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Where to Drink Dallas's Finest Frozen Cocktails

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There are few things that satisfy the soul more than an icy frozen cocktail sipped in the sunshine. Tasty as they are, you'd better not ask for one at any old dive bar — even if they've got a blender on hand, they'll probably shoot you a dirty look. And they're not exactly considered the epitome of a sophisticated cocktail, so there's a good chance your favorite craft drinking den doesn't make 'em, either. With that in mind, here's a map of 12 places to sip frozen cocktails in Dallas, a guide that's sure to come in handy once the mercury begins to rise.

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The Yoohoo Yeehaw might be king of all dessert cocktails in Dallas. The Yoohoo of your youth comes together with vanilla vodka for a slushy delight that goes down much too smoothly.

The Grapevine

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Three words: Frozen. Everclear. Bellini. Throw back a couple of these and you'll be swishing shots on The Grapevine's basketball court in no time.
[Photo: The Grapevine/Facebook]

Haystack Burgers & Barley

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Mix iced tea and lemonade and you've got an Arnold Palmer. Add Makers Mark and orange juice and you've got a Haymaker, the signature frozen drink at this Richardson burger joint situated next to Alamo Drafthouse. (If only it were possible to sneak one into the theater.)

Mi Cocina

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Whether or not you're a fan of Mi Cocina's food, you've got to admit their frozen drinks are pretty killer. The most famous is of course the extremely potent Mambo Taxi, a frozen margarita with housemade sangria — just be sure to hail an Uber to get home intact. [Photo: Mi Cocina/Facebook]

Neo Pizza Napoletana

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The tangy Limontini at this Victory Park pizzeria is made with both vodka and limoncello for an extra punch. Bonus: Get it for a mere two bucks during happy hour (Monday through Friday, 2 to 7 p.m.).

The Quarter Bar

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This bar is a little taste of New Orleans in Uptown, so it stands to reason that they'd have sweet and potent frozen drinks like the ones you might encounter on Bourbon Street — including a slushy Jack and Coke and a tangy blackberry lemonade. [Photo: Quarter Bar]
Long a go-to for fantastic cocktails, Bolsa's bar serves up a Hulk-green drink known as the Oak Cliff Creeper — a uniquely balanced mixture of Cruzan rum, green Chartreuse, citrus, basil, and nopales (that's cactus). True to its name, this one goes down easy and will definitely sneak up on you if you're not careful. [Photo: Bolsa/Facebook]

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This perpetual Lowest Greenville hot spot ought to win an award for "Best Use of Beets in an Alcoholic Beverage." The Frozen Double Under is made with beet-infused Dulce Vida tequila, rosemary syrup, and fresh lime juice for a tasty concoction that you can almost convince yourself is "healthy." There's also a frozen Moscow mule that gets added zing from ginger kombucha tea. [Photo: HG Sply Co./Facebook]
Pakpao puts an appropriately Thai twist on the typical frozen margarita with the Chula-Rita, made with lemongrass-infused tequila, lemongrass syrup, triple sec, and a vivid magenta swirl provided by fresh prickly pear puree. These things are potent, so go easy (and/or pad your stomach with some drunken noodles or laab gai).
Grab a seat at the retro-futuristic bar at this revamped Sonic drive-in and order up the creamy, dreamy Orange Creamsicle, made with vanilla vodka, orange sorbet, and cream. Tastes like childhood, only boozier.

Truck Yard

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Is there a better place in Dallas to kick back with a cold drink and your dog on a sunny day? Keep cool with the tasty Frozen Grapefruitita, a twist on the typical margarita made with that damned Deep Eddy grapefruit vodka that resides behind just about every bar in town. And since all the drinks are on tap, you'll get one quickly — and priced right at just six bucks.

Twilite Lounge

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This wonderfully divey Deep Ellum drinking hole has a much tastier alternative to the inexplicably popular Red Bull and vodka: the Frozen Irish Coffee, a slushy and not-too-sweet concoction that does double duty by getting you both drunk and caffeinated. [Photo: Luna Matto/Twilite Lounge]

Double Wide

The Yoohoo Yeehaw might be king of all dessert cocktails in Dallas. The Yoohoo of your youth comes together with vanilla vodka for a slushy delight that goes down much too smoothly.

The Grapevine

Three words: Frozen. Everclear. Bellini. Throw back a couple of these and you'll be swishing shots on The Grapevine's basketball court in no time.
[Photo: The Grapevine/Facebook]

Haystack Burgers & Barley

Mix iced tea and lemonade and you've got an Arnold Palmer. Add Makers Mark and orange juice and you've got a Haymaker, the signature frozen drink at this Richardson burger joint situated next to Alamo Drafthouse. (If only it were possible to sneak one into the theater.)

Mi Cocina

Whether or not you're a fan of Mi Cocina's food, you've got to admit their frozen drinks are pretty killer. The most famous is of course the extremely potent Mambo Taxi, a frozen margarita with housemade sangria — just be sure to hail an Uber to get home intact. [Photo: Mi Cocina/Facebook]

Neo Pizza Napoletana

The tangy Limontini at this Victory Park pizzeria is made with both vodka and limoncello for an extra punch. Bonus: Get it for a mere two bucks during happy hour (Monday through Friday, 2 to 7 p.m.).

The Quarter Bar

This bar is a little taste of New Orleans in Uptown, so it stands to reason that they'd have sweet and potent frozen drinks like the ones you might encounter on Bourbon Street — including a slushy Jack and Coke and a tangy blackberry lemonade. [Photo: Quarter Bar]

Bolsa

Long a go-to for fantastic cocktails, Bolsa's bar serves up a Hulk-green drink known as the Oak Cliff Creeper — a uniquely balanced mixture of Cruzan rum, green Chartreuse, citrus, basil, and nopales (that's cactus). True to its name, this one goes down easy and will definitely sneak up on you if you're not careful. [Photo: Bolsa/Facebook]

HG Sply Co.

This perpetual Lowest Greenville hot spot ought to win an award for "Best Use of Beets in an Alcoholic Beverage." The Frozen Double Under is made with beet-infused Dulce Vida tequila, rosemary syrup, and fresh lime juice for a tasty concoction that you can almost convince yourself is "healthy." There's also a frozen Moscow mule that gets added zing from ginger kombucha tea. [Photo: HG Sply Co./Facebook]

Pakpao

Pakpao puts an appropriately Thai twist on the typical frozen margarita with the Chula-Rita, made with lemongrass-infused tequila, lemongrass syrup, triple sec, and a vivid magenta swirl provided by fresh prickly pear puree. These things are potent, so go easy (and/or pad your stomach with some drunken noodles or laab gai).

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Grab a seat at the retro-futuristic bar at this revamped Sonic drive-in and order up the creamy, dreamy Orange Creamsicle, made with vanilla vodka, orange sorbet, and cream. Tastes like childhood, only boozier.

Truck Yard

Is there a better place in Dallas to kick back with a cold drink and your dog on a sunny day? Keep cool with the tasty Frozen Grapefruitita, a twist on the typical margarita made with that damned Deep Eddy grapefruit vodka that resides behind just about every bar in town. And since all the drinks are on tap, you'll get one quickly — and priced right at just six bucks.

Twilite Lounge

This wonderfully divey Deep Ellum drinking hole has a much tastier alternative to the inexplicably popular Red Bull and vodka: the Frozen Irish Coffee, a slushy and not-too-sweet concoction that does double duty by getting you both drunk and caffeinated. [Photo: Luna Matto/Twilite Lounge]

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