What’s cooler than being cool? Ice cold.
Gone are the blue-tongued glory days of the original Slush Puppie. These bad boys are more x-rated than ever so get yer top shelf spirits ready, slushy machine steady and bring on the brain freeze.
One of BarChick’s favourite ever drinks (guilty) the Miami Vice is the pimp daddy of the slushies. Head down to the Big Easy’s Shelter Bar for a frozen Pina Colada on top of a slushy Strawberry Daiquiri. Double trouble.
12 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA
Serving ice cold, slushy booze straight from an Ugolini Italian Granita machine, these badass Margaritas come served more retro than your Dad’s tie collection. Both the original Dalston branch and the brand new Boxpark place serve the House Margarita, but head to Dalston for gin, ginger and rhubarb flavour, or go see what special seasonal ingredients they're using over at the latter for a boozy slushie surprise.
95 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB
Bacardi Rum Slushy
Camden’s got a sexy seaside in the courtyard at the York & Albany, complete with beach huts, deckchairs and killer cocktails in buckets - there’s even real sand. Don’t wear your fancy shoes, do order the Bacardi Rum Slushy and a round of mini fish and chips.
127-129 Parkway, London, NW1 7PS
In a disused petrol station not far from BarChick HQ we found not one but a motherfreakin' a trio of slushies. Take you're pick from the Pornstar, Margarita or Mojito. We're in to the Mojito with real fresh bits o mint in it and the takeaway glass comes with a tiki umbrella... who needs a coffee to go when you can have one of these.
Boneyard, 168 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6HU
An icy twist on a Junebug, with Wray & Nephew’s, melon, banana and coconut liqueurs, pineapple juice and coconut water all served up with a fernet branca sherbert rim. This may be the sweetest, most refreshing drink in East.
3 Gillett Street, London, N16 8JH
Snow Queen Vodka Cranberry Slushie
This vodka and pomegranate puree slushy is boozy, to the point and damn good. Go get your head in the clouds at the Skylounge Nantucket pop up and order in a round of Snow Queens. You know it’s gonna be fierce.
7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF
Cubanisto Rum Punch
Certainly the slickest place you’ll ever be served something inspired by the e-number trends of the 90’s. Look smug as you ball hard in the Punch Room, slurping on your cup of slushy Cubanito Rum Punch, glam.
10 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NP
Having first popped up in Dalston’s Birthdays, Rita’s is now living it large just off the Hackney Road. Their chicken wings and patty melts have become the stuff of legends, and the Frozen Rita… well, owner and bar legend Missy Flynn drinks it all year round, no weather warning required.
175 Mare Street, London, E8 3RH
Whether you’re kicking back soaking up the sun or getting your film buff on at The Rooftop Film Club this seriously solid collection of slushies will have you sorted. With two options available each night on a daily rotation, choose from Cherry, Mint or Mango, Paprika & Chilli flavours. Fierce.
1-5 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3JX
Under the railway arches of Peckham Rye Station these guys are serving up delicious Gin Sorbet Slushies outta an old school Slush Puppie machine, for a fiver. Yes Peckham, for single-handedly making the south rad again.
22 Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QN
The best (...only) way to drink a killer boozy slushy really is up on a rooftop terrace, so get over to Aqua and order up a tall glass of Miami Vice. It’s a guilty pleasure in a glass; half Pina, half Daquari, a whole lot of boozy goodness.
5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, London W1B 3BR
Corpse Reviver -2
The big, blue, banging one. This frozen cocktail’s got gin, vermouth and a cheeky dash of absinthe for good measure. Show off that blue tongue with pride.
58 Poland Street, London, W1F 7NS