topped with a pineapple wedge, fresh strawberry, and Coronita.

Area 31

Sip a frozen Moscow Mule at Area 31’s poolside bar. Lead bartender Benny Hernandez serves this grapefruit and ginger Moscow Mule in a classic cooper vessel just inches away from the 16th floor’s rooftop pool. Between the mule and the views of both Brickell and the bay, summer will seem complete.

Better Days

Regulars at Better Days know it’s more of a blurry day after a visit to the Brickell bar — especially after a few frozen Irish coffees. The frozen beverage is available year round made with Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey and topped with a little extra coffee for a caffeinated kick.

Tacology

Make the most out of the mango season with a frozen Chamoyada margarita. This mango mixture is full of tequila and has just the right amount of sweetness. The icy mountain is finished off with a piece of Tamarind candy on top.

Ball & Chain

What’s better than salsa dancing? Salsa dancing with a banana daiquiri in hand. Ball & Chain is home to one of the city’s best banana daiquiris made with a mix of Bacardi rum, créme de banana, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, coffee beans, and bananita.

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