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13 Frozen Cocktails Needed To Survive Miami’s Summer

Cool down with these icy drinks

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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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1. Taquiza

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7450 Ocean Terrace
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 748-6099
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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.

2. 222 TACO

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1624 79th Street Causeway
North Bay Village, FL 33141
(833) 222-8226
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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.

3. Malibu Farm Miami Beach

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4525 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 674-5579
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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.

4. The Confidante Miami Beach

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4041 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 424-1234
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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.

5. SUGARCANE raw bar grill

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3252 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 369-0353
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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.

6. 1-800-Lucky

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143 NW 23rd St
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 768-9826
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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.

7. Watr At The 1 Rooftop

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2341 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 604-6580
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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.

8. Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company

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237 20th St Suite B
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8217
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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.

9. Wild N Out Sports Bar & Arcade

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1144 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 535-3500
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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.

10. Area 31

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16, 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 424-5234
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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.

11. Better Days

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75 SE 6th St
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 220-7690
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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.

12. Tacology

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4th Brickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 347-5368
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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.

13. Ball & Chain

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1513 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 643-7820
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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.

1. Taquiza

7450 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach, FL 33141

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.

7450 Ocean Terrace
Miami Beach, FL 33141

2. 222 TACO

1624 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village, FL 33141

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.

1624 79th Street Causeway
North Bay Village, FL 33141

3. Malibu Farm Miami Beach

4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

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.

4525 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

4. The Confidante Miami Beach

4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

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.

4041 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

5. SUGARCANE raw bar grill

3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137

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.

3252 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33137

6. 1-800-Lucky

143 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127

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.

143 NW 23rd St
Miami, FL 33127

7. Watr At The 1 Rooftop

2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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.

2341 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company

237 20th St Suite B, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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.

237 20th St Suite B
Miami Beach, FL 33139

9. Wild N Out Sports Bar & Arcade

1144 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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.

1144 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

10. Area 31

16, 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131

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.

16, 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131

11. Better Days

75 SE 6th St, Miami, FL 33131

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.

75 SE 6th St
Miami, FL 33131

12. Tacology

4th Brickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131

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.

4th Brickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33131

13. Ball & Chain

1513 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

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.

1513 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135

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