ST. LOUIS — It's summer, so bring on the popsicles, slushies, ice cream and brain freezes. But for the adults in the room, sometimes we wanna kick it up a notch.
This week on Abby Eats St. Louis, we're sucking up some of the best boozy frozen treats this town has to offer.
We talked to Tamara Keefe, who created Clementine's Naughty & Nice Creamery and found out how we got our favorite alcoholic ice cream partially thanks to a crock pot left on a porch step. Host Abby Llorico also chatted with the guys behind Narwhal's Crafted to see why taking a break from their stuffy office jobs gave the rest of us the best kind of summertime happy hour.
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We also gathered up a few more of the best place in town to grab a boozy summer treat. Take a look at the list below and let us know if we're missing a location by emailing us here.
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- 3906 Laclede in Midtown St. Louis
- 1450 Beale Street #125 (Opening early July)
Narwhal’s Crafted takes slushies to the next level. Their frozen drinks aren’t just tropical Slurpee’s, they’re frozen cocktails. Favorites include strawberry basil lemonade, hibiscus gin & tonic, Thai Collins and chocolate mudslide. Can’t decide on just one? Try a ‘Flight of the Narwhal,’ which includes three 7 ounce pours.
Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery
- 730 DeMun Ave. in Clayton
- 1637 S. 18th Street in Lafayette Square
- 4715 Macklind Ave. in south St. Louis
Whether you’re feeling naughty or nice or both (hey, why not?!), Clementine’s has a flavor or 12 that’ll keep you coming back for more. Each batch is handmade with 100% natural ingredients. The naughty flavors are for those 21 and up—seriously. Founder Tamara Keefe uses a secret method to successfully blend in booze to her ice cream. Remember, alcohol doesn’t freeze, but she found a way to make it work! Adult-only favorites include maple bourbon with candied pecans, boozy banana rum and chocolate cabernet. If you’re looking for something a little lighter and summery, try the pink champagne sorbet—it’s as tasty as it is pretty!
The Fountain on Locust
- 3037 Locust Street
Take your sundae to the next level with The Fountain on Locust’s adult ice cream sauces: banana bourbon, hot chocolate Kahlua or late night delight. The team’s award-winning soda jerks also whip up adult floats. Flavors include sparkling rose, nitro milk stout and champagne mimosa.
- 920 Olive Street
Bailey’s Range makes ice cream from scratch with only the real, good stuff—no artificial ingredients. Now, imagine taking that delicious goodness and turning it into an alcoholic shake. Yum! Boozy floats and shakes include the lemon squeezy, dreamsicle and Irish coffee. Bailey’s Range also pours boozy lemonades, like a lavender honey creation mixed with gin and a bourbon basil creation. Talk about refreshing summer drinks!
Bailey’s Chocolate Bar
- 1915 Park Ave.
The Bailey’s family of restaurants really knows how to serve up a treat with a twist. Bailey’s Chocolate Bar has been shaking up and pouring ice cream martinis for 15 years. Try the tiramisu drink or grasshopper, a perfect way to end a date night out.
- 6605 Delmar Boulevard
Root beer isn’t the only drink Fitz’s is fixin’ up. The local drink company takes its color beverages and blends them with all kinds of flavors for the adults at the table. A drink called ‘The Keys’ will have you thinking you’re on the beach, with run, key lime and cranberry flavors, while ‘The Blue Note’ celebrates St. Louis in the form of raspberry vodka, blue curacao and lemonade.
- Locations in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Colorado
Sugarfire cues up some of the best barbecue in the country (we’re not biased here, they’ve got the awards to prove it) But they’re also mixing up boozy shakes to wash down that tasty brisket. Concoctions include the ‘Muddy White Russian Milkshake’ and chocolate peanut butter bourbon.
- 1033 McCausland
- 634 Washington Ave.
From the same guys who bring you Sugarfire, you can get even more boozy goodness, this time with your burger and fries. Hi-Pointe Drive-In lets you add alcohol to their shakes, which include the classics, along with dreamsicle, butterscotch and Strange Donuts.
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