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12 Must-Try Frozen Cocktails in Austin

By Veronica Meewes  |  July 20, 2016
Credit: La Corsha Hospitality

When the mercury rises in Austin, seek cool relief at any of the bars around town pouring delicious frozen cocktails. These days, more than ever are offering frosty creations, but the 12 below are some of our favorites.

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    Prince Roger at Weather Up
    Dearly beloved, you should gather at Weather Up to sip on this frozen blend of bourbon, grapefruit, raspberry and thyme. The Weather Up staff concocted it while listening to Purple Rain on repeat this spring.

    1808 E. Cesar Chavez St.; 512-24-0464

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    Ruby Redbird Popsicle Shandy at Hotel San Jose
    Relax on the patio of the HSJ with this frosty citrus creation: Shiner Ruby Redbird beer with a grapefruit, lemonade and a mint Cold Ones popsicle.

    1316 S. Congress Ave.; 512-444-7322

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    Brandy Alexander at CANTINE Italian Cafe & Bar
    Follow up a dinner of housemade pasta with CANTINE's unique take on a classic Brandy Alexander, this one made with Landy VSOP, Creme de Cacao, housemade soft-serve and chocolate. 

    1100 S. Lamar Blvd #2115; 512-628-0348

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    Painkiller at Geraldine's
    There's no better place than the poolside side at Geraldine's to enjoy this frozen take on a tiki classic, made with Cruzan Gold Rum, pineapple, coconut, lime and orange.

    605 Davis St.; 512-476-4755

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    Wine Slushie at Infinite Monkey Theorem
    Founder and winemaker Ben Parson imagined this adult version of a childhood favorite, made with Texas cinsault rosé, Syrah, simple syrup and merlot.

    21 Pickle Rd #110; 512-956-7757

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    Irish coffee at Oasthouse Gastropub
    ​Mimosas and Bloody Marys take a back seat at brunch with this addictive frozen blend of Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey, cold brew coffee, cinnamon syrup, coconut and condensed milk.

    8300 N FM 620; 737-222-5779

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    Bart's Root Beer at Odd Duck
    This ingenius housemade frozen root beer takes frosty to a whole new level, blending pisco, rum, Cherry Heering, lemon, orange juice and a slew of infused herbs like star anise, hoja santa and mint plus charred oak and cinnamon sticks.

    1201 S. Lamar Blvd.; 512-433-6521

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    Adult Milkshake at Péché
    Indulge in three different adult milkshakes at this French-inspired cocktail spot, each made with housemade vanilla ice cream. The Bananas Foster is made with Creme de Banane and dark rum, the Holy Raspberry St. George is made with raspberry and apricot liqueurs and the pictured shake features Luxardo Cherry Liqueur and absinthe.

    208 W. Fourth St.; 512-494-4011

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    Ice Candy at Qui
    Cool off with Qui's summer special ice candy, which comes in four different flavors: Shochu How to Party (shochu, Cocchi Americano, gentian aperitif, Peychaud's), Santa's Retreat (white rum, hoja santa syrup, lime), Esp-iceee (blanco tequila, grapefruit, lime, honey, habanero bitters) and Harvey Door Knocker (gin, galliano, orange).

    1600 E. Sixth St.; 512-436-9626

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    The Coconut at Boiler Nine Bar + Grill
    Beverade director Jason Stevens took inspiration from cocktail books of the '60s and '70s for this island refresher, made with several rums, pineapple, island spice and coconut snow (crafted with coconut oil and freeze-dried coconut).

    800 W. Cesar Chavez St.; 512-220-9990

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    Jelly beer at Sway
    By using a special machine imported from Thailand, Sway's jelly beer is chilled below a freezing temperature — without actually freezing it. So when your server opens the bottle, it ices before your eyes, creating a refreshing, slushie-like beer.

    1417 S. 1st St.; 512-326-1999

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    Strawberry Fields at Swift's Attic
    For a completely different frozen cocktail, try this refresher from Swift's Attic, which features kaffir lime and toasted coriander syrup, Reyka vodka, prosecco and a scoop of strawberry sorbet.

    315 Congress Ave.; 512-482-8842