Craving something cool to sip when temperatures soar? Grab a frosty glass in Alexandria, Virginia, within eyesight of Washington, D.C., in Old Town and beyond. Whether you’re in the mood for a Bourbon Slush paired with a patio vibe or a frozen margarita enjoyed riverside, here are seven local favorite frozen drinks for when the next heat wave strikes.
1. Bourbon Slush at The Front Porch
When the heat sets in, head to The Front Porch, the Del Ray neighborhood’s laid-back courtyard, filled with Adirondack chairs and twinkling lights overhead. Cool off with a bracing Bourbon Slush or opt for the coral-colored Frosé and savor your drink with bites from Chef Jonathan Till’s critically-acclaimed kitchen.
2. Strawberry Daiquiri at Vola’s Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge
For a sweet refresher, sip a chilled strawberry daiquiri as you soak up the bustling waterfront at Vola’s Dockside Grill and Vola’s Hi-Tide Lounge. You can also pair seafood bites like coconut shrimp and a lobster roll with the citrusy Frozen Orange Crush, spiked with vodka and Triple Sec.