As previously established, summer is here, and it’s H-O-T. And sometimes, basic water just won’t cut it when it comes to our not-so-basic refreshment needs. Enter: our 4 must-try sips to beat the summer heat. Thirsty yet?
1. The strawberry purée in Bar Louie’s The Girl Next Door gives us all the summer vibes. But because we’re Texans, we still can’t pass up a little jalapeño heat in our drinks, even if it is 102 outside.
2. Making decisions is hard, so try a little of everything with a beer flight at Gordon Biersch.
3. People are losing their minds over this new purple concoction at Starbucks: a mix of passion tea, soy milk and blackberries. For the ultimate #summer16 Instagram moment, you’ll want someone to snap a pic of you sipping on this while you float on a giant inflatable sprinkle donut in the nearest pool.
4. When red wine seems a bit too heavy, we turn to its warm-weather cousin, sangria, and we might be biased, but we think Grimaldi’s has the best pitcher in town.