Where to find boozy frozen drinks in Austin:

East Austin

Spots to get a boozy frozen drink in East Austin

Photo: Contributed by Richard Casteel

Sour Duck Market

1814 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The casual sibling eatery of Barley Swine and Odd Duck has an enormous patio that clearly calls for a frozen drink. To that end, order the frozen margarita with a special twist. It’s worth dropping $2 extra for a swirl of any of its draft cocktails in the margarita, such as the gin-centric Summer in Greece.

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Last Straw

1914 E. Sixth St., Suite C

Brightened by multicolored walls, Last Straw intends to be your vacation from everyday life and will help take you there through a variety of tropical cocktails — four of them frozen. Order the Miami Vice, which combines the piña colada with a strawberry daiquiri and serves that pink-and-white swirl of booze and ice in an actual pineapple.

The mezcal bar La Holly offers two frozen drinks, including the Jamaica Y Mezcal with Kimo Sabe mezcal, housemade hibiscus syrup, lime and triple sec. [Arianna Auber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

La Holly

2500 E. Sixth St.

You might drive past this little mezcal bar while you’re looking for it, but double back for your agave fix, and also tacos. The cantina’s frozen Jamaica Y Mezcal with Kimo Sabe mezcal, housemade hibiscus syrup, lime and triple sec is fruity, smoky and delicious.

The King Bee Lounge on East Twelfth Street has become known for its signature cocktail, a frozen Bee's Knees that is wickedly easy to drink. [Arianna Auber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

King Bee Lounge

1906 E. 12th St.

A frozen Bee’s Knees has helped to keep this dimly lit dive buzzing with people since summer 2014, and every regular would feel the sting if owner Billy Hankey ever took the signature drink off the menu.

Infinite Monkey Theorem makes the wine slushees available at its East Austin tasting room with its canned rose , canned riesling, canned red and Camp Cider. [Arianna Auber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Infinite Monkey Theorem

702 Shady Lane

This eclectic urban winery moved to a much larger location in East Austin earlier this year, but a couple of key elements haven’t changed. It’s got even more graffiti art on the walls, and it’s still making all the same wines — including a so-called wine slushy. Somehow, Infinite Monkey Theorem’s canned rosé, canned riesling, canned red and Camp Cider can all come together in a frozen mixture that is simply divine.

East Sixth Street Italian restaurant Il Brutto offers an Aperol Spritz in frozen form and serves it the same way as the regular spritz, in a wine glass. [Arianna Auber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Il Brutto

1601 E. Sixth St.

The other essential summer sipper is a spritz — it’s low in alcohol and comes with bubbles. So this airy Italian restaurant had the brilliant idea to combine the two this spring and introduced a frozen Aperol Spritz with the same ingredients as its Il Brutto Spritz (Aperol, bubbles and orange). Does the frozen version lose the appeal of the fizz because it’s been blended with ice? Surprisingly, not at all.

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5811 Berkman Drive

The all-day cafe and restaurant is a real looker, thanks to what you might call a “desert modern” aesthetic especially present on the long, succulent-dotted patio. Hank’s has the substance to back up all that style, with a pretty-in-pink frozen paloma featuring tequila, grapefruit juice, soda and lime. It goes down a little too easily even when it’s not $5 during happy hour.

The Austin Eastciders Collaboratory serves the tasting room-only cider slushy in corresponding cans, offering a watermelon version currently that may soon switch to blood orange. [Arianna Auber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Austin Eastciders Collaboratory

979 Springdale Road

Many of Austin Eastciders’ flavored ciders are widely available, but come to the Collaboratory for a taste of taproom-only options like a cider slushy. Currently made with the Watermelon Cider, it’s served in the actual can, sans lid, and features the addition of white port in part to raise the alcohol level. Yes, please.