BY OLIVIA FAIR
It’s hard to beat the heat on the sizzling sidewalks of Queens. The delicious glass of rose might ease your cravings, but not your body temp!
The new trend sweeping this summer: frozen drinks. Check out the 10 best places to try this boozy delicacy in Queens this summer!
1. Mojave, 22-36 31st St., Astoria
Craving a Sangrita with your avocado breakfast burrito? There’s no more refreshing beverage than a combination of a sangria and a margarita. Mojave serves bottomless brunches and dinners that can be finished off perfectly with one of Mojave’s unique frozen drink options!
2. The Green Street LIC, 10-39 47th Rd., Long Island City
Looking for a healthy twist on the classic frozen margarita? This heavenly drink adds watermelon to the mix! Check out The Green Street LIC for vegan and paleo-friendly options for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
3. Veranda Restaurant, 208-01 Northern Blvd., Bayside
In the heart of Bayside resides the enticing Veranda Restaurant.You won’t find such fresh food at such reasonable prices anywhere else! Their wide variety of frozen drinks bring the restaurant from fresh to fun and make it the perfect place to enjoy a summer meal.
4. Forest Hills Station House, 106-11 71st Ave., Forest Hills
Step up the class a notch at Forest Hills Station House. The authentic New York vibe pairs nicely with the traditional bar feeling to create an atmosphere that can appeal to bar enthusiasts or someone just looking for a new place to hang out.
Big props to our bartender Jordan Ricasa who will be competing in NOLA at Tales of the Cocktail! After much deliberating, we are very pleased to announce the winners of the Marie Brizard #ToastToHerstory Challenge! Each of our amazing judges voted on over 100 entries from across the country. Here are our five winners: 1) “Echo in the Desert” by Trip Sandifer (aka @tripsandifer) of @thepaintedpinatl. 2) “I AM THE LIZARD QUEEN” by Adrienne Feinberg (aka @plumfloatinginahat) of @barboheme. 3) “Love & Lust” by Christina Mercado (aka @shakestirpour) of Vanderbilt Grace. 4) “The Crazy Dame” by Jordan Ricasa (aka @mokesboy) of @macebarnyc and @fhstationhouse. 5) “Paris of the South” by Alexandria Bowler (aka @tincture_bell) of @arnaudsnola French 75. Swipe left to see each of the images, and click through to their accounts to check out the recipes! Each of these winners will go on to compete against each other in the Marie Brizard Toast To Herstory Tasting Room at #TOTC2017 this summer!
5. Rove, 72-27 Austin St., Forest Hills
Every night at Rove offers its own wonder. They have specials every weekend, and on the weekends they offer tempting brunches, perfect for a summer Sunday. Their marvelous aesthetic is matched only by their drink menu!
6. Mom’s Kitchen and Bar, 33-01 31st Ave., Astoria
Talk about shaking it up! Mom’s Kitchen and Bar combines a kid-friendly atmosphere with boozy milkshakes that exceed expectations. Their one-of-a-kind alcoholic beverages and fun-filled kids’ menu will have you wanting to go back almost as much as your children!
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7. Sugar Freak, 37-11 30th Ave., Long Island City
There’s no arguing that Sugar Freak isn’t appropriately named. Their cocktails combine your favorite sugary treats with boozy beverages to make the freakiest drinks in Queens. Go there with your friends for the perfect summer activity, crucial to complete your summer Instagram look!
8. The Sparrow Tavern, 24-01 29th St., Astoria
You can purchase this delightful banana- and raisin-infused rum, coconut milk, orange liqueur, amaretto, bitters and lime at The Sparrow Tavern in Astoria. Their hot buttered gin and hot apple cider for your winter cravings aren’t all they serve; go to this restaurant and be overwhelmed at all the delectable menu items!
9. Bareburger, 71-49 Austin St., Forest Hills
The chain, named for its burgers, is well known for its food menu. Lesser known, however, is Bareburger’s alluring drink menu. The family-friendly restaurant keeps customers coming back with their delicious drinks!
10. Mar’s, 34-21 34th Ave., Astoria
The whimsical ambience of Mar’s is shaped not only by their specialty in oysters, but also in the choice cocktail menu. Their refreshments keep the classy and upscale restaurant lively and youthful! Go to Mar’s on a hot summer day and cool down with one of their inviting drinks.