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Ice bars tend to serve their colourful drinks in—you guessed it—ice cold shot glasses.

Cool down this summer in one of the world’s premier ice bars. It’s a bucket-list experience that will have you partying like an Eskimo. No matter where you travels take you, there is a chilled-out adventure waiting for you. See our list of the world’s must-see ice bars to get your holiday going.

Icebar London in London, England

Drink like royalty in this sub-zero bar located in the former wine vaults for the British monarchy. The bar, brought to you by Icehotel in Sweden, is the city’s only permanent ice establishment. While your in the music-lover's capital of London, drop by to try one of the signature cocktails or ‘chill’ out in the heated lounge area to enjoy gourmet small plates.

What to drink

You will only find drinks fit for a king at Icebar London. Try one of the signature champagne cocktails for a special occasion, or warm up with a whiskey blend.

Contact

31-33 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BN

+44 (0)20 7478 8910

minus5° Ice Bar in Las Vegas, USA

Escape the sweltering heat of a Las Vegas holiday in this premium ice attraction. Here, guests are fitted with parkas and knit gloves to ensure maximum comfort. Come once, or return on each trip—the staff changes ice sculptures continuously so the bar is never exactly the same.

While the flagship location for minus5° is in Las Vegas, the company is expanding around the United States. If you are in the area, be sure to look up their list of locations.

What to drink

Sip on a wide range of vodka cocktails served in custom-designed glasses.

Contact

Shop 101, Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

+1 (702) 740 5800.

Absolut Icebar in Stockholm, Sweden

Few countries know ice better than this winter wonderland. If you’re looking for a great vodka on the rocks (or in the rocks) drop by this bar, sponsored by the famous vodka brand Absolut. The world’s first permanent ice bar changes décor every year—this year’s design harkens back to the Ice Age (they probably had ice bars back then, too, right?). Architecture nuts will also appreciate the amazing sculpting of this bar.

What to drink

Enjoy an Absolut vodka cocktail, obviously.

Address

Vasaplan 4, Stockholm, Sweden

+46 (0)8-50 56 35 20

Minus 5º ICE BAR in Queenstown, New Zealand

(Is anyone else sensing a temperature theme here?)

Stay close-to-home while enjoying your Antarctic experience. This Queenstown hotspot (or, should we call it a coldspot?) offers an intricately-carved ice world adventure and welcomes all ages. For travellers with children this is an experience the whole family can enjoy.

What to drink

Try a fruity cocktail or a non-alcoholic beverage for the kids.

Address

88 Beach St., Queenstown, New Zealand

+64 3-442 6050

XtraCold in Amsterdam, Netherlands

There ain’t no party like an Amsterdam party—from 3-D movies to LED lights, XtraCold knows how to make its ice bar an out-of-this-world experience. Keep warm while you dance the night away in what can only be called an ice club.

What to drink

Take a Jäger shot or try an Extra Cold beer from Heineken—the bar is sponsored by both brands.

Address

Amstel 194-196, 1017 AG Amsterdam

+31 020 3205700

No matter where you travel this summer—from ice bars to warm beaches—Cover-More reminds you to please drink responsibly. Purchase travel insurance to have peace of mind, but remember to read your policy thoroughly as some exclusions apply.

Image courtesy of Flickr user François Rejeté