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Frozen mudslide at the Automatic
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Drink All These Frozen Cocktails Before Summer Ends

It’s a never-ending beach party at these Boston bars — well, at least until autumn

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Frozen mudslide at the Automatic
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The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping, but summertime isn’t over yet. Make the most of the last few weeks of the season with one (or 27) of these delicious frozen cocktails. From frosé to Dole whips to boozy popsicles, these Boston bars are ready to give you a brain freeze — and a buzz.

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Frozen Burro Colada at the Painted Burro

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Beloved Davis Square haunt the Painted Burro has had its frozen burro colada on the menu every summer since it opened seven years ago. Owner Joe Cassinelli’s recipe for a classic pina colada uses Pango Rhum, Coco Lopez, and pineapple puree.

A frozen pina colada, pictured in front of a light wooden background, is garnished with an orchid, pineapple slice, and twisty blue straw
Frozen burro colada at the Painted Burro
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Frozen Negroni at Colette

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With the success of the frosé at Colette’s sister restaurant, Frenchie, the team at Colette — Porter Square’s new French bistro — knew it needed a signature frozen drink of its own. Beverage director Chris Keith chose the Negroni. His frozen take on the classic is made with Fords Gin, Carpano Antico vermouth, Campari, and orange juice.

A pink frozen Negroni sits on a marble table on a restaurant’s patio. It’s in a stemless wine glass, garnished with orange rind. A few diners are visible, blurred, in the background.
Frozen Negroni at Colette
Colette [Official Photo]

Boozy Freeze Pops at Variety Bar at Bow Market

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Looking for boozy freeze pops? Head to Variety Bar at the Comedy Studio in Bow Market, where bar manager Sasha Go creates adult versions of the childhood favorite in dreamy flavors like lychee rum punch. At $5 for a large pop or $3 for a mini, they’re also a steal. 

A pink boozy freeze pop sits in a Variety Bar branded glass on top of a stack of old books, with an orchid next to the glass. Part of the Comedy Studio sign is visible in the background.
Boozy freeze pop at Variety Bar at the Comedy Studio at Bow Market
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Poptails at Harvest

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Harvest puts a unique spin on frozen cocktails with its “poptails,” cocktails paired with matching popsicles. Flavors include a spicy margarita with a mango jalapeno popsicle (pictured), a mojito with a mint lime popsicle, and an espresso martini with a Vietnamese coffee popsicle. If that wasn’t enough to get you there, each poptail is designed to be paired with one of Harvest’s $5 tacos. The poptails and tacos are available on Harvest’s covered patio from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and during brunch on the weekends.

An orange popsicle is dunked in a glass of a spicy margarita, which is garnished with a jalapeno slice. The glass is on a restaurant’s patio table outside.
Spicy margarita with mango jalapeno popsicle at Harvest
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Mudslide at the Automatic

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Cambridge hangout the Automatic is making retro cocktails cool again, and the coolest of all is the frozen mudslide. It’s made with vodka, Irish cream, coffee, and chocolate, and it’s served in a tall glass liberally laced with chocolate syrup. The menu’s descriptor of “frozen awesomeness” is accurate.

A frozen mudslide cocktail sits on a turquoise table. It’s garnished with a small plastic palm tree.
Frozen mudslide at the Automatic
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Cobra’s Fang and Paloma at State Park

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State Park has not one but two frozen options on its menu. For something sweet and tropical, go for the cobra’s fang, a Tiki favorite made with rum and passionfruit. Or if you’re in the mood for something more refreshing and bitter, the paloma is a classic mix of tequila and grapefruit. If the weather is good, enjoy your drink on the outdoor patio.

Two frozen cocktails, one orange and one pink, sit on a restaurant’s outdoor patio table. Purple flowers are visible in the background.
Cobra’s fang and paloma at State Park
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Frozen Banana Grapefruit Daiquiri at Little Donkey

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Little Donkey keeps a frozen cocktail on its menu year-round, coming up with seasonal twists to match the weather. The current summer offering is a frozen banana grapefruit daiquiri, a tropical combo of white rum, banana liqueur, and grapefruit, white grape, and pineapple juices. It’s adorably served in a repurposed sake jar covered in pandas, complete with a paper umbrella.

