As the brutal Florida heat rolls in with the summer months, we know keeping cool while out and about while enjoying your evening is definitely a top priority on any Floridian’s list. Well, look no further for a solution to the sweltering afternoon heat, because we’ve got you covered! We’ve compiled a list of the best frozen drinks in Jacksonville to keep you and your friends cool during any plan in the summer sun!
The Lemon Bar
Need a break from laying out in the sun at Neptune Beach? The Lemon Bar is an easy solution – it’s literally right on the beach! Just walk up from wherever you were tanning and seek shelter from the sun under one of their brightly colored umbrellas. They have plenty of tasty snacks to munch on, or larger meals if you forgot to pack a lunch, but the best part about the Lemon Bar is their delicious specialty frozen drinks! Seriously, you have to try these.
Their signature drink, the lemon bar freeze, is a mix of Stolichnaya Citros vodka and vanilla ice cream. It would be a perfect and refreshing cool down after spending a couple of hours on the hot sand. If you’re looking for something a little more fruity, they also offer pina coladas and strawberry, mango, or orange daiquiris. Pro tip: ask for a Miami Vice for the best of both worlds!
The Lemon Bar is a local must visit if you’re looking for a way to cool off at the beach!
If you’re looking for some of the best smoothies in Murray Hill, the Walrus has got you covered. This funky 70s inspired juice bar offers bar craft drinks and vegan food. Be sure to stop in while exploring that side of town to take a breather outside of the summer heat and get a taste of the yummy menu and colorful décor.
Once you’ve ventured inside, you have to try some of their delicious smoothies! Some of our favorites include the Mrs. Robinson, which includes bananas, strawberries, blueberries, peanut butter, oats, agave, and oat milk. The Pink Sun smoothie is also delicious with mango, strawberry, vanilla, coconut cream, and almond milk. All of their smoothies are a delicious blend of fresh fruits and other delicious ingredients! Keep in mind you can also spike any of your smoothies and juices with your choice of liquor!
Be sure to check out the Walrus during one of their events! They play a wide variety of music genres, and host Drag shows, open mic nights, fashion shows, synthesizer meetups, and LGBTQIA+ dance parties.
Tommy Bahama: Marlin Bar
The Marlin Bar in Tommy Bahama’s is the perfect spot to eat or grab something to sip on if you need a break while shopping at the St John’s Town Center! This laid-back tropical oasis offers a variety of cocktails to sip on with friends, like their popular frozen Mai Tai’s. It’s a tasty icy twist on the classic cocktail we all love! Another great option is the Handcrafted Pina Colada, made with Bacardi, pineapple, cream of coconut, and topped off with Gosling’s black seal float. Sign us up ASAP, please!
Don’t forget, if you’re looking for a mid-day snack while out on the town, their food menu has plenty of light options to tide you over until dinner! Enjoy crunchy Ahi Tuna Mini Tacos or the savory Chicken Panini amidst the tropical music. Next time you’ve shopped till you drop, be sure to kick back and relax at the Marlin Bar and enjoy their frozen treats!
Tommy Bahama’s Marlin Bar is perfect spot to eat or grab something to sip on if you need a break while shopping at the St. John’s Town Center! This laid-back tropical oasis offers a variety of cocktails to sip on with friends, like their popular frozen Mai Tai’s. To see our full experience at the Marlin Bar, check out our YouTube video!
Tides Beach Bar & Grille
Tides Beach Bar & Grille provides another great option for beachfront dining! If you’re in the Jacksonville Beach area and want a break from the sun, this is the place for you! They offer plenty of great dishes on their menu, but again the star of the show is their tasty frozen drinks!
All of their frozen drink options begin at $11.50, but you have the option of adding a Myers floater for $3 extra bucks. As we all know, floaters are a must for frozen drinks, so be sure to take the extra step!
They have plenty of frozen options to choose from, like a Pina Colada, Miami Vice, or a strawberry daiquiri. They also offer a Two Titmice vodka Dreamsicle, and a strawberry mango Chi-Chi, both of which use Two Titmice vodka, which is locally founded in Jacksonville. At Tides, a portion of the cost of every cocktail made with this brand is donated to local patients who are battling breast cancer. So next time you’re finished sun tanning in the sand, be sure to sip on some tasty frozen cocktails for a great cause!
Wildcrafters Booze-Free Bar
If you aren’t the biggest fan of alcohol but still want to socialize over drinks with friends, Wildcrafters is a must-try! Located in Riverside’s Five Points area, this booze-free bar offers a variety of yummy and aesthetically pleasing cocktails. Many of their fresh ingredients are locally sourced from Berry Good Farms at North Florida School of Special Education!
Their menu offers a wide variety of alcohol-free cocktails, including Stella was a Driver, a cocktail with Monday zero alcohol gin, rosemary, lavender, basil, spirulina, lemon, and egg whites. If you aren’t sure what you’d like to try, they also have a “talk to me” option, in which you curate your own cocktail with the owner!
Wildcrafters also offers Kava, a popular social drink in the South Pacific. “In other words, it can calm you down and make you feel good,” the menu elaborates. According to the menu, Kava is a non-addictive medicinal plant species that belongs to the pepper family. Wildcrafters offers Kava in single or double shots. They also serve kava cocktails, such as chocolate raspberry and cinnamon toast crunch, for you to sip on and enjoy. Don’t they sound delicious?