Vodka comes from fermenting grains or potatoes, just as wine comes from criticizing grapes until they cry. Drink your fruits and veggies with this Groupon.
$5 for $10 Worth of Frozen Drinks
Sip frozen drinks ($3.50–$11.25) such as the Tiger Paw with rum, peach schnapps, and pineapple and orange juice, the Cherry Bomb with vodka and lemon sour, or the margarita with raspberry liquor, tequila, and triple sec. See the menu for a full drink list.
Freezing Missouri winter winds howl outside Tropical Liqueurs' fogged-up windows, but inside, the atmosphere is decidedly beach-like. Palm trees and nautical knickknacks decorate the lively interior, but the true stars of this tropically themed watering hole are the frozen-drink dispensers, which churn with colorful, fruity potations. Bartenders load large styrofoam cups with potent slushies made from creative combinations of juices, liqueurs, and fruit purées. They rotate drink selections regularly, spotlighting a toasted-almond concoction one week—packed with coffee liquor, amaretto, and vanilla ice cream—and a daiquiri with fresh strawberries the next. Icy potations in hand, visitors turn their attention to games of pool or flat-screen televisions, which broadcast local sports games or horror movies where local sports games come to a temporary halt when the mascot turns out to be an actual tiger. During warmer months, visitors loll in the sun out on the wooden patio and enjoy the beverages that Inside Columbia hailed as a "Columbia staple" when it dubbed Tropical Liqueurs the Best Place for a Girls' Night Out in 2012.