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Where to Find Seattle’s Best Boozy Slushies

Just in case you tire of frosé before summer comes to an end.

By Grace McGuire

Left to right: Honi Honi at Little Tin Goods & Apothecary Cabinet, Watermelon Mojito at Rose Temple, Frozen Satsuma Gimlet at Tamari Bar, Orange Creamsicle Sour Slushie at Ridgewood Bottle and Tap

Orange Creamsicle Sour Slushie at 
Ridgewood Bottle and Tap

Phinney Ridge

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
Tamari Bar

Capitol Hill

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
Rose Temple

Capitol Hill

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
Gold Bar

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
La Dive

Capitol Hill

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.

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