Toronto’s best boozy slushies
Regular ol’ beer and cocktails might be refreshing on a typical summer day, but there’s nothing typical about 35-degree temperatures (that feel more like 43). This type of weather calls for drinks of the frozen kind.
Home of the Brave’s slushies
589 King St. W., 416-366-2736, thehotb.com
Because spiked slushies are very apropos chasers for fried bologna sandwiches and tater tots. Rotating flavours have included Orange Creamsicle, and Bourbon and Beer (pictured above). $10.
Wrestlers’ frozen margaritas
198 Augusta Ave., 416-977-4545, wrestlerscoffee.com
This new roastery and paleteria in Kensington Market has a liquor license, too. Frozen drinks here come in a couple of flavours: margarita (pictured above) and piña colada. $7.50.
Rhum Corner’s slushies
926 Dundas St. W., 647-346-9356, rhumcorner.com
Jen Agg’s Haitian hangout blends rummy Jungle Bird (left) and potent piña colada slushies. $8–$10.
The One Eighty’s frozen cocktails
55 Bloor St W., 51st floor, 416-967-0000, the51stfloor.com
Now you can catch a brain freeze 51 storeys above Yorkville. The bar’s frozen cocktails include Creamsicle, Electric Lemonade and the aptly named Skyline (pictured on the right), made with blue curaçao, triple sec and white cranberry juice. $15.50.
Momofuku Noodle Bar’s slushies
190 University Ave., ground floor, 647-253-6225, noodlebar-toronto.momofuku.com
The current version of this city’s O.G. adulterated slushie is made with sake, togarashi, yuzu and lime. $5/$10.
Don Don Izakaya’s polar beer
130 Dundas St. W., 416-492-5292, dondonizakaya.com
At this downtown izakaya, a thick layer of fro-yo-like foam acts as an insulator for a frosty pint (or a one-litre stein) of Sapporo. $4.95–$15.
Macho Radio Bar’s frozen margaritas
92 Fort York Blvd., 416-623-2323, machoradiobar.com
CityPlace’s new Tex-Mex joint makes frozen margs with 100 percent organic mix sourced from NYC’s Kelvin Slush Co. $8.
Lbs.’ negroni slushies
100 Yonge St., 647-351-4747, lbstoronto.com
The “s” in this restaurant’s name stands for salads (the other two letters, for lobster and burgers) but it may as well stand for slushies, too—they make a mean negroni one. $14.