As the city heats up for summer 2022, consider this your guide to frozen cocktails in Philadelphia. While this list is not exhaustive, these are some of the best the city offers that will cool you off on those hot summer days!
Name: Raspberry Lychee Margarita
Location: Anejo – 1001 N 2nd Street (Northern Liberties)
Description/Ingredients: This classic frozen margarita features El Jimador tequila, agave, freshly squeezed lime, and lychee juice mixed with a raspberry puree.
Name: “Philly Vice”
Location: Assembly Rooftop Lounge – 1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway (Center City)
Description/Ingredients: The Philly Vice is a mix of two of Assembly’s craft cocktails in one glass: Froze (rosé, Cocchi Rosa, dry vermouth, strawberry, and lemon) and Frozen Lemonade (gin, Salers Aperitif, and housemade lemonade) — talk about the ultimate summer refresher!
Name: “Salty Dog Milkshake”
Location: Craftsman Row – 112 S 8th Street (Center City)
Description/Ingredients: The Salty Dog boozy shake contains Frangelico, Vanilla Vodka, Chocolate, Bassetts vanilla Ice cream, pretzel rod, and crushed pretzels.
Name: Distrito Frozen Margarita
Location: Distrito – 3945 Chestnut Street (University City)
Description/Ingredients: When you just want a classic frozen marg, Distrito does it best with El Jimador Blanco, Triple Sec, and fresh lime juice. So refreshing!
Name: Frozen Patron Margaritas
Location: Drury Beer Garden – 1311 Sansom Street (Midtown Village)
Description/Ingredients: A traditional frozen margarita made with a base of Patron, peach, triple sec, and lime and a flavor that changes every week.
Name: Frozen Aperol Spritz
Location: Figo Ristorante – 1033 N 2nd St Ground Floor (Northern Liberties)
Description/Ingredients: If you’re a fan of the classic Aperol spritz, try it frozen! Figo’s features Aperol, Prosecco, and an orange-flavored simple syrup.
Name: “Tiki Jungle Bird”
Location: Bridget Foy’s – 200 South Street (Headhouse/South Street District)
Description/Ingredients: Bridget’s frozen tropical cocktail containing rum, Campari, pineapple, and lime will be a trip to the beach without leaving the city.
Name: Cherry Vanilla Frozen Margarita
Location: El Rey – 2013 Chestnut Street (Rittenhouse Square)
Description/Ingredients: Frozen margaritas at El Rey rotate seasonally – sip on the cherry vanilla flavor this spring/summer season.
Name: Frozen Spicy Mango Margarita
Location: El Vez – 121 S. 13th Street (Midtown Village)
Description/Ingredients: El Vez, known for serving the blood orange frozen marg since its opening, has added another exceptional frozen drink to the mix; the Frozen Spicy Mango Margarita contains tequila, mango purée, lime juice, tamarind tea, salted tajin, and Morita chipotle syrup.
Name: Adult Slushies (various)
Location: Jerry’s Bar – 129 West Laurel Street (Northern Liberties)
Description/Ingredients: Jerry’s Bar offers boozy versions of the classic slushie. The Frose ($12) features raspberry puree and rose wine and The Orange Crush ($12) orange vodka, Triple sec, and orange juice — combine them both for $14!
Name: Frozen Red Sangria
Location: LMNO – 1749 Front Street (Fishtown)
Description/Ingredients: LMNO offers a frozen twist on the classic sangria with Garnacha, rum, and lemon.
Name: “Blue Hawaiian”
Location: PHS Pop Up Gardens (Manayunk and South Street)
Description/Ingredients: Keep chilled at the PHS Pop Up Gardens with the Blue Hawaiian containing Single Prop rum, blue curacao, coconut cream, pineapple, and lemon.
Name: Frozen Daiquiri
Location: Rouge – 205 S. 18th Street (Rittenhouse Square)
Description/Ingredients: You’ll feel like Rouge transported to the islands with this frozen daiquiri consisting of Rum, Coconut, Mango, Passionfruit, Orange, Lime, and Chili.
Name: Pride Margarita
Location: Rosa Mexicano – 105 Coulter Avenue, Ardmore, PA (Main Line)
Description/Ingredients: For June, celebrating the LGBTQIA+ Pride community, Rosa Mexicano will feature the Pride Margarita with proceeds from sales donated to The Trevor Project.
Name: Frozen Painkiller
Location: Silk City Diner – 435 Spring Garden Street (Spring Garden)
Description/Ingredients: The frozen version of this painkiller made with Cruzan Island Spiced Rum, pineapple, coconut, and dark rum float will help keep you frosty on blazing hot days.
Name: “The Froze Connoisseur”
Location: Talula’s Garden – 210 West Washington Square (Wash. Sq. West)
Description/Ingredients: Froze all day? Talula’s thirst-quenching version consists of Italian Rosé with organic fruit juices, local vodka, and a hint of organic cane sugar.
Location: The Continental 1801 Chestnut Street (Center City)
Description/Ingredients: An “out of this world” frozen cocktail containing New Amsterdam peach vodka, triple sec, and orgeat (almond syrup).
Name: “Frozé Rosé”
Location: The Love 130 S. 18th Street (Rittenhouse Square)
Description/Ingredients: Another frozen rose to keep you cool featuring local vodka, organic peach, strawberry, and cane sugar.
Name: Champagne Pop
Location: Twisted Tail – 509 S. 2nd Street (Headhouse Square/South Street)
Description/Ingredients: This effervescent sipper is composed of Champagne poured over the dealer’s choice of ice pops, ranging in flavors from watermelon to pineapple to blueberry — served in a traditional coupe glass.
Name: “Raspberry Me Not”
Location: Uptown Beer Garden – 1500 JFK Blvd (Center City)
Description/Ingredients: Watermelon Redbull, Raspberry Simple, Lemon Juice, Vodka
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