Boozy slushies, anyone? As the sun beats down on South Florida on these warm days, we all could use an excuse to cool off. And what better way to do that than sipping on refreshing icy drinks that, of course, feature a nice little spike of alcohol? Loads of Miami businesses are serving exactly that, from the classic frosé to frozen margs, so here are the best places to stop by when you need some quick cocktails to cool off:
1. Wet Willie’s, Miami Beach
Wet Willie’s is a load of fun as soon as you enter. There’s a long stretch of rainbow churning daiquiri machines filled with flavors you can have alone or mix together to your heart’s desire. From a traditional margarita and a sour apple flavor, to a banana-flavored “Monkey Shine” and a White Russian, the possibilities here are endless! Even their strongest drink, “Call-A-Cab,” consists of cherry and strawberry blended with grain alcohol and premium rum and it offers some pretty solid advice. There are sugar-free and nonalcoholic options as well.
Find Wet Willie’s at 760 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
2. Monty’s Raw Bar, multiple locations
Come here for the water views, and stay for the vibes (or perhaps just the frozen alcohol). You’re in for a great time when you order from this oceanfront tiki hut which specializes in the booziest frozen cocktails like piña coladas, rum runners, Miami Vices, and frozen lime margaritas. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, am I right?
Find Monty’s at 2550 S Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL in Coconut Grove and 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL in South Beach.
3. Le Chick, Wynwood
For a selection that’s a bit more upscale, this hot spot is not only known for its rotisserie chicken and good burgers — they have frozen slushies bursting with fruity flavors. Get the party started with their ice-cold frozen margarita, piña colada, and frosé (a refreshing twist on rosé).
Find Le Chick at 310 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
4. Dos Croquetas, Olympia Heights
The last thing you’d expect from Miami’s first and only croqueta bar are slushies, right? Think again because these are on another level. Take one look at their menu and you’ll find three flavors to choose from: A mixed slushy, jupiña margarita and guavarita lemonade. If you’re looking for an extra kick, you add a shot or full Corona bottle. Sip on a slushy while you munch on their seemingly endless selection of croquetas!
Find Dos Croquetas at 10505 SW 40th St, Miami FL 33165
5. The Other Daiquiri Bar, Downtown
The iconic Let’s Make A Daiquiri has been serving the city’s best for over 30 years and have since moved from their Dolphin Mall location and other Bayside location to The Other Daiquiri Bar. You will find every single frozen drink you can imagine here. Choose from their fresh fruit daiquiris, signature mojitos, rum runners, rum punch, margaritas, piña coladas, Miami Vices and more.
Find The Other Daiquiri Bar at 401 Biscayne Blvd #1090, Miami, FL 33132
6. Dogfish Head Miami, Wynwood
If you’re looking for a hint of beer in your frozen drink, summer is slushie season at Dogfish Head. This brewery serves up delicious house-made slushies on tap (with a special blend of their beverages, of course). They often have host events throughout the year where they feature new slushie flavors and discounts. Keep an eye out on their website and social media: Instagram and Facebook.
Find Dogfish Head Miami at 325 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
7. Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company, Miami Beach
Kick your frozen game up a notch with carefully crafted cocktails found at this excellent South Beach bar. There’s the frozen “Something Spicy with Tequila” (with milagro blanco, mojo de Tigre mezcal, mango, lime and tajin) and “Frozen Irish Coffee” (slane Irish whiskey, cream, cyan, coffee concentrate and chocolate bitters topped with whipped cream). However, a must-have is their frosty piña colada which is unlike any other!
Find Sweet Liberty at 237 20th St, Suite B, Miami Beach, FL 33139
8. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, multiple locations
Taco joint by day and speakeasy by night, this spot is known for its outstanding Mexican street-style food. But their frozen margaritas are definitely the cherry on top (tequila is in the name, after all). If you’re in the mood for a hydrating happy hour drink, choose from one of their flavors on tap like coconut or mango. Plus, there’s some pretty sweet tacos to go along with it.
Find Bodega Taqueria in Miami Beach, Downtown, Aventura, and Coconut Grove (opening soon).
9. Fat Tuesday, Downtown
Located on the second floor of Bayside Marketplace, these slurpy-style daiquiris will knock you off your feet… literally. So tread lightly, unless you’re going for a virgin drink. Choose your pick from their swirling slushy machines (which includes their world-famous 190 Octane mix) or combine any flavors you’d like. Want our advice? Get the refillable water bottle.
Find Fat Tuesday at 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
10. BAKAN, Wynwood
BAKAN is a tequila and mezcal haven. Feast your eyes on this fruity, frozen cocktail known as El Tucanazo. It’s a favorite made with mango, lime juice, and jalapeño. They also serve frozen margaritas served with your choice of mango, strawberry, guava and passionfruit.
Find BAKAN at 2801 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
11. Nikki Beach, Miami Beach
It doesn’t get any better than sitting under a shaded table or breezy teepee with a frozen cocktail in hand at this hidden jewel by the beach. With your choice of a spicy jalapeño frosé (rosé wine, jalapeño, vodka, blended organic berries) or a Nikki Beach piña colada (rum, pineapple juice, créme de coconut), their frozen options pair perfectly with their outdoor seating.
Find Nikki Beach at 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
12. Over Under, Downtown
Feeling tropical? Lay back and sip on a paloma slushy (tequila, grapefruit, citrus, agave) or a “Frozen Muscle Relaxer” (dark rum, amaro, passionfruit, orange juice, coconut cream, citrus) at this cocktail lodge. This gem is the perfect place for cocktails that will keep you cool all summer long.
Find Over Under at 151 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131
13. Pink Paloma, Wynwood
You should always make time for the things you love, and that should include the frozen margaritas over at this local food truck in the Wynwood Marketplace! You can choose from three different flavors: Classic, strawberry and mango; and decide on the salt that goes around your cup’s rim. The authentic Mexican tacos and quesadillas here are also must-try, so you should definitely save room in your stomach for more.
Find the Pink Paloma at 2250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127