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The Skip offers frozen cocktails year round
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Cool Off With Frozen Cocktails From These Metro Detroit Bars

The best places for an adult slushy

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The Skip offers frozen cocktails year round
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At last, things have warmed up. And what better way to celebrate than with a toast? There’s really nothing better than a cold drink on a hot, humid day. Except for maybe a frozen one.

These days, frozen drinks go beyond the classic daiquiri, margarita, or piña colada to include wine, beer, whiskey, and mocktails for those who don’t want booze. And thanks to state laws around alcohol sales, many bars are packaging these frosty beverages to go for drinking on your porch, in your backyard, or even on downtown sidewalks. Below, you’ll find a list of spots all serving spectacular cool drinks from the frosty raspberry beer to a bourbon orange creamsicle slushy.

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1. Batch Brewing Company

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1400 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 338-8008
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Skip the daiquiris and margaritas and go for a raspberry beer slushy at this consummate neighborhood spot. The ZRBBT is flavored with raspberry, simple syrup, and vanilla and is $7 for a 12-ounce draft.

2. MGM Grand Detroit

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1777 3rd Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(877) 888-2121
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Get a taste of summer all year round at 32 Degrees, a bar that serves giant frozen drinks inside the MGM Grand casino. The bar pours six flavors: piñata colada, strawburst, el mariachi margarita, rosé frozé, Honolulu blue, and a flavor of the month. Drinks are served in 12- or 20-ounce cups and in a 20-ounce souvenir cup.

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3. The Skip

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1234 Library St
Detroit, MI

Snow or shine, the Skip mixes original cocktail recipes into frozen slushies year round in the Belt Alley. Those frozen cucumber margaritas, Irish coffees, and blue Long Island iced teas also can be bottled up to take home. Drinks start at $12 and can be enjoyed inside or ordered online for Friday pickup.

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4. The Brakeman

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22 John R St
Detroit, MI 48226

Part of the Shinola Hotel, this American beer hall serves two frozen libations: the pineapple daiquiri and the frosé, served with rosé, vodka, and americano rosa, perfect complements to the fried chicken served by its adjoining neighbor, Penny Red’s.

5. Detroit City Distillery

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2462 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 338-3760
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Detroit City Distillery is back, and so are the frozen cocktails with refreshing, enticing names: rye on fire, cucumber smash, and stay juicy, for starters. If that weren’t enough, there are boozy popsicles with banana and lime, and more. Grab a drink or a popsicle at the street cart outside, and grab a seat where the lively music and the great vibes will help put you in a mood.

6. The Charlevoix

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14927 Charlevoix St
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
(313) 458-8448
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This friendly neighborhood restaurant recently added a refreshing frozen drink to its lineup: Fred the Pusher. It’s made with Jim Beam orange, vanilla vodka, amaretto, citrus, and an orange vanilla shrub, There’s also frosé (frozen rosé ) and mules that are perfect alongside the wings, tacos, or po’boys.

7. Detroit Fleat

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1820 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 607-7611
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While food truck park Detroit Fleat has lots of patio seating, the bar also offers boozy slushies — called slooshies — to carry if you’re on the go. Order the weekly special or drop by on Saturdays for an expanded lineup of flavors ranging from banana split and peach cobbler to strawberry limeade and Blue Mother Trucker. Frozen cocktails to go are packed in a pouch for easy transport.

8. Bobcat Bonnie’s

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240 W Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 677-0158
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This metro Detroit gastropub chain whips up two different slushies — Bomb Pop and limoncello — that can be paired with one of the six choices of loaded tater tots. Bobcat Bonnie’s doesn’t participate in Ferndale’s sidewalk patio program, so if you need a drink to go, carry it home in a plastic bag.

9. Valentine Distilling Co.-Cocktail Lounge

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161 Vester Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 629-9951
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Valentine’s slushy features two local favorites: the distillery’s famous Liberator gin and Detroit’s own Vernor’s ginger ale. Raspberry and fresh lime juice give it the right touch of fruitiness. Valentine participates in the Ferndale Patio Zone program, so you can enjoy your drink in the designated zones outdoors.

10. Motor City Gas Whiskey Distillery

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325 E 4th St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 599-1427
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Stop by the renowed Motor City Gas Whiskey Distillery for the bourbon orange creamsicle slushy. Made with fresh orange, vanilla, milk, and bourbon, it’s available in house or to go. You can skip the bourbon for an alcohol-free refresher.

