BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ
SLUSHIFIED SIPPERS Cool down with frozen summer cocktails
Need to chill out this summer? Here are some of our favorite frozen cocktails to keep you cool no matter how hot it gets.
Tiki Disco Slushy Hash Kitchen Channel your inner funk with this glittery disco ball filled with a slushy mixture of crushed ice and tropical flavors consisting of spiced rum, passion fruit, coconut, amaro, lime and bitters. Bonus: It is topped with habanero-pineapple flavored cotton candy! $11. www. hashkitchen.com. Alone in Kyoto Nook Kitchen This julep with a Japanese (and Hollywood) spin is made with Suntory Whisky Toki, roasted pistachio syrup and crushed ice. It is topped with mint and a pistachio crumble and named for Bill Murray’s situation in Lost in Translation as well as a song on the soundtrack. $12. www.nookkitchen.com Coupette Colada Little Rituals Pay homage to the frozen cocktails available at world-renowned cocktail bar Coupette in London with this icy option. It combines blended island rum with a pineapple cordial, housemade coconut sorbet, and a splash of prosecco, which adds a dry finish. $15. www.littleritualsbar.com. Elixir of Life UnderTow Feel rejuvenated after this fully blended mix of rum from seven different islands, French amer (France’s version of amaro), guava, orgeat, Tiki bitters, lemon and lime. Much like the (faux) lush, seemingly serene rainforest that surrounds guests at UnderTow, it’s dangerously deceptive. $15. www. undertowphx.com. Sangria Tinta Ladera Taverna y Cocina This boozy, fruity frozen sangria is an adult version of the icy slushies you enjoyed as a kid. Made with brandy, garnacha and citrus juice,
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it is a little sweet, a little tart, and a whole lot of delicious. $8. www. laderaphx.com. Ingo's Frozen Greyhound Ingo's Tasty Food By popular demand, Ingo’s now offers its award-winning signature Greyhound in frozen form. It features freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, house gin and grapefruit liqueur. Garnished with refreshing mint, it is the slushy of your dreams. $8 glass or $32 liter. www.ingostastyfood.com. Frozen PainKiller The Pobrecito Cocktail Bar This boozier twist on a pina colada includes a delicate balance of pineapple and orange juices, coconut cream, Bacardi Anejo Cuatro Rum, and Jamaican rum, mixed and frozen to perfection. It is garnished with a dehydrated orange wheel, toasted coconut and grated nutmeg. $13. www.pobrecitophx.com. Orange Spritz Gelato Cocktail Pomo Pizzeria An icy take on the trending Aperol spritz, this cool creation starts with Aperol, Campari and prosecco. It’s then combined with blood orange sorbet, transforming it from fizzy to frozen while retaining the same citrus flavor. It’s finished with an orange slice. $11.95. www. pomopizzeria.com. La Rosa Margarita Los Dos Molinos This frozen version of a classic margarita starts with all the standards needed for a tasty treat: tequila, fresh lime juice and agave nectar. However, in addition to being served frozen, it also comes with a swirl of St. George Raspberry Liqueur, which is made with brandy and actual raspberries to make it equal parts sweet and tart. $12. www.losdosmolinosphoenix.com.