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Qui Unveils Summer-Perfect Boozy Freezer Pops

Prepare for alcoholic brain freezes

Qui’s ice candies
Qui’s ice candies
[Photo: Qui/Official]
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

With the disappearance of Qui’s easy-going pulutan menu, the East 6th Street restaurant unveiled a new happy hour menu featuring boozy freezer pops. The various flavors include the paloma-esque Esp-iceee. Check out the full lineup below.

Qui’s beverage manager Andrew Grenz concocted the alcoholic frozen treats based on the plastic-wrapped Filipino ice candies. He joined the staff late October, coming from Blackbird and Henry, which shuttered soon after.

The ice candies are only available during summer happy hour, from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, throughout the entire restaurant (unlike the old happy hour, which was restricted to just the patio). Each one is $5 a pop.

Qui the restaurant underwent many changes when chef/owner Paul Qui entered rehabilitation after his arrest in March. The restaurant got rid of both of its tasting menus, opting for an only-a la carte menu, which now features some signature dishes (dinuguan, sisig) and new ones (handrolls, rabbit confit). Qui returned to the restaurant in May.

Qui’s happy hour ice candies

  • Shochu How to Party: shochu, Cocchi Americano, gentiane aperitif, Peychaud's Bitters
  • Santa’s Retreat: white rum, hoja santa syrup, lime
  • Esp-iceee: blanco tequila, grapefruit, lime, honey, habanero bitters
  • Harvey Door Knocker: gin, Galliano, orange

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