There are some cool inspirations for these frozen cocktails.
Let's face it. It's hot outside. and the only way to cool off is to stay indoors, hang out in a pool or grab a cold drink. What's even better? Get yourself a frozen drink. New Orleans bars and restaurants have recently upped the ante in the frozen drink department by using fresh fruit and seasonal ingredients. We compiled a list of the best frozen concoctions to grab around town.
What happens when you put some rose wine, ice and simple syrup in a blender? You get the hottest, frozen drink in town. Willa Jean kicked off the New Orleans craze for the frose’. Now, other restaurants and bars have jumped on the bandwagon. You can find this drink at Drifter Hotel, Chais Delachaise and Bayou Wine Garden. Willa Jean also serves other seasonal frozen drinks. During the summer months, you may find the Drunk in Love Watermelon or the Blackberry Mint Julep. Photo courtesy: Willa Jean
Gin & Tonic Daiquiri
Bourrée, the sister restaurant of Boucherie, kicked daiquiris up a notch by making them daily with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Because of this, the menu often changes but the one drink you can always count on is the gin and tonic daiquiri. Forget all the sugary liquids that are poured into traditional daiquiris, these are made to order with whatever happens to be in season. Photo courtesy: Bourre
Frozen Pimm's Cup
Saint Lawrence has a menu of rotating, seasonal, craft daiquiri’s, but the one staple is the frozen Pimm’s Cup. The signature drink is made with Pimm’s liqueur, gin, cucumber syrup and citrus. So far, this French Quarter spot is the only place we know of in the city serving this particular drink. Photo courtesy: St. Lawrence
Frozen Irish Coffee
What would you expect at an Irish bar? How about a frozen Irish coffee? The recipe at Molly’s at the Market is a family secret. Word on the street is that it contains brandy, whiskey, dairy and coffee liqueur. No matter the recipe, we just know it’s good. Photo courtesy: Molly’s at the Market
Folks on the North Shore also have a great place to grab a good frozen drink. Bacobar has more than just a few daiquiris to offer their guests including the Chi Chi which is their version of the pina colada. The Covington spot also offers a margarita, a French 75, a blackberry crush and a virgin lemonade for kids (but feel free to add some liquor to it). Photo courtesy: BacoBar via Instagram