The best frozen drinks for summer in Shanghai

Get your brain freeze on with boozy ice pops, frozen spritzes and more

Summertime and the livin's easy... as long as you've got a glass of frozen booze in hand. If al fresco happy hours are no longer doing it for ya' and you're dreaming of sipping ice-cold booze from the comfort of a lounge chair beside the sea, we reckon these awesome frozen cocktails will hold you over until you can take a trip. Don your shades, kick off your sandals and gulp down one of these frosty drinks today.

1. The Lost Garden

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An icy mountain of lemongrass- and Thai basil-infused rums, apricot purée, citrus and gomme syrup, adorned with a vibrant spray of edible flowers.
75RMB at Cobra Lily, Xintiandi North Block, No. 19, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu, Huangpu district.

2. Frozen Aperol Spritz


Your favourite aperitif summer-fied: Aperol, prosecco and sugar with an orange slice.
55RMB at Gemma, 20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu, Xuhui district; 40RMB at Bar Centrale, 135 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu, Jingan district.

3. Deluxe Avocado Frozen Margarita


Olmeca tequila gold, triple sec, MAYA’s sour mix, agave nectar, coriander and half an avocado – a creamy twist on the classic.
88RMB at MAYA, Second Floor, Shanghai Grand Plaza Club House, 568 Julu Lu, near Xiangyang Bei Lu, Jingan district

4. Boozy Ice Pops


Homemade fruit ice lollies in a pool of prosecco, with your choice of lemonade, raspberry orange, tropical fruit or citrus mix flavours.
68RMB at Pree, No 15, Xintiandi North Block, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu, Huangpu district.

5. Strawberry Ginger

"Cantina Agave"

Corralejo Blanco tequila, lime, strawberries and fresh ginger juice makes for everything you want out of a frozen margarita.
55RMB at Cantina Agave, A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu, Xuhui district.

6. Snow White


Olmeca Blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, agave syrup and a splash of triple sec, frozen and served up with a Bund-side rooftop view.
110RMB at CHAR Bar, 30th Floor, Hotel Indigo, 585 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Dongmen Lu, Huangpu district.

7. Coronarita

"El Luchito"

A classic frozen margarita stuck with an upside-down icy Corona.
55RMB at El Luchito, 45 Yongkang Lu, near Jiashan Lu, Xuhui district; 65RMB at El Santo, Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu, Huangpu district.

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