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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 http://instagram.com/p/BCQ05l8miIi/

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 http://instagram.com/p/BFzvkngHPr8/

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 http://instagram.com/p/BGK1uHrwti9/

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 http://instagram.com/p/9ufoDziOJ_/

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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 http://instagram.com/p/BHbJ2B2hPY6/

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 http://instagram.com/p/BGiW3vZk_wR/

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.  

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Macho Radio Bar’s frozen margaritas

92 Fort York Blvd., 416-623-2323, machoradiobar.com http://instagram.com/p/BHdqXe2D1EE/

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 http://instagram.com/p/BHNrf-PjFyl/

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.

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