Frozen Drinks for Summer - The Bend Magazine

Frozen Drinks for Summer

A roundup of local, tasty frozen libations to cool down with this season

By: Jessie Chrobocinski  Photo courtesy of: BUS

For the coldest cocktail on the hottest summer day, the Coastal Bend has endless options for where to enjoy a refreshing frozen drink. From the margarita to the pina colada, these traditional to not-so-traditional boozy smoothies are a fun and tasty way to cool down during the peak of the South Texas heat.


Pier 99’s Blue Hawaiian

Enjoy the tropical flavors of a frozen Blue Hawaiian at Pier 99. While you sit and relax on a hot summer day, revel in the refreshing flavors of White Rum, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice, coconut, cream, and ice.




Bron’s Port Aransas’s Shaved Ice and Pina Coladas

In Port A, at Bron’s Port Aransas, tourists and locals alike love to cool down with the island-inspired shaved ribbons of soft, fluffy ice, generously showered with one of more than 33 gourmet flavors. Take it to-go or sit on the patio and sip on a premium Strawberry Pina Colada in hand!



Mesquite Street Pizza & Pasta Company’s Big Red Margarita

The combo of Tex-Mex flavors is perfected as The Big Red Margarita. A blend of tart and sweet, this 24 oz. goblet of margarita comes topped with a glass bottle of good old-fashioned Big Red. Don’t hesitate to try the Peach Ring margarita and Sour Patch margarita too!


BUS Frose

Unless you live under a rock, then you’ve definitely heard about BUS and their flagship drink, Frosé. Though you might think the drink is pretty straightforward, the BUS version has a lot more behind it. Featuring a rich, delicious flavor with hints of wild strawberries and cherries. Blended with house-made simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, and a calculated balance of water and sugar to ensure perfect freezing consistency, topped with a strawberry garnish. This unique and dynamic flavor of BUS’ signature cocktail will have you ordering a second glass before you’ve finished the first.



Señor Jaime’s Frozen Patron Margarita

The traditional frozen margarita is bold yet straightforward with refreshing flavors of lime juice. Senor Jaime’s level’s up this classic drink with Patron tequila as the foundation for this margarita recipe, making it the perfect way to beat the heat.