One of the best things about summer as a kid was heading down to the store and getting a sugar-filled slushie with all your friends. A lot has changed since then, but we still love slushies. Now, they're just more adulty. And full of booze.
If you want to channel your inner kidult with the best boozy slushies in the city, these are the best places to go to!
Cactus Club Cafe
Where: 77 Adelaide Street West
The contemporary restraunt known as The Cactus Club Cafe is best known for its killer menu serving global favourites and new creations. They also have an amazing rooftop patio with a view to match. But you won't just go for the food and rooftop awesomeness. You'll go for their frosé cocktail. Made with frozen rosé, this is the perfect pink slushie to cool down with after a long day in the sun.
Where: 926 Dundas Street West
The idea for this Dundas West spot came from a married couple's longtime dream of creating a cool Haitian restaurant with an atmosphere to match. And so they did, and with it they created one amazing menu. Both the food and drinks are cheap, but the slushie menu is their real draw. They have a cucumber sisho daquiri, a classic pina colado and a fresco, which is simply rhum and and fruit syrup over ice. It's easy to make and even easier to enjoy.
Where: 534 Church Street
Perhaps the number one spot in the city to get a boozy slushie is Si Lom, the Thai bistro on Church street. This popular restaurant features all your thai favourites but their boozy slushie buckets are what really make it worth it. They come in 4 flavours, each one offering something to be desired. The Jolly Bear and Friend Kamikaze slushie bucket will have you going back for more with its vodka, blue curacao, gingerale, lime, jolly bear candies and salt mixture. This place is a must for the slush.
Home of the Brave
Where: 589 King Street West
This American-inspired restuarant serves all your favourite pub fare from burgers to fried chicken but the real treat is their slushies. Mimicking the same texture and sugary goodness you'd get out of those 7-11 machines, Home of The Brave's slushies are to die for. Their refreshing rasberry lemonade slushie is a fan favourite and not to be missed.
Where: 18 Tank House Lane, Distillery District
This authentic and modern mexican joint in the heart of the Distrillery District serves up some of the best mexican in the city. With its tapas style menu, you can try a wide range of different eats and take in the restaurant's ambience while enjoying it's cool interior and artist-designed mural. The drink menu offers a tequila bar and of course, those adult slushies you love! Take in the vibes and cool off with one of their many margaritas, including their refreshing frutas fresca watermelon.
Where: 1279 Queen Street West
This Hawaiian spot on Queen West pays homage to American and Hawaiin tiki culture to create a retro-inspired restaurant with serious vacation vibes. The food is both contemporary and classic Asian and Hawaiian, and their cocktail list is stacked with island favourites. Their tropical cocktails are served in fruit bowls, and full of sugary goodness with chunks of real fruit to satisfy that Maui beach craving.
The Shameful Tiki Room
Where: 1378 Queen Street West
Another island paradise located in the heart of the city is The Shameful Tiki Room. With Polynesian-inspired fare, live music and exotic cocktails this place is where it's at when it comes to transporting yourself to a faraway beach. The windows are blacked out so you really do step into another world. The cocktail list features the Mystery Bowl, the Blue Hawaii, and the Hurricane to name a few. The best part is this place is super cheap, so even if you are strapped for cash you can still have your own island adventure.