In case you haven’t been outside in a few days: It’s a scorcher. Summer is in full swing, and with the chance to escape the heat and sip on a cold drink indoors still a worrisome prospect for many folks, ordering ice-cold cocktails to go is the new move. And we mean new: Massachusetts allowed licensed restaurants and bars to sell to-go drinks on July 20.
While a whole host of restaurants have jumped at the opportunity to bottle up their libations, we’re keeping an eye out for spots selling frozen drinks this summer to help beat the heat. From frosty margaritas to sorbet drenched in rosé, here are 10 places offering frozen cocktails.
At both Cook’s Newton and Needham locations, thirsty guests can cool off by ordering frozen Aperol spritzes, margaritas, and a frosty drink dubbed the Tropical Staycation, made with Plantation pineapple rum, cointreau, coconut cream, fresh pineapple, banana, and lime. Drinks are sold in easy-to-carry pouches for seamless transport. (825 Washington St., Newton; 109 Chapel St., Needham)
Citrus & Salt
This Back Bay hangout has nailed the frozen cocktails to go game, with a slew of tequila-based frozen drinks on its takeout menu. (Want a souvenir? Order them in a tropical palm tree or bikini glass.) Try the Becky Juice, made with tequila, orange, rosé, watermelon, strawberry, agave, and lemon; or the Beautiful Liar with tequila, prickly pear, orange, agave, orange flower water, and lime. For something a little more off-the-wall, a watermelon mimosa stands out with a swirl of watermelon sorbet and sparkling rosé. (142 Berkeley St, Boston)
Cambridge’s cozy restaurant Forage is putting its blender to good use, offering a frosé sangria concoction that features rosé, berries, woodruff, and spruce. Take it to go or sip it on the restaurant’s new “secret garden” patio. (5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge)
Fox & the Knife
Need something a little beyond basic? Southie’s Italian hot spot is taking its frosé up a notch with the option to add a float of coconut rum for $3. Hello, vacation. (28 W Broadway, Boston)
The Seaport location of this fast casual Greek spot has put together icy-cool boozy granitas for a sweltering day. The Granita Pomegranate contains natural Greek wine, cinnamon, orange, and pomegranate, while the Granita Mastiha utilizes the Greek liqueur Mastiha along with basil, lemon, and watermelon. (200 Pier 4 Blvd., Boston)
This downtown stunner may be better known for its muddled mojitos, but for a frosty blended drink, opt for a to-go piña colada made with rum, pineapple, coconut, and hint of coffee. (10 Post Office Square, Boston)
Want another piña colada option? Head over to this playful Seaport pop-up bar from the Chickadee folks for a frosty drink to go. In addition to the creamy coconut beverage, Mayday also serves strawberry daiquiris and frozen margaritas. (21 Drydock Ave., Boston)
Nick Varano’s North End dining destination is now offering refreshing frosés to go in two flavors: Lemon smash and watermelon, both of which come in an easily transportable pouch. (379 Hanover St., Boston)
The Quiet Few
The cheekily-named frozen drinks at Eastie’s The Quiet Few are enough of an excuse to order them. Margarita fans should go for the Keanu Freeze, while those dreaming of frosé can order the Frozie Perez. (331 Sumner St., Boston)
Yellow Door Taqueria
Frozen margaritas sound like the perfect remedy for a hot day, and both Yellow Door’s Dorchester and South End locations are blending up some top-notch options. Flavors rotate on a weekly basis and are sold in a to-go pouch. (2297 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester; 354 Harrison Ave., Boston)
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