They’re the hottest cold drink around!
Slushie machines aren’t just for 7-Elevens anymore — bartenders around the borough are combining the childhood nostalgia of sugary frozen drinks with the adult pastime of sinking a few alcoholic beverages in the sun by mixing up booze-infused slushies. Here are some of Brooklyn’s best.
This Crown Heights Caribbean bar and eatery offers two icy cocktails to take the heat off your jerk chicken — a slushified twist on a Dark ’N’ Stormy, and one on a Greenwich Sour, which is made with bourbon and red wine.
[343 Franklin Ave. at Greene Avenue in Crown Heights, (347) 552–5684, www.glady
Nights and Weekends
This Greenpoint bar is known for mixing Mexican and island fare, and its slushie menu is no different, offering a rotating lineup of chilly tiki and margarita variations.
[1 Bedford Ave. at Nassau Avenue in Greenpoint, (718) 383–5349, www.night
Whiskey Soda Lounge
Not a traditional slushie but certainly worthy of a mention, the boozy offshoot of trendy Thai eatery Pok Pok serves up a specialty called bia wun — that’s Thai for “jelly beer” — made by freezing bottles of Singha beer in a special revolving contraption that turns the liquid into a refreshing slush.
Whiskey Soda Lounge [115 Columbia St. at Kane Street in the Columbia Waterfront District, (718) 923–9322, www.whisk
A locavore slushie? Only in Park Slope. This porcine eatery uses slush from Brooklyn’s own Kelvin Natural Slush Co. in its take on a Hurricane, which also includes rum, passionfruit, and orange juice.
[247 Fifth Ave. between Garfield Place and Carroll Street in Park Slope, (718) 768–7675, www.porks
This Carribbean-influenced bar is renowned for its Dark ’N’ Stormy “frozie,” which classes the drink up by adding a toasted five-spice ginger syrup, and floating the rum on top.
[64 Frost St. between Meeker Avenue and Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–8900, www.batte
Bushwick Country Club
Not actually a country club, this watering hole has a slushie machine that turns out frozen concoctions including Jim Beam and coke, and sweet tea vodka.
[618 Grand St. between Leonard and Lorimer streets in Bushwick, (718) 388–2114, www.bushw