Frozen Drinks – Hot Friday Edition

Frozen Drinks – Hot Friday Edition

It’s Friday! The mercury keeps rising (feels like 106F out there!) and there really are only two options – beach or A/C. I’m for heading to the beach. And cold drinks. And cold drinks on the beach and on the way to the beach. So here you go:

Margarita Island (1105 Bowery Street, 718-449-1284)

Conveniently located right on the Coney Island boardwalk, Margarita Island is the largest indoor/outdoor bar by the beach. There’s live entertainment featuring guest DJs and special events like Sunset Sundays and Hip Hop Fridays. The beachside bar offers specials almost every night, like 2 for 1 margaritas on select nights. You can check the latest specials here. The bar offers several flavors, including strawberry, coconut, mango, sour apple, and peach. The strawberry margarita is a must-try crowd favorite. The frozen drinks start at around $12.

Paco’s Tacos (2368 Flatbush Ave, 718-258-7515)

Paco’s Tacos is a casual Mexican restaurant along Flatbush Avenue, serving up low-cost, Mexican classics like tacos, quesadillas, and burritos. The eatery has an outdoor patio that’s perfect for enjoying a frozen margarita. Flavors include raspberry and mango strawberry, starting at around $9 each. If you’re looking to try something new, don’t miss the sangarita, a creative hybrid of sangria and margaritas.

Place to Beach (1301 Boardwalk West, 516-500-2953)

Place to Beach is a beach-themed tiki bar on the Coney Island boardwalk, offering up Mexican food and live entertainment. Get there in the afternoon if you’re looking for a (somewhat) quiet, relaxing experience. When the sun goes down, Place to Beach comes alive. Hot 97’s DJ Big Ben has DJed there in the past. The frozen margaritas, costing about $12 each, come in both classic flavors like strawberry and cherry as well as some interesting flavors like red chili and cucumber. Don’t let the summer pass you by without trying the coconut margarita. Yelp reviews caution that these margaritas are pretty strong.

Wise Espresso (3120 Coney Island Ave, 347-492-7676)

If frozen coffees are more your style, check out Wise Espresso Bar on Coney Island Avenue. The café offers every type of coffee you can think up, from iced lattes to cappuccinos. Wise Espresso offers its own version of the Frappuccino in flavors like caramel, chocolate, vanilla, mocha, and white chocolate mocha. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the blueberry frappe, a blueberry cheesecake concoction blended with ice and milk. Prices range from $4.25 to $5.25, depending on the size.

Chocolatte Espresso Bar (1901 Ocean Parkway, 718-773-3770)

Opened in 2013, Chocolatte serves up kosher coffee and bakery options. The espresso bar offers 8 flavors of frozen frappes, including caramel, mocha, chai latte, and hazelnut. The real star is the mocha frappe, a perfectly blended frozen treat, topped with whipped cream.Try it with Chocolatte’s rugelach, only $1.25, and thank me later.  Depending on the size, the frozen treats will cost between $4.50 and $6. If coffee isn’t your frozen drink of choice either, try one of Chocolatte’s smoothies or milkshakes.


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