London's Best Frozen Cocktails And Where To Find Them This Summer

Rooftop dining, alfresco sipping, beer garden lounging... summer is coming. There’s nothing like soaking up the sun and we've got just the thing to keep you hydrated. London is home to some of the world’s best bars so why settle for a boring old drink when you can get a world-class creation which tastes every bit as cool as it looks? We've rounded up 8 of the best frozen cocktails in London; from posh pina coladas to margarita slushies... and here's where you'll find them.


The Prosecco One: Pastaio

Sure, you've seen Pastaio's tasty Italian plates, but how about the drinks? Previous years have seen exclusive slushy series' and special collaborations, but the Soho fave is known for its prosecco slushies (£7) that are available all season long. Get a taste of the lemon and grappa flavour, or push the boat out with a blood orange-tipped Campari mix; both paired well with all sorts of fresh pasta.

Pastaio Slushy London | DesignMyNight

Pastaio is known for having some of the best alcoholic slushies in London.

The Fancy One: Coupette

Curated by some of East London's finest bartenders, the cocktail menu at Coupette encapsulates French cultural icons from the worlds of art, music, photography and dance. The epitome of this is the award-winning Champagne pina colada (£13), which is probably the classiest you’ll ever find. It's a velvety combination of Bacardi Heritage, rhum agricole, pineapple and coconut sorbet topped with Moet & Chandon for a fizzy finish.

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You won't get much swankier than this Champagne pina colada.

The Frosè One: Funkidory

Frozen paloma, you say? That's right. The geniuses at Peckham-based Funkidory have taken the quintessential grapefruit sip and raised it to new heights. A frosty blend of Agave Blanco tequila, rosé wine and homemade grapefruit cordial, the frosè paloma (£9) is the perfect companion while you're soaking up the soundtrack of funk and hip hop.

Funkidory Frose Paloma | DesignMyNight

Think you know frosé? This year it's going grapefruit.

The Italian One: Swift 

A staple of Soho’s cocktail scene, Swift is known for its world-class drinks like the infamous Irish coffee. From the brains behind Nightjar and Oriole, this spot on Old Compton Street champions innovative cocktails and the Sgroppino (£8) embodies this. Short and light, the frothy creation is an airy mixture of prosecco and Italicus, topped with tangy lemon sorbet. You’ll find it on the menu upstairs; where the bar is brightly lit, with art deco features and high stools.

Bar Swift Frozen Cocktails | DesignMyNight

Keep your cool with this Italian pick. 

The One On A Beach: Big Penny Social

Big Penny Social are transforming their outdoor space into a beach-inspired pop-up from Tuesday 18th July, one that's aptly named Walthamstow On Sea. Deck chairs, sand pits and quaint huts complete the look, while you can expect a few frozen cocktails slung out by the bar. Not only that, but you can use your cooling drinks to wash down fish 'n' chips and soft-serve 99s complete with a flake.

Walthamstow On Sea Frozen Cocktails | DesignMyNight

Pair sun, sands and sips here. 

The Margarita: Lord Napier & Star

Serving a whole host of frozen drinks on their Hackney rooftop, Lord Napier & Star is one for your summertime plans. There's a few to choose from, however our pick is the frozen margarita (£11), pairing the usual tequila, triple sec, lime and sugar combo with a whole load of ice for a frosty combo.

Lord Napier & Star Frozen Cocktails | DesignMyNight

The Lord Napier & Star has your summer cocktails sorted.

The Gangster One: Murder Inc

Inspired by the organised crime groups that ruled New York in the 1930s and 40s, Murder Inc is all a bit tongue-in-cheek, with the guys behind The Cocktail Trading Company up to their usual tricks. Their frozen banana ramos (£11) is a real killer, with the classic fizz given a summery twist using Jägermeister, banana milk, coconut cream, citrus, stout and egg white. Did we mention it’s on the happy hour menu?

Murder Inc Fitzrovia Frozen Banana Ramos | DesignMyNight

Happy hour with this sexy sip sounds like an offer we can't refuse.

The Blood Orange Negroni: Sabine

The best kinda summer cocktails in London? The frosty kind. Head to the City where Sabine is hoping to quench your thirst with a range of light spritzes and this juicy frozen blood orange negroni (£15). A blend of Campari, Nove di Dante Red Vermouth and Whitley Neill Blood Orange, this is sure to keep you refreshed as the temperature climbs. 

Sabine London Rooftop  Frozen Cocktails | DesignMyNight

From blood orange negronis to this Coco Mar-Granita, Sabine is staying frosty.

The Soju One: Korean Dinner Party

Korean Dinner Party latest summer sip is the frozen soju-rita (£8). This Soho restaurant is pulling out all the stops with this classic spin on a margarita; mixed with Cazcabel tequila, soju and Cointreau, the drink is perfectly paired with tasty eats such as their mouthwatering KFC tacos and kimchi pancakes.

Korean Dinner Party Soju Cocktail | DesignMyNight

So...ju want to try this? 

The One With A Happy Hour: Los Mochis

Notting Hill fave Los Mochis isn't only known for its elevated Mexican-Japanese fusion food. Oh no, this lively restaurant also caters to you frozen fiends with a happy hour dedicated to their frosty take on a classic. Stop by from Monday to Thursday between 5pm and 7pm, when you can lap up two for one frozen palomas (£12).

Los Mochis Frozen Paloma | DesignMyNight

Buy one get one free never looked so good.

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