Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Five: Summer Drinks

Five Favorite Summer Drinks

So I don't drink alcohol so this will probably be a boring post for some of you fancy pants people who like your cocktails & drinks...

Miss Fancy Pants knows her Champs

But I still like some drinks... my favs...

ONE // Starbucks Green Tea Lemonade -
(1 pump of sweetener)

I used to be on a Peach Green Tea Lemonade, but I swear, they changed the peach flavoring & now it just sorta tastes like gasoline to me.  But the plain green tea lemonade still is a favorite summer drink.  Doesn't it just look refreshing? & who doesn't love lemonade in the summer?

TWO // Starbucks Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher

This stuff is FANTASTIC - & has hardly any calories in it at all. It has something like green tea extract or ginseng in it - but something that is supposed to help with a little pep too.  I can never get enough of it.  I like to ask for less ice though because they can pack that cup up so full of ice that you barely get 2 sips out of a cup. I'm onto you Starbucks.

THREE// Iced Coffee

Oh yeah baby... this is my daily drink in the Summer.  I can make it at home but there's nothing better then McDonald's actually. I always say they put crack in it or something - its the best around.  Yes, even better then Starbucks.  I'm on a mission to try iced coffee everywhere now.

FOUR // Zevia (Grape)

These babies are my after dinner treat if I'm hungry.  They have a fun grape flavor that makes me think of childhood & they are filling.  I try to stock up when they are on sale because for a 6 pack, they can be pricey (the prices go up & down at my store - don't get that) - but I love these babies & don't even want to try another flavor.

FIVE // Iced Tea

Who doesn't love McAlister's Tea.  Or Chick Fil-A's tea?  Some places just KNOW how to do tea.  I've really learned to love unsweet tea with lemon but like to do a little bit of half & half on some days I need a little bit of sweetness in my life.  I'm so not good at making my own tea.  There really is an art to it.  I've let down southern women in general not knowing how to make it.  My mom used to make it in batches - the sweetest tea you can imagine... & it would all be gone by the end of the day. Delish!

What's your favorite summer drink?
Are you a fancy pants & like your cocktails?
How do you like your tea?
Are you addicted to Starbucks like I am?



  1. I love unsweet ice tea; but I'm "fancy pants" with my wine and cocktails for me tho.

    1. I love Heather so I use "fancy pants" as a good term BTW :) I wish I liked some alcohol because some of them look yummy!

  2. Ooooh, I've seen Zevia but I've never tried it! Thank you for the recommendation! I love the Starbucks drinks, as well; so refreshing. The only thing I don't like is how quickly I seem to sip through them - ha! Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Especially at the cost! They go WAY too fast!

  3. I LOVE green tea lemonade from Starbucks! That's too bad about the peach. I had it last summer and loved it, but I'll probably stay away this year! Iced coffee is always good too, of course! Oh my gosh I LOVE sweet tea. If I go to any Southern cooking restaurants I always order it. I really need to actually go to the south so I can have some real southern sweet tea! (Though I've heard even people from the south love McDonald's sweet tea? Never had it!)

  4. lol you don't drink alcohol and i don't drink lemonade, coffee or (cold) tea. i've never tried zevia!

  5. I love Starbucks for iced coffee. When McD first came out with their "fancy" coffees I tried one (had a coupon). Apparently, the staff wasn't trained properly. It tasted like water with a little dirt for coloring. I had to pour it out. ME who LOVES coffee...poured it out.

    1. There is one lady in the morning that makes it PERFECTLY - when she doesn't make it, I worry. I've had it made wrong a LOT.

  6. Starbucks I think is so darn expensive. I am glad that I am not a big fan of them. I don't really like iced teas either. Guess I am pretty boring. I like water and just home brewed coffe(cheaper and to my liking).

  7. It's so refreshing to get summer drink recommendations that are non-alcoholic! :) Thanks so much for sharing! I've been so curious about the Starbucks teas and lemonades since I only ever go for coffee. I'll definitely have to give them a try! The mccafe iced coffees are SO good!:)

  8. Ha! I love Miss fancy Pants, she has a very privileged life.
    I love ice tea :) I make it at home with splenda and a scoop of frozen lemonade, very refreshing. I have never seen Zevia, new one for me!

  9. I am not a "Fancy Pants" (LOL) I don't drink Alcohol either, so this was not boring at all:)
    There is something about summer and berry drinks, YUM!


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