It's hot, and there's no better way to stay cool during this positively scorching summer than relaxing in the shade with a delightfully-frozen adult beverage. As always, we've got you covered- here's where to find some of the very best fruity, sweet, delectable, and booze-tastic frozen cocktails in Tampa Bay. Remember to enjoy responsibly, and don't drink and drive!

Franklin Manor

This hip drinkery in bustling Downtown Tampa is home to one of the tastiest beverages ever: the Frosé! An icy and tantalizing blend of rose wine, Three Olives vodka, and peach and pear purees, this is heaven in a wine glass. Not too sweet, the Frosé pairs extremely well with the Manor's menu of innovative hand-held cuisine. Feeling a little more rock n' roll? Order up the Brosé, a frozen Jack Daniels and Coke with fresh lime zest and a floater of Jack Honey. Yummy!

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Centro Cantina

Nestled in the heart of historic Ybor, Centro Cantina serves more than 20 different frozen daiquiris and drinks, featuring over 30 kinds of tequila and other top-shelf liquors. Get yourself a frozen 64-oz. Mug-a-Rita and watch the world go by down there on 7th Avenue from the Cantina's lively, shaded balcony. Featuring Trivia Tuesdays and live music Wednesdays through Sundays, Centro Cantina is an excellent place to hang out and enjoy an ice-cold drink this summer.

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Bahama Breeze

Situated on the water on Rocky Point in Tampa's gorgeous Westshore District, Bahama Breeze transports guests to the islands with an invigorating Caribbean-themed menu and delicious frozen tropical treats. Our favorite is the Ultimate Pineapple, consisting of spiced and black rum swirled with strawberry ice and served up in a fresh pineapple. Or, if you are feeling a little "blue," try the Dreamin' of Blue Seas with Bacardi Superior Rum, pineapple, coconut, and Blue Curacao. 

Green Lemon

If you're craving a frozen margarita paired with fresh contemporary Mexican cuisine, head over to Green Lemon in Tampa's Hyde Park. Part of the Ciccio Restaurant Group (along with Taco Dirty, Fresh Kitchen, and Ciccio Water), the Green Lemon offers healthy menu items alongside a decadent selection of classic cocktails in a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere. 

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WTR Pool & Grill

Overlooking Tampa Bay and featuring stunning water views and luxurious private cabanas, WTR Pool and Grill at the Godfrey Hotel is THE place to chill poolside with a refreshing frozen beverage. This resort-style oasis is the perfect location for a one-day getaway. Relax on a languorous chaise lounge or day bed and enjoy handcrafted cocktails and a unique menu based on the bounty of ultra-fresh Florida seafood. 

Hooch and Hive

Situated on the edge of Downtown and Hyde Park near the University of Tampa, Hooch and Hive is an eclectic music-centric café, cookery, and cocktail haus with a heavy local art influence that also brings local and nationally-known DJs to the Tampa area. Belly up to the inviting bar and order yourself a Georgia Mule, a mouth-watering frozen concoction featuring Ciroc Peach, ginger, and fresh lime juice. Treat yourself to the mango habanero vodka floater- you deserve it!

Stay cool in the dead of summer with these tasty ideas, and find even more bars in Tampa by registering on 813area, your free local guide to Tampa Bay.


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