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Where to Find Some of the Best Frozen Cocktails in New Orleans

17 bars and restaurants with refreshing frozen cocktails to help beat the summer heat

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Go-cups are back, and it’s summer in New Orleans, so why not celebrate with a refreshing cocktail? These spots are serving spectacular drinks that do the trick — some frozen, some on ice, all a little (or a lot) boozy — like a staycation in your mouth. Even if a holiday seems like a distant dream, order one or several of these babies and life gets a little bit more chill.

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New Orleans Original Daiquiris

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There are more than 70 locations in the U.S. of this franchised daiquiri shop, but it all started here in New Orleans and one of the busiest (usually) spots is on Bourbon Street. Ok, the slushies have gobs of sugar, but New Orleans Original Daiquiris’ frozen margarita conjures up a thirsty day at Jazzfest — and who doesn’t want to think about that?

Bourrée

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Bourrée, the sister restaurant of Boucherie, does daiquiris right — made fresh daily with seasonal ingredients. There’s always a special, but the frozen gin and tonic is usually on the menu, an upgrade to the traditional G&T that is pure brilliance. Transform your next family meal with some to go — they’re available from 12 ounces to a full gallon of goodness.

Café Navarre

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Lakeview loves Cafe Navarre, an ideal neighborhood spot for breakfast, great sandwiches, kid-friendly items, and awesome entree salads. More unexpected perhaps is the extensive frozen drinks menu to be enjoyed on the fun back patio, a list that includes watermelon frosé, wildberry mojito, bellini, “froscrew,” and a skinny pina colada — among others. A summer dream setting.

Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar

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Off stop 24 on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar route is tourist favorite and longtime Mardi Gras destination Superior Seafood, renowned for its $.75 oyster happy hour 4 to 6:30 p.m. daily. It’s also known for its frozen drinks — the favorite being the frozen French 75. The others rotate, but are always refreshing to the max.

Twelve Mile Limit

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T. Cole Newton earned his bartending chops at Commander’s Palace and Coquette, a back story that informs the craft cocktails he shakes up at his own bar, Mid-City’s Twelve Mile Limit. Newton, who also operates Bywater destination for drinks the Domino, is offering top-notch cocktails in singles or quarts, Friday through Sunday.

Bevi Seafood Co.

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Bevi Seafood’s location on Carrollton Avenue is typically bustling, a top locals destination for boiled crawfish during the season. But, Bevi also makes excellent frozen drinks that change daily, another must-try, including seasonal daiquiris like the beloved frozen eggnog daiquiri during the season. There’s even a new drive-thru.

Barracuda

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Barracuda, the taco stand and margarita garden on Tchoup, makes kickin’ agua fresca, margaritas, palomas, and more — now all available by the jug for takeout. For single servings, recent cocktail specials have included a hibiscus honeysuckle margarita, a spicy paloma, and a frozen mai tai.

The Avenue Pub

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Don’t be fooled by Avenue Pub’s vast beer selection — this place is also a destination for bourbon, whiskey and rye, as well as frozen drinks when the season’s right. Expect creative, unexpected concoctions, like a Old Fashioned and a Tropical Tilquin Spritz, made with with Tilquin Gueuze , peach liqueur, cinnamon liqueur, mango purée, pineapple, and lemon juices.

The dreamy frozen cocktail changes weekly at Meril, Emeril’s casual restaurant and bar in the CBD. Meril recently offered a Fro-loma, which translates to a frozen paloma with tequila, Mezcal, and grapefruit.

Erin Rose

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Usually at the end of July, the French Quarter is overrun by bartenders, liquor brand ambassadors, and industry types in town for Tales of the Cocktail. The frozen Irish coffee at Erin Rose might as well be Tales’ office drink — so many attendees line up multiple times a day for the cooling pour. Even though it’s now being served out a window of the bar, it still is the best.

Cochon Butcher

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Order one glass or one gallon of the Butcher ’Cane at Cochon Butcher, a scrumptious frozen delight made from Don Q Cristal, 151 & Oak Aged Spiced Rums, fresh passionfruit, Aperol and Angostera bitters, and garnished with real deal luxardo cherries.

Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29

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One of New Orleans’s preeminent bars and a leader in the national cocktail scene, it’s no surprise this famed French Quarter gathering spot for frozen drink aficionados. Try a Banshee, made with coconut milk and a fresh banana blended with lime, dark Jamaican rum, and Aztec bitters; or a seasonal special like the Papaya Papi, a frosty papaya drink made with lemon and Falernum and a trio of rums.

Manolito

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Love this French Quarter ode to Havana’s El Floridita bar, with its creative cocktail list — best guava daiquiri on the planet and fantastic frozen libations. One of Manolito’s best signature cocktails is the Jazz Daiquiri — made with Jamaican rum, lime, agave nectar, Creme de Cacao, and coffee beans, said to be popular among musicians in Cuba in the 1960s and New Orleanians in the summer of 2021.

R Bar & Royal Street Inn

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The classic R Bar offers a dimly lit respite from Frenchmen Street crowds, reasonable prices, pool tables, and locals drinking boilermakers. It also serves at least two amazing frozen drinks at a time — the frozen pineapple mojito is a staple, but the frozen agave gardens is next level, made with Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, cucumber juice, lemon Juice, jalapeno juice, and agave syrup.

Galaxie

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There’s always a version of a frozen margarita along with a weekly frigid special at Galaxie Tacos, the cool taco joint in Bywater in a former gas station setting. Order from a wide array of tequilas and Mezcal incorporated into interesting cocktails, for takeout or on the huge front outdoor dining space. The Frosita, for instance, is made with tequila, Campari, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Cocchi du Torino sweet vermouth, Orange, and bitters — quite bracing.

The Joint

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Perhaps it’s an easily overlooked fact at this famed barbecue destination, but the frozen drinks at the Joint are great, too. They’re called daiquiris, but in New Orleans that doesn’t mean they are made with rum, so don’t be a pedant. There are two frozen daiquiris on offer everyday, and they switch out daily, but include flavors like blueberry mint mojito, passionfruit margarita, vodka pink lemonade, gin limeade, etc.

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Daiquiri Paradise

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Daiquiri Paradise started with this original spot in Chalmette, now also in Harvey and a new shop opening in Metairie on Labor Day. The recipes haven’t strayed since 1989 — the strawberry is made with real strawberries and rum, and the pina colada is a dreamy blend of cream of coconut, vanilla ice cream milk, pineapple juice, 151, and white rums. Order them both — that’s a strawberry colada — for the best of both worlds.

New Orleans Original Daiquiris

There are more than 70 locations in the U.S. of this franchised daiquiri shop, but it all started here in New Orleans and one of the busiest (usually) spots is on Bourbon Street. Ok, the slushies have gobs of sugar, but New Orleans Original Daiquiris’ frozen margarita conjures up a thirsty day at Jazzfest — and who doesn’t want to think about that?

Bourrée

Bourrée, the sister restaurant of Boucherie, does daiquiris right — made fresh daily with seasonal ingredients. There’s always a special, but the frozen gin and tonic is usually on the menu, an upgrade to the traditional G&T that is pure brilliance. Transform your next family meal with some to go — they’re available from 12 ounces to a full gallon of goodness.

Café Navarre

Lakeview loves Cafe Navarre, an ideal neighborhood spot for breakfast, great sandwiches, kid-friendly items, and awesome entree salads. More unexpected perhaps is the extensive frozen drinks menu to be enjoyed on the fun back patio, a list that includes watermelon frosé, wildberry mojito, bellini, “froscrew,” and a skinny pina colada — among others. A summer dream setting.

Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar

Off stop 24 on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar route is tourist favorite and longtime Mardi Gras destination Superior Seafood, renowned for its $.75 oyster happy hour 4 to 6:30 p.m. daily. It’s also known for its frozen drinks — the favorite being the frozen French 75. The others rotate, but are always refreshing to the max.

Twelve Mile Limit

T. Cole Newton earned his bartending chops at Commander’s Palace and Coquette, a back story that informs the craft cocktails he shakes up at his own bar, Mid-City’s Twelve Mile Limit. Newton, who also operates Bywater destination for drinks the Domino, is offering top-notch cocktails in singles or quarts, Friday through Sunday.

Bevi Seafood Co.

