5 Refreshing Drinks to Sip on This Summer
With warmer weather quickly approaching and more daylight, it’s time to trade sweaters for swimsuits and indulge in all that Newport Beach has to offer this season. With some of the best coffee shops, juice bars and tea houses in Orange County, our city is home to a medley of thirst-quenching beverages that will help you beat the heat. Read on to see our picks for the best summer sips in Newport Beach!
Order at: Malibu Farm
Perched on the harbor’s edge, Malibu Farm has been delighting guests with conscious yet delicious bites and beverages for years now, and their ever-popular frośe is no exception. Featuring a mixture of vodka, sparkling rośe, strawberry agave and fresh-squeezed lemon juice, served tableside and blended to perfection, this chilly concoction is perfect for those who want to stay cool this summer.
Blue Laguna Smoothie
Order at: Thrive Juice Lab
Looking for something that is both healthy and refreshing? We recommend taking a trip inland to Thrive Juice Lab, a community staple known for its delicious juices and smoothies. While you can’t go wrong with any of their beverages, The Blue Laguna Smoothie is undoubtedly a standout. With rich, refreshing elements, such as coconut, banana, dates and vanilla, and enticing bits of citrus, like pineapple, this anti-inflammatory delight will leave you refreshed this season.
Strawberry Mint Lemonade
Order at: Lemonade
No list of summer sips would be complete without paying homage to one of the season’s most iconic beverages: fresh-squeezed lemonade. And with a dozen different flavor variations, Lemonade at Fashion Island is the premier stop for all things lemonade. While there are tons of unique and refreshing flavors to choose from, we recommend giving their strawberry mint lemonade a try for something that is equal parts nostalgic and innovative.
Order at: Topside Roof Deck
Overlooking the scenic waters surrounding Newport’s iconic Lido Isle, Topside Roof Deck is perfect for those looking to enjoy a picturesque sunset alongside a delicious cocktail. While each and every one of their signature cocktails is sure to impress, none quite stand out like the Topside Margarita. This boozy libation features a delicious fruity popsicle of your choice topside down into the drink, giving it a burst of flavor and a kick of summer flair.
Iced Horchata Matcha
Order at: KIT Coffee
For something that is as refreshing as it is comforting, head on over to KIT Coffee, one of Newport’s premier java houses, to give their Iced Horchata Matcha a try. Featuring flavorful matcha blended with rich and creamy horchata, this treat effortlessly combines bold, earthy flavors with spiced cinnamon and creamy milk to make a drink that is truly one of a kind.
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger