When the weather is hot, hot, hot, you need a drink that’s cold, cold, cold, and you can forget popping some ice cubes in a glass, the whole thing needs to be frozen. Yes we’re talking slushies people and not the bright blue ones from your youth – these are strictly for big kids. Here’s where to get the best slushies in London.
Frozen Garibaldis at Silver Lining
They’re not just about wine over at Silver Lining, oh no, this Hackney bar is also doing a brisk trade in boozy slushies, with Frozen Garibaldis (that’s fresh orange juice and Campari) and Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris, and yes you can get them to take away – park picnics here we come.
Climpson & Sons Espresso Martini Slushies at Pastaio
Pastaio’s summer slushy series is in full swing and that means this collab bevvy with Climpson & Sons is on the menu. It’s Climpson’s Midnight Oil espresso martini mixed with Stella Cello amaro and put through the slushy machine, so you get notes of coffee and spices served ice cold.
Aperol Slushies from The Standard
Thought Aperol Spritzes couldn’t get any better? Well The Standard has only gone and done it by slushi-fying it. Get them up on the rooftop or out on the Double Standard terrace.
Frozen Palomas at Seabird
Not content with providing bangin’ views over London and some of the best seafood in town, Seabird is helping you keep cool on the rooftop with Frozen Palomas.
Champagne Pina Coladas at Coupette
If you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain then you’re gonna love cooling off with this frozen luxe version, with two types of rum, pineapple liqueur, pineapple juice, coconut sorbet and champange, from Bethnal Green bar Coupette.
Frosè Palomas at Funkidory
Two ultimate summer drinks spun through one slushy machine? Oh Funkidory you do spoil us. Their perfectly pink Frosè Paloma combines agave blanco tequila, rosé wine and homemade grapefruit cordial.
Southside Swizzles at Hoppers King’s Cross
Grab a spot on the Hoppers terrace and order up a Southside Swizzle – that’s gin, green mango, mint, cinnamon, soda and lotsa ice – to go with your Sri Lankan feast.
Frozen Margaritas at Padre
You can’t have tacos without margaritas, and when the temps are rising (and the tacos are spicy), only a frozen marg. Enter Padre who’ll see you right on both fronts.
Quince & Chilli Raspados at KOL Mezcaleria
Not technically a slushy but this cocktail from KOL Mezcaleria deserves an honourable mention thanks to that crown of shaved ice on top, created by a hand crank machine that breaks down a big block into candyfloss-esque ice shards.