Orange Creamsicle Sour Slushie at
Ridgewood Bottle and Tap
Born out of experimentation and a love for sours, this concoction quickly became a favorite at this bottle shop that also dabbles in seasonal frozen drinks, including dark beer slushies. The lineup rotates often, but currently includes this tribute to a childhood favorite. The orange creamsicle mixes a tangerine sour from Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing with orange juice, coconut cream, and vanilla. Check out Ridgewood’s Instagram to find the current slushies on tap.
Frozen Satsuma Gimlet at
A perfectly balanced, sweet-yet-tart combo introduces Japanese botanicals in its blend of gin, mandarin orange puree, and satsuma syrup. It’s a great starter drink or one to sip alongside Tamari Bar’s many izakaya plates, from karaage to their Japanese take on poutine.
Watermelon Mojito at
Consider this seriously refreshing slushy your new summer staple. It’s part of a playful cocktail menu that includes shooters and “trashcans” and a rotating boozy slushy. The current offering blends freshly juiced watermelon, rum, simple syrup, orgeat, mint, and lime—and matches a space covered in quirky decor.
Blueberry Frosecco Spritz at
This wine bar in a converted 1905 craftsman isn’t afraid to break away from its list of glass pours and have a little fun. Case in point: this blend of prosecco, citrus simple, blueberry puree float, and lime. The deep purple hue also packs serious visual appeal—like everything Bottlehouse does. Order one on a Sunday afternoon to catch the bar’s Good Folk: Sunday Music Series.
Pina Colada at
El Grito Taqueria
South Lake Union
The ingredients in this pina colada may be fairly standard, but where else in Seattle can you get 128 ounces of boozy slushy? To be shared of course… This taqueria offers a variety of frozen drinks, and in a range of sizes: 16, 32, 64, and 128 ounces. Even better, all of El Grito’s cocktails are available for takeout.
Prickly Pear Margarita at
South Lake Union
Gold Bar is an Instagrammer’s dream, with its mismatched, vibrant midcentury modern furniture and muraled wall. Ditto the boozy slushies. This one is a perfect marriage of prickly pear puree, agave tequila, and triple sec in a salt-and-Tajin-rimmed glass. Paired with Gold Bar’s Latin-inspired food, it just makes sense.
Frozen Pink Guava 75 at
Although La Dive technically is a wine bar, it does have a solid list of cocktails, including a few icy options. The Frozen Pink Guava 75 combines gin, lime, guava, and orange bitters, topped with a float of sparkling wine. Who knows…maybe you’ll end up a member of the wine club after your slushy.
Honi Honi at
Little Tin Goods & Apothecary Cabinet
Get it while it lasts. This Hawaiian speakeasy’s fruity house slushy is made in small batches daily. One recent creation, the Honi Honi, blends tequila, Spanish vermouth, Thai basil and black pepper, peach and ginger puree, coconut water, fresh citrus, and orange bitters. It’s a perfect fit for the New Orleans-meets-Hawaii vibe in the plant-lined interior and outdoor garden.