Summer in the South is hot and sultry, with a one-of-a-kind humidity that just seeps into your soul and settles in for the duration. By the time the temperatures have crept up into triple digits, you’re craving any kind of cool down you can get. What could be sweeter on a hot summer day than a frozen drink? Whether you’re out and about or having a party at home, Atlanta has what you need to stay chilled.
Margarita Momma
Atlanta, GA
(770) 500-7092

Margarita Momma has it all for your party at home. Providing frozen margarita machines for all sizes of events from bridal showers to block parties, hiring one of these will ensure that your party is the coolest place to be. Drinks can be tailored for Margaritas (tequila), Daiquiris (rum), Chichis (Vodka) or even kid-friendly smoothies.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers
1842 Piedmont Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 254-2273

Pay homage to the Georgia Peach with a Grindhouse Boozy Shake called The Booty Shake. A peach shake with with peach liqueur and Bird Dog peach whiskey, this one is sure to have you waggin’ your tail all night. All burgers at the Grindhouse are fresh ground and cooked to order, so you can be sure the food will never be second rate to the drinks. Other frozen shakes include ‘Puddin’ Out’ and ‘Monkey Wrench.’

Victory Sandwiches
340 Church St. 
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-9300

Victory Sandwiches is the home of the ‘World Famous’ frozen Jack and Coke Slushie. On a hot summer day, it’s a drink that makes brain freeze seem like a welcome prospect. And at only $4 for a small or $8 for a large, you can afford to have a couple of these alongside your hand-made Victory Sandwich. Victory has a second Atlanta location opening soon; check the website for updates.

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Flip Flops
1140 Crescent Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(678) 705-3891

What could be more Southern that sweet tea? It’s the go-to drink for summer in the South, and the only thing that could make it better is the way Flip Flops serves it. Frozen! Made with Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, it’s simply too good to pass up. Enjoy it in the beach-themed bar to the backdrop of some great acoustic tunes from live bands. 

Wet Willie’s
2450 Piedmont Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 816-0151

Wet Willie’s has a series of bars across the Southeast, but a good night is promised at the Atlanta location. Frozen Daiquiris are the order of the day here, from the classics to some specialty flavors. Mixing ice cream with high-proof alcohol is sure to get any party started, and the atmosphere at Wet Willie’s pays testimony to this. Good music and a ‘day time night club’ vibe make this a popular place to hang out.

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