When the temperature rises in London, one sure way to beat the heat is grabbing a table in one of these bars and ordering up a load of boozy, frozen drinks.
Where: The Folly, 41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT
Need to know: This City spot has gone all pink for the summer. Its Rose Retreat features blush cocktails including a frozen take on the drink of the moment - the Paloma - made with El Jimador Tequila, freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, lime juice, agave syrup and London Essence Rosemary & Grapefruit tonic.
Follow them on Instagram: @thefollybarlondon
Where: 14-15 Langham Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 2QS
Need to know: There are 360 degree views over London from this rooftop bar at the Treehouse London. Bring a gang and enjoy this unusual sharing cocktail - it's £40 with enough for four to five of you.
Follow them on Instagram: @maderalondon
Where: 25 North Rd, Highgate, London N6 4BE
Need to know: The mere thought of these kept us sane during the lockdown. The Highgate pub may have reopened fully now but they’re still serving these icy treats to takeaway.
Follow them on Instagram: @theredlionandsun
Where: 10 Argyle St, London WC1H 8EG
Need to know: You could, of course, enjoy these alongside chef Adam Rawson’s sliders at the hotel’s ground floor bar, but MUCH more fun would be room service in one of the 8th-floor suites with your own bartender and private outdoor terrace.
Follow them on Instagram: @thestandardlondon
Photo; Charlie McKay
Where: 212 Merton Rd, Southfields, London SW18 5SW
The two most popular frozen drinks currently being ordered in the newly revamped garden at this Southfields pub are their Rum Daiquiri slushies and Frozen Lageritas.
Follow them on Instagram: @parktavernsw18
Where: Borough Market and Coal Drops Yard
Need to know: If there’s anything that encapsulates weekend brunch more than this drink, then we’d like to see it. There’s also a spiced mango version, but this pale green margarita is really the one you want.
Follow them on Instagram: @tacos_el_pastor
Where: Soho, Westfield
Need to know: Obviously the pasta’s great at Stevie Parle’s Pastaio restaurants but, honestly, we’d go there just for the drink. Most specifically for the Prosecco slushies. They regularly change the recipe to make them seasonally appropriate - right now there’s a cherry and grappa version on offer.
Follow them on Instagram: @pastaiolondon
Where: 14th Floor, 40 Blackfriars Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8NY
Need to know: There’s a distinct south American vibe at this rooftop bar, what with all that tropical foliage, so where better to enjoy a classic Brazilian Caipirinha, given a frozen twist for the summer?
Follow them on Instagram: @seabirdlondon
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