Cocktails

Watch Videos of Six Top Bartenders Blending The Best Frozen Drinks in Phoenix

Watch Videos of Six Top Bartenders Blending The Best Frozen Drinks in Phoenix
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Frozen drinks are decidedly old school, but six of Phoenix's top mixologists are bringing them back with inventive, well-balanced tipples replacing the sugary sweet frozen drinks of old. And, with the summer heat decidedly upon us, we couldn't be happier with this comeback.

Just watching these icy drinks whir is enough to make you feel a little cooler.

1. Brian Downing of Bitter & Twisted makes a jicama-blended beverage, the Jic-up (ha ha).


The rosé snow cone at Mora Italian in Phoenix is adorned with a fresh orchid. - PATRICIA ESCARCEGA
The rosé snow cone at Mora Italian in Phoenix is adorned with a fresh orchid.
Patricia Escarcega
2. Toby Moniz of Mora Italian whips up a Rosé Snowball.

click to enlarge Both Ladera (pictured is Bartender Colton Brock pulling a glass of their popular Mezcolada) and Casa Añejo offer multiple frozen drinks meticulously measured and whirring away in slushie machines, perfect, yet rare, tools in the Valley's craft cocktail scene. - SHELBY MOORE
Both Ladera (pictured is Bartender Colton Brock pulling a glass of their popular Mezcolada) and Casa Añejo offer multiple frozen drinks meticulously measured and whirring away in slushie machines, perfect, yet rare, tools in the Valley's craft cocktail scene.
Shelby Moore
3. Ladera's Colton Brock makes the bar's signature Mezcolada.

Frozen wonderland video part two (next page).



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Felicia Campbell has written about food, culture, and cars for digital and print publications all over the world and is the author of The Food of Oman: Recipes and Stories from the Gateway to Arabia (Andrews McMeel, 2015). Her husband learned quickly that she’d rather get a bag of avocados than a bouquet of roses.