By Jou Pabalate and Zahra Anwer
Take a chill pill with these Riyadh summer drink favorites!
A drink that is always refreshing, punchy and a one-way salsa dance to the Caribbean. For a zesty fix, head on out to decidedly artisan resto – Brick and if you’re looking for a bit of tooty fruity lovin’, have a taste of Applebee’s Strawberry mojito—complete with fresh strawberry chunks to boot.
Location: Qays Ibn Rifaah, Al Nakhil
Location: Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Rd., Al Olaya
2. Layered Summer Juice (Signature, Juice Time & Drip)
It’s the latest Riyadh trend this summer and we’re not complaining. Whether you take it level by level or stir them into a homogenous concoction is a matter of taste.
A clear favorite lately is Signature, now with its new branch on Tahlia St, with Drip and Juice Time quickly gaining favor among locals too.
Location: Bindayel, Olaya St.
Location: Asir St., Dhahrat Laban
Location: Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz Althani St., Al Muruj
Who can resist a refreshing brew of iced tea? It’s refreshing and light when done right. Steakhouse restaurants seem to have this country style fave just right. We love the mason jars of Steak House and Outback. For an interesting twist, try the green tea iced tea at Fire Grill.
Location: Prince Sultan St., Thalatheen
Location: Localizer Mall, Tahlia St., Al Olaya
Location: Prince Turki Ibn Abdulaziz Al Awwal Rd., Hittin
4. Matcha Green Tea
This blend of sweetened premium matcha green tea, milk and ice with sweetened whipped cream gives you a delicious boost of energy. Quite a rarity in the city, you can spot this baby at Starbucks.
5. Bellinis and Italian Sodas
For a taste of an Italian summer, you can go wrong with a bellini or an Italian Soda. Interestingly enough, you’ll find fancy options like pineapple and lychee or ginger ones at Japanese restaurant Yokari. We have recently discovered peach bellinis at Turnstone Pizza, where they also serve a mean Strawberry Italian soda.
Location: Olaya St.
6. Slush Puppie
An all-time classic, Slush Puppie we all know and love from our childhood! You can get one from the nearest Meed.