Best Frozen Cocktails In Washington DC

July 10, 2014 8:00 AM

Temperatures are rising, which means you need an icy beverage to cool off right away. Below is a great list of five frozen cocktails that will help you cool off and take the edge off as well. All of them are delicious and created just for the summertime. Head to the restaurants where they are being served to enjoy one now.

Pacifico Cantina DC
514 8th St. S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 507-8143

This Mexican spot has great south-of-the-border cuisine and plenty of frozen margaritas to go with the food. Choose from sweet strawberry, mango or the original. You can get your margarita by the glass, half pitcher or pitcher, or even with a mini corona. Get yours with an order of guacamole, nachos, street corn or yucca fries. An evening at Pacifico will be a night to remember. This is a great place to go with a big group of friends.

Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 419-6755

This summer, Blue Duck Tavern is debuting a fun sorbet mimosa. A scoop of sorbet will be served in a glass with sparkling wine, making for a sweet and summery cocktail. The sorbet flavors will change often, but you can expect to see raspberry, cantaloupe and pina colada. Pastry Chef Naomi Gallego will be making the sorbet herself, so it is bound to be fresh and delicious, as she is one of DC’s best pastry chefs. Keep in mind that this amazing cocktail will only be available on Saturdays and Sundays.

1101 17th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 955-9001

Barcode’s velvet slush beverage has a whole host of ingredients and is not for the faint of heart. Made with tequila, pineapple juice, ginger, grenadine and mango puree, it is the embodiment of summer. Just remember to eat something with it because that tequila will go right to your head. Enjoy one on the patio or at the modern indoor bar today.

Red Light
1401 R St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-0400

For the ultimate frozen cocktail, you need to head to Red Light, one of 14th Street’s newest and most popular spots. The drink is the cake shake and it will cool you down, give you a buzz and satisfy your sweet tooth all at once. It is made with dark rum, ice cream and a red velvet cupcake, which explains its charming pink hue. It is perfect as a drink, a dessert or both. For something less sweet but still frozen, try the riverstone slush which is an icy and fruity concoction, perfect for the hot summer days of DC.

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Black Jack
1612 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 319-1612

Black Jack’s hurricane is famous in DC for its delicious flavor. Made with two different kinds of rum, bitters and passion fruit juice, it is simple but perfect. Because it is a frozen, it is guaranteed to cool you down while providing you with just the right kick. Equally as tasty is its cobbler drink, another frozen beverage. Its ingredients are rye, honey, mint and peach, so if you don’t like rum but you still want a frozen drink at Black Jack, this is your best option.

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Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at

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