While we’ll all be busy soaking up the sun this summer, it’s important to remember to keep hydrated. Here are some refreshing creations you won’t wanna miss in NYC that’ll tackle both sunstroke and sobriety.
At the Loopy Doopy, a rooftop bar that offers sweeping views of the NYC skyline, you’ll get an added bonus when you order a glass of Prosecco. While the bar also offers more conventional drinks, like mojitos and vodka lemonades, the Prosecco dunked popsicles are the main attraction.
Mel’s Burger Bar, a Columbia University favorite located in Morningside Heights, has been serving up rich and indulgent boozy shakes since it first opened in 2010. Want some more recommendations for spiked shakes? Look no further.
Too lazy to make your own vodka watermelon? Pocha 32 has you covered. This midtown joint serves Watermelon Soju, the Korean version of the popular summer drink. As the name implies, rather than using vodka, this refreshing cocktail is made with Soju, a distilled spirit that is made from rice, barley or potatoes, and is mixed with Sprite and, of course, watermelon.
Uncle Willie’s Frozen Coffee
Caffeine lovers, this one’s for you. Head over to Skinny Dennis in Williamsburg and enjoy Uncle Willie’s epic creation – a cocktail made of coffee liquor, brandy, bourbon and coffee. For only $6 you’ll get buzzed, both caffeine and alcohol-wise. Coming out of a daiquiri machine and served in an Anthora coffee cup, this is one boozy drink you won’t want to miss.
Arguably the coldest beer you’ll ever taste, Uncle Boon‘s Beer Slushie is a Thai favorite that also goes by “jelly beer.” The beer, according to Thrillist, “has a consistency that’s somewhere between snow and jelly.” In order to get the drink to sub-zero temperatures, the ale undergoes a special cooling technique involving salt and ice.
At Tacombi in NoLiTa, sip on the spiked version of this authentic Spanish drink. Made with tigernuts, water, sugar, cinnamon and the added bonus of rum, Tacombi’s cold and boozy spin will not disappoint.
A cross between rosé and lemonade that’s then frozen into a deliciously refreshing concoction, this is one iced cocktail you won’t wanna miss. Found at Extra Fancy, a popular Williamsburg seafood restaurant, this cool lemonade can also be made as a float for an additional $3.
Beer Ice Cream
While Flushing might be a trek for some, the journey to get beer ice cream at Max and Mina’s Ice Cream Shop is most certainly worth it. The store, while housed in a modest building located on Main Street, features eccentric and out of the ordinary flavors, including lox, corn on the cob and merlot.
Head over to The Commodore in Williamsburg and cool off with a frozen version of this Cuban classic. The Brooklyn establishment also has a killer brunch selection, so be sure check out their menu and get your drunch on.
Blood Orange Float
At Sonny’s Soda Shoppe, perched on the roof of the Mondrian Hotel, you can indulge in a sweet and creamy blood orange float made with tequila, while taking in the stunning views of the skyline. Recently named as one of the 10 hottest (a more appropriate word would be coolest) rooftop scenes in NYC by Zagat, Sonny’s is an unbeatable way to escape the city heat.
If you got excited about Uncle Willie’s Frozen Coffee, chances are you’ll be into this drunken affogato as well. Located at Terrace 5, one of the MoMA’s cafés, this creamy Italian creation features vanilla ice cream from Il Laboratorio del Gelato and vanilla whipped cream submerged under a flood of Kahlua and Bailey’s.