What cooler way to chill out on a balmy summer day, than with a boozy drink inspired by those slushies you devoured as a child? Icy, refreshing and downright fun, there’s no doubt frozen cocktails prove the ultimate cool-down treats for grown-ups. Whether you favour a classic, Margarita-style concoction, or are tempted by an on-trend Frosé number, here’s where to find great frozen cocktails in Melbourne.
West Village Frozen Cocktails
Who said icypoles were just for kids? The legends at Pops have created a range of booze-infused freezer treats for grown-ups, in flavours like Frosé, prosecco & peach, vodka & watermelon, and Champagne. Enjoy one now over at South Wharf’s West Village, for $8 a pop.
Fonda Mexican
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Fonda Mexican Frozen Cocktails
One of Melbourne’s favourite Mexican outfits is on a mission to keep you as cool as a cucumber this summer, offering two different thirst-quenching frozen cocktails. Get that tongue tingling with the tequila, Aperol and orange concoction they call the Fraperol, or chill out with the tequila and cloudy apple-infused Lychee & Elderflower number
Speakeasy Bar
South Yarra
Speakeasy Bar Frozen Cocktails
This Chapel Street gem has your summer drinking sessions all sorted, slinging two different delicious frozen cocktails. Here, you can opt for a banging rendition of the Frosé, or go for an icy interpretation of the classic Aperol Spritz. They’re budget-friendly at the best of times, but from 4-7pm Wednesday to Sunday, you’ll score either variety for just $8 a pop.
Mr Miyagi
Mr Miyagi Frozen Cocktails
Mr Miyagi was one of the first to jump aboard the Frosé bandwagon here in Melbourne, and its pretty, pink, flower-topped creation has proved an Instagram hit ever since, though its current ingredients remain a secret. Keen to buck the trend? You’ll find an equally tasty treat in the Frozen G&T, with its blend of tonic, gin and cucumber flavours.
Chiquito & Co
Chiquito & Co Frozen Cocktails
There’s no argument Chiquito & Co is serving up some of the most decadent cocktails going around, offering a series of seasonal treats crafted on the venue’s signature frozen custard. Head in for a boozy brain freeze in the form of the Ferrero Rocher, the Toblerone or for a limited time, the biscuity Gaytime.
The Boatbuilders Yard Frozen Cocktails
The Boatbuilders Yard’s slushie machines are getting a solid workout this summer, churning out not one, but two tasty varieties of frozen cocktail. Visit the riverside bar and nab a table in the sun, to enjoy a strawberry-laced Frosé, or to slurp down a classic tropical Piña Colada.
Lona Frozen Cocktails
Lona’s spacious, sunny back courtyard is prime turf for summer sipping, so it’s only fitting that the bar’s whipping up a range of great seasonal concoctions to match. Snap up one of these pretty-in-pink Frozé creations for just $12 a pop, to enjoy alongside some of the kitchen’s modern tapas-style fare.
Hopscotch Urban Beer Bar Frozen Cocktails
While it’s pitched as an urban beer bar, Southbank’s Hopscotch also knows how to impress in the cocktail department, with a sprawling list of both classics and signatures on offer. During summer, though, you’ll find it hard to go past the regularly changing spiked slushie special, available in a single, triple or four-person serve.
Riverland Bar
Riverland Bar
Riverland Bar Frozen Cocktails
Riverside drinking sessions are made all the more delicious with a glass of something icy, so Riverland’s foray into the world of frozen cocktails has proved an understandable hit. Here, the bar’s Frosé is as easy on the eye as it is on the tastebuds; crafted on local rosé and loaded with fresh fruit. Also at Riverland this summer, you’ll find the Bang Bang Canteen pop-up, which is slinging a couple of its own frosty treats, laced with exotic Asian flavours.
Cru Frozen Cocktails
Over in Kew, Cru’s take on the classic Frosé is a supremely refreshing one, featuring rosé wine, vodka and a citrusy hit of yuzu sorbet. Alongside that, the bar’s also serving up a semi-frozen Italian-style creation, the Sgropino, crafted on vodka, prosecco and a tangy lemon sorbet.
Naked In The Sky Frozen Cocktails
What’s the perfect accompaniment to a session of sunshine and epic city views up at Naked In The Sky rooftop bar? Well, we reckon one of these thirst-quenching Frosé numbers would prove ideal. Here, the drink’s teamed with a citrus slice and a funky umbrella, for maximum tropical vibes.