A frozen daiquiri sits in a panda sake cup and is garnished with a teal cocktail umbrella. Luxurious red bar seats are visible in the background.
Frozen banana grapefruit daiquiri at Little Donkey
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El Floridita at Casa Caña

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Upgrade your typical daiquiri for Casa Caña’s el floridita, a mixture of white rum, lime juice, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and maraschino liqueur. It’s a frozen version of the Hemingway daiquiri, named for the Havana bar where this classic was invented. The recipe is a perfect match for Casa Caña’s colorful Cuban vibe.

A frozen pink daiquiri garnished with a slice of lime sits on a table on a restaurant patio with a vivid tropical mural visible in the background.
El Floridita at Casa Caña
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Ay Bay Bay Frozé at A4cade

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A4cade’s cocktails are notoriously fun and over-the-top — what else do you expect from a bar surrounded by arcade games? The ay bay bay frozé, on the “Kid at Heart” section of the menu, is made with Short Path Summer Gin, triple sec, blueberry, lychee, hibiscus, rosé, and citrus, and it packs a fruity, tangy punch — the perfect choice to sip on while you take on your friends in Mario Kart or Skee-Ball.

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Ay bay bay frozé at A4cade
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Blackberry Basil Mule at Lulu's Allston

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Allston hangout Lulu’s keeps summer boredom at bay by rotating its frozen cocktail weekly. Past offerings have included frozen painkillers, frozen margaritas, and a frozen Negroni. Currently Lulu’s is blending up a blackberry basil mule with Bird Dog blackberry whiskey, basil simple syrup, lime juice, and ginger beer.

A frozen cocktail served in a copper mule mug, garnished with a blackberry, sits on a picnic table on a restaurant patio. Lulu’s Allston signage is visible in the back.
Frozen blackberry basil mule at Lulu’s Allston
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Lemon Icetail at Lookout Rooftop

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The Envoy Hotel’s Lookout Rooftop is resurrecting a childhood treat into a glorious, boozy adult form: Italian ice. The lemon icetail is made with Reyka vodka and served just like the lemon ice you used to eat as a kid, in a round carton with a wooden spoon. Except you get to enjoy this one with spectacular views of Boston Harbor.

A container of boozy lemon ice is wrapped with Reyka vodka branding.
Lemon icetail at Lookout Rooftop and Bar
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Slush du Jour at Committee

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Committee varies its frozen cocktails regularly, offering a “slush du jour” all summer long. For example: a classic frosé (pictured) with vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, strawberry puree, and rosé, as well as a passionfruit vodka mai tai with dry Curaçao, lime, vanilla, Greek wine, and golden falernum.

A white slushie cocktail garnished with herbs sits on a bar
Slush du jour at Committee
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Foamy Freezes at Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Fort Point is blending up “foamy freezes” made with Trillium sour beers and fresh fruit juices. The flavor rotates daily, but expect delicious combos like pina colada and strawberry banana peach.

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Foamy freeze at Trillium
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Soft Serve Mimosa at Buttermilk & Bourbon

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Buttermilk & Bourbon’s soft serve mimosas are a menu favorite for good reason. A swirl of fruity soft serve sorbet is paired with a can of Bollicini prosecco to create your own cold and creamy cocktail. Sorbet flavors rotate daily; recent options have included pineapple mango, pink lemonade, and watermelon.

A swirl of pink soft serve is in a wine glass; a can of prosecco is next to it. Both are in front of a white brick wall.
Soft serve mimosa at Buttermilk & Bourbon
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Frolita at Lolita Fort Point

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No list of frozen cocktails is complete without a margarita or two, and there’s nowhere better in town to get one than Lolita. Lolita’s frolita is made with blanco tequila, house orange liqueur, lime, and grapefruit juice. If you stay for dinner, you’ll also be welcomed to the table with a frozen grapefruit granita; say yes to the optional shot of tequila on top and you’ve got a frozen cocktail to share.

Close-up of two frozen margaritas, garnished with citrus slices. A small skull decoration is visible in the background.
Frolitas (frozen margaritas) at Lolita
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Tequila Take the Wheel at Citrus & Salt

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You can take your pick of frozen cocktails at Citrus & Salt: All of the margaritas are available frozen, and there are also soft serve mimosas (like at sister restaurant Buttermilk & Bourbon, see above) and a boozy Dole whip. Or try a signature cocktail like the frozen watermelon-flavored Becky juice or the spicy tequila take the wheel (pictured), which comes with a tequila sunrise popsicle.

