Frozen drinks are a mascot of summer, respite from the heat, and an essential libation to socialize over with company. As Charleston begins to head towards a heat that borders on insanity, stop in to one of these destinations to slow the burn. Whether it’s the basic frosé or another creative concoction, this map has Charleston covered.Read More
13 Frozen Drinks to Beat the Charleston Heat
Frosé all damn day
Rutledge Cab Co.
Dessert and alcohol all in one? That’s what’s going on with the spiked shakes at Rutledge Cab Company. Try the rich Rutledge Russian, made with Godiva chocolate liqueur, or get an energy boost from the espresso-vodka-and-Kahlua-filled Frozen Siberian.
Wild Dunes Resort’s Coastal Provisions
Frosé could not be hotter right now, and The Wild Dune’s Coastal Provisions has sun-soaked beach-goers looking for the beverage covered. Sip poolside or while enjoying the breeze on the terrace.
Tired of sipping Corona alongside tacos and guacamole? Check out Taco Boy’s original frozen screwdriver instead, which is filled with freshly squeezed orange juice and gives patrons the option to add a Grand Marnier floater.
Leon's Oyster Shop
The frozen gin and tonic at Leon’s is well documented, and rightfully so, as it is undeniably refreshing while remaining booze-heavy. For those who have sworn off gin, there’s a rosé slushie available to wash down all the fried chicken and oysters.
For those looking for indoor entertainment on a hot day, head to The Alley and find a playground filled with bowling lanes, arcade games, and bar food. In addition to local beers and cocktails, the sports bar also features a frozen option — the 7/10 Split combines light, dark, and coconut rum with several juices to form a refreshing, tropical blend.
Upper King Street gathering place Uptown Social has four different frozen drink varieties for patrons to enjoy on the expansive upstairs patio, which frequently plays host to local bands and DJs. The classic ginger beer and rum Dark and Stormy is served in slushy form, and the frosé is amped up with the addition of grapefruit.
This Shem Creek hot spot has a Miami Beach party feel on the weekends, as patio-goers vibe to the DJ stationed downstairs by the water. The Fozen Creekwacker filled with rum, Irish cream, amaretto, and cold brew coffee provides customers a cooling option with a kick of caffeine.
Stars Rooftop & Grill Room
Stars may be flooded with bachelor and bachelorette parties, but it does offer one of the best rooftops in Charleston with the frozen drinks to match. Sip a frosé or the Bacardi rum and peach puree filled frozen bellini in the crowded setting built for socializing.
The Skinny Dip
Pop into the Skinny Dip for a drink break during a day of King Street shopping. The collective concept fashion store doubles as a wine and coffee bar with ideal decor for an Instagram-able frosé picture. The upstairs space has an outdoor patio and snacks for patrons to enjoy alongside the beverage offering.
Cane Rhum Bar
Cane Rhum Bar offers a menu full of refreshing — and rum-based — cocktails to pair with Caribbean street food snacks. The frozen banana daiquiri isn’t the average too-sweet frozen beverage, as molasses-flavored Cruzen black strap rum gives it a deep, slightly rich flavor.
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Pawpaw - Southern Plates
Hush puppies, biscuits, and frosé? Modern Southern restaurant Pawpaw’s version of the beverage — known as the Call an Uber Frozé — is elevated with the addition of Giffard Pamplemousse, a pink grapefruit liqueur. The spacious bar area is a great place to cool down while watching the East Bay Street tourists stroll by.
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Home Team BBQ
Hometeam’s renowned frozen Gamechanger is a rum, coconut, and orange juice tropical creation that’s quite possibly the booziest beverage on this list. Enjoy alongside pulled pork or a hearty sandwich before heading back to the beach.
THE CO-OP Sullivan's Island
Make a pit stop for frosé at the Co-Op on the way to the Sullivan’s Island beach. The café offers patrons the trendy drink in a to-go pouch, and those looking for a little extra relaxation can opt for the CBD-infused version.