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Where to Drink Refreshing Frozen Cocktails in New Orleans

These bars and restaurants are serving some of the best frozen drinks in town, just in time for summer

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Go-cups are back, and it’s starting to feel like 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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1. The Anchor

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407 St Tammany St
Madisonville, LA 70447
(985) 323-4800
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The Anchor is a waterfront oasis on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville, a super destination for Gulf inspired eats and frozen libations. The covered patio is huge, with outdoor TVs and plenty of elbow room. Try the pan roasted red fish, or if it’s barking at you, the hot dog — seriously might be the best ever. Worth the drive — or if it’s how you roll, there’s dockside parking for your boat. 

2. New Orleans Original Daiquiris

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8100 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-1846
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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?

3. Bourrée at Boucherie

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1510 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 510-4040
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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.

4. Cure

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4905 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 302-2357
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Freret Street’s James Beard Award-winning gold standard of craft cocktail bars, Cure pioneered a craft cocktail revival in New Orleans. It’s got some of the best frozen drink options in town; from the classics to gallons of the frozen special of the day to new creations. Order online or stop by.

5. Twelve Mile Limit

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500 S Telemachus St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 488-8114
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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.

6. Barracuda

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3984 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 266-2961
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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.

7. Whiskey & Sticks

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2513 Bayou Rd
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 259-2025
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The cool and cultivated Whiskey and Sticks on Bayou Road is a cocktail lounge in every sense, offering a great vibe, premium liquors, a nice selection of cigars, and cigar rolling classes. It’s open for outdoor drinks and cigars, including $5 frozen drinks.

8. Victory

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339 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 522-8664
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Victory Bar has long been one of downtown’s most exciting destinations for craft cocktails, and after a rollercoaster summer it recently reopened, hopefully for good this time. While the inside is an elegant, upscale oasis, Daniel Victory’s hugely creative and refreshing cocktail menu is also available to-go. Try the ‘Backing into Alba,’ with grappa, bourbon, and bitters; the ‘Und Mariachi’ with tequila, lime, carraway seed liquer, Frais Des Boise, and a cinnamon stick; or the ‘So Pho-cking Good’ with soju, lime, pho syrup, mint, jalapeno, and chives.

9. Red Fish Grill

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115 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 598-1200
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This casual Bourbon Street seafooder is best known for ample plates of fresh fish, fresh and fried oysters, and a killer wood-fire grilled redfish with tasso and mushrooms. But the drinks menu is a force as well, with a range of specialty cocktails and a super frozen French 75. This slushy goodness is bracing blend of Hendrick’s gin, fresh lemon juice, Hibiscus syrup and sparkling wine, most refreshing.

10. Bourbon House

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144 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-0111
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The frozen bourbon milk punch at Bourbon House is absolutely one of the best frozen drinks in the city. Made with a homemade vanilla gelato base, the drink has quite the kick, thanks to a hefty amount of Old Forester bourbon — making it as appealing in winter as the summer.

11. Meril

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424 Girod St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 526-3745
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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.

12. Erin Rose

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811 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 522-3573
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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.

13. Cochon Butcher

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930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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. They also have a swell Storm & Darkly — a frozen dark and stormy made with local handcrafted Huhu ginger beer — and spritzy and refreshing drinks to go.

14. Manolito

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508 Dumaine St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 603-2740
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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.

15. Galaxie

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3060 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 827-1443
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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.

16. Bud Rips

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900 Piety St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 945-5762

Bud Rips is back, baby, and the slushie machine it installed behind the bar shortly before the pandemic hit is back up and running, too. The two frozen drinks on the menu right now are appropriately delicious to celebrate the return of the neighborhood favorite: the Guavalupe is made with mezcal, guava, and whatever else, and is perfectly balanced, and the Life’s a Peach is a sweeter, frozen peach bellini delight.

17. The Joint

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701 Mazant St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 949-3232
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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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18. Chance in Hell SnoBalls

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France St & Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117

Chance in Hell SnoBalls, perched at the corner of France and Burgundy in the Bywater, scoops flavors like ginger basil plum and hibiscus ginger lemonade. But wait for it...these two creative women are also doing adult sno-balls, including a frozen Sazerac as a special. A portion of every sale goes to Feed the Second Line, so slurp up.

19. Daiquiri Paradise

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201 W Judge Perez Dr
Chalmette, LA 70043
(504) 277-8388
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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.

