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Top Frozen Cocktails In Denver

August 20, 2014 6:00 AM

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As the weather heats up, a cold, well-crafted frozen beverage is the perfect way to cool down. In Denver, there are many bars and restaurants that offer frozen cocktails, but only a few truly make it an art. The following list includes places where patrons can sip on delicious, frozen drinks that will not only satiate even the most intense thirst but will feel like a vacation in itself.

Adrift Tiki Bar And Grill
218 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

(303) 778-8454
www.adriftbar.com

Regardless of season, sometimes Colorado weather simply requires a tropical escape and Adrift Tiki Bar and Grill provides the perfect ambiance of a Caribbean getaway. The very diverse and delicious drink menu offers a variety of cocktails, but its blended tiki frozen drinks are to die for. Regardless of what you’re thirsty for, there’s a frozen beverage that will whisk you away to an island paradise. For a cold, icy beverage that is just the perfect amount of sweet, try the Macadamia Nut Chi Chi which boasts Trader Vic’s Macadamia Nut Liqueur, Viking Fjord Vodka, pineapple and coconut.

Hamburger Mary’s Bar And Grill
700 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-1333
www.hamburgermarys.com

Hamburger Mary’s in Denver is a lively, fun place to eat and drink, and its expansive patio is especially comfortable in the warmer months. The food and drink menu is quite large, and it offers a variety of frozen beverages like daiquiris and margaritas. But when you’re looking for something different, order a Frozen Absolut Mandrin-Drop Martini, you won’t be disappointed.

Punchbowl Social Food And Drink
65 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

(303) 765-2695
www.punchbowlsocial.com

For an interactive and fun experience with your friends, Punchbowl Social Food and Drink is ideal. A mix of bowling, games, dining and drinking, there’s never a dull moment when at the Punchbowl. Although it specializes in unique punch cocktails, the adult milkshakes bring out the best in a frozen drink. The Maker’s Squeal is crafted from bacon-infused Maker’s Mark Bourbon, vanilla ice cream, drizzled chocolate, chocolate syrup and candied bacon. You can’t find a drink like this just anywhere.

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Swanky’s
1938 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202

(303) 297-2399
www.swankys.com

When you’re craving a frozen beverage on a hot Colorado day, Swanky’s has a variety to choose from. Located right near Coors Field on Blake Street, what better way to get a fun day out at the ballgame started? The drink menu is ever evolving, but the frozen cocktails are Swanky’s specialty. Try the “Big Lebowski” and be sure to add an extra shot for only $1.

Rio Grande
1525 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202

(303) 623-5432
www.riograndemexican.com

This Colorado Mexican chain is known for its great food, but most patronize the restaurant for its potent and delicious margaritas. The mainstay, the Rio Margarita, is available regular, strawberry or mango, and is strong and delicious. Although the margs are also available on the rocks, the frozen variety is the best way to cool down on a warm day.

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Nicole Cormier is a hip-hop head with business ambitions who stumbled awkwardly into journalism in 2007 as Colorado Music Buzz’s hip-hop editor. She is the publisher and editor of the Colorado hip-hop e-magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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