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Seven Tastiest Spiked Slushes for Summer in the Twin Cities

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Pig Ate My Pizza has two frozen drinks available behind its new bar
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As the sunlight finally hits the Twin Cities, there’s an interesting new crop popping up behind bars all over town. Some of the hottest new cocktail spots (and a few that were ahead of the curve) are sporting twirling machines full of icy refreshments mixed with a hearty selection of booze. These spiked slush-drinks are taking local cocktail culture to the next level with carefully layered flavors, sophisticated selections, and a welcome shot of fun inside the oh-so-serious new world of cocktails.

These are the best spots to bask in the sun and indulge in a little alcoholic brain freeze.

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Pig Ate My Pizza

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The newly expanded Pig Ate My Pizza in downtown Robinsdale has two frozen slushies on tap behind the bar. The cocktails are high-end flavors in a delightfully low-rent vehicle. Like everything about PAMP, they defy expectation and deliver on fun flavors. Try the purple aviation spin out on the “porch,” where the garage door windows roll back.

Just a little creme de violette gives this drink its color, gin gives it the kick
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Betty Danger's Country Club

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This twisted mini-golf bonanza with the kicky country club vibe serves a delightful prickly pear margarita dosed with tequila straight from the rotating slushie machine behind the bar. Take a twirl on the rotating patio-come-Ferris Wheel outside, while surveying the little people down below.

It’s the Yale, darling
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Hai Hai

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Hai Hai is perfect for patio basking on a sun filled day, or hiding out from persistent cool temps in a tropical room. The restaurant, owned by James Beard nominated chef Christina Nguyen and cocktail-making maverick Birk Stefan Grudem serves two varieties of spiked slushie inside this Vietnamese eatery. Try the Lychee Keen with gin, orange crema, cocchi americano, lychee and a spritz of absinthe.

A brightly colored open-air patio with low turquoise stools and oilcloth covered tables
Bask in the sunshine, beware the brain freeze
Kevin Kramer/Eater Twin Cities

Guava and mescal play together so nicely, it was nice of Northeast’s vibrant taco spot to put the two flavors together in a slushie format. Sip on a mix of guava, kombucha, and a zing of lemon mixed with smoky mescal out on the patio overlooking the cobblestone street.

A wall is covered in a vibrant mural and a frozen drink is pictured in the foreground
All hail the Guava Goddess
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Stewart's

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This ground-level gem of a neighborhood restaurant overlooks the St. Thomas campus and serves top shelf frosé alongside a menu perfect for date night or a quick, decadent burger with friends. Try a glass on the sidewalk patio on a quiet summer evening.

The Lexington

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The Lexington patio is above the back parking lot and opens at 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and at noon on the weekends. This peachy blended, frozen rosé is garnished with a little fresh herb and goes down easily.

Close up of a glass filled with pink slush, a peach slice and a sprig of thyme
Frozen rosé
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Ox Cart Arcade & Rooftop

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This Lowertown bar/arcade is serving some delightfully spiked snowcones perfect for slurping while getting in a round of Mario and ignoring the outside temps.

One handed eats and an icy booze treat
Joy Summers/Eater Twin Cities

Pig Ate My Pizza

The newly expanded Pig Ate My Pizza in downtown Robinsdale has two frozen slushies on tap behind the bar. The cocktails are high-end flavors in a delightfully low-rent vehicle. Like everything about PAMP, they defy expectation and deliver on fun flavors. Try the purple aviation spin out on the “porch,” where the garage door windows roll back.

Just a little creme de violette gives this drink its color, gin gives it the kick
Courtney Perry/Pig Ate My Pizza

Betty Danger's Country Club

This twisted mini-golf bonanza with the kicky country club vibe serves a delightful prickly pear margarita dosed with tequila straight from the rotating slushie machine behind the bar. Take a twirl on the rotating patio-come-Ferris Wheel outside, while surveying the little people down below.

It’s the Yale, darling
Betty Danger’s Country Club/Facebook

Hai Hai

Hai Hai is perfect for patio basking on a sun filled day, or hiding out from persistent cool temps in a tropical room. The restaurant, owned by James Beard nominated chef Christina Nguyen and cocktail-making maverick Birk Stefan Grudem serves two varieties of spiked slushie inside this Vietnamese eatery. Try the Lychee Keen with gin, orange crema, cocchi americano, lychee and a spritz of absinthe.

A brightly colored open-air patio with low turquoise stools and oilcloth covered tables
Bask in the sunshine, beware the brain freeze
Kevin Kramer/Eater Twin Cities

Centro

Guava and mescal play together so nicely, it was nice of Northeast’s vibrant taco spot to put the two flavors together in a slushie format. Sip on a mix of guava, kombucha, and a zing of lemon mixed with smoky mescal out on the patio overlooking the cobblestone street.

A wall is covered in a vibrant mural and a frozen drink is pictured in the foreground
All hail the Guava Goddess
Centro/Facebook

Stewart's

This ground-level gem of a neighborhood restaurant overlooks the St. Thomas campus and serves top shelf frosé alongside a menu perfect for date night or a quick, decadent burger with friends. Try a glass on the sidewalk patio on a quiet summer evening.

The Lexington

The Lexington patio is above the back parking lot and opens at 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and at noon on the weekends. This peachy blended, frozen rosé is garnished with a little fresh herb and goes down easily.

Close up of a glass filled with pink slush, a peach slice and a sprig of thyme
Frozen rosé
Joy Summers/Eater Twin Cities

Ox Cart Arcade & Rooftop

This Lowertown bar/arcade is serving some delightfully spiked snowcones perfect for slurping while getting in a round of Mario and ignoring the outside temps.

One handed eats and an icy booze treat
Joy Summers/Eater Twin Cities

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