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Hey! You got Popsicle in my booze.
Hey! You got Popsicle in my booze.
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Eight Frozen Cocktails to Make This Summer the Best Ever

Booze eases the brain freeze.

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Hey! You got Popsicle in my booze.
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When the summer days are hot and the humidity levels rise to subtropic, there is nothing more inviting than an icy cold beverage, with condensation dripping down the sides of the glass. These cocktails take the ice one step farther than the cube. Bartenders around Minneapolis are branching out beyond the hand chipped and machine cold-makers. All of the drinks on this list take the adult delight of booze and mix it with a dose of childhood nostalgia. These very grown-up concoctions are presented as popsicles, served on top of ferris wheels and even lit on fire. Whether served straight from the slushie machine or adorned with a bomb pop, there's a very cold drink waiting at the end of this day.

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FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar

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And now, from the Why Didn’t We Think of That file: Boozcicles! FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar in Downtown Minneapolis recently introduced Boozicles, adult popsicles inspired by tried and true cocktails like pina colada, strawberry margarita, mojito, peach sangria, grasshopper and mudslide with Godiva chocolate liqueur, vodka, cream and milk. These Boozicles will be offered throughout the all summer at $7 a pop.
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Butcher & the Boar

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Remember getting a Coke float at the pool? So refreshing, and sticky sweet. At Butcher and Boar, they offer a decidedly more grown up version with Jim Beam caramel ice cream, Mexican Coca Cola. Add one of their bourbon shots for just $3 more.
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The Sheridan Room

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Ice cream in cocktails is not a novel idea but The Sheridan Room takes it up a notch or ten with its versions. The Brandy Crusta mixes vanilla ice cream,brandy, lemon zest and orange bitters while their Black Liquorice features chocolate ice cream, sambuca and kahlua. The Northeast eatery also rotates house made ice cream flavors like basil, sweet corn, maple bacon, and popcorn so you never know what will be served up next.

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge & Tiki Garden

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The ultimate in staycation drinking, Psycho Suzi’s abundance of crazy cocktails is legendary. Try the Zombie Slushie in cherry, cola or lime flavors. This ain’t your Grandaddy’s 7-Eleven Slurpee. The cocktails pair perfectly with the expansive tiki patio.

Betty Danger's Country Club

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Betty Danger’s might just be the perfect summer hang-out, with its vertically revolving patio (i.e. Ferris Wheel) and mini-golf games for the 99 percenters. For a delicate balance between rebel and 1983 prep, try the prickly pear pink margarita with Skull Bones tequila on the rocks or as a slushie. The fruity and tart combo is their most popular summer drink.
Joy Summers

Spoon and Stable

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Bartender Isaac Ramon has crafted a riff on the classic Cuba Libre with a surprise ending. While the original cocktail, whose name means "free Cuba," is basically a rum and Coke with a spritz of lime, Ramon’s version utilizes Don Q Anejo Puerto Rican rum, coconut cream and fresh lime juice, shaken then topped with Dr. Pepper. But wait, there’s more. A shelled out lime is filled with coconut flakes and Don Q 151, then set on fire to toast the coconut flakes. Now it’s a party.

Lawless Distilling Company

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This new cocktail room in an industrial corner of Minneapolis is open Wednesday through Saturday and serves mostly gin and vodka-based drinks. There are classic drinks, there are build-your-own daisies and then there is the tiki section. It's here that you will find the Chi Chi that arrives garnished with a bomb pop. Childhood, meet adulthood.
Joy Summers

Hi-Lo Diner

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When we found out that the Hi-Lo diner was bringing the boozy milkshake back to East Lake Street, there was much cheering. When we tasted the Aaron Brrr, well, those cheers stifled by mouths full of ice cream. It might just be the best thing on the menu.
Joy Summers

FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar

And now, from the Why Didn’t We Think of That file: Boozcicles! FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar in Downtown Minneapolis recently introduced Boozicles, adult popsicles inspired by tried and true cocktails like pina colada, strawberry margarita, mojito, peach sangria, grasshopper and mudslide with Godiva chocolate liqueur, vodka, cream and milk. These Boozicles will be offered throughout the all summer at $7 a pop.
Firelake

Butcher & the Boar

Remember getting a Coke float at the pool? So refreshing, and sticky sweet. At Butcher and Boar, they offer a decidedly more grown up version with Jim Beam caramel ice cream, Mexican Coca Cola. Add one of their bourbon shots for just $3 more.
Katie Cannon

The Sheridan Room

Ice cream in cocktails is not a novel idea but The Sheridan Room takes it up a notch or ten with its versions. The Brandy Crusta mixes vanilla ice cream,brandy, lemon zest and orange bitters while their Black Liquorice features chocolate ice cream, sambuca and kahlua. The Northeast eatery also rotates house made ice cream flavors like basil, sweet corn, maple bacon, and popcorn so you never know what will be served up next.

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge & Tiki Garden

The ultimate in staycation drinking, Psycho Suzi’s abundance of crazy cocktails is legendary. Try the Zombie Slushie in cherry, cola or lime flavors. This ain’t your Grandaddy’s 7-Eleven Slurpee. The cocktails pair perfectly with the expansive tiki patio.

Betty Danger's Country Club

Betty Danger’s might just be the perfect summer hang-out, with its vertically revolving patio (i.e. Ferris Wheel) and mini-golf games for the 99 percenters. For a delicate balance between rebel and 1983 prep, try the prickly pear pink margarita with Skull Bones tequila on the rocks or as a slushie. The fruity and tart combo is their most popular summer drink.
Joy Summers

Spoon and Stable

Bartender Isaac Ramon has crafted a riff on the classic Cuba Libre with a surprise ending. While the original cocktail, whose name means "free Cuba," is basically a rum and Coke with a spritz of lime, Ramon’s version utilizes Don Q Anejo Puerto Rican rum, coconut cream and fresh lime juice, shaken then topped with Dr. Pepper. But wait, there’s more. A shelled out lime is filled with coconut flakes and Don Q 151, then set on fire to toast the coconut flakes. Now it’s a party.

Lawless Distilling Company

This new cocktail room in an industrial corner of Minneapolis is open Wednesday through Saturday and serves mostly gin and vodka-based drinks. There are classic drinks, there are build-your-own daisies and then there is the tiki section. It's here that you will find the Chi Chi that arrives garnished with a bomb pop. Childhood, meet adulthood.
Joy Summers

Hi-Lo Diner

When we found out that the Hi-Lo diner was bringing the boozy milkshake back to East Lake Street, there was much cheering. When we tasted the Aaron Brrr, well, those cheers stifled by mouths full of ice cream. It might just be the best thing on the menu.
Joy Summers

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