11. Fieldstone Winery & Hard Cider

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223 S Main St
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 656-0618
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Fieldstone makes great wine, made right in downtown Rochester, and they’re open for tastings. Why not get it as a slushy?

1. Batch Brewing Company

1400 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48216

Skip the daiquiris and margaritas and go for a raspberry beer slushy at this consummate neighborhood spot. The ZRBBT is flavored with raspberry, simple syrup, and vanilla and is $7 for a 12-ounce draft.

1400 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48216

2. MGM Grand Detroit

1777 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
32 Degrees [Official photo]

Get a taste of summer all year round at 32 Degrees, a bar that serves giant frozen drinks inside the MGM Grand casino. The bar pours six flavors: piñata colada, strawburst, el mariachi margarita, rosé frozé, Honolulu blue, and a flavor of the month. Drinks are served in 12- or 20-ounce cups and in a 20-ounce souvenir cup.

1777 3rd Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

3. The Skip

1234 Library St, Detroit, MI
A red frozen cocktail in a bottle with an orange cap next to two jars of that same cocktail. Hannah Symanzik/The Skip

Snow or shine, the Skip mixes original cocktail recipes into frozen slushies year round in the Belt Alley. Those frozen cucumber margaritas, Irish coffees, and blue Long Island iced teas also can be bottled up to take home. Drinks start at $12 and can be enjoyed inside or ordered online for Friday pickup.

1234 Library St
Detroit, MI

4. The Brakeman

22 John R St, Detroit, MI 48226

Part of the Shinola Hotel, this American beer hall serves two frozen libations: the pineapple daiquiri and the frosé, served with rosé, vodka, and americano rosa, perfect complements to the fried chicken served by its adjoining neighbor, Penny Red’s.

22 John R St
Detroit, MI 48226

5. Detroit City Distillery

2462 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207

Detroit City Distillery is back, and so are the frozen cocktails with refreshing, enticing names: rye on fire, cucumber smash, and stay juicy, for starters. If that weren’t enough, there are boozy popsicles with banana and lime, and more. Grab a drink or a popsicle at the street cart outside, and grab a seat where the lively music and the great vibes will help put you in a mood.

2462 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207

6. The Charlevoix

14927 Charlevoix St, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

This friendly neighborhood restaurant recently added a refreshing frozen drink to its lineup: Fred the Pusher. It’s made with Jim Beam orange, vanilla vodka, amaretto, citrus, and an orange vanilla shrub, There’s also frosé (frozen rosé ) and mules that are perfect alongside the wings, tacos, or po’boys.

14927 Charlevoix St
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

7. Detroit Fleat

1820 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

While food truck park Detroit Fleat has lots of patio seating, the bar also offers boozy slushies — called slooshies — to carry if you’re on the go. Order the weekly special or drop by on Saturdays for an expanded lineup of flavors ranging from banana split and peach cobbler to strawberry limeade and Blue Mother Trucker. Frozen cocktails to go are packed in a pouch for easy transport.

1820 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

8. Bobcat Bonnie’s

240 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

This metro Detroit gastropub chain whips up two different slushies — Bomb Pop and limoncello — that can be paired with one of the six choices of loaded tater tots. Bobcat Bonnie’s doesn’t participate in Ferndale’s sidewalk patio program, so if you need a drink to go, carry it home in a plastic bag.

240 W Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

9. Valentine Distilling Co.-Cocktail Lounge

161 Vester Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

Valentine’s slushy features two local favorites: the distillery’s famous Liberator gin and Detroit’s own Vernor’s ginger ale. Raspberry and fresh lime juice give it the right touch of fruitiness. Valentine participates in the Ferndale Patio Zone program, so you can enjoy your drink in the designated zones outdoors.

161 Vester Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220

10. Motor City Gas Whiskey Distillery

325 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Stop by the renowed Motor City Gas Whiskey Distillery for the bourbon orange creamsicle slushy. Made with fresh orange, vanilla, milk, and bourbon, it’s available in house or to go. You can skip the bourbon for an alcohol-free refresher.

325 E 4th St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

11. Fieldstone Winery & Hard Cider

223 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307

Fieldstone makes great wine, made right in downtown Rochester, and they’re open for tastings. Why not get it as a slushy?

223 S Main St
Rochester, MI 48307

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