Where to find boozy frozen drinks in Austin:

South Austin

Spots to get boozy frozen drinks in South Austin

Velouria is a new coffee and cocktail bar in South Austin, but it's already gained a following for the frozen espresso martini offered on its opening menu (and probably on subsequent ones, too). [Arianna Auber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]


3801 S. Congress Ave.

Once derided, espresso martinis have been making a comeback. The new coffee shop and cocktail bar just north of Ben White Boulevard has put a particularly Austin spin on this one by tipping vanilla vodka, coffee liqueur and Austin Roasting Co. espresso into a frozen machine. The result will both cool you down and pick you up after a long, hot summer day.

Still Austin Whiskey Co. has a tasting room where you can order whiskey cocktails, as well as an outdoor patio area with a food truck and live music. [Arianna Auber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Still Austin Whiskey Co.

440 E. St. Elmo Road

Drinking the urban whiskey distillery’s newly released bourbon might not be the most refreshing option; instead, turn to the frozen strawberry lemonade featuring Still’s new make whiskey infused with strawberry and thyme.

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South Austin Beer Garden

10700 Manchaca Road

The latest dive bar with a giant outdoor space to open in far South Austin has a little bit of everything in the way of drinks. Frozen Coke can be spiked with airplane bottles of booze such as Jack Daniel’s and Fernet, for instance. Other options include the dairy-free Frochata, a perfect summer dessert.

Loro, the Japanese smokehouse from local chef heavyweights Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole, has a frozen sake cocktail featuring lots of mango. [Arianna Auber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN FILE]


2115 S. Lamar Blvd.

From the minds behind Uchi and Franklin Barbecue, the Asian smokehouse tends to draw attention for its food. But don’t overlook the drinks, especially not the canary-yellow, Instagram-ready Mango Sake slushy.

In far South Austin, the Little Darlin' has an expansive outdoor area where locals can enjoy games of washers and horseshoes or simply talk and hang out. [Arianna Auber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN FILE]

The Little Darlin’

6507 Circle S Road

This dive in far South Austin might not look like much from the outside, but that’s how the Little Darlin’ lures you in. You might become a regular, not just for the food, but for the frozen cocktail, which rotates often and might be different from visit to visit.