To-go daiquiris by the gallon from this Power & Light bar are quenching our thirst this summer

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Photo by Zach Bauman

What’s better than a half gallon of cold, colorful, quenching tropical slushy on a hot summer day? The same thing, but boozy.

If you’re looking for a half gallon—or, hey, a full gallon—of a smooth-drinking and flavorful frozen daiquiri, you’ll find it in the Power & Light District.

KC Daiquiri Shop (“Sho’Me DAQ!!!” is what the oversize sign says) was inspired by a popular Dallas spot called The Daiquiri Shoppe. Unlike the Dallas location, the KC branch has no drive-thru and uses rum liquor and vodka instead of the wine-based alcohol developed to comply with Texas law.

Inside, you’ll find a wall of spinning drink dispensers all refilled daily with a fresh batch of icy drinks in flavors like Pina Colada, Georgia Peach and Strawberry. You’re free to mix as many as you want in each cup—we recommend a Triple H of Hulk, Hypnotic and Hurricane.

Because of the pandemic, you can get these tasty concoctions to go with the purchase of a food item. The $1.50 bags of potato chips come highly recommended. Drinks are made to order in frosted milk jugs of various sizes—a normal person should be good after the squat quarter gallon.

1116 Grand Blvd., KCMO. Open 11 am-9 pm Monday-Thursday, 11 am-12 am Friday-Saturday, 12-8 pm Sunday. 816-974-3275, kcdaiquirishop.com

Categories: Beer, Wine, Spirits