Summer Drink

Cooling down with ice cream or a milkshake is great, but sometimes you need a frozen treat with cocktail hour. If you're looking to enjoy summer to the fullest, simply add a floater to your booze-soaked, icy drink. When it's time to cool off, reach for these alcohol-laced ice cream, snow cone, and slushy treats.

Parson's Chicken & Fish (2952 W. Armitage Ave.)

The cocktail of the summer is the frozen negroni slushy, made with Letherbee gin, Luxardo bitter, sweet vermouth, and citron. It's strong, but goes down easy and comes garnished with an orange peel.

Red Door (2118 N. Damen Ave.)

The Bucktown bar and restaurant has brought its adult snow cones back this summer. The cones are available in Cherry Mojito with cherry vodka, mint, and lime; the Yellow Snow with Malört, Benedictine, and Angostura orange; the Pear Chartreuse with pear vodka, honey, lime, and green chartreuse, and the Aviation with gin, lemon, maraschino, and Creme de Violette.

25 Degrees (736 N. Clark St.)

The burger bar offers spiked milkshakes and adult floats, which are available year-round. Try the salty caramel shake, made with Maker's Mark, vanilla ice cream, butterscotch, and red sea salt, or the rye-spiked root beer float.

Boiler Room (2210 N. California Ave.) 

Eat your cocktail when you order the Boiler Room's Jameson soft serve, which is made with a full shot of the whiskey. Whether you classify it as dessert or a cocktail, it's delicious after a slice of PBR meatball and giardiniera pizza.

Bub City (435 N. Clark St.)

The cocktails rule at the BBQ joint, where Paul McGee's North to Alaska is made with bourbon, blackberry syrup, lemon juice, and fresh mint in a sorbet machine.

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