The 10 Best Frozen Drinks in NYC
Kelvin Slush via Facebook
Break out the acid wash denim jorts -- it's downright summery outside. And no better way to celebrate a warm day (or pretend that it's swimsuit season) than with a frozen drink. Here are our 10 favorites around town.
10. Kelvin Natural Slush, check website for locations
Kelvin Natural Slush via Facebook
Alex Rein and Zack Silverman made an icy splash with this frozen drink company in 2010 and have since found love and thirsty admiration from food celebrities like Martha Stewart and Andrew Zimmern. The customizable beverages can be mixed with fruit purees, herbs, and booze -- several versions of which can be found in the warm months at Madison Square Garden. Seasonal suggestions from Kelvin's slush jerks always satisfy, but we've got a soft spot for their lightly floral citrus tea with bourbon.
9. Bushwick Country Club, 618 Grand Street, Brooklyn; 718-388-2114
Bushwick Country Club
This East Williamsburg wonderland for the tight-pantsed and snark-raving masses offers many of the hipster watering hole trappings that Brooklynites have come to know and love: kitschy decor, a photo booth, picklebacks, and a slushie machine that whirs nonstop, spewing forth frozen sweet tea vodkas and whiskey and Cokes whose mugs frost over with the promise of relief and inebriation. There's a charming albeit dilapidated mini-golf course in the backyard patio. When the weather's nice, there's no better place for a brain freeze.
8. Nights and Weekends, 1 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-383-5349
Nights and Weekends
With cocktail and food menus that play fast and loose with tropical influence, this sister establishment to beloved neighborhood restaurant Five Leaves plies revelers with plenty of rum and tequila, plates of mojo pork ribs, callaloo, and fish tacos served grilled or fried baja-style. Frozen margarita flavors change daily and use premium Combier triple sec, and a rotating "slushie del dia" keeps patrons well-lubricated with fruit flavors like watermelon and mango.
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