Frozen Cocktails - Dallas
My husband is a big fan of frozen margaritas during the summer, but also enjoys other types of frozen cocktails (like the frozen Lemontini at Neo Pizza Napoletana).
Any suggestions? (Places that have good frozen Margaritas are also welcome.)
Also - I think I read on one of the food blogs about snow cones with alcohol, but I can't remember where. Anyone tried them yet?
the snow cones with alcohol are at Twisted Root. i had them at the Roanoke branch but the new SMU branch has them too. (i think deep ellum does not.) the one i had at Roanoke had blueberry & basil, it was really good.
i love frozen cocktails. my very favorite that i'm obsessed with is at Glass Cactus and at AmaLur, out in the Gaylord Resort in Grapevine. it's a haul but i will make it for their prickly pear margarita. the texture is gorgeous - no pellets at all, just frozen meltiness, smooth and slick, and the prickly pear puree has a luscious flavor. this drink was originally served at Taqueria Canonita in the 90s under the supervision of Stephan Pyles, who brought the drink to Gaylord when he consulted on their menus. i've never had a prickly pear margarita as good. last summer, Glass Cactus was doing a Sunday brunch and during that time, the prickly pear margaritas were only $5. it's quite nice to brunch there and look out on the lake with the absolute best frozen drink around. I LIKE THAT DRINK. ha
speaking of prickly pear frozen margaritas, i just had a close second, alas, also in the mid-cities, at a new place in N. Richland Hills called Anejo's. It's a fancy tex-mex and they have one where it's a regular frozen margarita to which they add the prickly pear puree. it's expensive though, maybe not worth the drive.
as of July 12, Lemon Bar in the West Village will bring back the frozen mojito, devised by since-departed bar manager Jason Quiroga, who first created the drink when he was at Republic on Hall & McKinney. they use fresh mint and lime, it's very puckery and good.
those bellinis at Patrizio are good and are often priced at $1. for $4.58, you can get them with a shot of raspberry Chambord.
Bolsa has a few frozen drinks with fruit in them, and La Duni picked up some of the exotic frozen cocktails they were serving at Alo. Alo had great frozen cocktails
There are a couple I can recommend. The Meltdown Margarita at Ojeda's is one of them. I don't know if it is nostalgia, the high alcohol content, or the taste (or combination of any or all) but I visit Ojeda's for this drink. The food is not worth the trip.
Since the frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas (the original machine now sits in the Smithsonian in DC) Mariano's would be a safe place for a frozen margarita.
While some folks swear by the Mambo Taxi at Mi Cocina or Taco Diner, others roll their eyes. Over hyped in my opinion. High alcohol content? Perhaps.