A hand with a polka dot manicure dips a red and orange tequila sunrise popsicle into a glass of spicy tequila
Tequila take the wheel at Citrus & Salt
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Frosé at Back Bay Social Club

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Back Bay Social Club puts a tropical twist on the classic that jump-started the frozen cocktail trend. Its frosé is made with rum, sparkling rosé, lime juice, and pineapple juice for an extra-refreshing patio cocktail. The restaurant also offers a second frozen cocktail that rotates daily.

A hand holds a glass of pink frosé, garnished with an orange slice and maraschino cherry
Frosé at Back Bay Social Club
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Freezling at Sonsie

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You’ve heard of frosé, but how about freesling? Sonsie bucks the pink trend by blending up some sweet and fruity Riesling wine. The frozen treat is served with a sprig of mint and a peach gummy.

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Freezling at Sonsie
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Bushwhacker at Loretta's Last Call

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Loretta’s Last Call, Fenway’s hot spot for Southern food and country music, is reviving a retro favorite with its frozen bushwhacker cocktail. This cross between a mudslide and a pina colada is made with coconut rum, crème de cacao, dark rum, coffee brandy, and milk. Topped with chocolate syrup and coconut shavings, it’s a frozen dream come true.

A frozen bushwhacker - mudslide meets pina colada - sits on a wooden table
Bushwhacker at Loretta’s Last Call
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Frozen Cocktails at the Colonnade Hotel’s Rooftop Pool & Bar

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The Colonnade Hotel’s Rooftop Bar knows that there’s nothing better than a frozen cocktail when you’re sitting poolside. The menu has five different summery offerings to suit your mood. Go with a classic frosé (pictured), or get more adventurous with the mango mamacita (tequila, mango, and a tajin rim).

A frosé garnished with strawberries and served in a Colonnade Hotel branded glass is sitting on a table in front of a pool
Frosé at the Colonnade Hotel’s rooftop pool
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The Pollinator at Shore Leave

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Shore Leave is no stranger to beautiful cocktails, but the Tiki bar has taken its garnish game to a whole new level with the Pollinator, a collaboration with local florist Boston Pollen. The green frozen cocktail (made with Monkey 47 Gin, lemon, oat orgeat, and Japanese melon) is floated over pink aromatic tonic for a gorgeous layering effect. It comes served on a bed of fresh flowers.

A frozen cocktail sits on a dark wooden table, garnished extensively with fresh flowers. A dark green leather booth is visible in the back.
The pollinator at Shore Leave
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Pina Colada at Hojoko

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If you like pina coladas…you will love Hojoko’s version of this tropical classic, which is blended with marshmallow fluff and garnished with a toasted marshmallow. Or try the Japanese Caucasian, a frozen mixture of vodka, cold brew, coffee brandy, and condensed milk.

A pina colada is garnished with a toasted marshmallow
Pina colada at Hojoko
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Lion's Tail

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Lion’s Tail is one of the best spots in town for a craft cocktail, and the frozen offerings are predictably top-notch. Choose from a frozen version of Lion’s Tail’s popular Negroni (house gin infused with hibiscus tea and strawberries, Campari, sweet vermouth) and the bar’s take on Nantucket favorite the Figawi wowie (vodka, blueberry, sea salt shrub, limoncello, mint syrup).

Two frozen cocktails on a dark background. One is purple and garnished with an orchid; the other is pink and garnished with an orange slice.
Frozen Negroni and Figawi wowie at Lion’s Tail in Boston’s South End
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Kirin Slushie at Banyan Bar & Refuge

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Frozen wine may be all the rage, but beer lovers don’t have to feel left out at Banyan, where Kirin beer is blended into a refreshing, ice-cold slushie. This Japanese favorite has been on the menu since Banyan opened.

Two Kirin beer slushies, garnished with lime slices, sit on a wooden bar
Kirin slushies at Banyan Bar & Refuge
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Lush Puppies at Backyard Betty's

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Backyard Betty’s is known for its kitschy, nostalgic vibe, and now it has frozen cocktails to match. Manager and bar director Mike Baxter tracked down the last vintage Slush Puppie machine in the Northeast to give Southie a grown-up taste of a childhood favorite. Dubbed “lush puppies,” the cocktails pair traditional Slush Puppie flavors like watermelon, blue raspberry, and fruit punch with flavored Deep Eddy vodkas.

