7 must have summer beverages before pumpkin spice takes over


Summer has almost faded and these summer beverages must be sipped before pumpkin spice and fall make summer a distant memory.

What are  the perfect summer beverages? Summer is all about fun, good times and celebrating with friends and family. Whether the celebration is a simple family dinner or a massive summer barbecue, the right refreshing beverage can make the food and good times seem even better.

When it comes to picking the right beverage for a summer, many considerations are taken into account. From mood to food to occasion, not every beverage is the right fit. These summer beverages were FoodSided’s favorite sips. Will you sip a few before summer fades?

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Refreshing classic: Lipton Tea

Iced tea and summer are a favorite summer beverage pairing. While some people enjoy making their own sun tea, Lipton Tea’s ready to drink teas are perfect for summer. Many of the flavors highlight summer favorites. From Peach and Pear green tea to Iced Tea Tropical, these beverages are quite refreshing on a hot day. Plus, since the drinks are ready made, they work at any occasion.

Pop Culture must have: Sprite Fresh Faces

Have you seen the newest Sprite cans? For summer, Sprite launched its Fresh Faces campaign. The collection of cans has several artists and social media personalities on the cans. Which can expresses your thirst level?

Pineapple cocktails, photo provided by Patron

Trending flavor: Patron Pineapple Tequila

Pineapple flavors were everywhere this summer. One of the best ways to enjoy the tropical fruit flavor is with the Patron Pineapple Tequila. From a simple sipper with a ginger beer or a more complex cocktail, this liquor is a perfect summer sipper.

Fruity bubbles Alta Palla Organic Sparkling Juices

Bubbles and summer are always a popular choice. But, plain sparkling water is just boring. With Alta Palla Organic Sparkling Juices, the real fruit flavors burst in your mouth. Whether served over ice, out of a can or as a mixer, Alta Palla is a must have, refreshing beverage. While the brand has a variety of flavors, the Grapefruit is a wonderful choice. It is tart, yet sweet and a perfect thirst quencher.

MTN Dew Baja Blast returns to store shelves (PRNewsfoto/Mountain Dew)

Bringing back a favorite: Mtn Dew Baja Blast

Sometimes the voice of the people is heard loud and clear. This summer marked the return of Mtn Dew Baja Blast. The beloved Mtn Dew flavor had a celebrated return to store shelves. Since this flavor is a limited time offering, make sure that you stock up for those cravings.

Share a Coke with everyone

All summer long everyone was searching for a specific name or phrase on their Coke bottle. The Share a Coke promotion is a huge hit. There is something special about having a name on a drink. Whether it is your name, your friend’s name or just something silly, the Coke becomes more of an event. Sure, that Coke quenches your thirst, but it also is a food moment.

Frozen Aperol Spritz, photo provided by Plated

Aperol Spritz

This classic cocktail, aperol spritz, was everywhere this summer. Maybe it was the bubbles or the pretty color. Still, this refreshing cocktail was a great choice during the summer heat. Even as it gets cooler, this cocktail is still refreshing.

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What has been your favorite summer beverage? Is there a favorite drink that you will continue enjoying the rest of the year? Or, are you ready for pumpkin spice everything? Show us what you’re drinking with #FoodSided.