There’s no denying that the sweltering temps of summer are here, and that sipping a frozen beverage—followed by a dip in the pool—is the best way to combat them. Here, we give you six of the best frosty sips to order in Miami right now.
There’s no doubt that The Standard offers one of the chicest spots for imbibing while overlooking Biscayne Bay. The lush, tropical environment is ideal for spending a summer afternoon sipping on a glass of frosé. The bona fide cocktail of the season, it’s a frozen take on everyone's favorite pink drink that’s as alluring as it is Instagram-worthy. 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1717
After spending an afternoon at Fontainebleau’s iconic pool, cool off at the hotel’s heralded sushi spot, Blade. The menu features light bites as well as a highly regarded omakase dinner menu curated by master sushi chef Deden Bandi. When you go, be sure to order the yami no runner, or "night runner" in Japanese, which features granita shaved tableside, strained grapefruit juice, aperol, and rose water. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-2495
Since launching in 2014, Drunken Dragon—which operates under the guise of "MARKET" in an Alton Road strip mall—has been a popular spot for cook-it-yourself Korean barbecue and creative cocktails. After a day at the beach, pop in for the flower blossom, a refreshing combination of vodka, passion fruit juice, St. Germain, and yuzu. Topped with a coconut water popsicle, it’s the perfect complement to the restaurant’s chef-prepared offerings, such as the hamachi sashimi and the shrimp gyoza. 1424 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-397-8556
Situated in the Miami Modern (MiMo) historical district within the famed Vagabond Hotel, this casual spot offers a unique menu of locally sourced dishes as well as an extensive selection of craft cocktails. We suggest you order the el abuelo, a refreshing rum-based libation. According to Gio Rivas, who helms the bar, "the freshly squeezed pineapple and citrus along with the coconut screams summer, while the cinnamon-infused spiced rum and amaretto reminds guests that they are still in Miami." 7301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-409-5635
An Ocean Drive mainstay for almost 30 years, A Fish Called Avalon is known for serving up the freshest seafood on the beach, in addition to being the original home of bang bang shrimp. If you want to sit outside and accompany your meal with the warm, Miami weather, a frozen drink is definitely in order. Try the Mexican party, a tequila-based concoction made with grapefruit and lemon juice, fresh jalapeño, and basil. 700 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532-1727
When you think of frozen cocktails, margaritas are likely the first that come to mind. So, why not try one of the best in Miami? If you’re craving tacos (and tequila), head to Lolo’s Surf Cantina, located in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood. You can enjoy this classic cocktail at the Mexican diner-inspired bar, or on the restaurant’s alfresco patio. According to lead mixologist Ricardo Rodriguez, the frozen margarita is best paired with the pescado tacos, as the citrusy flavor is the ideal complement to mahi-mahi a la plancha topped with spicy serrano chili aioli. 161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-735-6973