Food

Chill Out With These Frozen Cocktails to Go From DC-Area Bars [Updated]

Take a tropical staycation with piña coladas and frosé pouches.

Coconut Club is offering frosé in pouches. Photo courtesy of Coconut Club.

No blender? No problem. The weather is heating up but you can stay cool at home with takeout tiki drinks and frosé pouches.

Archipelago 
1201 U St., NW 
The tiki bar is bringing the tropics to your couch with frozen piña coladas—you can even grab a blend-your-own version in a hollowed-out pineapple. If you’re venturing to the patio, cocktails like mai tais and banana daiquiris accompany a Szechuan-inspired menu of dan dan noodles and sizzling mapo tofu. Takeout and outdoor seating. 

Buffalo and Bergen
240 Massachusetts Ave., NE; 1309 5th St., NE 
Cocktail pro Gina Chersevani’s retro bagel shop on Capitol Hill offers classic brunch drinks like slushy mimosas and bloody Mary’s alongside frozen orange crushes in homage to Ocean City. Delivery and takeout. 

Coconut Club
540 Penn St., NE
Cooling cocktails from chef Adam Greenberg’s island-themed restaurant include jugs of piña coladas to drink under the patio’s vibrant umbrellas. Stay in the vacation state of mind with furikake-sprinkled salmon poke, and spam fried rice. Delivery, takeout, and outdoor seating.

Colada Shop  
1405 T St., NW; 10 Pearl St., SW 
The colorful cafe is serving trendy pouches of frozen piña coladas and guava frosé at the newly opened Wharf location. The pouches, which feel like sipping an adult Capri Sun, are also available with minty mojitos and margaritas to pair with Cuban fare. Delivery and takeout. Indoor and outdoor seating at the Wharf. 

Cotton & Reed 
1330 5th St., NE
Blend coconut slushies at home with mixers and bottles of rum from the Union Market distillery. For an urban escape, hang out on the astroturf patio, where each table is stocked with hand sanitzer made in-house. Takeout and outdoor seating. 

Electric Cool-Aid 
512 Rhode Island Ave., NW 
Shaw’s psychedelic beer garden is pouring a lineup of six frozen cocktails, from an icy Moscow mule to a chilled Irish coffee. Cold treats go beyond boozy beverages at the drink lot’s Good Humor cart stocked with nostalgic goodies like Choco Tacos and king cones. Outdoor seating.

Lost & Found 
1240 9th St., NW 
The no-frills bar in Blagden Alley offers summertime staples like strawberry frosé and chilled orange crushes. Popsicles get a grown up glow up when paired with sparkling wine for a cold and bubbly combo. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating. 

The People’s Drug
103 N. Alfred St., Alexandria 
The drugstore-turned-cocktail bar is serving frozen Irish coffee with house-made cold brew, as well as spicy tajin margaritas. If you’re looking to chill rather than drink something chilled, the bar is mixing zero-proof CBD cocktails with non-alcoholic Seedlip “spirits.” Delivery, takeout, indoor seating, and outdoor seating. 

The Salt Line 
79 Potomac Ave., SE
The waterfront restaurant in Navy Yard serves a menu full of New England classics like stuffed clams and buttery lobster rolls. Complete the Cape Cod fantasy with a frosted Narragansett Del’s shandy or a frozen orange crush made with DC Brau spiked seltzer. Delivery, takeout, and outdoor seating. 

Tiki TNT
1130 Maine Ave., SW
Although adjoining rum distillery is currently closed, you can still sample Thrasher’s rum in frozen tropical drinks like a pineapple and coconut pain killer. Grab a luau libation for the road or head to the tiki-inspired terrace for views of the Potomac River. Takeout and outdoor seating. 

Your Only Friend
124 Blagden Aly., NW 
Columbia Room’s sandwich pop-up is sticking around for the summer with tables in Blagden Alley and the cocktail bar’s Punch Garden. Pair subs on soft rolls with strawberry frosé and a slushie twist on the Spanish wine-cola drink Kalimotxo. Delivery, takeout, and outdoor seating.

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Daniella Byck joined Washingtonian in August 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied journalism and digital culture. Originally from Rockville, she lives in Logan Circle.

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