5 St. Louis spots serving awesome frozen cocktails
Frozen cocktails are critical to surviving St. Louis’ sweltering summers, a fact that taught us an important life hack this year. You can make frozen deliciousness a part of your daily routine by over-ordering and storing the drinks in your freezer, where they should keep for a week or more. Recently, the frozen format has received a long overdue upgrade, with a broader range of flavor profiles augmenting the traditional lineup of beach resort classics. Whether you’re craving a subtle cocktail or a fruity favorite, the places below offer options for all palates.
From the classic Zombie to the blackberry-mezcal paloma, Narwhal’s vast selection of quality frozen cocktails becoming available for carryout is about the best thing to happen to us during the garbage fire that is 2020. Do like Team Sauce and buy your favorite flavor in bulk (they sell up to 64 ounces) to have frozen happy hour any day of the week.
16 ounces: $10. 3906 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.8388; 1450 Beale St., St. Charles, 636.395.7315, narwhalscrafted.com
Westport Social offers frozen takes on two classic cocktails: the paloma and the whiskey sour. The paloma’s bright grapefruit and lime flavors lend themselves especially well to the frozen form for a refreshing, sweet-tart punch that keeps you sipping.
1 serving: $9. 910 Westport Plaza Drive, Maryland Heights, 314.548.2876, westportsocial-stl.com
Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co.
Don’t let the menu’s reference to a convenience store mainstay fool you: Peacemaker’s “boozy slushies” will satisfy the most exacting of cocktail standards. Options include one seasonally rotating cocktail like the floral Aviation, a classic recipe featuring liquor made from violets, and a permanent fixture, the tea-based bourbon punch.
1 serving: $5. 1831 Sidney St., St. Louis, 314.772.8858, peacemakerlobstercrab.com
Stix & Ice
Florissant’s appropriately named Stix & Ice specializes in kebabs and frozen adult beverages, available in classic fruit flavors like mango and black cherry, as well as unique blends with fun names like Angry Smurf. Pro tip: Upon request, the bartender will artfully swirl flavors together; we’re told the Backyard Lemonade – a patron favorite – is delicious swirled with the green Hulk Smash.
16 ounces: $12. 35 Florissant Oaks Shopping Center, Florissant, 314.778.3500, Facebook: Stix & Ice
Satchmo’s Bar & Grill
Satchmo’s Bar & Grill makes classic frozen drinks like the strawberry daiquiri and pina colada to order using frozen fruit. Close your eyes, take a sip and imagine you’re on a beach instead of social distancing on your porch.
16 ounces: $9. 13375 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, 314.878.3886, satchmosgrill.com
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