Cherry Bomb Ice Cream Float from Tipsy Scoop
Summer in the city is hot, and there's nothing more refreshing than sipping on a frozen cocktail.
Whether you’re chilling by the pool, enjoying the beach or just hitting the streets with family and friends, frozen cocktails are the most delicious way to beat the heat.
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Next time you're out on the town and looking to cool down, try one of these top-notch frozen cocktails from around the city. Add it to your summer bucket list and enjoy classic margaritas, trendy espresso martinis and more.
151 Rivington Street / Website
This spot in the Lower East Side offers a selection of unique cocktails in a more relaxed environment than some of its counterparts. The frozen Dole Whip was created by co-owner Harrison Snow. Served in an NYC Greek coffee cup, this nostalgic drink combines pineapple soft serve with Smith & Cross rum, Lemon Hart Blackpool rum, Fernet Branca and a house sherry blend. It's sure to be a summer staple.
305 Bleecker Street / Website
Located on the bustling and energetic Bleecker Street and inspired by the many flavors of Europe, this spot is known for its charcuterie, wine and cocktails. Led by sommelier Joshua Wesson, one of the restaurant's best frozen options is the La Pasion. Sipping on the blend of mezcal, passion fruit liqueur, citrus, botanical liquor and campari will transport you to a European coastline.
340 Bleecker Street / Website
This West Village hotspot and Italian restaurant is known for its amazing cocktails (and food) in a very posh setting. The Sgroppino is a highlight of the cocktail menu, built by beverage director Simon Sebbah. Set in a frosted martini glass, this drink features a scoop of lemon sorbet topped with vodka to create a perfectly sweet and tangy summer treat.
632 Manhattan Ave. / Website
A Greenpoint favorite, this establishment in the hip Brooklyn neighborhood has delicious cocktails and unmatched vibes. The summer menu will feature not one but two different frozen options. The first is a frozen espresso martini made with cold brew coffee, a drink that has taken over social media, and the second is the “Papa Don’t Peach” made with mezcal, dry vermouth, lemon, basil and peach.
270 Metropolitan Ave., 217 East 26th Street / Website
What's a better adult summer treat than boozy ice cream? Since Tipsy Scoop's inception in 2013, these sweet treats have become a social media sensation with two locations in the city and shipping nationwide. The Cherry Bomb Ice Cream Float mixes vanilla bean bourbon ice cream, cherry preserves, cherry hard cider and cherry gummies for the ultimate summer splurge.
91 S 6th Street / Website
Paying homage to the rich food culture and nightlife in Mexico City, this restaurant not only offers tasty food options but also craft cocktails. The signature frozen cocktail is the Sangre de Mezcal, combining sal de gusano, hibiscus, vermouth, mezcal and lemon. Sip on this refreshing drink while munching on flavorful bites. We recommend the yellowtail ceviche or vegan mole.
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Various Locations / Website
This plant-based, Mexican restaurant in locations dotted around the city has great food, great vibes and great cocktails. The frozen agave margarita comes in three flavors or a swirl. From the refreshing strawberry and rosemary, to the mango and habanero with a kick, there's a frozen option for everyone to enjoy.
Photography by: Courtesy of Lullaby; Kathryn Sheldon; Courtesy of Tipsy Scoop; Andrea Grujic