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The Best Frozen Drinks for Keeping Cool in the London Heat

Aperol spritz slushies are a great way to instantly chill.

Instantly chill: a slushie Aperol Spritz at London’s Double Standard.

Instantly chill: a slushie Aperol Spritz at London’s Double Standard.

Source: Double Standard

It’s the middle of a very hot summer in London. Britain’s capital just got over a heat wave and another one looms, with temperatures forecast to hit a scorching 35C (96F), in a town where air-conditioning is not a norm in most houses and flats.

As it happens, London is also in the midst of a veritable frozen drink revolution, with several notable bars taking control of slushie machines to make fun summer drinks for grown-ups. The trend gained traction during the pandemic, when enterprising bar owners saw this as a way to increase to-go drink sales.