Three frozen cocktails in “lush puppie” plastic cups, garnished with fruit and bendy straws, sit on a wooden bar
Lush puppies at Backyard Betty’s
Backyard Betty’s [Official Photo]

Frozen Beach Club Cocktails at Publico Street Bistro & Garden

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Publico is taking summertime fun to a whole new level on its patio, which has been transformed into Publico Beach Club for the season. The urban oasis is filled with bright nautical decor and maritime props to complement a menu of summery food and drinks, including three frozen cocktails: spiked lemonade, a dark and stormy, and frosé. Tune into the restaurant’s social media for notifications of special events like summer movie nights.

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Frozen cocktails at Publico Street Bistro & Garden
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Blossom Bar

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If you have happy memories of ordering a Dole whip in Disney’s Magic Kingdom, then you’ve got to head over to Blossom Bar for its boozy version of this classic. Ran Duan tops the iconic pineapple soft serve with Don Papa rum and lime juice to create a delicious and nostalgic cocktail.

A boozy dole whip sits in a Blossom Bar branded glass, with a pineapple in the background.
Boozy Dole whip at Blossom Bar
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Frozen Burro Colada at the Painted Burro

Beloved Davis Square haunt the Painted Burro has had its frozen burro colada on the menu every summer since it opened seven years ago. Owner Joe Cassinelli’s recipe for a classic pina colada uses Pango Rhum, Coco Lopez, and pineapple puree.

A frozen pina colada, pictured in front of a light wooden background, is garnished with an orchid, pineapple slice, and twisty blue straw
Frozen burro colada at the Painted Burro
The Painted Burro [Official Photo]

Frozen Negroni at Colette

With the success of the frosé at Colette’s sister restaurant, Frenchie, the team at Colette — Porter Square’s new French bistro — knew it needed a signature frozen drink of its own. Beverage director Chris Keith chose the Negroni. His frozen take on the classic is made with Fords Gin, Carpano Antico vermouth, Campari, and orange juice.

A pink frozen Negroni sits on a marble table on a restaurant’s patio. It’s in a stemless wine glass, garnished with orange rind. A few diners are visible, blurred, in the background.
Frozen Negroni at Colette
Colette [Official Photo]

Boozy Freeze Pops at Variety Bar at Bow Market

Looking for boozy freeze pops? Head to Variety Bar at the Comedy Studio in Bow Market, where bar manager Sasha Go creates adult versions of the childhood favorite in dreamy flavors like lychee rum punch. At $5 for a large pop or $3 for a mini, they’re also a steal. 

A pink boozy freeze pop sits in a Variety Bar branded glass on top of a stack of old books, with an orchid next to the glass. Part of the Comedy Studio sign is visible in the background.
Boozy freeze pop at Variety Bar at the Comedy Studio at Bow Market
Sasha Go

Poptails at Harvest

Harvest puts a unique spin on frozen cocktails with its “poptails,” cocktails paired with matching popsicles. Flavors include a spicy margarita with a mango jalapeno popsicle (pictured), a mojito with a mint lime popsicle, and an espresso martini with a Vietnamese coffee popsicle. If that wasn’t enough to get you there, each poptail is designed to be paired with one of Harvest’s $5 tacos. The poptails and tacos are available on Harvest’s covered patio from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and during brunch on the weekends.

An orange popsicle is dunked in a glass of a spicy margarita, which is garnished with a jalapeno slice. The glass is on a restaurant’s patio table outside.
Spicy margarita with mango jalapeno popsicle at Harvest
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Mudslide at the Automatic

Cambridge hangout the Automatic is making retro cocktails cool again, and the coolest of all is the frozen mudslide. It’s made with vodka, Irish cream, coffee, and chocolate, and it’s served in a tall glass liberally laced with chocolate syrup. The menu’s descriptor of “frozen awesomeness” is accurate.

A frozen mudslide cocktail sits on a turquoise table. It’s garnished with a small plastic palm tree.
Frozen mudslide at the Automatic
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Cobra’s Fang and Paloma at State Park

State Park has not one but two frozen options on its menu. For something sweet and tropical, go for the cobra’s fang, a Tiki favorite made with rum and passionfruit. Or if you’re in the mood for something more refreshing and bitter, the paloma is a classic mix of tequila and grapefruit. If the weather is good, enjoy your drink on the outdoor patio.