Philadelphia, PA – With a potentially record-breaking summer in the region this weekend, drinkers can stay “hydrated” with a little help from these frozen drinks that are 100% worth the brain freeze. For your convenience, we’ve rounded up frozen elixirs from Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge, Bluebird Distilling, New Liberty Distillery and The Twisted Tail – all perfect for combating the scorching 90+ temperatures all summer long. .
5 frozen drinks to sip Philly This summer
Assembly Rooftop Lounge
Assembly Rooftop Lounge, the chic downtown rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, offers a host of delicious frozen cocktails on the new spring/ summer, with fan favorite Frosé ($16), made with rosé, Cocchi Rosa, dry vermouth, strawberry and lemon, and Frozen Lemonade ($16), made with gin, Salers aperitif and homemade lemonade. For those who can’t choose between the two drinks, Philly Vice ($16) is a craft cocktail mix in a glass, making it the ultimate indulgent refreshment. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 4 p.m. with last service at 10:30 p.m. 1840 Benjamin Franklin Drive
Silk City Dining, Bar and Lounge
Silk City Diner, Bar & Lounge, the eclectic retro restaurant and lounge with adjoining artwork and an artifact-filled garden, offers an extensive menu of seasonal drinks, with two standout frozen libations including Painkiller ($12) , fashioned with Cruzan Island spiced rum, pineapple, coconut and dark rum float, and Blood Orange Margarita ($12), made with Hornitos Plata Tequila, blood orange, lime and orange . Guests can sip these drinks and more while staying covered and cool in the expansive weatherproof canopy atop the verdant outdoor cocktail garden. Opening hours: Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 435 Spring Garden Street
Bluebird Distilling, an award-winning grain-to-glass craft distillery, offers a stellar selection of seasonal beverages at its expansive Phoenixville distillery and tasting room with a large covered outdoor patio. Their state-of-the-art frozen drink machine can freeze a bottle of bourbon to slush in just 20 seconds, and flavors alternate weekly, from frozen gin and tonic to this week’s timely rendition of a Frozen Dirty Shirley ($10/$12), made with Bluebird 100% Rye Vodka, Sprite, Grenadine and Cherry. The New York Times and others dubbed the Dirty Shirley the unofficial drink of the summer! Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. 100 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
New Liberty Distillery
New Liberty Distillery, South Kensington’s craft distillery and home to award-winning spirits ranges such as the Kinsey brand, recently launched its lush outdoor cocktail garden just in time for patio season, complete with a cocktail menu artisanal rejuvenated with a Tropical Surf’s Up ($12) made with Dreadnought White Rum, Coconut Rum, Coconut Cream, Pineapple, House Tiki Bitters and Cherry. Opening hours: Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 1431 N Cadwallader St.
The twisted tail
The Twisted Tail, the Southern-inspired restaurant, bar and live music venue on Headhouse Square, is gearing up for the upcoming summer season and scorching temperatures with the return of the hugely popular (and very refreshing) Champagne Pop ($15. This effervescent sipper is champagne poured over your choice of popsicles, ranging from watermelon to pineapple to blueberry – served in a traditional coupe glass. Hours of Operation: Saturday 11am-4pm and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for brunch service. 509 S. 2nd Street
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