15 ice-cold drinks to get you through summer
MANILA, Philippines – Summer too hot to handle? Let's take a look at these drinks from restaurants around the metro that just might be the key to cooling you down.
1. The fruit safari from Balboa (P138 by the glass, P268)
Orange, strawberry, lime, and cucumber in soda water. Order by the glass or get a carafe to share with friends. The rest of the menu is also full of interesting drinks you can try.
2. Calamansi slushie (P95), Craft Coffee Revolution (Katipunan)
Sweet-sour and ice cold, this slushie isn't available in all the Craft branches across town. The one photographed above is from the one in Loyola Heights, just off Katipunan Avenue.
3. Iced latte, Craft Coffee Revolution (P140)
But of course, Craft is best known for their coffee. On a really hot day, you can't go wrong with the iced latte, or choose from a variety of their specialty coffee.
4. Pink lemonade (P150), CO/OP Manila
There is so much to love at CO/OP, right along A. Mabini in San Juan. Shop while sipping coffee as all the knickknacks for sale are spread around the store, and on the walls. Don't forget to get the pink lemonade, made with strawberry bits, presented in a sizeable mason jar.
5. Mint-jito (P165), 8cuts Burger Blends
You can order it without the alcohol too, and it's a great alternative when you want something to go with your burgers and onion rings that isn't as heavy as a milkshake.
6. Green tea mojito (P195), 7.) peach lychee shake (P175), 8.) Passion fruit house tea (P195), 9.) Iced mint tea (P185), Florabel
The new mall Estancia is filled with great food options, and Florabel is no exception. The beverage menu is as varied as the entree menu. Photographed above are the green tea mojito (mint with pineapple) and the peach lychee iced shake – tastes delicious as it sounds.
The iced teas are beautiful, too – these two below come with a scoop of sorbet that melts slowly into your drink.
10. Mabuhay smoothie (P177), Limbaga 77
There's a beautiful house-turned-restaurant along Scout Limbaga Street in Quezon City. Don't miss the pretty location with its exposed brick walls and spacious interiors – and don't miss the mabuhay smoothie, coconut milk blended with pineapple and celery.
11. The Blue Dream (P240) at Wildflour
When all you want is a straight up smoothie with a slightly sour kick, courtesy of the yogurt.
12. Thai iced tea (P128), Tuan Tuan
This is a favorite to order at many Asian restaurants. Order this along with other highlights at Tuan Tuan, perhaps to pair with their spicier dishes like the laksa noodles.
13. Honeydew shake (P125) and 14.) Almond Roca Mocha (P125), Jeepney bistro
Being at this hideaway along Esteban Abada Street in Quezon City is almost like being in 3 different restaurants at once – Jeepney for Filipino turo-turo favorites, Ceviche for Mexican fare, or Coffee and Tea Bar for dessert and drinks, like these two photographed above.
15. The drinks at Juju Eats
Pick one up on the go or pour one over ice for a treat. From left: the Spicy Limonada (lemon, honey, cayenne pepper, water), the Red Giant (red beets, carrots, lemon and ginger, pineapple), andbuko juice (coconut water).
Have any favorites to share? Let us know in the comments below. – Rappler.com
All photos except Jeepney Cafe by Wyatt Ong/Rappler