1. The Anchor

407 St Tammany St, Madisonville, LA 70447

The Anchor is a waterfront oasis on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville, a super destination for Gulf inspired eats and frozen libations. The covered patio is huge, with outdoor TVs and plenty of elbow room. Try the pan roasted red fish, or if it’s barking at you, the hot dog — seriously might be the best ever. Worth the drive — or if it’s how you roll, there’s dockside parking for your boat. 

407 St Tammany St
Madisonville, LA 70447

2. New Orleans Original Daiquiris

8100 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

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?

8100 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

3. Bourrée at Boucherie

1510 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

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.

1510 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

4. Cure

4905 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Freret Street’s James Beard Award-winning gold standard of craft cocktail bars, Cure pioneered a craft cocktail revival in New Orleans. It’s got some of the best frozen drink options in town; from the classics to gallons of the frozen special of the day to new creations. Order online or stop by.

4905 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. Twelve Mile Limit

500 S Telemachus St, New Orleans, LA 70119

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.

500 S Telemachus St
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. Barracuda

3984 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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.

3984 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115

7. Whiskey & Sticks

2513 Bayou Rd, New Orleans, LA 70119

The cool and cultivated Whiskey and Sticks on Bayou Road is a cocktail lounge in every sense, offering a great vibe, premium liquors, a nice selection of cigars, and cigar rolling classes. It’s open for outdoor drinks and cigars, including $5 frozen drinks.

2513 Bayou Rd
New Orleans, LA 70119

8. Victory

339 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Victory Bar has long been one of downtown’s most exciting destinations for craft cocktails, and after a rollercoaster summer it recently reopened, hopefully for good this time. While the inside is an elegant, upscale oasis, Daniel Victory’s hugely creative and refreshing cocktail menu is also available to-go. Try the ‘Backing into Alba,’ with grappa, bourbon, and bitters; the ‘Und Mariachi’ with tequila, lime, carraway seed liquer, Frais Des Boise, and a cinnamon stick; or the ‘So Pho-cking Good’ with soju, lime, pho syrup, mint, jalapeno, and chives.

339 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112

9. Red Fish Grill

115 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

This casual Bourbon Street seafooder is best known for ample plates of fresh fish, fresh and fried oysters, and a killer wood-fire grilled redfish with tasso and mushrooms. But the drinks menu is a force as well, with a range of specialty cocktails and a super frozen French 75. This slushy goodness is bracing blend of Hendrick’s gin, fresh lemon juice, Hibiscus syrup and sparkling wine, most refreshing.

115 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. Bourbon House

144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The frozen bourbon milk punch at Bourbon House is absolutely one of the best frozen drinks in the city. Made with a homemade vanilla gelato base, the drink has quite the kick, thanks to a hefty amount of Old Forester bourbon — making it as appealing in winter as the summer.

144 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Meril

424 Girod St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

424 Girod St
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. Erin Rose

811 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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.

811 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112

13. Cochon Butcher

930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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. They also have a swell Storm & Darkly — a frozen dark and stormy made with local handcrafted Huhu ginger beer — and spritzy and refreshing drinks to go.

930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

14. Manolito

508 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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.

508 Dumaine St
New Orleans, LA 70116

15. Galaxie

3060 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

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.

3060 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

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16. Bud Rips

900 Piety St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Bud Rips is back, baby, and the slushie machine it installed behind the bar shortly before the pandemic hit is back up and running, too. The two frozen drinks on the menu right now are appropriately delicious to celebrate the return of the neighborhood favorite: the Guavalupe is made with mezcal, guava, and whatever else, and is perfectly balanced, and the Life’s a Peach is a sweeter, frozen peach bellini delight.

900 Piety St
New Orleans, LA 70117

17. The Joint

701 Mazant St, New Orleans, LA 70117
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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.

701 Mazant St
New Orleans, LA 70117

18. Chance in Hell SnoBalls

France St & Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Chance in Hell SnoBalls, perched at the corner of France and Burgundy in the Bywater, scoops flavors like ginger basil plum and hibiscus ginger lemonade. But wait for it...these two creative women are also doing adult sno-balls, including a frozen Sazerac as a special. A portion of every sale goes to Feed the Second Line, so slurp up.

France St & Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117

19. Daiquiri Paradise

201 W Judge Perez Dr, Chalmette, LA 70043

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.

201 W Judge Perez Dr
Chalmette, LA 70043

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