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Best Frozen Drinks In DFW

June 26, 2014 7:29 AM

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Whether it’s a hot afternoon or a long day at work that beckons for it, nothing beats the relaxing feeling of sitting on a patio sipping a delicious frozen drink. Cold drink in hand, the sun and a breeze on your face, you can close your eyes and almost feel like you’re sitting on a tropical beach instead. It’s a simple pleasure that can make a big difference in your day. With this is mind, we thought it was necessary to spend some time researching, and of course tasting, frozen drinks around the Metroplex, so we did just that. The list that resulted contains the best frozen drinks in DFW. Whether you prefer chocolate, fruity or sour, you’ll find one here.
(credit:  Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

(credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Mariano’s Hacienda Ranch
6300 Skillman St., Building J
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 691-3888
www.laharanch.comThe margaritas at Mariano’s aren’t just good, they also have historical significance. Mariano Martinez invented the first margarita machine, right here in Dallas. The original machine is now housed in the Smithsonian Museum. The original margaritas themselves have just the right amount of blue agave tequila, sweet and sour to perfectly complement your Mexican dinner.

Twisted Root Burger Co.
1111 S. Main St., Suite 1210
Carrollton, TX 75006
(214) 449-8498
www.twistedrootburgerco.comTwisted Root isn’t just a burger place. There is an array of house-made root beer flavors and custard shakes, including adult shakes. The Amaretto and Oreo shake deserves its own mention because of the smooth, delectable taste that is unlike anything else. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can add liquor to any of the custard shakes like the banana pudding and vanilla wafer shake or the toasted coconut cream pie shake.Related: Best Cold Treats In DFW
Mi Cocina
590 Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 877-3600
www.micocinarestaurants.comA trip to Mi Cocina’s patio isn’t complete without a Mambo Taxi. Sitting in Sundance Square while sipping on this frozen drink will make anyone’s day better. The Mambo Taxi has become a favorite around the area for its slightly fruity flavor that isn’t overpowering, and its high ratio of tequila. It’s made with Sauza Blanco Tequila and Mi Cocina’s own sangria. Pair it with something hot and cheesy.
Jake’s Uptown
520 S. Main St., Suite 201
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 564-0048
www.jakesuptown.comOn warm days, Jake’s Uptown in Grapevine opens the walls of the restaurant to Main Street, opening the entire restaurant to the fresh air and atmosphere of the historic downtown. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as an extensive selection of beer and frozen drinks. The milkshakes and adult shakes are all handmade. A popular one, and a must if you haven’t tried it, is the mudslide. It’s made of Kahlua, Irish cream, chocolate vodka and ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
Café Brazil
611 N. Bishop Ave., Suite 101
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 946-7927
www.cafebrazil.comCafé Brazil’s frozen hot chocolate is last on this list, but certainly not least. There might not be alcohol in this drink, but it is still worth mentioning. Some places claim to have frozen hot chocolate, but what they really offer is a chocolate milkshake. This is what a frozen hot chocolate is supposed to taste like. Take a sip and you will taste the rich, sweet chocolate flavor you’d expect from a steaming beverage, but instead it comes out cold and slushy.RelatedBest Champagne Drinks From A DFW Mixologist
Emilie DesJardins currently works in Dallas television and worked with KRLD Restaurant Week for several years before that. She is always trying new places around the Metroplex to find the best food and unique things to do. See her work at Examiner.com.
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