There’s nothing better than sipping on a refreshing frozen cocktail on a warm NYC day. Here are five unique drinks (and even boozy ice cream) that will help cool you down. By Carly Petrone.
Boozy Snow Cones
Now that the weather is finally getting warmer, you can cool down with one seriously cool cocktail – a Boozy Snow Cone! Head over to The Lively for this refreshing (and Instagram-worthy) icy treat that comes in seven delicious flavor combinations. Stop in for the “Rocket Bomb” (Skyy Vodka, Giffard Blue Caracao, blood orange) or try something with a kick, like the “Smokin’ Hot” (Nuestra Soledad Mezcal, Passionfruit Fruit-Chili Syrup). You’ll feel like a kid again when you see these colorful snow cones.
Tipsy Scoop is changing the dessert and cocktail game by offering liquor-infused ice cream. They’re combining everything from Patron tequila and coffee to Chocolate Stout and salty pretzel pieces. Each flavor is inspired by classic and contemporary cocktails and are made with local and seasonal ingredients. Right now you can buy pints of their ice cream at various retail locations — or you can check out their website to order ice cream sandwiches, boozy ice cream cake, as well as a variety of pint and quart packages. Whether you’re a chocoholic or someone who’d rather enjoy a refreshing fruit sorbet, they have a little something for everyone. Being able to create your own boozy milkshake is now just a shopping trip away!
Prosecco & Ice Pop Cocktail
What’s better than hanging out at a rooftop bar? How about enjoying a Prosecco and ice pop cocktail? The folks over at Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar (atop the Conrad Hotel) are busy serving up this creative cocktail made with a People’s Pop ice pops and topped with chilled Prosecco or Rose from their very own tap. Flavor options change on a monthly basis, so make sure to stop in more than once to try all of their fun options. Popular flavors include Blueberry Peach, Strawberry Lemonade, and Empire Apple. Adult ice pops for all!
Take a break at Alta Linea, located inside the courtyard of The High Line Hotel, and enjoy an aperitivo. Our favorite is the frozen negroni ($14.) The collaboration with Kelvin Natural Slush Co. Beverage director Joe Campanale sticks to classic ingredients like Campari, Carpano Antica Formula, and Greenhook Ginsmiths Gin. It’s perfectly slushy, refreshing, and almost too pretty to sip.
Uncle Willie’s Frozen Coffee
Get a caffeine jolt and a buzz over at Skinny Dennis’ in Williamsburg. Step into this honky-tonk bar and order their Uncle Willie’s Frozen Coffee, made with coffee liqueur, brandy, bourbon, coffee, milk, and sugar. It’s available straight from a slushie machine, topped with coffee grounds, and served in a classic Greek diner coffee cup. Yeah, it’ll cost you more than a traditional cup of Joe, but it’s more than worth it.