6 cool treats for hot Atlanta days

From tropical beers to Korean shaved ice, these delights are cooler than cool
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Pistachio Milkshake
Octopus Bar
We’re swooning over Duane Kuler’s creamy, ultra-thick pistachio milkshake—offered only in the summer—at this late-night East Atlanta seafood spot. $6

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Bubble Tea
Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe, Midtown
One of Doraville’s busiest bubble tea shops opened a Midtown outpost in November. Go classic with the taro milk tea with boba (chewy tapioca balls). $3.25

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Es Teler Seger Bener
Tempo Doeloe
If you can’t pronounce this Indonesian treat, just point to the picture near the cash register. Sliced avocado, coconut bits, and diced jackfruit are placed around a mound of shaved ice then topped with condensed milk. $3.49 

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Bingsu
Sobban
Sobban’s Korean shaved ice dessert keeps it fresh with a scoop of green tea ice cream, sweetened azuki beans, and mochi cubes (sticky rice cake paste) topped with strawberries and pear compote. $5

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Thai Wheat
Second Self Beer Company
Two kinds of ginger and a touch of lemongrass lend plenty of depth to this summer brew. The spice is just enough to complement fresh fish or grilled veggies and chicken. Available at Green’s, six-pack for $9.99

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Tropicália
Creature Comforts Brewing Company
If you like piña coladas, then get lost in this American IPA that focuses on big, ripe aromas (mango, passion fruit) and notes of citrus and pineapple. Available at Green’s, six-pack for $9.69

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Rosé Frizant
Mas de Daumas Gassac
This bargain sparkler comes from one of the most respected producers in Langue-doc (in the south of France) and boasts a dark cherry edge and a lengthy, savory finish. Available at Perrine’s Wine Shop, $30.99

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Sour Plum Ice Pops
King of Pops
This summer the frozen treat makers debut a deep purple sour plum—tart and slightly sweet with hints of lemon and salt. For something milder, try the cucumber lime, inspired by a Gatorade flavor only available in Latin America. $3

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Agua Fresca
El Burro Pollo
Hector Santiago’s burrito pop-up squeezes out these fruity Latin American coolers, with fun tropical mashup flavors like guanabana lemon and lulo lime. $2

This article originally appeared in our July 2015 issue.

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