Here’s a summertime treat for the adults: grown-up frozen beverages in Greenville, SC. If you were a huge fan of slushies, Slurpees, or other frozen drinks as a child; that sensation of drinking down a slurry of flavored ice crystals has a cathartic effect. As an adult, those frozen beverages are often spiked with wine or liquor, and make a great occasional treat after a long week of adulting.
We set out to find the most delicious frozen beverages in Greenville, SC, and we’re bringing you the top spots to sit down and relax with a frosé or other frozen adult beverage!
Finding A Frosé In Greenville, SC
I remember like it was yesterday. Someone on social media had posted about a frozen drink on Instagram and it looked amazing. What was this magical drink she spoke of? A frosty beverage of frozen rose and some extra ingredients all swirled together into a marvelous creation, and it was calling my name.
Sadly, the spot that inspired a love of these occasional treats no longer exists in Greenville. However, the anonymous social media personality and I are now friends in real life, and have had other food-inspired adventures together that include the occasional hunt for a good frosé.
Finding a frosé in Greenville is a little bit more challenging than in places like Charleston, where they seem to be found all around town. They do exist in the Upstate, and here’s where you can enjoy a sweet glass of frozen wine even if you aren’t a huge fan of fermented grapes.
The Juice Box Wine Bar @ Gather GVL
One of the newest residents of Gather GVL making it so that you can enjoy a frosty wine beverage with sushi, a philly cheesesteak, pasta, burgers, or any of the other cuisines that are offered from Gather GVL vendors! They offer a rotating flavor selection that includes flights incase you can’t make up your mind.
City Scape Winery
Where better to find frosé than at Greenville’s very own Wine Vintner? CityScape Winery offers visitors farm-to-table frosé. Food truck Saturdays allow you to relax in a beautiful setting and enjoy the wine slushie made from local grapes. Reservations aren’t required, but space fills up so you can schedule a tasting on the City Scape Winery Website.
Luna Rosa Gelato Cafe
Grab the kids a scoop of gelato, grab a cafe table outside and then order a frosé from Luna Rosa’s Bar in the back. The kids will be happy, and the parents will be happy. It’s a win-win in the summer heat! You can also enjoy dinner before those scoops of gelato! See why we have Luna Rosa at the top of our list of places to dine when in Greenville, SC!
The Taphouse @ Vaughn’s Warehouse
Another option that offers a variety of dining options to go with your frosé. Vaughn’s Warehouse has a raw bar, a German restaurant, tacos, and more. You can grab a frosé and then eat from one of the food vendors, giving you tons of options. They also have live music on the weekends and plenty of room for kids to run around. That will allow you to enjoy this frosty treat in peace. I recently tried the “blue raspberry frosé” from The Taphouse. I don’t know why, but artificially tinted blue drinks always look so refreshing.
Topsoil Kitchen & Market
If you haven’t been to Topsoil Kitchen & Market yet, this news should seal the deal. They have frosé on top of all the other wonderful things on their farm-to-table menu! Gather up some friends and head to brunch at Topsoil Kitchen & Market, so you can eat from their delicious regularly updated menu and enjoy a grown-up beverage.
Delicious Frozen Drinks In Greenville, SC
Before there was frosé, there were other frozen cocktails that paved the way. There are places serving up unique frozen drinks in the Upstate that are perfect on a hot and humid day.
Mercado @ Gather GVL
If you’re a fan of sweet and spicy, then the Mangonada Margarita from Mercado is calling your name. This re-invented Mexican treat is traditionally served as a raspado, or a sno-cone. The addition of tajin chili powder, and a tamarind candy-covered straw is what makes this a true mangonada! They also serve frozen pina coladas, and margaritas daily.
Tacos and Blah Blah Bla
The Freezing Saucy Sangarita at Tacos and Blah Blah Bla is similar to a drink I first enjoyed at Disney Springs in Orlando. A frozen margarita swirled with sangria is the perfect treat at the end of a long week. Plus you get to eat the delicious tacos from Tacos and Blah Blah Bla, so it’s a win-win.
Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack
I’m embarrassed to admit that it took me years of living in South Carolina before I tried Cheerwine. However, once I tried the North Carolina-based beverage, I was a fan. I was thrilled to see that Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack offers Cheerwine whisky slushies to cool you down after eating that Nashville Hot Chicken. They also serve it sans the whisky for the kids, just don’t confuse the two.
Home Team BBQ
The Home Team BBQ Frozen Irish coffee is Irish in name only, because it’s actually a multicultural iced coffee! If you’ve never had Vietnamese coffee, the Home Team cocktail is the perfect marriage of supercharged Vietnamese coffee and Irish whiskey!
They also serve a signature frozen drink called “The Game Changer” that includes fruit juices, cream of coconut, nutmeg, and two kinds of rum. I don’t know how to explain the flavor, except for that it’s delicious! If you aren’t sure, ask your server for a sample taste.