What's the best way to cool off during the dog days of summer? Having a frozen drink in your hand, of course! These restaurants and bars in Fairfax County are serving up delicious frozen cocktails so you can enjoy the rest of the season, one bendy straw at a time. Here's our roundup of blended favorites that'll have you coming back for more.
Chuy's Restaurants - Frozen Fruit Margaritas
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If fruity flavors make your tastebuds swoon, score your frozen margarita fix at Chuy's in Fairfax or Springfield! The eatery serves authentic Tex-Mex food in an eclectic atmosphere full of color and personality - and their drinks are no exception. Have lime, strawberry, or get it swirled together. If beer is more your speed, grab the famous frozen lime margarita topped with a 7oz Coronita.
Take it to another level by swirling your flavors. Blend the Blackberry Margarita (available through August 21) with a strawberry or lime. Indecisive? Swirl all three! Be on the lookout for another seasonal flavor coming this Fall - each seasonal flavor sticks around for 10 weeks in order to use the freshest ingredients.
Trummer's Restaurant - Titanic Cocktail and Poptail
Have you ever tried a cocktail that's been named "The Best Cocktail in America?" Cross that off your bucket list by visiting Trummer's Restaurant to have the iconic Titanic Cocktail, named the best cocktail in all of the land in 2016. Although it's not your traditional frozen cocktail, the concoction of vodka, elderflower syrup, sparkling wine, muddled green grapes and Champagne sorbet will have you saying "I'm king of the WORLD!" Leonardo DiCaprio-style. Plus, every Tuesday is "Titanic Tuesday," so you can order them all day long for just $8.
Through the end of the summer, you can also enjoy their "Poptails!" The cocktail features a handmade artisanal popsicle with fresh fruit, served in a glass of prosecco. The flavors rotate, but right now they're featuring Blueberry Lemonade and Apricot Ginger.
Hot Tip: Until the end of August, you can also beat the heat with tiki cocktails and Hawaiian-inspired appetizers from their Tiki-themed Pop-Up.
Colada Shop - Piña Colada or Guava Frosé
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Pretend you're on vacation with a tropical Piña Colada, featuring rum, coconut cream and milk, and pineapple. Nestled inside of Bloomies in Mosaic District, Colada Shop brings the flare of Cuban flavor and life to Fairfax County.
Ted's Bulletin - Boozy Milkshakes
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If you're a cocktail lover AND you love ice cream-based treats, here's your match made in heaven: a boozy milkshake! With locations in Reston and Merrifield, Ted's Bulletin is blending up delicious adult milkshakes alongside their signature all-day breakfast offerings. Enjoy a variety of flavors, from the Irish Caramel Coffee milkshake infused with Irish Cream to a Key Lime Pie milkshake infused with coconut rum. For those with youngsters or those who don't prefer alcohol, they also offer non-alcoholic milkshakes ranging from fruity to rich and chocolatey.
La Sandia Tysons - De La Casa Margarita
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A traditional margarita is always wonderful, but the best ones feature 100% agave nectar. Try the frozen De La Casa Margarita from La Sandia Mexican Kitchen and Bar in Tysons on for size. The refreshing drink features three simple, yet tasty ingredients: Blanco tequila, agave nectar, and fresh lime.
Taco Bamba - Mango Chamoy Naca
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Go sweet and smoky with a little kick when you snag this Mango Chamoy Naca from Taco Bamba! The multidimensional frozen cocktail marries tequila, mezcal, chamoy, lime, and mango - with a subtle chile flavor from the tajin salt rim. To get your hands on this delectable delight, visit the Springfield, Fairfax, and Vienna Taco Bamba locations. Be sure also to grab some tacos!
There's a world of frozen cocktail possibilities in Fairfax County! Which ones will you add to your bucket list? Be sure to tag us in your adventures using #FXVA for a chance to be featured.