Bevi Seafood’s location on Carrollton Avenue is typically bustling, a top locals destination for boiled crawfish during the season. But, Bevi also makes excellent frozen drinks that change daily, another must-try, including seasonal daiquiris like the beloved frozen eggnog daiquiri during the season. There’s even a new drive-thru.

Barracuda

Barracuda, the taco stand and margarita garden on Tchoup, makes kickin’ agua fresca, margaritas, palomas, and more — now all available by the jug for takeout. For single servings, recent cocktail specials have included a hibiscus honeysuckle margarita, a spicy paloma, and a frozen mai tai.

The Avenue Pub

Don’t be fooled by Avenue Pub’s vast beer selection — this place is also a destination for bourbon, whiskey and rye, as well as frozen drinks when the season’s right. Expect creative, unexpected concoctions, like a Old Fashioned and a Tropical Tilquin Spritz, made with with Tilquin Gueuze , peach liqueur, cinnamon liqueur, mango purée, pineapple, and lemon juices.

Meril

The dreamy frozen cocktail changes weekly at Meril, Emeril’s casual restaurant and bar in the CBD. Meril recently offered a Fro-loma, which translates to a frozen paloma with tequila, Mezcal, and grapefruit.

Erin Rose

Usually at the end of July, the French Quarter is overrun by bartenders, liquor brand ambassadors, and industry types in town for Tales of the Cocktail. The frozen Irish coffee at Erin Rose might as well be Tales’ office drink — so many attendees line up multiple times a day for the cooling pour. Even though it’s now being served out a window of the bar, it still is the best.

Cochon Butcher

Order one glass or one gallon of the Butcher ’Cane at Cochon Butcher, a scrumptious frozen delight made from Don Q Cristal, 151 & Oak Aged Spiced Rums, fresh passionfruit, Aperol and Angostera bitters, and garnished with real deal luxardo cherries.

Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29

One of New Orleans’s preeminent bars and a leader in the national cocktail scene, it’s no surprise this famed French Quarter gathering spot for frozen drink aficionados. Try a Banshee, made with coconut milk and a fresh banana blended with lime, dark Jamaican rum, and Aztec bitters; or a seasonal special like the Papaya Papi, a frosty papaya drink made with lemon and Falernum and a trio of rums.

Manolito

Love this French Quarter ode to Havana’s El Floridita bar, with its creative cocktail list — best guava daiquiri on the planet and fantastic frozen libations. One of Manolito’s best signature cocktails is the Jazz Daiquiri — made with Jamaican rum, lime, agave nectar, Creme de Cacao, and coffee beans, said to be popular among musicians in Cuba in the 1960s and New Orleanians in the summer of 2021.

R Bar & Royal Street Inn

The classic R Bar offers a dimly lit respite from Frenchmen Street crowds, reasonable prices, pool tables, and locals drinking boilermakers. It also serves at least two amazing frozen drinks at a time — the frozen pineapple mojito is a staple, but the frozen agave gardens is next level, made with Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, cucumber juice, lemon Juice, jalapeno juice, and agave syrup.

Galaxie

There’s always a version of a frozen margarita along with a weekly frigid special at Galaxie Tacos, the cool taco joint in Bywater in a former gas station setting. Order from a wide array of tequilas and Mezcal incorporated into interesting cocktails, for takeout or on the huge front outdoor dining space. The Frosita, for instance, is made with tequila, Campari, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Cocchi du Torino sweet vermouth, Orange, and bitters — quite bracing.

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The Joint

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Perhaps it’s an easily overlooked fact at this famed barbecue destination, but the frozen drinks at the Joint are great, too. They’re called daiquiris, but in New Orleans that doesn’t mean they are made with rum, so don’t be a pedant. There are two frozen daiquiris on offer everyday, and they switch out daily, but include flavors like blueberry mint mojito, passionfruit margarita, vodka pink lemonade, gin limeade, etc.

Brasted/Eater NOLA

Daiquiri Paradise

Daiquiri Paradise started with this original spot in Chalmette, now also in Harvey and a new shop opening in Metairie on Labor Day. The recipes haven’t strayed since 1989 — the strawberry is made with real strawberries and rum, and the pina colada is a dreamy blend of cream of coconut, vanilla ice cream milk, pineapple juice, 151, and white rums. Order them both — that’s a strawberry colada — for the best of both worlds.

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