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Seven Tastiest Spiked Slushes for Summer in the Twin Cities

Where to get a classy blended drink

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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Pig Ate My Pizza

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4124 W Broadway Ave
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
(763) 537-7267
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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
Courtney Perry/Pig Ate My Pizza

2. Betty Danger's Country Club

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2501 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 315-4997
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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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3. Hai Hai

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2121 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 223-8640
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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 stools and oilcloth covered tables
Bask in the sunshine, beware the brain freeze
Kevin Kramer/Eater Twin Cities

4. Centro

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1414 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 345-5527
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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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5. Stewart's

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128 Cleveland Ave N
St Paul, MN 55104
(651) 645-4128
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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.

6. The Lexington

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1096 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 289-4990
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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
Joy Summers/Eater Twin Cities

7. Ox Cart Arcade & Rooftop

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255 6th St E
St Paul, MN 55101
(651) 528-6171
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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
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1. Pig Ate My Pizza

4124 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Just a little creme de violette gives this drink its color, gin gives it the kick
Courtney Perry/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.

4124 W Broadway Ave
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

2. Betty Danger's Country Club

2501 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
It’s the Yale, darling
Betty Danger’s Country Club/Facebook

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.

2501 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

3. Hai Hai

2121 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
A brightly colored open-air patio with low stools and oilcloth covered tables
Bask in the sunshine, beware the brain freeze
Kevin Kramer/Eater Twin Cities

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.

2121 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

4. Centro

1414 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
A wall is covered in a vibrant mural and a frozen drink is pictured in the foreground
All hail the Guava Goddess
Centro/Facebook

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.

1414 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

5. Stewart's

128 Cleveland Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104

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.

128 Cleveland Ave N
St Paul, MN 55104

6. The Lexington

1096 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Close up of a glass filled with pink slush, a peach slice and a sprig of thyme
Frozen rosé
Joy Summers/Eater Twin Cities

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.

1096 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

7. Ox Cart Arcade & Rooftop

255 6th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
One handed eats and an icy booze treat
Joy Summers/Eater Twin Cities

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.

255 6th St E
St Paul, MN 55101

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