5 boozed-up frozen beverages for the weekend
Austin It's muggy, hot, and okay… really muggy. What better way to cool off than with a slushie? How about an ADULT slushie? There are legendary frozen beverages in town, like Curra's Avocado Margarita, and we'd be lying if we said we never spiked a Purple Sprite slush from Sonic. However, we put together some picks that highlight fresh seasonal flavors and, well… just get the job done in the most delicious possible manner. Take your time friends, brain freeze is no joke.
The Hightower, East Seventh
Made with cachaça, Brazil's most popular liquor, along with sugar and lime, the Hightower's Frozen Caipirinha is a frosty delight. Also, you now have the choice of adding blackberry puree, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, or Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur for a spicy kick, World Cup-style.
Swift's Attic, Downtown
Strawberry Fields isn't necessarily here forever, but it's here for Summer! The fresh, pureed strawberries are combined with kaffir lime leaves and toasted coriander sherbet to form an "ice ball", then topped with Santo Azul Blanco Tequila and bubbly Prosecco.
Violet Crown Social Club,Central East
Dive-y paradise VCSC is always serving up their Dreamsicle-flavored adult slushie, named the Iron Whip. It's made with orange and vanilla vodka and orange juice. Pro tip: add a whipped cream vodka floater to up the punch and bring this beverage to dessert-like proportions.
Pleasant Storage Room, Warehouse District
PSR's head barman, Alfonso Hernandez, has blended together Caña Brava Rum, peach liqueur, lime, pineapple, fresh mint, and honey to create this minty concoction that cools you down instantly. It's served in vintage uranium (radioactive, radioactive!) glassware, but it's not on the menu, so ask for it by name!
Frozen Prickly Pear Margarita
El Chile Cafe, Multiple Locations
It's lime-y, cold, smooth, and bright pink -- but there's nothing girly about the punch this margarita packs. The cactus pear is tequila marinated then added to their boozy house marg.