Cocktail Versions of Your Favorite Childhood Treats
Nothing brings back the nostalgia from your childhood like summer days under the sun with a chilly treat in hand. But if you thought that your childhood favorites are a thing of your past, think again. These Newport Beach restaurants are making the case for adult versions of your favorite treats of the past for you to enjoy on their patio or at home — from snow cones to slurpees here are the cocktail version of your childhood treats.
Rich Girl at Olea
Named after a song by Hall & Oates, this concoction is one of the finest creations to come out of Olea’s bar. Here’s why. The treat is all about balance, a marriage of yuzu and lime with vodka and rosé, all shaken together and strained over a ball of ice. (It’s garnished with a delicate and totally edible sprig of basil flower). And much like it was back when you were a tot, this snow cone has just enough of the sweet stuff to keep you coming back for more!
Boozy Paletas at Gracias Madre
What’s better than cooling off on a hot summer day with a tasty popsicle? A boozy popsicle! This adult icy treat is spicy and tangy due to the alcohol amaro, ancho chili, cucumber and lime. Only available for a limited time and for take-out only, order some today to enjoy at home!
Adult Juice Pouches at Provenance
Stick a straw into nostalgia! Provenance has a selection of adult beverages to-go and they all come in a juice pouch. Try the refined Adult Lemonade made with vodka, ginger liqueur, yuzu juice, lemongrass, key lime and simple syrup. Or the Passionfruit Margarita that’s a party in a bag with Hornitos tequila, Cointreau, passion fruit juice, lime and simple syrup!
Aperol Spritz Slushee at Malibu Farm
Maybe it’s not really a snow cone, maybe it’s more of a slurpee but for adults. It’s still all the frozen deliciousness you’d ever want in a glass—especially when sipped on the restaurant’s waterfront patio. Zesty Aperol is combined with bubbly prosecco and a tinge of orange to form a refreshing and boozy treat. It might not be the treat you remember from your childhood, but it’s definitely one you’ll commit to memory.
Written By: Mariam Makatsaria