The convenience store staple gets a sophisticated upgrade with booze and creative flavor combos
10 Alcoholic Slushies to Help You Really Chill Out
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From Los Angeles to Kansas City to Chicago to New York City, bars are catching on to the new frozen cocktails trend—think tipsy gas station slushy served in a fancy chilled glass and garnished with fresh herbs. They’re so popular that New Yorkers can have Phrosties—rainbow-striped spiked slushies—delivered to their doors after following the company on Instagram.
No need to live in a major city (or give some random person your address so they can bring you psychedelic drinks) to enjoy this trend. With some ice and a blender or margarita machine, you can whip up icy alcoholic beverages at home featuring summer’s ripest fruits and herbs. It doesn’t get much more fun for backyard entertaining.
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As gorgeous as it is tasty, think of this as a spiked blueberry smoothie.
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If you like a shandy, you'll love this frozen orange-lemon twist.
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Coconut water manages to make this frozen berry and mango treat even more refreshing.
Frozen Skinny Margarita
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You can never go wrong with a frozen strawberry marg, and this one isn't that bad for you! Serve in a hollowed out pineapple, if desired.
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This version of the Manhattan is named after the most famous ice on the island. The time it takes to infuse the whiskey is totally worth the sweet cherry flavor.
Black Strawberry Bliss
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Black pepper seems odd with sweet berries, but the contrast is delightful, especially with summery basil.
American Honey Slushy
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With berries, peaches, and pineapple, this is like a frosty liquid summer fruit salad with a touch of honey.
Stars and Stripes Spiced Ice
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Sweet vanilla and basil contrast with spicy bourbon for a nice change from fruity drinks.
Frozen Peach Passion
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Bright orange, boozy, and a breeze to make? Brilliant.