Top 6 Frozen Drinks in the Twin Cities
Find the best spiked slushees and frozen rosé here
Frosé at the Lexington in St. Paul
Photo by Joy Summers
Slushees and frosé (that’s frozen rosé wine) are pretty much the perfect summer refreshers: cold and gently spiked. If you’re on the hunt for the best places to dance with the devil of an ice cream headache while working up a buzz, try these killer slushee drinks from around the Twin Cities.
Frosé at the Lexington: The fine-dining stalwart in St. Paul has a tiki bar up on its rooftop patio. Don’t question the logic, just go with it and grab some salty, spiced dry wings and a wine glass filled with frosé and garnished with frozen peaches and marjoram.
Frosé at Stewart's: This sweet St. Paul spot with the insanely addictive French fries always has a frosé that's built for drinking all summer long. Rosé wine is blended with a little strawberry and herbaceous vermouth for a refresher that's sure to become a warm-weather favorite.
Hai of the Storm at Hai Hai: Slide into this gorgeous northeast Minneapolis hot spot. It feels like a tropical vacation thanks to this twin-spun color combo of rum, cinnamon grenadine, passion fruit, lime, and a sneak-up-on-ya heat from a Thai chili rum floating on top.
Betty Danger’s Slushie: It’s bright pink, substantially spiked, and the only drink to order when floating around on this twisted, country club-styled Minneapolis restaurant’s Ferris wheel of a patio.
Grand Catch’s Slushee: Everything about this St. Paul restaurant screams fun times—whether you're cracking open crabs and eating them with butter-slicked fingers, enjoying the gorgeous patio, or taking in the names of all the cocktails. Ask the server which flavor is on tap in the slushee machine; it’s constantly changing.
Salsa a la Salsa Margarita: So old-school, they’re in again: Blended margaritas are best served at Minneapolis’ Salsa a la Salsa, where the sweet-tart flavors are balanced with really decent tequila.