With temperatures on the rise, it’s easy to get weighed down by heavy drinks. Snowballs and beer are classic summer refreshments, but sometimes it’s nice to have a lighter, wider range of options around town. To switch up the summer drink menu, I sought out some of this season’s coolest alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
French Truck Iced Coffee and Lattes
Although iced lattes are available at multiple locations around Capital City, Frech Truck stands out as a favorite during summer. Their heavy use of crushed nugget ice (similar to Sonic) definitely puts the ice in iced latte.
Southern Craft Beermosas
Beer + Orange Juice: it’s not a wild as you might think. In fact, it’s quite delicious and a perfect summer brunch companion – get this combo at Southern Craft Brewing on Sundays.
Tin Roof River Frose
Tin Roof turned their River Rose Beer into a beer frosé for summer. It’s refreshing, suprisingly stays frozen in the summer heat and the cooling temperature lasts much longer than your average brew.
Rêve Stick Iced Teas
Reve packs a ton of flavor into their iced teas. This means you can skip the sweetener, giving you a healthier refreshment. My favorite is the Razzle Dazzle ‘Em. It’s also fun to order!
Sukha cafe, inside of Yoga Bliss, offers the healthiest cool-down options around, including veggie-filled smoothies, alkaline water, house-made coconut water and charcoal lemonade.
The Overpass Merchant’s Miki Dora
Tequila, agave, grapefruit and lime are chilled with a heavy amount of ice, served in an extremely tall glass. Despite the volume, it’s much lighter than you’d expect for this sort of cocktail.