It’s a Summer of Adult-Only Slushies at the MN State Fair
Looks like alcoholic slushies are going to be all the rage this year.
The Minnesota State Fair Tuesday morning revealed its list of specialty brews and beverages at this year's 2021 Get Together. Fifty-six new drinks are set to premier this year, including a wide range of craft beers, ciders, seltzers shandies and more. One of the most popular, it seems, is alcoholic slushies. While there were a few different versions available at the Fair last year, the frozen concoctions have become quite trendy over the past year as more and more craft breweries, cideries and wineries add them as options on their menus.
Here are some of the adult-only slushies you'll find this year at the Minnesota State Fair:
Aromatic Mike’s® Hard Lemonade Slushie (New)
Described as Mike’s® Hard Lemonade with added rhubarb bitters, this one comes in at 8% ABV and will be available at Shanghaied Henri’s, located at the International Bazaar.
Brianna Banana Breeze Wine Slushie (New)
This wine slushy from Parley Lake Winery out of Waconia is slightly sweet and fruity Brianna wine mixed with strawberry and banana flavorings for a refreshing drink. It will be available at Minnesota Wine Country, located on the west side of Underwood Street between Carnes & Judson avenues.
Buzzin Moscow Mule Slushie (New)
The classic Moscow Mule meets slushie in this new debut featuring flavors of ginger beer and lime with a dash of aromatic bitters. Coming in at 5.9% ABV look for it at Shanghaied Henri’s, located at the International Bazaar.
Frozen Fruit Punch (New)
The Freehouse in Minneapolis took the fruit punch you loved as a kid then adultified it. This frozen hard seltzer features the tropical flavors of passion fruit, pineapple, mango and hibiscus and is easily manageable at 5% ABV. Find it at The Blue Barn, located at West End Market, south of the History & Heritage Center.
OMG Seltzer Slushy (New)
A mix of fruity flavors provides the OMG (orange, mango, guava) flavor profile to this refreshing frozen beverage from Fulton Brewing. Coming in at 5%, look for it at Frontier Bar, located on the south side of Carnes Avenue between Liggett & Nelson streets.
Rasmelon Lemonade Slushy (New)
This refreshing slushy drink is perfect for summer sippin’. It starts with lemonade then finishes off with watermelon Red Bull and raspberry White Claw. Available at LuLu’s Public House, located at West End Market, south of the Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater.
Truly Energized Colada Slushy (New)
A fruity, frozen, taste of the tropics combining Truly Hard Pineapple Seltzer and Coconut Berry Edition Red Bull, this tropical slushy is a blend of fruity flavors. Oh, yeah -- and it’s topped off with pineapple gummy candy. 5% ABV. Look for it at Andy’s Grille, located on the south side of Carnes Avenue between Liggett & Nelson streets.
Black Cherry Coco Berry Slushie (Returning)
Making a comeback this year is the Black Cherry White Claw Hard Seltzer and Coconut Berry Red Bull slushy. Coming in at 5% ABV, you'll find this one at O’Gara’s at the Fair, located on the southwest corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street.
Blue Raspberry Wine Slushy (Returning)
Back by popular demand is Alexis Bailly Vineyard's Blue Raspberry Wine Slushy -- a mix of Country White Wine infused with blue raspberry flavor. Look for it at French Crêperie, located on the north side of Carnes Avenue between Nelson & Underwood streets.
Cherry Wine Slushy (Returning)
Another popular return from Alexis Bailly Vineyard -- cherry flavor infused with Country White Wine makes for a refreshing summer slushy. Available at French Crêperie, located on the north side of Carnes Avenue between Nelson & Underwood streets.
Red Sangria Wine Slushy (Returning)
A third returning beverage from Alexis Bailly Vineyard, this red sangria slushy is mixed with Country Red Wine and Ratafia Wine to make a unique, flavorful treat. Find it at French Crêperie, located on the north side of Carnes Avenue between Nelson & Underwood streets.
Northstar Frosé Blanc (Returning)
Round Lake Winery in Round Lake, MN is bringing back its refreshing frozen blend of guava purée; lemon, orange and passion fruit juices; and Skinny Dipping Tropical Passion white wine in this frose drink. Look for this 5.3% ABV beverage at Giggles’ Campfire Grill, located on the southeast corner of Lee Avenue and Cooper Street, at The North Woods.
Summer Sunset Frosé (Returning)
Another popular frozen drink from Round Lake Winery, Summer Sunset Frose is a refreshing and rosy blend of peach juice, strawberry juice and Round Lake Winery’s Frontenac Gris coming in at 5.3% ABV. Find it at Giggles’ Campfire Grill, located on the southeast corner of Lee Avenue and Cooper Street, at The North Woods.
Original Beergarita (Returning)
Wisconsin's Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. brings back its frozen blend of award-winning Tejas Margarita Mix and Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss. This south-of-the-border-inspired thirst quencher is also available in strawberry and mojito flavors and can be made gluten-free. It comes in at an light and refreshing 3% ABV. Find it at Tejas Express, located in The Garden, north wall.
In addition to the 56 new brews and beverages at the Minnesota State Fair this year, 29 previous favorites will make their return. A total of over 300 brews and beverages will be available throughout the Fairgrounds.