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Spiked Treats to Cool off Your Summer Happy Hour

The following drinks bring equal parts booze and chill—do call the sitter.

By Timothy Malcolm and Joanna O'Leary May 27, 2021 Published in the Summer 2021 issue of Houstonia Magazine

Rocket Fuel Shake at The Burger Joint

Rocket Fuel Shake at The Burger Joint

Craving dessert but thirsty for an adult beverage (and maybe a jolt of caffeine, too)? The Burger Joint’s 8th Wonder Rocket Fuel Shake utilizes the eponymous brewery’s Vietnamese coffee porter as a base for a drink that’s thick as a brick and made with your choice of ice cream. 2703 Montrose Blvd. and 2002 N. Shepherd Dr.–Joanna O'Leary

Daiquiri at Frio To Go

With so many flavor combinations and specialties on the menu, slow down and consider this: We are simply blessed to live in a city that has such a thing as drive-thru daiquiris. Frio To Go is one of the few spots in town that gives you a cup of slushy goodness like the classic daiquiri of rum, lime, and sugar (sealed tight, of course) while on the way home from the grocery store or work. 5405 TC Jester Blvd. and 24449 Katy Fwy., Katy–Timothy Malcolm

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Sparkling Pitaya at Sweet Bribery

At her Heights ice cream shop, Sharon Leonard offers adult-friendly desserts that don’t disappoint, like this blend of dragon fruit and berry ice creams that are frozen into a big ol’ ice cube with Chandon rosé poured over the top. Hot tip: let it sit for a few minutes as the bubbly and fruity flavors come together. 250 W. 19th St.–TM

Moondriver at Bungalow Heights

The best of the beer and classic cocktail worlds collide in Bungalow Heights’ Moondriver, an icy concoction of frozen orange juice, Deep Eddy vodka, and citrus-tinged witbier Blue Moon. As the drink gradually melts, so too will your stress. 1919 Beall St.–JO

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